RES/PROJECT SUMMER SCHOOL 2015
Democracy, Expertise and Power:
Making a New Europe in the
Era of Globalisation
15 - 24 JUNE / Kraków, Poland
MEET SPECIALISTS FROM KRAKÓW AND OSLO.
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Across Europe, the economic, political, social and cultural spheres are undergoing unrestrained globalisation, and within each of these spheres it leads to varied consequences. Developing economies, circulation of goods, services, information and knowledge, diversity, transnational political networks, global social movements, and global civil society – these are only a few examples of the positive effects of globalisation brought by its supporters. On the other hand, globalisation presents a number of challenges such as fiscal austerity, liberalizing capital markets, increasing social inequalities both between the global North and global South and within countries, loss of cultural uniqueness, and human rights violations.
The composite reality of a globalised economy, politics, and culture also has effects on the democracy and the concept of power although there is little consensus what these effects are.
This complex relation between globalisation, democracy and power will be discussed during the summer school. These key concepts will be analysed through the prism of politics, economy and culture:
- How can "democracy" be built and sustained in Europe?
- Are we witnessing the rise of newly emerging powers?
- How do we join the global power structures?
- How do we exert power in a global context?
- What is the role of Europe in new power relations?
The programme involves 50 teaching hours of seminars, workshops and presentations in total. The schedule will be structured so that classes will take 5-6 hours per day.
SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS WITH SPECIALISTS
The RES/PROJECT SUMMER SCHOOL 2015 consists of seminars and lecture which will introduce an interdisciplinary perspective and allow students to take part in challenging discussions with experts in the field related to the following topics:
- Governance and Politics
- Democratic deficit
- Europeanization and Globalisation
- European Neighbourhood
- EU crisis
- European citizenship
- European heritage
- Journalistic writing
The topics will be covered by experts from both Jagiellonian University and ARENA – Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, as well as other collaborating partners on the project. The detailed programme will be announce in a short time.
Special emphasis will be given to the advancement of the participants' projects. Each participant will give a short presentation on chosen topic related to the subject of the summer school which will be then discussed with other participants and lecturers.
ECTS POINTS AND CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
To complete the summer school, the participants have to:
- Actively participate in all seminars, lectures and workshops of the summer school;
- Prepare a presentation based on the abstract sent during the application process.
Having successfully completed the course, all participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance and 5 ECTS credit points.
The RES/PROJECT SUMMER SCHOOL 2015 welcomes BA (after completing 2 year of the programme) MA, Phd students from all countries, as well as recent graduates from MA programmes (no later than 2 years after graduation) interested in the topic.
The required level of English: minimum B2 (please refer to:Self-Assessment Grid)
The organizers will cover accommodation, summer school materials, and participation in seminars.Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs (including visa costs if applicable) and the cost of living in Kraków during the programme.There is no other additional tuition fee.
Due to the limited places, the participants will be chosen on the basis of the application.
The application is available HERE.
The deadline to submit the application is Monday, 4 May 2015, 23:30 CEST. The results will be announced in mid-May 2015.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask! Send an e-mail to an address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
RES/PROJECT SUMMER SCHOOL 2015 is organized by Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University (CES) in collaboration with ARENA – Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo as a part of "Research and Expertise in Society" project.
The project is aimed at improving the educational potential of the partners' institutes through the creation of the graduate research track within an MA programme in European Studies in Kraków: Central and Eastern European Studies: Research Track which combines research and didactics as well as a cooperation between science and business.
The project is supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants and co-financed by the Polish funds.
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