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Summer School „Applied Social Studies”

Information about
Summer School „Applied Social Studies”
Albania 2002

The Summer School „Applied Social Studies” is an academic program for young university teachers and professionals. It offers three
weeks course in the social sciences and humanities to encourage and
promote regional academic cooperation and curriculum development by
drawing together young faculty in lectures, seminars and workshops.
Professors from European Universities lead the courses. The courses are
supplemented by teaching methodology and workshops.

THEME AND SYLLABI OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL

The „Applied Social Studies” Summer School is designed for post
graduation level studies. It will take place in Tirana from July 1st – –
July 20th,2002 Summer School is composed of two academic courses:
1. Social Research and Sociology
2. Social Work and Community
„SOCIAL RESEARCH AND SOCIOLOGY” COURSE aims to deepen the
knowledge about research with special focus to sociology. It is focused on
the provision of systematic appreciation of the theories and
principles, which guide contemporary thinking in sociology, on demonstration
of how these are applied in the professional context and on the
encouragement of critical awareness of the strength and limitations of
different traditions of theory and research.
Course will last 9 workingdays: July 1st-July 10th 2002.
The course is divided in three modules and covers these topics:
MODULE 1 SOCIAL CONTEXT FOR RESEARCH
MODULE 2 RESEARCH PROCESS/KEY ISSUES
MODULE 3 APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH

RESOURCE PERSONS:
Prof. Igor Tomesh, Charles University
Prof. Jon Eivind Kolberg, Research Director of Center for Partnership in
Development, Oslo
Prof.Dr.Ylli Pango, Dean of University of Social Sciences,Tirana University

„SOCIAL WORK AND COMMUNITY” COURSE aims to bridge theory with
practice.
By combining the two followed modules the course aims to demonstrate the
central position within social work of the values intrinsic to personal
caring and social justice informed by analysis of discrimination
and oppression. The course will offer the opportunity to explore,
discuss, share and critically debate the relationship between theoretical
approaches and practical application.
Course will last 9 working days: July 11th-July 20th 2002.
The course is divided in two modules and covers these topics:
MODULE 1 SOCIAL WORK AND THEORY
MODULE 2 SOCIAL WORK AND COMMUNITY

RESOURCE PERSONS:
Prof. Ivan Vidanovic, Faculty of Social Sciences, Belgrade, Fr.
Yugoslavia Elka Todorova, senior Research fellow at the Institute of
Sociology,Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Paul Stubbs, Senior Associate Research Fellow GASPP (The Globalism
and Social Policy Programme)
As/Prof. Maja Gerovska, University of Macedonia

ELIGIBILITY AND FUNDING

Applications are invited from all Ballcan, Central and Eastern
EuropeanCountries.

Applicants can be:
ˇ Junior faculty teachers holding full time or part time teaching
positions in higher education institutions in the disciplines of
the summer school, or will take such position during academic year
2002-2003.
ˇ Advanced postgraduate’s students, researchers or professionals
who hold part time teaching positions in higher education institutions, in
the disciplines of the summer school or will take such position during
academic year 2002-2003.

Summer school will not encourage participants from following
categories:

ˇ Undergraduate students;
ˇ Advanced postgraduate students; researchers or professionals
that do not hold full time or part time teaching positions in higher
education institution or will not hold such positions during academic year
2002-2003;
ˇ Senior academics and administrators of higher education institutions;
ˇ Participants from other countries (non Balkan, Central and Eastern
European Countries);
ˇ Any citizen from Balkan, Central and Eastern European Countries, who
permanently reside or work full-time outside Balkan, Central and Eastern
European Countries.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

ˇ The language of instruction is English; thus all applicants
have to demonstrate a strong command of English to be able to follow
lectures and participate actively in discussions at seminars and
workshops.

ˇ Preference will be given to new applicants over former participants in
Summer Schools organized by NACSS.

SCHOLARSHIP PARTICIPANTS

Partial funding is available for participants from Bolcan, Central and
Eastern Europe Countries. The scholarship will cover tuition
cost, accommodation, meals and incidentals for the duration of the
course.
The grant will not include travel expenditures so participants
should apply to Local Open Society Foundation or HESP Mobility Program
2002, for getting resource to assist travel arrangements and costs in
the beginning of May, 2002.
For more information about HESP Mobility Programe 2002, please
mail to:
kszeberin@osi.hu
However, participants from Tirana will only receive free tuition, and
one meals.

Each course will accept a total of 25 up to 30 participants;
thus the selection will be on competitive basis.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please read the following directions carefully. Failure to follow the
guidelines below may result in the withdrawal of your application from
the selection procedure.

1. Type or print only and provide all requested information in English.

2. All sections of the application must be completed and all attachments must be included with this form. The referee can mail the letter of recommendation separately.

3. Your application and all attachments must be received by the
NACSS no later than April 30, 2002. Faxed or e-mailed applications or
recommendations will be processed.
Late applications will not be considered.

4. The NACSS will notify applicants about the selection results
by the May 15, 2002. The final decision is not open to appeal.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS are:
ˇ Application form,
ˇ Curriculum Vitae
ˇ Statements of Purpose
ˇ 2 letters of recommendations

Mail mentioned above documents to the following address:

Mailing Address: NACSS, Rr. „Sulejman Delvina”; pall 8; shk.1; ap.3;
Tirana; Albania
Tel: +355 4 26 16 46 , Fax: +355 4 26 16 46
PO. BOX 2896
E-mail for inquiry and correspondence: nacss@albaniaonline.net