News archive - [Event Announcement & Call for Applications] AAB Summer School on Democracy and Development in Prishtina, Kosovo*

AAB Summer School on Democracy and Development: International Development, Decentralization Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Societies – Kosovo* and the Balkans is an educational program that provides students enrolled in a university outside of Kosovo* and the region with the opportunity to spend two weeks in Kosovo* studying and learning about development in practice in a post-conflict area right in the middle of Europe. Participants of the program will also visit three other Balkans countries, Albania (listed no. 4 in the New York Times‘ list of places to go in 2014) and FYR of Macedonia. The AAB Summer School on Democracy and Development is modeled after the Balkans Peace Program, which was initiated and run by TBG Foundation between 2012 and 2016.

The program consists of three key components:

  1. one academic course (of 4 ECTS credits) on International Development, Decentralization Politics, Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Societies: Kosovo* and the Balkans and meetings with government officials in Kosovo*;
  2. a tour of historic and tourist sites of Kosovo*, Albania, and FYR of Macedonia;
  3. cultural immersion  – students will be paired with local students;
  4. publication opportunity – 10 best essays will be published in the international scientific review “Thesis” in autumn edition provided you submit your AAB Summer School paper (essay) in time and as per given guidelines, you may be included in the Thesis 2017 edited book scheduled to be published in the fall of 2017.

AAB Summer School 2017 takes place from 14 to 27 August 2017. Participants will be accommodated in the Pristina area, the largest city in Kosovo*, with a population of over 400 000.


350, 00 EUR per person. The student shall pay the bank transfer fees.Included: program costs, accommodation in dormitory or hostel, all program activities, tours, accommodation and meals while on program tours.
Free of charge for the students from Abania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, FYR of Macedonia, Vojvodina.
Not included: transportation costs from your country of origin to Kosovo*.

How to apply

Submit your complete AAB Summer School 2017 Application using the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.
A complete application consists of:
– a CV / Resume;
– a cover letter explaining your interest in the program and/or the area / field of study;
– a certificate of enrolment / student status (only if you are a student).
You can upload each of these documents onto our Online Application Form as long as they are in either DOC or PDF format.

Deadline extended to 16 July 2017.


To be eligible for the program, you must:
– be a currently enrolled student in good standing (at the undergrad or  grad level) at a recognized institution in your home country or professionals in the field of law, political sciences, public administration, sociology;
– be at least 18 years old;
– possess a valid passport for travel to Kosovo and the area;
– possess valid health insurance for the duration of your stay in Kosovo and the region.

Mr. Liridon Bajrami

International Cooperation Coordinator, AAB College

Tel: +381(0) 38 600005, ext.106

Cell: +377(0) 44 129135

Source and further information: AAB

Geographical focus
  • Kosovo*
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Giorgio Piccirillo on July 11, 2017
Modified on July 12, 2017