About the Summer School
The Jean Monnet Summer School is organised with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) of the European Union.
It offers an intensive, interactive and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the complex issues of security and justice in Europe, with a specific emphasis on the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) (formerly 'Justice and Home Affairs') and the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), as well as the impact of these policies on fundamental rights and liberties. It examines the latest empirical developments and theoretical approaches, in addition to featuring research methods and general doctoral training sessions. In addition, all participants will present their research project and will receive constructive feedback on it. They will also be encouraged to contribute to the two main publications related to the Summer School on the basis of their research project.
The Summer School is intended for students of any discipline writing or planning to write a PhD thesis on any topic related to justice and security in Europe, including any aspect of the European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) or the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP).
It is organised by Dr Sarah Léonard and Prof. Christian Kaunert who have both written extensively on various aspects of European Union security, in particular the EU's asylum, migration and borders policies, the role of the European Commission and of the various JHA agencies, such as Europol and Frontex, the EU's counter-terrorism policy, and the external dimension of internal security policies.
Successful participation in the Summer School will be fully accredited (10 ECTS or equivalent).
Successful participants will receive a certificate.
- be working on a research project related to the issues of security and justice in Europe;
- be registered on a PhD programme or aspire to be registered on a PhD programme in the near future;
- be proficient in English.
In addition, all participants will be required to write an 8,000-word research proposal and circulate it to all the other participants ahead of the Summer School.
Aims of the Summer School
The Jean Monnet Summer School on Security and Justice has the following aims:
- to provide early career researchers with access to a wide range of analytical and theoretical perspectives on the issues of security and justice in Europe, the development of the AFSJ and of the CFSP, as well as the process of European integration more broadly, including the most recent empirical policy developments;
- to provide early career researchers with in-depth research training on issues such as research design, research methods and research ethics;
- to establish and develop an international and multidisciplinary forum for both early career researchers and senior researchers to critically discuss research projects on the themes of security and justice in Europe;
- to enable early career researchers to develop their career opportunities by attending tailored personal development sessions on issues such as research dissemination through publications and the media, bidding for research funding, and academic and non-academic careers;
- to enable early career researchers to network with peers and senior researchers working in their field of specialisation, with a view to strengthening the quality of their research and establishing lasting collaborations;
- to encourage early career researchers to produce leading research with a strong potential for future publication.
Curriculum and Teaching Methods
The Jean Monnet Summer School is an intensive and highly interactive course. For this reason, the number of participants is limited to 20.
The Summer School has four main elements:
- seminar sessions on security and justice in Europe, which will examine both the main institutional and policy developments in the CFSP and the AFSJ (asylum, migration, borders, police cooperation, counter-terrorism, judicial cooperation, fight against organised crime, etc.), as well as the various theoretical approaches to their study;
- research training sessions on key issues, including research design, interdisciplinarity, research methods, ethical and legal issues, workplans, and thesis writing;
- seminar sessions devoted to the presentation and discussion of the PhD projects of all participants;
- personal development sessions on key issues, including networking, conference presentations, publications, research funding, and career planning inside and outside academia.
Language of Instruction
All the lectures, seminars, research training sessions and personal training sessions will be given by Dr Sarah Léonard and Prof. Christian Kaunert, with the assistance of some of their colleagues at the University of Dundee who have complementary expertise, including:
- Dr Patricia Bauer (Mediterranean security)
- Dr Edzia Carvalho (human rights)
- Dr Martin Elvins (counter-drugs policies)
- Dr Cameron Ross (Russia)
- Dr Stephen Rozée (police cooperation)
- Dr Bert Schweitzer (research methods)
- Dr Abdullah Yusuf (Middle East)
Several sessions will also feature distinguished guest speakers from outside institutions.
Our guest speakers at previous editions of the Summer School notably included:
- Dr Javier Argomaniz (University of St Andrews)
- Mr Tony Bunyan (Statewatch)
- Dr Sylvie Da Lomba (University of Strathclyde)
- Mr Emilio De Capitani (FREE (Fundamental Rights European Experts) Group, formerly at the European Parliament)
- Dr Ben Farrand (University of Strathclyde)
- Dr Chantal Lavallée (Institute for Strategic Research, Paris)
- Dr Alex MacKenzie (University of Liverpool)
- Prof. John D. Occhipinti (Canisius College)
- Dr Jan Voelkel (Cairo University)
Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
All enquiries should be directed to
School of Social Sciences
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN
Phone: +44 (0)1382 384594
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