Alpbach Summer School on European Integration in Belgrade

Club Alpbach Belgrade is proud to open call for applications for 9th edition of Alpbach Summer School on European Integration in Belgrade 2015 (ASSEI-B15). As official member of Forum Alpbach Network and European Forum Alpbach, in cooperation with University of Belgrade at Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, school will be held from September 10th to 20th, 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Each year, since 2006, Club Alpbach Belgrade has been organizing the Summer School on European integration in Belgrade. Therefore, this is the School’s 9th edition and we are very proud of it! After successful cooperation in 2012, 2013 and 2014, ASSEI-B15 is again taking place at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade. Also, this year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Club.

Deadline for applications is August 15th, 2015.

Eligible candidates

We are looking for 25 students (undergraduates and postgraduates) and young professionals under the age of 35 from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Kosovo* and Serbia.

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with the UNSC 1244 and the ICJ opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

ASSEI-B15 Scholarship

ASSEI-B15 Scholarship is covering costs of participation: accommodation, reading materials, field visit, social events, whole-day excursion. Scholarship is not covering traveling and visa costs.

ASSEI-B15 Description

After successful completion of the course, ASSEI-B15 participants will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the EU and global affairs, EU enlargement processes and SEE regional cooperation. The knowledge provided is based on an interdisciplinary approach and modern teaching techniques. The school is divided into three modules:

  1. History and Culture
  2. Society and Politics
  3. Economy and Law

Each module is taught by two professors, meaning that the schools teaching faculty is comprised of 3 pairs of lecturers.

Classes are organized in the forms of lectures, interactive workshops and field visits to various institutions and organizations. Workshops and field visits are led by Mr. Bernd Kleinheyer.

Academic coordinator of the school is Mag. Juergen Busch, together with Mr. Bernd Kleinheyer, dr Petra Bard and dr Petar Bojanic.

Working language is English.

ASSEI-B15 Aims

A progress in the EU integration process means a growing need for further education in this regard in the SEE region. Also, there is a need for significant improvement of the cooperation between those countries. The project perceives regional cooperation and reconciliation as a precondition for the EU integration.

Recognizing this, ASSEI-B is built on two pillar-ideas:

  • to enhance the knowledge about history, law, socio-economic integration, policy areas and political systems of the European Union among students, graduates, postgraduates and young professionals coming from various fields such as laws, economics, political sciences, technical sciences, linguistics etc.
  • to encourage and initiate cooperation between youth of those societies, many of which have a history of conflicts and wars. Variety of country participants are coming from is an asset in this project. It will be used to initiate debates and discussions on topics such as post-conflict justice, prejudices and peace building. The project should develop a network of young, prosperous people, able to bring a European and regional perspectives to their environments.


Online application form is available below.

Final Program of ASSEI-B15 will be available on our website in the following days.

For any further information please contact us via email



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