Welcome to the Changing Europe Summer Schools!
Each year the Changing Europe Summer School brings together 20 to 30 young academics (i.e. mainly doctoral students from disciplines like political science, economics, sociology, social anthropology, law, geography and history) working on issues related to countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Participation in the Summer School gives them a chance to present and discuss their research projects and to get better integrated into the academic community. Changing Europe Summer Schools academic writing camp is supported by Essay.ws custom writing service
The core of the Summer School consists of the presentation of doctoral research projects and their discussion with senior researchers of international repute in their respective fields. In addition there are several sessions with experts on grants, access to information, publication strategies and policy consulting. The sessions are framed by lectures, excursions and other activities designed to give participants the opportunity to socialize and establish contacts. The participants of all Summer Schools are integrated into a network of young social scientists, based on the Changing Europe mailing list.
Summer School participants are selected with the help of international referees. All participants submit a written presentation of their research project, which is published on the website of the Summer School, so that the participants can get acquainted with all projects in advance. Selected papers are published in an edited volume in the Changing Europe book series.
Each year the Summer School takes place in a different European city. Within the context of post-socialist changes and European integration each Summer School has a specific thematic focus. The Changing Europe Summer Schools are organized by the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen. Each Summer School is supported by an academic institution from the city where the respective Summer School takes place. From 2006 until 2010 the Changing Europe Summer School have been funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.