EURAC Summer School, Bozen/Bolzano, 19 June – 2 July 2011

Deadline: 25 May 2011
Open to: members of linguistic minorities and civil servants from local, regional or national administrations who primarily deal with the minority related issues,  lawyers, economists, social scientists and others in the employment of non-governmental organizations,  journalists and teachers,Master and PhD students
Scholarship: Full scholarship

The Institute for Minority Rights of the European Academy (EURAC) grants 5 full scholarships for students belonging themselves to a national/ethnic/linguistic minority in Europe.

The Summer School deals with the complexities of human and minority rights and diversity management in Europe. The 2011 special focus explores linguistic diversity in Europe: How can minority languages spoken by more than forty million people in the European Union be protected and promoted? Which languages need a special attention? How to acquire and teach a minority language? What is the challenge of linguistic diversity and language protection within the EU?

The Summer School deals with the topic of linguistic diversity and language rights from a multi-disciplinary perspective: on one hand the international and interregional protection mechanisms of the United Nations, the OSCE and the Council of Europe as well as the European Union regarding language rights are presented and discussed with academics and practitioners. On the other hand the wide range of linguistic diversity will be explored through theoretical discussions from all relevant fields (law, political sciences, sociology, linguistics) and practical case studies of promoting and protecting minority languages in Europe.

Eligibility

The program is tailored for members of linguistic minorities and civil servants from local, regional or national administrations who primarily deal with the minority related issues and therefore require both theoretical and practical training in diversity management; lawyers, economists, social scientists and others in the employment of non-governmental organizations wishing to enhance inter-disciplinary skills and to specialize within different aspects of minority rights; journalists and teachers interested in the recent developments and advanced training in the related fields; Master and PhD students wishing to acquire greater competitive personal competence beneficial for a future career in the academia or practice-orientated professions.

Scholarship

The scholarships are not payable in cash but they cover:
• Tuition fee
• Accommodation (from 19.06.2011-02.07.2011in a 4 bed-room at the Youth Hostel in Bozen/Bolzano)
• Travel costs

Application

Students who would like to apply for it should send:
1. The complete application form
2. A letter of motivation
Please explain why this special course would be interesting for you and how you will use the knowledge for your own minority group.
3. A complete CV

The deadline for the full scholarship application is Wednesday, 25.05.2011. Late applications will not be considered.
You will get the notification about being considered as a scholarship recipient or not by the beginning of June.

Applications should be submitted to: [email protected]

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