Summer School “Rethinking Culture of Tolerance”

Deadline: 10 June 2016
Open to: European and international MA and PhD students, post-docs and researchers, students from different disciplines such as sociology, philosophy, anthropology, geography, social psychology, educational sciences, as well as practitioners and policy – makers
Venue: 19-25 September 2016, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina


The question of tolerance is one of the most challenging in the contemporary world. As the modern discourse of tolerance historically appears together with those of pluralism, liberty and autonomy, the pluralistic society at the global level, and particularly in Europe, needs more than ever a serious rethinking of the concept itself, together with the contextualization of the forms and practices of toleration as a response to the new models of intolerance and discrimination.

The lectures and seminars of the School will focus on different patterns of social conflictuality. The main framework of the lectures and seminars includes the following themes:

  • Political philosophy and sociology towards the concepts of tolerance and toleration;
  • New social and political conflictuality of the European society/societies: an introduction;
  • New wars and conflicts: theory of justice and limits of toleration;
  • Cultural and religious integralism and toleration;
  • The heritage of the Yugoslav wars 1991-1999 and the role of transitional justice in the process of positive peace building;
  • Society in war and its post-war reconstruction: civil society in action;
  • Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers: EU as a fortress, or as an ‘open city’;
  • Everyday multiculturalism and inter-cultural communication in Europe: neighbourhoods, schools, work-places as space-sets of conflict and integration;
  • Respect and tolerance, recognition and redistribution, as means of conflict prevention and resolution: a challenge for new models of education;
  • Toleration as toler-action and the new European political culture.


  • The School addresses European and International MA and PhD students, post-docs and researchers;
  • Open for students attending MA and PhD courses at the University of Sarajevo, the University of East Sarajevo and the University of Milan-Bicocca;
  • Students from different disciplines: sociology, philosophy, anthropology, geography, social psychology, educational sciences, as well as practitioners and policy- makers.


  • Tuition waiver for students from Western Balkans;
  • The access to the third edition of the Summer School will be free of any fee for the students from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania;
  • All other students will pay a tuition fee of 150,00 Euro.

How to Apply?

Requested documents (to be uploaded in the application form): CV, ID card/ passport, MOTIVATION LETTER (MAX 300 WORDS). For further information contact:

For more information please visit the official website.

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