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Date(s) - 09/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
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Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University


The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), in partnership with the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw and the Centre for the Study of Parties and Democracy, is organizing the 1st ECPR/ODIHR Summer School on Political Parties and Democracy from 9 to 15 July 2018 in Warsaw. The Summer School will bring together 20 participants – MA/PhD researchers, practitioners and civil society leaders in the field of political parties and democratic governance, to be trained by an international team of academics and practitioners.

The aim of the Summer School is to discuss a wide range of analytical perspectives in the study of political parties, party systems, elections, representative democracy and closely related areas, to critically assess research projects and to contribute to innovation in conceptualisation, measurement, analysis and theory.

The Summer School is open for participants (MA/PhD researchers, practitioners and civil society leaders focusing on the above-mentioned areas) from, and working in, the following OSCE participating States: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic , Estonia,  Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The Summer School is also open for participants from Kosovo.

More information about the event is available in the Resources section below.

Application procedure

A filled copy of your Application Form (available below) should be submitted to Fernando.Casal.Bertoa@nottingham.ac.uk and k.grzybowska-walecka@uksw.edu.pl by Friday, 11 May 2018, and contain a 500-word abstract of your proposed paper.