Dear young academics and researchers from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine,
we would like to present to you the Winter School in European Integration, which is carried out by the Europa-Institut of the Saarland University with financial support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It will take place at the Europa-Institut in Saarbrücken from January 11 – 20, 2015. The Winter School’s theme is “Democracy and Human Rights in the European Union”. A broad variety of lectures, taught by academics and practitioners, will help the participants to systematically explore the chances and limits of European integration in promoting democracy and protecting human rights.
Moreover, participants will better understand the development of European integration and the principles of European law. Deepened knowledge and newly acquired perspectives will broaden the participants’ academic view on human rights protection and democracy in multi-level governance systems. Participants will also have the chance to visit European institutions at Strasbourg and Luxembourg.
The Winter School is exclusively designed for nationals from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It its aimed at academics and young researches of law, political science and economics or other related sciences which are keen to improve their knowledge of human rights protection and the legal aspects of democracy. A good knowledge of English and a strong interest in the topics of EU law and human rights are preconditions for a successful application.
Due to the generous support of the DAAD, the Europa-Institut can offer the Winter School free of charge. The covered costs include tuition, course materials, accommodation with full board, excursions and a farewell dinner. Travel expenses are subsidized.
Applicants shall demonstrate their interest and experience in their Letter of Motivation (one page) and their Curriculum Vitae (two pages). Due to long visa procedures, admission will be granted on a rolling basis. Please apply as soon as possible. The deadline for applications is 7 November 2014.
For further details, please see the information letter or click www.europainstitut.de/winterschool.