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European Weekend School 2014 Minority Rights Protection in the EU

Call for Applicants




“Minority Rights Protection in the EU”

15-17 May 2014

Center for European Studies

“Jean Monnet Center of Excellence”
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey


Center for European Studies Student Forum (CESSF) cordially invites you to the 11th European Weekend School (EWS 2014) which will be held on 15 – 17 May 2014 at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. EWS is an international certificate program that brings together undergraduate and graduate students from all over Europe; and enables them to exchange opinions with distinguished politicians, bureaucrats, academics, representatives of NGO's, and leading journalists.


EWS 2014 will be held this year with 40 participants from both European countries and exchange students in Turkey, which will be executed on the principle of deliberative discussion, based on the idea of enabling interaction between participants and speakers during the panels and to involve every participant directly to the discussion of topics in the student workshops. The conference will be conducted through the topics of:

Ø  A Historical Overview to the EU: the Legal and Institutional Protection of Minority Rights

Ø  Different Policies towards Minorities in the EU’s Member States

Ø  Minority Rights Protection in the EU’s Foreign Policy: towards Candidate States and Third Parties


Besides the panels and student workshops that will be held for 2 days, there will be social programmes including a cocktail prolongé and a boat trip for participants to enjoy the glorious view of Bosphorus at night.

EWS 2014 is open to all university students, including foreign exchange students, who are pursuing an undergraduate or a graduate degree in Turkey, Europe or overseas regardless of their country of origin or their age. Please find the application form attached to this document. It is also available at  The filled application forms should be sent to

In the application process, the applicants must submit a position paper about following topics:, 1) A Historical Overview to the EU: the Legal and/or Institutional Protection of Minority Rights, OR 2) Different Policies towards Minorities in the EU’s Member States (about one country with regards to the EU law or comparison of at least two countries), OR 3) Minority Rights Protection in the EU’s Foreign Policy: towards Candidate States and/or Third Parties. The position papers will reflect the level of interest and knowledge of the applicant on the topics that will be discussed in the conference. The position papers of the applicants will be written single spaced, typed in 12 pt with TNR, not exceeding one page and only about one of the topics stated above.


Deadline for application is 27 March 2014, Thursday.

Selected participants will be notified by 29 March 2014, Saturday.

Participants will have to pay a participation fee of 120 Euros after they arrive. The participants who won’t be accommodating in our premises will have to pay a participation fee of 75 Euros upon their arrival.

The panels, workshopsfood, social programme and accommodation expenses of the participants will be covered by the organization.

Besides the dinners, lunches, intercultural activities and many other things, the social programme of the organization also includes a cocktail prolongé and a party on a boat trip at Bosphorus.

Travel costs need to be covered by the participants.

If you have any questions about the application process or the conference itself, please do not hesitate to contact us through


We look forward to seeing you at our conference EWS 2014!

Contact Information:

Tel:      +90 555 498 17 20  (Ceren Günel, Ms.)

            +90 212 359 74 51 (Irmak Çelik, Ms.)



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