The SPS Summer Academy 2019

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The Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) at the European University Institute (EUI) is proud to announce the launch of its first and, from now on, yearly Summer Academy.

Date: 24-28 June 2019 at the European University Institute, 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, are staged each and every week throughout the academic year.

This year the theme of our Summer Academy will be dedicated to the very topical issues of inequality, welfare state and solidarity.

The Summer Academy aims at giving some twenty selected Master’s students the opportunity to experience the EUI’s academic and social life at first hand. This one-week full-immersion in the EUI’s world will allow the participants to take part in plenary lectures and discuss cutting-edge research currently undertaken at the Political and Social Sciences Department (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:

Five lectures to be conducted by SPS professors, one afternoon dedicated to visiting the city of Florence, three workshops held by Max Weber Fellows, and one session conducted by an external keynote speaker and expert of the theme. A final social dinner will conclude the week.

On the last day all interested participants will get a chance to meet with Prof. Anton Hemerijck, the Director of Studies, regarding the possible pursuit of a Ph.D. at the EUI.

The participation at the SPS Summer Academy 2019 is limited to a maximum of 20 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 (up to euro 300 for people currently living in Italy).

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 first SPS Summer Academy.

Please be kindly informed that the participation at the SPS Summer Academy does not award credits. Solely, participants who submit a Research Proposal draft (2/3 pages) by Friday, 5th July will receive a Certificate of Attendance by email.