Summer School of Ethnicity and Migration Studies, Slovakia

July 19 – August 1, 2010

Deadline for applications: 24/05/2010

Summer School KomárnoPartners: Selye János University, Komárno
Masaryk University, Brno
Institute of Public Affairs, Warszawa
Multicultural Center, Praha
Willa Decius, Krakow
The Woolf Institute, Cambridge

About the Summer School

Summer School of Ethnicity and Migration Studies is a two-week educational program covering topics connected with nationalism and ethnicity, de-ethnization of the public sphere, migration and integration analysis, approaches and policies. Topics connected to de-construction of national myths, analyses of public policies concerning minorities and discussions over desired migration policy models form the core of the Summer school activities.  Through debates, lectures and workshops, it presents a unique informal learning space for student from the Central European countries and creates space for the participants to get familiar with each other’s ideas and initiate international cooperation. Lectures and workshops held by highly qualified experts from the region will be complemented with topical study trips.
It starts to be obvious that issues of ethnicity are becoming even more salient in 21sr century than in previous ones. As the latest research conducted by CVEK has shown, the young generation tends to be even more radicalized mainly due to lack of public discussion, adequate education and negative influence provided by the media. The Summer School of Ethnicity and Migration might prove to be one of elements that will secure coming to terms of effects of globalizations without serious consequences.

The Summer school will be organized around four modules, lasting 2,5 days each. Topics of particular modules will be changing each year within the following modules:

Target group

The Summer School aims to create an alternative learning platform for advanced studies for MA Students, PhD students, young researchers, young public officials from countries of Central Europe – Slovakia, Czech republic, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, and Lithuania, as well as from countries of Eastern Europe and Balkans. The working language of the School is English, so good communication skills in English are essential.

Want to apply?

This year the Summer School of Ethnicity and Migration Studies will take place on 19th July – 1st August in Komárno, Slovak republic. Deadline for submitting applications is 24 May 2010.

Your application package should include:
• Application form duly filled and signed
• Motivation letter (not more than one A4 format page)
• CV
• Recommendations*
*Recommendations from one person (from the academia) familiar with the applicants work. Should be in English, printed on letterhead paper and bear the signature of the issuer. No special envelope is needed; recommendations should be simply attached to the application.

Send your application by mail to:

CVEK – Center for the Research of Ethnicity and Culture
Klariská 14
811 03 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

Moreover, an electronic copy of your application should be submitted to:
[email protected]

Accepted participants will be informed by 30 May.


Registration fee for successful candidates is 50 Euro. Costs of the program, study material, field trips as well as accommodation and board are covered by the organizer. Participants are responsible for their travel costs and insurance.

More information and application

5 thoughts on “Summer School of Ethnicity and Migration Studies, Slovakia

  1. I think it will be ok also with bachelor. In Slovakia the difference between Bc and MA students is not that strict, many BC students are taken as MA students

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