The 2012 Europaeum Summer School took place at the University of Oxford on the theme Conflict Resolution in Europe: Lessons for Tomorrow. From September 2nd - 7th, participants reflected on the complexities of European and global governance with particular reference to conflict resolution within Europe over recent decades. The Summer school brought together academic experts, practitioners, reporters from the field, policy-makers and journalists, to provide a variety of perspectives on such conflict scenarios as Northern Ireland, the Basque region, and the Balkans. Invited speakers included Richard Caplan, Sir Adam Roberts, Hew Strachan, Guy-Goodwin-Gill, Robert Harris, Andrew Hurrell, Mark Malloch-Brown, Lord Ashdown, David Trimble, Peter Hain, and Robert Fox.
Among questions discussed were the following: What factors predispose people to discord? Which strategies extract them from chronic cycles of strife and violence? How can Europe aid post-conflict state building which aims to prevent outbreaks from recurring? What does the future hold for NATO, and what problems face the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy? What lessons has Europe learned about conflict resolution and prevention? How, if at all, have European institutions contributed to spreading peace?
The Futures of Europe: Which Way Towards 2030
This Summer School explored the complexities of relationships between European nations and the European Union. It examined the future of the Euro, the problems facing political and economic integration, and the best courses of action to ensure that Europe retains global influence in the face of great challenges. It ran in conjunction with the Europaeum’s annual International Conference, which brought together leading experts, policy makers, media and politicians.
The event comprised the usual series of lectures, discussions, workshops, debates, and practical exercises. The working language will be English. As usual, the event will be multidisciplinary, involving scholars with different backgrounds, including Sociology, International Relations, Law, Economics, Communication Studies, History and Cultural Studies.
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The Media, Europe & Democracy
The University of Bologna hosted the 2010 Europaeum Summer School on The Media, Europe & Democracy. The six day programme Summer School reflected on relations between the processes of democracy and the role and operation of the media, and questions of identity and public space, across Europe. The six-day programme also investigated ‘inside’ perceptions of the European Union by European citizens, and ‘outside’ perceptions from non-European actors, and their impact on notions of European citizenship, public debate and participatory democracy. As usual, the event was multidisciplinary, involving scholars with different backgrounds, including Sociology, International Relations, Law, Economics, Communication Studies, History and Cultural Studies.
Ethics and European Policy-Making
This Summer School looked at the role of ethics in the subject and practice of, the Law and lawyers; Politics and politicians; Economics and economists, sociologists and societal workers, as well as the wider implications on science and medicine. The five-day programme will also investigate the phenomenon of Ethics and its place in Europaean society; the European legal framework in relation to ethical issues; and the particular role of universities, educational institutions and NGOs in advocacy, support and delivery of ethical practices. Speakers included: Professor Farhad Ameli, (Law), Professor Etienne Picard (Public Law, Paris), Professor Jean Philippe Genet (Medival History, Paris), Dr Paul Flather (Politics, The Europaeum).
Sacred Buildings in the Modern City
Summer School Coordinators:
Professor Albert Gerhards
University of Bonn
Ever since the Middle Ages, cities, towns and villages have been dominated by churches with their steeples and cupolas. Until today, churches are normally situated right in the middle of the village, and urban silhouettes are characterized by the vertical landmarks of sacred buildings.
The Borders of Europe
The University of Helsinki will host the 2007 Europaeum Summer School on The Borders of Europe. The six day programme will pose the question "where on earth should the borders of Europe end?", with reference to potential newcomers to the EU including Turkey, Moldavia, Morocco, even perhaps considering the claims of Israel, the pros and cons associated with the single market and migration, and the policing of borders.
European Economic Integration
University of Oxford
17th - 22nd September, 2002
The objectives are threefold. To provide research students in economics and other relevant social sciences from Europaeum partner universities, with an opportunity to present and discuss research papers related to European integration issues; to provide advanced survey lectures on recent development in the field; to foster fruitful exchanges and cooperation among different European graduate schools.