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    We are now accepting applications for our Summer School Programs 2016
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    Summer School on European Politics: Interests versus Culture (EUIC): July 2–9, 2016
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    Early Bird Application Deadline: February 29, 2016
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    Final Application Deadline: May 15, 2016

Summer School on European Politics:

Interests versus Culture?


Make the most of your Summer!

Participate in the Summer School on

“European Politics: Interests versus Culture?” (EUIC2016)

The processes of European integration bring about new practices as well as concepts.  The co-operation, mutual adjustment and merging of political institutions such as legal regulations or tax and fiscal policies are concomitant with the cultural processes of Europeanization – the process of cultural intertwining, if not homogenization, of European societies. The statement “Culture matters!” is very true in the context of the European policy making. This statement can be taken as an underlying idea of our summer school.

Would you like to learn more about, how cultural aspects influence the current EU policy making?

Would you enjoy discussion on the cultural clashes in EU lobbying?

Are you a goal-oriented and hard working student able to combine your holiday fun with the challenging academic environment?

Then, this educational experience is just for you!

The Summer School on "European Politics: Interests versus Culture?" (EUIC2016)

When: 2 - 9 July

Where: Prague


•    to exchange your ideas with academics and experts on anthropology in EU policymaking

•    to explore Prague - one of the most beautiful cultural and historical capitals in Central Europe

•    to enjoy having fun together with your new friends - students of the Prague Summer Schools 2016!


We invite you to share our passion for the study of culture and the complex ways in which it affects politics. We also invite you to discover, how anthropological research could be applied in the EU lobbying. You will become more aware of the workings of power through and by the means of culture. Many of the political processes in today’s Europe affect our identities and values, engage us in rituals, provide us with symbols and metaphors we live by. We will be happy to meet you in a beautiful city of Prague and discuss the ways in which these identities and symbols differ across Europe as well as find some universal features of European political culture.

Readings for European Politics: Interests versus Culture?

1. Abeles

2. Borneman and Fowler

3. Eder 2006 Europes Borders _ The Narrative Construction of the Boudaries of Europe

4. Galasinska and Galasinski

5. Kockel_EuroVisions

6. Nic Craith_culture and citizenship in Europe

7. Schlesinger and Foret

8. Wedel et al

9. The Factors that Make and Unmake Migration Policies

10. Barth Intro + Haaland

11. Chakrabarty.pdf
Barrera Gonzalez et al.

13. Grillo
14. Horolets