11.01.2015 - 20.01.2015 | Saarbruecken, Germany

Winter School in European Integration for young academics from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

The Winter School in European Integration is carried out by the Europa-Institut of the Saarland University and receives financial support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It will take place from January 11 – 20, 2015 at the Europa-Institut in Saarbrücken, Germany. The Winter School’s theme is 'Democracy and Human Rights in the European Union'.
With the past and current developments in mind, Eastern Europe inhabits numerous conflicts. Some of them are within a country’s border, some transcend borders. Given our interrelated world and the particular interdependencies of many players in the region, any crisis immediately impacts the counties inhabiting the conflict, the European Union, Russia as well regional and international institutions. International and European law are central to the acting and working of many players involved. The Winter School enables participants to enhance their knowledge about democracy, the rule of law as well as human rights protection in Europe (e.g. the EU and the ECHR). Moreover, it will serve as a platform, on which young academics can share their insights and experiences from at least four national contexts.

The Winter School in European Integration is carried out by the Europa-Institut of the Saarland University and receives financial support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It will take place from January 11 – 20, 2015 at the Europa-Institut in Saarbrücken, Germany. The Winter School’s theme is “Democracy and Human Rights in the European Union”.

The participants will understand the development of European integration, the principles of European law and their effect on democracy. In that, the chances and limits of European integration in promoting democracy will be systematically explored by the participants. Deepened knowledge and newly acquired perspectives will broaden the participants’ academic view on human rights protection and democracy in multi-level governance systems. The gained knowledge and new professional contacts will impact their daily work as academics. Furthermore, participants will have the chance to visit European institutions at Strasbourg and Luxembourg.

The Winter School is exclusively designed for nationals from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It its aimed at academics (completed MA) and young researchers of law, political science and economics or other related sciences which are keen to improve their knowledge regarding human rights protection and the legal aspects of democracy. A good knowledge of English and a strong interest in the topics of EU law and human rights are preconditions for a successful application.

Source: Europa-Institut