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Extended Deadline: 31 May 2022

Programme Description

After the successful past editions, the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) at the European University Institute (EUI) is launching the third edition of the SPS Summer Academy on (In)equality, Democracy and Solidarity in Europe.

Date: 5-9 September 2022 at the European University Institute, in Florence, Italy.

The EUI is an exceptionally vibrant space of interdisciplinary academic activities, where a plethora of seminars, workshops, public lectures, book launches, thesis defences, and high-level workshops, take place on a weekly basis throughout the academic year.

The theme of the 2022 SPS Summer Academy will be dedicated to the topical issue of: (In)equality, Democracy and Solidarity.

The Summer Academy aims at giving around 25 selected Master’s students the opportunity to experience the EUI’s academic and social life. This one-week full-immersion allows the participants to take part in plenary lectures and discuss cutting-edge research currently undertaken at the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS). Participants will also have the opportunity to present their work and/or ideas and to discuss them with leading scholars in the field, and equally enthusiastic peers.

The schedule of the Summer Academy will be organised and divided as follows:

The Summer Academy consists of a series of lectures by SPS professors, a guided tour of the city of Florence, two workshops held by postdoctoral fellows, as well as participation in a speech given by SPS Professor Jeffrey Checkel. Find out more about the programme and contents.

On the last day all interested participants will get a chance to attend a presentation of the PhD programme at the EUI.

The participation at the SPS Summer Academy 2022 is limited to a maximum of 25 candidates. The Summer School will be free of charge, and all the participants can claim reimbursement of their travel and accommodation expenses up to €400 in total.

If you are a Master’s student or have recently obtained your MA, and are interested in this year’s topic, check your eligibility criteria and apply to the SPS Summer Academy.

We especially encourage students from Eastern Europe and students from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply.

Please be kindly informed that the participation at the SPS Summer Academy does not award credits.

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