SUMMER SCHOOL “Intensive Course On Diversity Management” At The Vytautas Magnus University Of Kaunas

With the co-financement of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme – ERASMUS – Intensive Programme (IP)

Call for application is open for the second edition of the Erasmus Intensive Programme on Diversity Managment which will take place in Kaunas, Lithuania, from July 10th to July 23rd, 2012.

The course is designed for 35 students and 15 teachers coming from 5 different European universities.

The overall aim of the course…

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

The Background

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.

Since 1995 the “Europe and the Balkans International Network – Centre for Eastern European and Balkan Studies”, established by the University of Bologna, has been organising a yearly Summer School for post-graduate students from Eastern Europe and from the European Union. Up to the ninth edition, held in 2003, the School was entitled “Post-Communist Transition and European Integration Processes”. Starting from 2004 the School has the title: “Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighbourhood”. This title change is explained by the enlargement of the EU towards ten East European Countries in 2004, seven of them belonging to the CEI area that represents the conclusion of the so called “post-communist transition”, at least for this part of Eastern Europe. The recent policy of the EU on “Greater Europe and the new neighbourhood” offers new rooms for an interaction between the CEI and the EU strategic goals, and this will be taken into serious consideration in the School programmes as well as in the selection of the students.

Centro per l’Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica

The “Centro” was founded in 1996 by the University of Bologna and the Municipality of Bologna, with the active participation of the European Union, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Emilia Romagna Regional Government, the Municipalities of Forlì, Cesena and Cervia and the Carisbo Foundation. In 2002 the “Centro” was transformed into a consortium of the University of Bologna and IECOB (the Istituto per l’Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica). Currently, Stefano Bianchini is the Centre’s president and Francesco Privitera is its director.

Journal Southeastern Europe

Table of contents

  • How (not) to export civil society
    • Keith Brown (Brown University, Providence), “Do We Know How Yet?  Insider Perspectives on International Democracy Promotion in the Western Balkans”
    • Théodora Vetta (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris),“‘Democracy Building’ in Serbia: the NGO Effect”
    • Milica Golubovic (Northeastern University, Boston), “Judicial Professional Associations ― Fostering Judicial Reform through Civil Society Development”
    • Elton Skendaj (Cornell University, Ithaca), “Peace Education as a Democratizing Process”
    • Francesco Strazzari (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa),  “Trans-Albanian vs Pan-Albanian Spaces: the Urban Dimension of the ‘Albanian Question’”