The EU-Middle East Forum (EUMEF) of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) will be hosting the 16th DGAP International Summer School on “Status Quo and the Road Ahead for Transitions in Egypt and Tunisia” in Berlin from 26 August until 7 September 2012
News from Apr 10, 2012
Egypt and Tunisia have been witnessing radical changes ever since toppling presidents
Mubarak and Ben Ali. They have seen among others a remarkable awakening of their
people and their interest in politics and in shaping their own societies.
The summer school will look at the status of transitions in both countries,
highlightingachievements, failures, and challenges ahead and developing strategies and
solutions throughintense exchange and debate. The summer school offers participants
a unique opportunity to experience a highly stimulating, intellectual environment and to
broaden horizons by attending lectures, panel debates, working groups, and communication
and argumentation workshops, and by engaging in Oxford-debates (role-plays).
Renowned experts, academics as well as practitioners, offer their insights and analysis,
and participants visit thematically relevant institutions in Berlin and experience intense joint
intellectual and social activities.
We are looking for qualified students at the end of their studies or recent
graduates (24 - 28 years of age) from Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, Greece,
Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. Applicants should have an academic background
in the fields of social science, economics, law or media and should demonstrate great
interest in the transformation processes in Egypt and Tunisia and related subjects.
Working language is English. DGAP will cover all programrelated costs in Berlin,
i.e. accommodation and meals/drinks. In addition, participants will receive a travel subsidy
according to his/her place of residence. Participation in all activities related to the
summer school is mandatory.
- The filled-in application form
- A one-page letter of motivation in which you express your motivation and highlight your
- A one-page-paper of two suggestions (half a page for each idea) for an intended
inputstatement in narrative form (the final paper should comprise around 2000 words and
must be sent to the organizers prior to the summer school)
More information about the program can be obtained here ->