8th ENP PhD Summer School – Retrospection
After much consideration, with a view to ensuring safety and comfort of the participants and the teaching faculty, a decision had been made to move the 2020 edition of the ENP PhD Summer School entirely to an online format. The European Neighbourhood Policy Chair was determined to uphold the highest quality of the academic programme offered and employ the most adequate online tools to ensure easy, smooth and effective communication and interaction throughout the duration of the Summer School.
The traditional format of the Summer School was kept: teaching sessions by prominent academics alternated with 10 PhD projects presentations.
We sincerely hope that the edition of 2021 will come back to the study rooms at the College of Europe in Natolin!
About the 8th ENP PhD Summer School
The Summer School was initially scheduled from 28 June to 5 July 2020 at the College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw.
Due to the change of the format (online), the School began on Monday 29 June and ended in the evening of Friday, 3 July.
The 8th ENP PhD Summer School focused closely on EU foreign policy, broadly conceived, and the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in its eastern and southern dimensions. Within the framework of EU foreign policy, political, security, economic and social developments in the EU’s neighbourhood countries featured saliently.
As every year, a group of several PhD students working on European Foreign Policy (with a particular focus on the European Neighbourhood Policy), or on political, security and socio-economic issues in North Africa and the Middle East, Eastern Europe or the South Caucasus, coming from various backgrounds: International Relations, European Studies, Area Studies (i.e. Middle East Politics or East European Politics), Comparative Politics, and EU External Relations Law, came together for almost a week to present their ongoing doctoral projects and learn from the experts coming from academia and the world of practice.
Judging from the feedback received, the Summer School of 2020 was truly successful!
The ENP Chair would like to sincerely thank all invited guest lecturers for their insightful lectures and invaluable feedback offered to participating PhD students. A big “thank you” and wishes of best luck with their academic careers also to all participants!