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Jean Monnet EUMedEA Crash Course ‘Managing Crises at EU Med Borders’ 4-8 July 2016, University of Catania


Application Deadline: 1st May 2016


The EUMedEA Crash Course “Managing Crises at EU Med Borders” is an advanced study and training event for PhD students interested in EU external action and the management of crises at the EU Med borders, migration in particular. MA students seeking to deepen their knowledge on these topics are also welcome. More specifically, the purpose of the EUMedEA Crash Course is threefold:

First, it aims to provide participants with an intensive teaching. For this purpose, invited international academics will give frontal lectures on key selected topics.

Second, it aims to support PhD students in debating and fine-tuning their research projects. Specific sections will be devoted to PhD students’ presentations and will be followed by substantive discussions about how to improve their research both at the theoretical and empirical level.

Third, it aims to deliver training sections run by practitioners who will illustrate their cooperation experiences. The purpose is to focus on the practice of crisis management and to understand how NGO and CSO act on the ground.

The crash course is run by leading scholars in the field, civil society organizations’ representatives and practitioners so to favour mutual exchange between students, academics and practitioners.


Potential participants are PhD students majoring on EUMedEA related topics who want to present their research preliminary results in a specialized context. A small group of MA students who want to acquire a specific background on EUMedEA related issues is also accepted. The EUMedEA Crash Course participants are eager to work in an international environment (located in the Mediterranean) with peers, NGO and CSO representatives, being aware that the global job market requires experts who are able to face newly emerging challenges and crises.


The Workshop is co-financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission and the University of Catania. A limited number of full grants (10) is available for PhD students. The grant consists of free accommodation (single room, 6 nights) and reimbursement of the travel costs up to 400 €. A limited number of half grants (5) is available for MA students. The half grant consists of free accommodation (double room to be shared with another MA student, 6 nights). 


There are no registration fees


PhD Students: Please send a CV, a Motivation Letter and a 500 word abstract of your research project to:

MA Students: Please send a CV and Motivation Letter to:


The preliminary programme is available online: