CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR INSTITUTIONAL STUDIES
in partnership with
Black Sea Security Program,
European Security Journal, Routledge
and financial support of Jean Monnet Program, European Commission
invite you to take part in 2012 Jean Monnet International Seminar
UKRAINE-EU COOPERATION IN CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION: SHARING BEST PRACTICES,
BUILDING EFFECTIVE CAPABILITIES
Cooperation in crisis management and disaster risk reduction (natural, man-made disasters, terrorism, conflict and conflict-related emergencies) is a priority and thematic platform of the Eastern Partnership and an important sphere of cooperation between Ukraine and the EU within the Ukraine-EU Action Plan, but it is an almost completely neglected topic in the academic curricula on EU/European integration/security studies in Ukraine and other countries of the Eastern Partnership. Similarly, very little research has been carried out on diplomatic and political/institutional aspects of this subject, which further diminishes the prospects of high-quality modules and courses and effective education and training of current and future academics and professionals working in this area. By organising a workshop bringing together national and international experts from a variety of professional backgrounds with young scholars and advanced postgraduate students and publishing the proceedings of the event, a contribution will be made to improving the breadth and depth of higher education provision in the area, a Ukraine-based subject-specific expert network will be established and consolidated, and interaction between professionals in the area with academics will be enhanced to enable better-informed, evidence-based practice of effective and efficient crisis management and disaster risk reduction in Ukraine, the Eastern Neighbourhood and the EU.
The programme will be divided into 5 modules:
Module 1. Crisis Management of the European Union
Prof. Stefan Wolff,
Module 2. Organizational Overlap and Crisis Management
Dr. David Galbreath,
Cooperative Mechanisms for Nuclear Counterterrorism in the Wider
Dr. Sergei Konoplyov,
Module 4. Sociology of conflicts, crises and catastrophes
Prof. Anton Oleinik,
Module 5. The Early Warning and Crisis Prevention Mechanisms
To apply, please submit the following:
A) A short CV and letter of motivation should be submitted via e-mail (application2012JeanMonnet@gmail.com) by 18 March 2012.
B) A registration fee of €20 will be payable by accepted participants to contribute towards costs for course materials, coffee-breaks and lunches during the seminar days.
The seminar will be held at Hotel Puscha Ozerna, Kiev, Ukraine (www.ozerna.com.ua). Accepted participants will have to contact the hotel administration regarding their accommodation requirements. The cost of accommodation with breakfast will be around € 25-30 per person per night.
Requirements for case studies
Case studies in English of innovative teaching materials, based on the results of applicant’s
research, should be no longer than 5,000 words, including references. They should be structured
as follows: introduction, the essential question to be discussed and a description of the problem
to be analyzed and the key factors that contributes to the problem; background of the situation;
narrative description of the situation, including important factors and events; key parties:
descriptive analysis of the key parties and their motivations and objectives; results; conclusion: lessons learned.
Thematic priority areas for case studies
1) Cooperation between
2) Cooperative preventive mechanisms for nuclear counterterrorism;
3) Humanitarian interventions;
4) Use of ICT-based learning in teaching of crisis management and European security.