Call for Applications:
German-Polish Summer School: Migration and Integration in Modern Societies
Content and Target Group
In August-September 2003 the Malakoffturm Migration (in Bottrop) is
organizing in cooperation with the Network Migration in Europa e.V.
(www.network-migration.org), Humboldt University Berlin and the Center for
International Relations, Warsaw (www.csm.org.pl) a German-Polish summer school on the issue of “Migration and Integration in Modern Societies.“ Among others the Robert Bosch Foundation in Stuttgart and the Historical Society Bottrop will financially support the summer school.
The event is targeted at students in the humanities and social sciences
(sociology, political sciences, geography, history, law, languages, cultural
and social anthropol-ogy etc.), who have already successfully completed at
least three semesters at a German or a Polish university, and who have a
specific interest in the topic of the summer school.
Apart from engaging with the academic knowledge about migration and
integration, students will be exposed to readings, lectures of experts and
site visits of relevant institutions. At the end of the summer school
session they will be expected to carry out independent field research in
Costs for participation (travel costs, accommodations and food) will be
covered by the organizers.
Applications are accepted until June 6, 2003. They should include a c.v. and an es-say in English about “Migration and Integration as Challenge for
Modern Societies“ (maximum of 1,200 words). Polish applicants can also turn
in their applications in German. Students from Polish universities should
send their applications (Word file in rtf format) via email to:email@example.com
Students from German universities should send their applications via email
(Word file in rtf format) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Two-stage Selection Process
Based on the written applications 15 applicants from each country will be
invited for an application talk to Berlin or Warsaw, respectively, at the
end of June. There are ten openings for participants from each country
(Poland and Germany).
The summer school will take place in German and English. Applicants from
Germany should have a good, active command of English. Applicants from
Poland should ei-ther have a good, active command of English or German and a
good, passive com-mand of the other language. Knowledge of Polish among
German applicants is an advantage within the selection process.
Dates and Locations of the Summer School
August 20 to 24, 2003: Opening of the event and seminar in Berlin
August 25 to September 16, 2003: Seminar takes place in Bottrop and the Ruhr area
November, 6 to 10, 2003: Working meeting in Gleiwitz/Gliwice (presentation
and dis-cussion of working and research results)
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