International Summer School: Rethinking the Culture of Tolerance. Europe, Borders and Migrations

The International Summer School ‘Rethinking the Culture of Tolerance’ is a joint program between the University of Milan-Bicocca, the University of Sarajevo, and the University of East Sarajevo.

The School restarts in 2017 with a new three-year project designed to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The 2017 edition of the School will be devoted to the question of European internal and external borders and their re-definition through the process of integration, both in its deepening dimension (political, economic and socio-cultural) and in its widening perspective, with aspirant countries being involved in the enlargement and accession procedure. The complexity of the process increased over the past few years due to the economic and financial crisis, but also under the weight of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’.

The School addresses European and international MA and PhD students, post-docs and researchers. In particular, the Summer School invites students attending MA and PhD courses at the University of Sarajevo, the University of East Sarajevo and the University of Milan-Bicocca. The deadline for application is 10th June 2017, and the final selection of candidates will be published on 25th June 2017.

Period18-24th September 2017

Place: University of East Sarajevo (Lukavica and Pale)

Number of Participants: 35 (15 from Bosnia and Herzegovina and other ‘Western Balkan’ countries, 10 from Italy, 10 European and International students)

Fee: The access to the fourth edition of the Summer School will be free of any fee for the students from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania. All other students will pay a tuition fee of 300,00 Euros.

Travel and accommodation: Participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation expenses by themselves. The University of East Sarajevo will predispose a list of hostels and hotels in East Sarajevo and Sarajevo. The selected participants are invited to contact the preferred hostel/hotel directly.

Language: The language of the Summer School is English. No certificate is required for the application.

Lectures: Participants will take part in 26 hours of lectures and 14 hours of seminars and panel discussions.

Certificate and Evaluation: At the end of the Summer School the participants will give a presentation on a selected topic. They will also have the opportunity to write a final paper with the assistance of a supervisor, to be delivered by 15th December 2017. The Summer School scientific committee must approve the topics and the supervisors will evaluate the papers. A certificate of attendance carrying 2 ECTS will be provided to all participants who fulfil the basic requirements of the Summer School. Additional 2 ECTS will be awarded following the paper evaluation.

Other: Most lessons and seminars will be hosted by the Faculty of Law of the University of East Sarajevo, which is located in Pale (15 km from Sarajevo city). One day of the School will be organized by the University of Sarajevo.

Contact: summerschool.tolerance@gmail.com

Program of the summer school can be downloaded here:Call for application_East Sarajevo Summer School 2017