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2nd EUMedEA Crash Course 2017 – Managing Crises at EU Med Borders

Catania, 25 June-1 July 2017

Application Deadline: 1st April 2017
 Participate in an intensive teaching and training experience in the middle of the Mediterranean!
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The EUMedEA Crash Course “Managing Crises at the EU Med Borders” is an advanced study and training course run by leading scholars, civil society organizations’ representatives and practitioners. It seeks to favour mutual exchange between academics, practitioners and students. More specifically, the purpose of the EUMedEA Crash Course is threefold:

First, it aims to provide participants with an intensive teaching. For this purpose, invited international academics delivers frontal lectures on key selected topics.
Second, it aims to support young researchers. PhD students are invited to present their ongoing research projects. MA Students in the writing-up process of their thesis, may also be accepted for presentation on a voluntary basis.
Third, it aims to deliver training sessions run by practitioners who share their cooperation experiences. The purpose is to focus on the practice of crisis management and to understand how NGO and CSO act on the ground to manage crises.


The EUMedEA Crash Course participants are aware that the global job market requires experts who are able to face newly emerging challenges and crises and  are eager to work in an international                environment (located in the Mediterranean) with peers, NGO and CSO representatives. Potential participants are:
(a) PhD students majoring on EUMedEA related topics who want to present the preliminary results of their research in a specialized context.
(b) MA students who want to acquire a specific background on EUMedEA related issues.


 Department of Political and Sciences, University of Catania, Italy


Jean Monnet Chair Holder: Professor Stefania Panebianco
Jean Monnet Chair Tutor: Dr. Iole Fontana


The Workshop is co-financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission and the University of Catania. A limited number of full grants (10) is available for PhD students. The grant consists of free accommodation (single or double room for 6 nights) and reimbursement of the travel costs up to 400 €. A limited number of half grants (5) is available for MA students. The half grant consists of free accommodation (double room to be shared with another student for 6 nights).


There are no registration fees


Download the preliminary program here

PhD Students are requested to send a CV, a motivation letter and a 500 word abstract of their research project to:
MA Students are requested to send a CV and motivation letter to: 
DEADLINE for submitting applications is 1st April 2017


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