News archive - [Event Announcement] CEI International Summer School "Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighbourhood"

The CEI International Summer School "Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighbourhood" will take place in Faenza, September 4-17, 2011.  Deadline to apply to the XVII edition of the Summer School is June 28.

Since 1995 the “Europe and the Balkans International Network - Centre for Eastern European and Balkan Studies”, established by the University of Bologna, has been organising a yearly Summer School for post-graduate students from Eastern Europe and from the European Union. Up to the ninth edition, held in 2003, the School was entitled “Post-Communist Transition and European Integration Processes". Starting from 2004 the School has the title: "Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighbourhood". This title change is explained by the enlargement of the EU towards ten East European Countries in 2004, seven of them belonging to the CEI area that represents the conclusion of the so called "post-communist transition", at least for this part of Eastern Europe. The recent policy of the EU on “Greater Europe and the new neighbourhood” offers new rooms for an interaction between the CEI and the EU strategic goals, and this will be taken into serious consideration in the School programmes as well as in the selection of the students.

The School offers its participants a unique international arena where the problems of the Enlarged Europe can be analysed in depth through the active participation of a prominent and well experienced International Faculty and a select, widely differentiated group of students from various countries. Thanks to its scientific and methodological approach, tested during the past sixteenth editions, the School contributes in creating strong roots for high standards of self-understanding and tolerance, looked upon as basic values for the advancing of the civil societies, for the consolidation of political institutions in South-Eastern Europe, Caucasus and CIS, and the overcoming of conflicts in these Regions. Indeed, these are the basic prerequisites for the integration of this Area inside the EU in the next future, or for the establishment of a good neighbourhood.


The School admits young CSO’s and NGOs activists and graduate men and women, with a background in Politics, Economics, Law, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Agrarian Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Literature and Communication Sciences. The minimum qualification required for participating is a bachelor degree.

Scholarships and Fees

Scholarships: only participants which are representatives of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and NGOs and with citizenships from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo Turkey, are eligible for scholarships that cover both the course fees and the board and lodging (in double or triple rooms). The candidates with citizenships from above-mentioned countries which are also currently representatives of CSOs will be automatically considered for scholarships. The scholarship covers accommodation expenses (board and lodging) in Faenza starting from the dinner of September 4th to the breakfast of September 17th included and contribution for the travel expenses. Additional overnight stays or additional meals must be paid directly by the participants.

Fees: a € 950 fee is applied for EU and Overseas participants. The fee includes: board and lodging expenses in Faenza (from dinner in the evening of September 4th to the breakfast of September 17th), didactic materials, tuition, and free access to Internet. Please note that the travel expenses must be covered separately by the admitted students themselves.

Please find detailed information on application, courses etc. here: Istitute for the Central-Eastern and Balkan Europe.

Source: Email from Aurora Domeniconi


From: September 4, 2011
To: September 17, 2011

Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • International; Other
  • Western Balkans

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on June 17, 2011
Modified on June 17, 2011