The RISC/CRIS summer school, to be held in Luxembourg from 2 to 7 July, 2012, provides training for Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers and research-oriented practitioners, on theoretical and methodological aspects of research related to social cohesion in different world regions. Moreover, because cohesion is an emerging topic in regional integration debates, the summer school explicitly frames discussions in regional terms. Potential participants should work on cohesion-related issues such as: migration, social policy, social integration, security, environmental management, ethnic conflict, development, social risk/vulnerability, the quality of democracy and citizen participation, etc. within a regional or cross-border context. At the end of the school, participants should have acquired:
1) an overview of present debates surrounding social cohesion strategies in different world regions;
2) methodological skills aimed at cross-regional, comparative analyses of social cohesion issues;
3) insight into present and potential future relationships between social cohesion and regional integration;
4) comprehension of the practical implications of social cohesion discussions through interaction with governmental officials and representatives of non-governmental organizations
The school will be organized around keynote lectures given by leading scholars from different world regions in the mornings. In the afternoons, students will present their own research during conference sessions. The school includes a field trip to a European Investment Bank and break-out sessions with practitioners working in international development (see full program at www.risc.lu)
Fees and Costs: Up to 15 students will be accepted for this summer school/research conference for which accommodation and meals will be provided by the organizers. Also, there are no fees but participants are responsible for their own international travel to and from Luxembourg.
Applications: PhD candidates, post-doctoral researchers, project researchers and research-oriented practitioners interested in participating in the Summer School should send their CV, short outline of their current or planned research project, and a short cover letter to Sofie Dewilde (email@example.com) and Pascale Vantorre (firstname.lastname@example.org) preferably before April 15th 2012.
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