Summer school 2012

June 27th – July 1st, 2012

St. Petersburg (Strel’na)

The Sixth Summer School for Postgraduate Students: "European Union Studies: Methodological Opportunities and Limits"

Preliminary programme: pdf

The main idea behind the organization of the Summer School is to attract the attention of the PhD students from Russia, Finland and Germany to the new methodological and theoretical approaches towards the European Union studies and to show how they can be used while analyzing Russian and European politics and policies. The School covers a whole range of issues such as new methodological approaches towards studying European politics and governance, new theoretical concepts for researching on European identity and European societies, etc.

The School programme includes lectures by Russian and German professors and methodological discussion groups when the participants present their PhD projects and critically analyze them together with the colleagues and professors.

The Russian and EU PhD students in social sciences interested in the developments in European studies are welcome to participate in the competition.

Working language: English.

Fees: the Organizers of the School cover the accommodation expenses as well as the nourishment for the participants of the School.

The application deadline: May 10th, 2012.

The application shall include: 

  1. CV;
  2. motivation letter (no more than 300 words);
  3. short description of the PhD project which shall include the title, the research question, the hypothesis and the theoretical framework for the dissertation (no more than 1000 words).

The application shall be sent to: and

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