Summer School on Europe in Crisis: Hopes and Fears of the EU
In the summer school, we bring to your attention the role of knowledge and imagination in political debates and policymaking in the times of crisis and ask:
-What is known and ignored?
-What are the ways of naming and classifying social actors (e.g. illegal immigrant, welfare tourist)?
-What affects collective imagination?
-Do knowledge and imagination deal with crisis – or construct it?
The tool-box we will offer the students contains conceptual categories and methods of anthropology, international relations, political psychology, migration studies, sociology, discourse analysis, racial and ethnic studies.
We focus on the migratory processes in Europe and the rise of populist politics. Our case studies are the so-called refugee crisis of 2015, bordering processes in the EU, post-2004 migratory process within Europe, marginalized and silenced aspects of crisis as well as the Brexit referendum. The emphasis is put on hope and fear as the figures that frame European politics and public discourse today.
Although there are application deadlines, students are accepted on rolling basis. In order to allow time to carefully review all student application materials, an e-mail notifying the application status to Prague Summer Schools will be sent to applicants approximately 14 days after the application is received. Applications received by the early bird application deadline of January 31st will receive preference in admission decisions. Late applications may be considered. However, late applicants run the risk of finding the program full. All students will be informed about admissions decisions by April 1. Participants will be selected according to the following three criteria:
- Educational Background (Year, Grade Point Average and Area of Study)
- Statement of Purpose
- Level of English (if applicable)
The program fee for early-bird applications: 740 EUR
The program fee for students who submit their applications after January 31st: 790 EUR
The program fee covers:
- Tuition and reading materials
- Accommodation in double rooms for one week
- Half board which includes breakfasts, dinners and coffee breaks
- Prague public transportation tickets and maps
- Site visits, social program, and cultural and special events (e.g. boat tour on the Moldau River, tours of Prague by a local homeless and farewell dinner).
Students are responsible for their travel to Prague, lunches and personal expenses.
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