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18th CEI International Summer School "Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighbourhood"

Venue: Cervia (Italy)
Period: Sep. 2-15, 2012
Application deadline: Jun. 3, 2012

Central European Initiative

"Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighbourhood"

The 18th edition of the CEI International Summer School "Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighbourhood" will take place in Cervia, from Sunday 2nd to Saturday 15th September 2012. The overall objective of the Cervia Summer School 2012 is to promote the CSOs Network consolidation, through sustainable transfer of scientific know how, and through a permanent interaction stemming from both formal and informal learning.

The School offers its participants a unique international arena where the problems of the Enlarged Europe can be analysed in depth through the active participation of a prominent and well experienced International Faculty and a select, widely differentiated group of CSO activists from various countries. Thanks to its scientific and methodological approach, tested during the past seventeenth editions, the School contributes in creating strong roots for high standards of self-understanding and tolerance, looked upon as basic values for the advancing of the civil societies, for the consolidation of political institutions in South-Eastern Europe, Caucasus and CIS, and the overcoming of conflicts in these Regions. Indeed, these are the basic prerequisites for the integration of this Area inside the EU in the next future, or for the establishment of a good neighbourhood.

The 2012 Summer School will be articulated into 2 courses:
Course A: Diversity Management, Governance and the Role of Civil Society Networks
Course B: Sustainable Development, Green Economy and the Role of Civil Society Networks

Participants will attend the courses split in two groups, one per area. Courses will be held in Cervia (Ravenna), Italy, and will include 70 hours of lectures, seminars and workshops. Moreover, both courses will be supplemented by some interdisciplinary events, scheduled inside the courses calendar. The subjects of these meetings will concern topics of politics, international dimension and the role of the European Institutions, potential cooperation with New Neighbourhood Eastwards and inter-regional relations in South East Europe.


The requirements

The School admits young CSO's and NGO's activists and graduate men and women, with a background in Politics, Economics, Law, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Agrarian Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Literature and Communication Sciences. The minimum qualification required for participating is a bachelor degree.



A € 950 fee is applied for EU and Overseas participants. The fee includes: board and lodging expenses in Cervia (from dinner in the evening of September 2nd to the breakfast of September 15th), and tuition. Please note that the travel expenses must be covered separately by the admitted students themselves.



Only participants which are activists and/or participants of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and NGOs and with citizenships from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Turkey, are eligible for scholarships that cover both the course fees and the board and lodging (in double or triple rooms). The candidates with citizenships from above-mentioned countries which are also currently activist of CSOs will be automatically considered for scholarships. The scholarship covers accommodation expenses (board and lodging) in Cervia starting from the dinner of September 2nd to the breakfast of September 15th included and contribution for the travel expenses. Additional overnight stays or additional meals must be paid directly by the participants.

How to participate to the Summer School


Information & contacts

Ms. Dessislava Krasteva - project coordinator
Istituto per l'Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica
CEI International Summer School
address: Hotel Genzianella, Viale Roma 85, Cervia, Italy
: 0039.0544.937.950


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