Rights and Citizenship in Europe: are we really equal?
Human rights are taken for granted in Europe, and among Europe’s citizens. This was not always so. There were long battles to achieve such rights, and then to see Europe’s Human Rights Act established, enacted and enforced. Now, the current crisis has helped to refocus our interest in civic, political and economic rights by challenging universalism and revealing gaps and inequalities This summer school – the 20th in our series - will bring together experts from law and justice, think tanks, NGOs and universities, to discuss key questions over five days of talks, panels, working groups, debates role-playing and discussions. More information will follow.
The Aleksanteri Institute invites international students from all countries to participate in the Helsinki Summer School course “Post-socialist Society and Culture” organised by the Institute. The multidisciplinary course examines the social and cultural change that has taken place in former socialist countries, Russia in particular, and focuses on the challenges of post-Soviet modernisation.
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.
For more information on Santander, please click here.
The 2010 Europaeum Summer School on The Media, Europe & Democracy will take place in Bologna on 5th – 10th September 2010. The event comprises a series of lectures, discussions, workshops, debates, and practical exercises on the relations between the processes of democracy and the role and operation of the media, and questions of identity and public space, across Europe.
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.
Capucine Lebreton, a young scholar from Paris I-Sorbonne, who was an active participant in the 2009 Europaeum Summer School, has published an online article on Virtue ethics and the ‘medicine of the spirit’, based on her presentation at the summer school on Ethics and European Policy-Making in Paris.
The 2009 Europaeum Summer School in Paris began on September 6th. This year, more than 30 Europaeum graduate scholars engaged in lively discussions, workshops, and lectures on the place Ethics should – or perhaps not – play in current European policy-making. A wide range of disciplines are represented with many different and varied perspectives. challenging our graduates to look at the issues from economic, political, legal, and social policy viewpoints.
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).
Additional information on the school can be found on the Summer School Poster.
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.