Kraków, Poland

Democracy, Expertise and Power: Making a New Europe in the Era of Globalisation

when 15 June 2015 - 24 June 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC

The Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University and the ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo are pleased to open admission for the RES/PROJECT SUMMER SCHOOL 2015 on theme: “Democracy, Expertise and Power: Making a New Europe in the Era of Globalisation”. The project is supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants and co-financed by Polish funds and it runs under the media patronage of New Eastern Europe magazine.

The complex relation between globalisation, democracy and power will be discussed during the summer school.
The key concepts will be analysed through the prism of politics, economy and culture. The RES/PROJECT SUMMER SCHOOL 2015 consists of seminars and lectures which will introduce an interdisciplinary perspective and allow students to take part in challenging discussions with experts from both Jagiellonian and Oslo University and partners 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

Thanks to collaboration with New Eastern Europe (NEE) magazine, participants will have a chance to publish articles on the NEE website.

Special emphasis will be given to the advancement of the participants' projects. Each participant will present their own research/work related to the topics of the summer school, which will be followed by a discussion.

Target group

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.

Course aim

To find answers:

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?

Credits info

5 EC
Having successfully completed the course, all participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance and 5 ECTS credit points.

Fee info

EUR 0: 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.