Romany Minority in Europe-Summer university

Central European University organizes the fourteenth edition of the CEU Summer University (SUN). We invite students and young scholars to join the course Social Integration and the Romany Minority in Europe Today: Linking Policy and Research to Work against Poverty, Discrimination and Ethnic Conflict
Budapest 21 June – 9 July , 2010


The summer school aims to build a strong European network for research-informed policy work on Romany issues. The forum of this course will be workshop- and seminar-based discussions of theoretical issues, best practice and case studies in the field. These will be complemented by a few formal (lecture-like) presentations. A significant role will be given to presentations by course participants in order to cultivate a strong, supportive but critical culture where trainees engage with each others’ work and challenges.

Topics covered include Racism, culturalism and social exclusion; Evaluation programs in Romany policy; Ethnic monitoring: legal and practical issues; Equality policy; Resources for building linguistic diversity with special reference to Romani; How roma community studies can be used in policy formation in a new member state; Marginality, multiculturalism and policies towards Roma in new Member states etc.

Applications from wide range of social science academics (junior faculty, MA or PhD students, researchers) are welcome. e.g. from the fields of anthropology, sociology, European studies, history, public policy, linguistics, political science, law and human rights, economics etc.
However,undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered.
The language of instruction is English; thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English.

Application process
The applicant need to apply through the online SUN Application Form by submitting  following documents until 15 February, 2010:

1. Completed online SUN Application Form
2. Letter of recommendation
3. A full curriculum vitae or resume, including a list of publications, if any
4. Statement of Purpose
5. Writing sample in English related to the course theme (max. 5 pages)

For more detailed info about each documents click here

Financial matters
The course is funded by the EC’s Jean Monnet program, successful applicants will receive grant that includes:
* Travel reimbursement (rules on travel reimbursement will be communicated to grantees later)
* Subsistence which covers accommodation, meals, local transportation, field trip expenses, insurance, etc. during the course.

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