2021 Online Summer School on Euro-Arab Relations
12-16 July 2021 ǀ Online
Exploring Innovative Ideas to Bring European and Arab Citizens Closer
The College of Europe is pleased to organise, in the framework of the EU-funded project El-Hiwar II, its second Summer School on Euro-Arab Relations. This year’s edition will focus on people-to-people matters and will take place online from 12 to 16 of July.
What is El-Hiwar?
The objective of this project is to strengthen dialogue, cooperation and collaboration with key regional actors involved in Euro-Arab relations, through a number of activities including institutional training courses, briefings, sectorial trainings and policy dialogues.
What is the El-Hiwar Summer School?
5 days to enhance knowledge of Euro-Arab relations, strengthen skills and explore avenues to improve people-to-people relations.
The programme will combine different formats in order to maximise the learning potential:
- Live interactive lectures;
- Dedicated workshops focussing on skills;
- “Meet the officials” sessions, replicating in an online format institutional study visits;
- “Ideas lab” sessions during which participants will reflect, brainstorm and exchange ideas;
- Social activities and opportunities to expand your professional network.
A maximum of 20 participants will be selected through this call for applications to join the Summer School.
The language of the course is English (Minimum requirement: Level B2).
What topics will the Summer School cover? Why a focus on people-to-people matters?
Throughout the implementation of the El-Hiwar project, stakeholders have frequently highlighted the importance of bringing citizens closer and bringing down stereotypes to support and develop Euro-Arab relations.
The programme will focus on:
- People-to-people relations in the wider framework of Euro-Arab relations;
- Euro-Arab cultural relations;
- Challenges and opportunities for youth in both regions;
- Migration and mobility between both regions;
- Skills-oriented modules: fundraising, drafting policy briefs, intercultural skills and communicating with impact.
Why should I participate?
Learn, connect, network, and make your voice heard by contributing to the discussion on Euro-Arab relations!
Throughout the Summer School, you will have the opportunity to be supported by high-level experts to design, develop and advocate for your ideas. Also, because one of the objectives of the Summer School is to explore concrete actions that could strengthen Euro-Arab relations, participants will be required to draft a short brief or project proposal. Even if the Summer School does not foresee the provision of funding for such proposals, it will provide hands-on training on fundraising and pitching skills and project design capacities to participants. Furthermore, a selection of briefs will be collected, edited, published and disseminated online after the Summer School.
Do I qualify?
- You are an agent of change with a sense of leadership and a desire to contribute to Euro-Arab dialogue;
- You are a citizen of a member state of the League of Arab States or of the European Union;
- You have at least 3 years of experience and work for a civil society organisation, think tank, for the EU, the LAS or academia in areas that are relevant to the Euro-Arab dialogue;
- You have at least 1 year of professional experience in drafting research papers or in implementing projects in areas related to people-to-people matters (e.g. gender, education, culture, migration, mobility, intercultural matters, etc.);
- You are ready to draft a short brief or project proposal putting forward a concrete idea that could strengthen Euro-Arab dialogue;
- You have a good command of English.
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