9 July 2021
Exploring the Balkans Geopolitics, Regional Cooperation and Integration
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, all programmes for 2020 have been cancelled. The Summer school will be organized in summer 2021.
BSC Summer School on Critical Thinking entitled “Exploring the Balkans Geopolitics, Regional Cooperation and Integration” uses an interdisciplinary approach in understanding the politics, foreign relations, history, culture, and society of the Balkans. The Summer school aims to explore the democratization process, reconciliation, regional cooperation and integration as inevitable alternatives to nationalism, extremism, radicalism, divisiveness and hostility. Both participants and lecturers will have an opportunity to explore the issues and topics of common regional interest, whereby their active learning and teaching engagement will eventually lead to the creation of a common ground and an initial platform for the cooperation. Young participants, lecturers, researchers and civil society activists will gain knowledge and skills of how to encounter constructively present-day “balkanization” of the Balkans that is a serious threat to peace, order, stability, prosperity and security. The program aims to provide an initial platform for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the Balkans. Students and practitioners will have the opportunity to learn and interact with experts and peers, and build lasting professional relationships. The innovative concept of this Summer school includes lectures, roundtable discussions, dynamic case studies, workshops, and combines practical exercises.
COURSES ARE GIVEN BY:
Group of international professors/experts from BiH, Serbia, Turkey, Spain, Hungary and United States.
Hamza Preljević, Project Manager and Coordinator of the Summer School
Muhidin Mulalić, Coordinator of the Summer School
To apply, perspective applicants must be/have:
(i) currently enrolled in BA/BS, master’s or PhD program, in any major at a university;
(ii) between 18 and 35 years old;
(iii) good writing and public speaking skills;
(iv) fluent in English language; and
(v) eligible for appropriate visa and travel documentation.
The program aims to provide an initial platform for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the Balkans. Students and practitioners will have the opportunity to learn and interact with experts and peers, and build lasting professional relationships.
EUR 100: The BSC Summer school 2020 participation is 100 EUR. This is a non-residential package. Participation fees cover all tuition, and educational materials. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation, travel, and other personal expenses. However, we would be glad to offer our assistance. The participants can enjoy their breakfast and lunch in the University Canteen at affordable prices during the programme. The participation fee should by paid by June 15, 2020.