Summer School 2016 "Integration / Disintegration"
20 June - 1 July 2016
Bozen/Bolzano (I) and Müstair (Switzerland)
Since 1999, the Institute for Minority Rights has been organizing a two-week long Summer School on the topics of Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management. The international Summer School attracts students from all over the world, offering them a platform to discuss current topics in the field of diversity management with experts from inside and outside of academia.
In 2016, the participants of the Summer School will explore the theme of Integration/Disintegration through seminars and workshops focusing on a wide range of topics, from minority rights, migrant integration and right-wing extremism to direct democracy and the right to self-determination. Encounters with South Tyrolean politicians and a visit to a primary school in Switzerland will provide opportunities to experience local approaches to minority protection and diversity governance.
You can find a preliminary program here (updated 19 May).
Application Process, Tuition fees and Scholarships
Please apply using this online form.
Deadline: 31 March 2016
Tuition fee: 400€ (incl. lunch and transport from Bozen/Bolzano to
- Accommodation, travel costs and other expenses are not covered by
the tuition fee.
5 Scholarships covering accommodation in a 4 bed-room at the Youth
Hostel in Bozen/Bolzano and in Switzerland and a reduced tuition fee of €150
are available. Selection is based on merit and need.
For further information, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who should participate?
- MA and PhD students
interested in minority rights, migration and migrant integration, diversity
- Lawyers, economists,
political and social scientists and others working in non-governmental
- Civil servants from
local, regional or national administrations who primarily deal with minority
and diversity related issues and therefore require both theoretical and
practical training on those issues;
- Journalists and
teachers interested in recent developments, current theories and advanced
training on issues concerning minorities and diversity.
The Summer School takes place in the city of Bozen/ Bolzano (South Tyrol, Italy). Bozen/ Bolzano is inhabited by a German-speaking minority, a majority
population of Italian speakers, and a third group of migrants and immigrants
constituting 13% of the city’s population.
From 24-26 June, the Summer School is hosted by the Foundation
Convivenza in the Canton of Grisons / Graubünden (Switzerland, exact location
TBC). A free shuttle from Bozen/Bolzano to Switzerland will be provided.
Diploma, credits and publishing opportunities
Participants may choose to write an essay after the Summer School to
obtain 5 ECTS points (from University of Graz). The best essays may be
published in the European Diversity and Autonomy Papers.
This year’s Summer School is organized by the Institute for Minority
Rights of the European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC) in co-operation with the
Swiss foundation Convivenza, Middlesex University, School of Law, London and the
University of Graz, Austria.
Past editions of the International Summer School on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management
2015 - Politics in Fragmented Polities: Cohesion, Recognition, Redistribution, and Secession (organized
by the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), in collaboration with the Institute for Minority Rights and Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism). Programme.
2013 - The Revival of Self-determination: opportunities, concerns and challenges. Flyer and programme.
2012 - Europe and Canada: Comparative issues and challenges. Flyer and programme.
2011 - Linguistic Diversity. Flyer and programme.