April 12, 2011

Convention of Young European Citizens 2011 in France

Convention of Young European Citizens 2011 will take place on 7 – 17 July 2011 in Cluny Abbey, Burgundy, France.  Since 2001, more than 460 young people from more than 30 different countries have come together at the Convention of Young European Citizens in Cluny. This year’s themes will be threefold and interconnected. The first one, ‘The Environment’, will be dealt with along with Energy Resources. The second one, ‘Economic Development’, will take into account the economic crisis we are currently experiencing. The last one, ‘Social Progress’, puts a particular emphasis on the current circumstances regarding social issues. We will propose food for thought and will suggest a few proposals on each topic separately and on the whole issue.

Since 2001, the Convention of Young European Citizens has received the label “Université Européenne d’Eté“ from the French Ministry of Youth, Education and Research (Ministère de la Jeunesse, de l’Education Nationale et de la Recherche) every year.

Working principles:
• Participative method
• Theoretical lectures : conferences and interventions
• Hands-on teaching : negotiation and mediation training
• Intercultural and interdisciplinary exchanges
• Active participation through dialogue and Open Space debating techniques
• Experts are available on site
• Participants are guided through the process by an experienced team of Cluny alumni

The summer school can grant ECTS credits (a certificate of participation is sent to the participants after the approval of a final report).

Interested students of any faculties over 20 (the candidates must be born before 1 st January 1991).  Apart from these language skills, no other academic or professional qualifications are required. Working languages are French and English.

Send your application, which must contain :
- a letter of interest,
- a CV.
Applications must arrive before 30 April 2011 by e-mail to europe@cluny.ensam.fr or by post, to Institut Européen de Cluny, rue Porte de Paris, F 71250 CLUNY.

The selected candidates will be informed by email before 15 May 2011.

The selected candidates must confirm their participation by transferring the sum of :
* 200 € for citizens of: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Sweden.
* 120€ for citizens of: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, The Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and third countries.

The costs for accommodation, working materials and meals will be paid for by the European Institute. Travel costs will be at the expense of the candidates.

Institut Européen de Cluny – CCIC
Arts et Métiers ParisTech
Rue Porte de Paris
Tél. : (00 33) (0) 3 85 59 53 60
Fax : (00 33) (0) 3 85 59 53 66

Click here to read more and download application form.

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