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Summer School in Warsaw

The East European Summer School is the oldest initiative of the Centre. It was established in 1991 and started offering courses as part of a three-week international visiting scholarship programme in 1992. The programme includes academic sessions, taking place each July, designed for young researchers from former Soviet republics, Central European countries and also from Western Europe and America, dealing with the region’s history and contemporary affairs.

The Summer School has over 500 graduates from 26 countries, including seventeen Central and Eastern European, three Central Asian and Caucasian, and six Western countries. Some of the graduates have gone on to government and diplomatic service in their countries, while others are members of the new elite in their countries and work to influence the new shape of international relations in Central and Eastern Europe.

The School’s intention is to enable young researchers to become familiar with the academic achievements made so far in this field, meet new people and brilliant academics, and become informed about the resources of Polish archives and libraries. Considering the extensiveness of the programme, the School does not offer participants the opportunity of independent research work. It does, however, prepare them for longer research visits in Poland in the future.

The School’s programme consists of lectures, panel discussions, visits to research institutions, archives and libraries in the cities where the School’s programme is taking place, field trips and cultural events. The lecturers are the most outstanding specialists from around the world. Some of the lectures are also published in Obóz and Przegląd Wschodni. The lectures are given either in Polish or English, or the languages of the countries where the external sessions of the School are taking place (Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine in 1996 and 1997).

Candidates have the opportunity to get a full or a partial scholarship to cover the expenses connected with participation in the summer school.

Submission deadline – 20 May 2016.

Detailed information about eligibility and terms of getting a scholarship is on the organisers’ website

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