The 6th CRCEES Postgraduate Research Methodology Summer School

The 6th CRCEES Postgraduate Research Methodology Summer School on Connected Communities: Active Democratic Citizenship in Central and Eastern Europe will take place in Kraków on Thursday 4 – Sunday 14 July 2013. Places are limited, so apply soon to avoid disappointment.

The 2013 CRCEES Summer School is open to postgraduate students from UK and overseas CRCEES partners whose research interests fall within the remit of the summer school programme.

Applications will only be considered from taught postgraduate students if there are places available for them.

Key issues of the Summer School will include:

  • The evolution of civil society organizations
  • The role of local communities in developing civil society
  • Relation between local governments, NGOs and citizens
  • The Politics of Memory
  • Heritage, museums, libraries, theatres and galleries as means for community activity
  • Faith and religion
  • Migration, multiculturalism and diasporic communities

The Summer School consists of seminar and study visits which allow students to take part in challenging discussions with experts in the field. In addition to seminar classes, students will have the possibility to participate in a weekend excursion to the Polish Tatra mountain and a day-trip to the Aushwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Social integration evenings and a walking tour around Krakow are also planned.

Travel and Expenses

CRCEES will pay the full costs of registration, accommodation and excursions for students from CRCEES and its partner institutions, but students will be expected to cover their own travel costs to the Summer School.

Postgraduate students from other UK and European universities are welcome to apply, but they will not be able to receive CRCEES scholarship.  

CRCEES’ UK partner universities are:

  • Aberdeen
  • Durham
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham
  • St. Andrews
  • Strathclyde

CRCEES’ international partner universities are:

  • The Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  • Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
  • The University of Tartu, Estonia
  • The University of Turku, Finland
  • KIMEP University, Almaty, the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia
  • The University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
  • Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, Azerbaijan
  • Ilia State University, Georgia
  • Széchenyi István University, Győr, Hungary
  • Region Research Centre, Ul'ianovsk State University, Russian Federation
  • Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

All postgraduate students wishing to participate in the Summer School should email their CV, one academic reference and a 500-word outline of their research interests by 29 March 2013 to Mrs Ann Mulholland (Ann.Mulholland [at] ).

Again, places on the summer school are limited so apply soon to avoid disappointment.

Date: Thursday 4 - Sunday 14 July 2013
Location: Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Application Details: CRCEES Summer School Programme [PDF]Summer School Information and Application Process [PDF]
Application Deadline: 29 March 2013

First published: 4 July 2013