The European Summer Academy Will Take Place in Vilnius
5 May 2022
The European Summer Academy, organized by the German Academic Scholarship Fund (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), will take place in Vilnius from August 8–16. In order to establish a dialogue with international students on various issues in contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, advanced undergraduate students, as well as graduate and doctoral students, are invited to apply for one of the four working groups and thus get involved in the activities of the academy until May 15.
Advanced Bachelor, Master and Doctoral students from Vilnius University and the EHU can apply for one of the following four working groups (14 hours scheduled):
- Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Political Regimes. Towards a New Systemic Competition? (Rochlitz/Karpa)
- What does learning from the Past mean today? The importance o Historical Memory for Contemporary Conflicts in Europe (Sahm/Kashtalian)
- The International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg 1945/46: Its Creation, Operation and Legacy for Today’s Conflicts (Aust/Aust)
- (Un)Affordable Homes? Contemporary Housing Production in Vilnius (Zupan/Volkova)
During the joint activities in four international and transdisciplinary working groups, in plenary sessions, site visits, excursions etc. there will be numerous opportunities to exchange ideas and work from multiple perspectives among each other as well as with social and scientific actors from the region and both partner universities. International students are invited to participate not only in the programme activities but also in all joint meals in the evenings as well as on a weekend trip to Kaunas and Rukla.
If you are interested in participating in the Summer Academy and one of the four working groups, you are invited to contact the coordinators Dr Alexander Mionskowski by email at (VU) and Vera Dzyadok at (EHU). With your application please provide a short bio, indicating your field of study, semester and further information as well as a brief letter of motivation, indicating, among other things, which of the four working groups you are applying for.
The application deadline is May 15th. The selection of participants will take place no later than May 16th, all applicants are then notified immediately.
The Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes awards scholarships to exceptionally gifted students and doctoral candidates from Germany or studying for degrees in accredited programmes and institutions of higher education in Germany. Currently, it supports about 12.900 students and 1.100 doctoral candidates, providing its scholarship funding as well as a broad range of educational programmes, such as summer schools, conferences for doctoral students, and seminars.
The reason for choosing Vilnius is the city's special geographical location and eventful history, its multi-ethnicity and multi confessionalism, and its significance as the lost "Jerusalem of the North". This place of historically proven tolerance offers many points of contact for reflecting together on the present, past and future of our togetherness in Europe.