Summer University Srebrenica (SUS) 2017
Summer University Srebrenica is a ten day program for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers to conduct research projects on topics related to Genocide, Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Studies, and Human Rights.
The program, lasting from July 4th to July 14th 2017, integrates field research with an opportunity to participate in the annual Peace March from Nezuk to Potočari and to attend the Commemoration Ceremony in Potočari, Srebrenica. Summer University Srebrenica is being established under the auspices of the Center for the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial and Cemetery for the Victims of the 1995 Genocide (Memorial Center).
The mandate of the Memorial Center is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the genocide that took place in Srebrenica in July 1995. By decree of former High Representative Paddy Ashdown, it was decided that the old battery factory – the former UN base occupied by a Dutch peacekeeping force during the war in BiH – should be part of the Memorial Center in order to preserve it as a site of memory.
The structure of the Memorial Center as well as financing is defined by the State Law on the Center for the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial and Cemetery for the Victims of the 1995 Genocide. The Memorial Center is therefore directly governed by the State of BiH and is not part of either Entity.
The program accepts limited number of researchers, selected on the basis of academic merit. The program is open to participants of every nationality, ethnicity, religion and gender.
While registration is free of charge, should you be accepted into the program you will be required to submit participation fee in the amount of 250 EUR. The participation fee covers the program cost, including costs for room and board, as well as transportation costs throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. Please note that participants are expected to cover their travel costs to Sarajevo.
Call for application is opened on January 20th, 2017 and will last till positions are filled. We urge you to submit your application at your earliest convenience as positions are being filled fast. For detailed description of the program please visit “What SUS is all about?”
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