About the summer school
Around the world, children and youth face exclusion and discrimination due to disability, race, language, religion, gender, and poverty. This has lifelong consequences on their development, opportunities, and social inclusion.
The Summer Institute on Social Exclusion and Discrimination of Children and Youth will bring together a vibrant mix of students, policy makers, academics, early childhood practitioners, activists, and government and non-government representatives to learn about new developments and research in the field—and how they can be applied across different contexts. The Summer Institute will also allow professionals from different sectors and communities across Europe and Eurasia to connect and network, while sharing their knowledge and experience.
The themes of the Summer Institute’s two sub-courses address the social and political barriers that adversely affect too many children and youth from their first contact as individuals with the state: the school system. Within schools, the opportunities provided and the expectations conveyed—or the lack thereof—play a vital role in in shaping children’s and youths’ experience of citizenship and inclusion, or statelessness and exclusion.
Applicants should decide which of the following parallel sub-courses they would like to attend:
Inclusive Education: Evidence, activism and converging constituencies
Designed for people working on advocacy and policy related to children’s right to education, this course will provide participants with opportunities to dissect, discuss, and debate inclusive education and discrimination in education with experts from the field.
The Role of Early Childhood Development in Promoting Equity and Social Inclusion: Theory, policy and practice
This course will review the role of early childhood development in tackling the causes and symptoms of exclusion, focussing specifically on children and families most at risk of social exclusion, including those with disabilities and special educational needs, Roma and other minority groups, and migrants and refugees. The course will look primarily at policies and services in Europe and Eurasia.
The course invites global applications from educational researchers, policy analysts, education finance specialists, government officials, advanced graduate students and faculty members. Preference will be given to applicants with academic and professional experience with these issues.
Applications are invited from academics and practitioners in education, particularly those with experience designing and implementing education programs and managing initiatives related to education budgeting and financing.
The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.
Important dates and deadlines
General application deadline for most courses: February 14, 2017
In exceptional cases the application deadline is different from the above. See the list of these courses below:
Media Capture: The Relationship Between Power, Media Freedom and Advocacy: March 31, 2017
Important program dates (for all courses):
- Email notification about the decision: mid-April - mid-May
- Participants confirm acceptance and housing needs: in two weeks after receipt of the acceptance notification
- Activation of the course-specific e-learning sites with readings and course outlines: end of April - end of May
- Early-bird deadline of tuition payment for fee-paying participants: March - April, for course specifique early bird deadline see the course website
- Tuition payment deadline for fee-paying participants: April - May, for course specifique fee payment deadline see the course website
- Participants needing a visa reserve tickets, confirm exact travel dates to SUN; SUN Office sends out original invitation letter and room reservation for visa application: 6 weeks prior to arrival
- Participants submit visa applications: 30 days prior to arrival
- Participant arrivals, hotel check-in, and registration: one day before the course starts
- Orientation session at CEU: on the first day of the cours
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