Applications for Workshops, Events and other Opportunities

For the events listed below please apply by the given deadline using our generic application form

Please submit all your documents in English.

Applications should consist of all documents listed with the event.

Please note that we can only accept applications from students currently enrolled on a postgraduate course at one of our member institutions. In the case of Summer Schools and events in early autumn we may be able to accept applications from students who have  graduated from one of our member institutions that same calendar year, or are about to start a postgraduate course at one of those universities.

Please see our Guidance for Applicants at the bottom of this page

22-24 June 2020: Estoril International Debate ‘New Authoritarian Challenges to Liberal Democracy’ | Estoril, Lisbon

Deadline extended to 23 April

Universidade Católica Portuguesa – The Europaeum
Location: Hotel Palácio, Estoril, Portugal

NEW AUTHORITARIAN CHALLENGES TO LIBERAL DEMOCRACY

The Institute for Political Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal is hosting its annual major international summer school and conference in Lisbon at the end of June, bringing together policy-makers and academics from the US, UK, Portugal and the rest of Europe.

Key note speakers include Professor José Manuel Barroso, with other speakers to be confirmed.

The motion to be debated will be: Should democracies perceive China as a threat or a partner? This will be in the form of a public Oxford Union-style event led by Europaeum graduate students and will involve four research graduates, each speaking for and against the given proposition, with expert commentators a hand, and a final open vote on the proposition taken. We may also be able accept more participants who do not take part in this debate.

Accommodation, travel and board (including three special conference dinners) for this three-day conference, based on the Lisbon coast, will be covered for the selected graduates. Successful applicants are expected to book their own travel and be reimbursed on the first day of the conference.

Students currently enrolled on master’s or PhD courses at a Europaeum member university can apply.

Documents required by the deadline:

  • a completed application form (see above)
  • a brief statement how this event relates to your academic work and how you envisage benefitting from it, including how you would deal with the motion to be debated.
  • a CV
  • a reference from your supervisor, or someone who can comment on your academic qualities from recent experience (this should also arrive by the deadline)

All applications and enquiries to

euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk

23-29 August 2020: Summer School ‘Europe through film and visual arts’ | St Andrews

Call to be announced soon

Documents required by the deadline:

  • a completed application form (see above)
  • a brief statement how this event relates to your academic work and how you envisage benefitting from it
  • a CV
  • a reference from your supervisor, or someone who can comment on your academic qualities from recent experience (this should also arrive by the deadline)
  • A paper abstract of maximum a page if you want to give a paper

All applications and enquiries to

euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk

10-12 November 2020: Classics Colloquium | Madrid
Metabolé: Crisis and Transformation in Antiquity

Call to be announced soon

Documents required by the deadline:

  • a completed application form (see above)
  • a brief statement how this event relates to your academic work and how you envisage benefitting from it
  • a CV
  • a reference from your supervisor, or someone who can comment on your academic qualities from recent experience (this should also arrive by the deadline)
  • A paper abstract of maximum a page

All applications and enquiries to

euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk

GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS

ADMISSIONS POLICY

Who can apply for Europaeum events and opportunities?

Generally speaking, any graduate who is currently enrolled on a course with one of our member universities can apply. Historically we have only invited students from the Humanities and Social Sciences to apply, but with courses and research topics becoming more and more interdisciplinary, we are opening up the invitations to those from other disciplines as well. However, it should be stressed that the reason for applying given in the application should bear as much relevance as possible to the theme of the event, or in the case of bursaries, a strong case for wanting to do research in the field of European Studies should be made to ensure being competitive. There are rare occasions where the theme of an event that the Europaeum is associated with relates to non-European topics, and in those cases we look for the closest relevance to the topic.

Criteria

Academic quality: we look for strong students with good previous and on-course marks who can argue their point well and write in good English.
CV: you should list your education thus far (with grades), and work experience. You can add any volunteer work you may have done, and skills that you have gained. Information about your English language skills will be useful.
References: your referee should comment on your academic qualities and achievements, and if at all possible, should give an indication of where you rank in your year’s cohort.
Proposal/personal statement: This should be as concise and yet detailed as possible. We are looking for you making a coherent and convincing case for why you want to participate (or get a bursary). Your academic background and research interest in European Studies should be explained and much as possible within the limited space of the statement, and how the event or bursary trip would help you with your current research. In the case of applying for a bursary, you should be as clear as possible about how you are planning to spend your time during the trip, what you are expecting to achieve, and why the resources in that particular location are vital for your academic work.

Decision-making process

Our decision-making process is trying to be as fair and transparent as possible. All applications are considered, and we aim to have a minimum of two, if not three, assessors. Where possible we involve assessors from more than one member university.
We are sorry that we cannot offer feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Incomplete applications

Not all applications are requested to be sent to the Europaeum office, as some member universities handle their own admissions internally. In those cases we have no control over what happens when applications are incomplete. But if your application was sent to the Europaeum office and is incomplete by the deadline we will get in touch with you as soon as we can to make you aware. The most frequent issue is missing references and we would ask you to chase these up so that we can have them within 2-3 days after the deadline.

Please make sure that you have all other documents included with your application. There is a standard set that we expect: Application form, CV, proposal/letter of motivation, a piece of written work, and evidence of your latest grades (plus references, as mentioned above). Where paper proposals are invited, an abstract is also required, providing you would like to give a paper.


COSTS & REIMBURSEMENTS
For all events on this page the Europaeum covers travel costs to the location, except where indicated clearly that this is not the case. In most cases this means that once you have received confirmation of a place on the event, you will be asked to book your travel within a week and send the receipts to us. The limited time frame is intended to make sure that travel costs are kept to a minimum by booking travel as early as possible. In some rare cases travel will be booked for you, but this will be clearly indicated to you.
Where travel costs are reimbursed the Europaeum will make a bank transfer into your bank account on the first day of the event, once confirmation has been received that you have arrived. If you cancel your attendance without a medical certificate, the travel costs will not be reimbursed.
Please note that we can only cover travel within Europe and we usually expect to cover travel costs from a student’s home university to the event. Students who need to travel from further afield should enquire with the Europaeum office whether it is possible that a contribution is made to their travel costs to the equivalent of another student’s travel costs from the same university. Where the event is happening at your home university, we do not cover travel costs. Equally, we reserve the right to query a scenario where a student is clearly trying to use the travel cost reimbursement system to cover a trip to their home country for a holiday.
Accommodation is always provided by the organising institution (or the Europaeum), but please note that this can be shared (twin) accommodation. We would like to ask participants not to bring guests along, even if they don’t attend the event itself. Our philosophy is that the social elements of a workshop are as important as the academic ones, and that this is where useful connections are formed for the future. Personal guests tend to be a distraction that isolates one participant from the group.
Food is normally provided during the event and where this is not the case, the Europaeum usually provides participants with a per diem contribution to meals. We do not cover food costs on non-event travel days.

CERTIFICATES
Under certain circumstances participants of our events can get a certificate. Find out more