The Winter School deals with the legal and illegal circulation, detention and use of firearms both in Europe and at the global level, and related security and development challenges. Topics that will be discussed during the Winter School include:
- transnational transfers and markets of small arms and light weapons;
- the international and European legal framework applicable to the control of arms as well as States and corporate actors’ obligations and responsibilities;
- the role of the arms industry in national and European policymaking;
- the nexus between weapons and the environment (i.e. the ecological footprint of arms);
- the role of research and education in raising awareness on arms control among civil society.
The Winter School is open to up to 25 senior undergraduate and graduate international students (upper-level Bachelor’s and all Master’s students).
The Winter School is addressed (but not limited) to students in human and social sciences and it adopts a cross-disciplinary approach. For this reason, we welcome participants who are eager to enhance their inter-disciplinary competencies, provided that they can demonstrate some familiarity with the topics with which the Winter School deals.
A good level of English (minimum level B2) is needed.