Third El-Hiwar Summer School on Euro-Arab Relations

Due to the high number of registrations, we cannot accept late applications anymore!


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17-21 July 2023 ǀ Bruges & Brussels (BE)
El-Hiwar Summer School on Euro-Arab Futures: Anticipating challenges, crafting solutions and building resilience together

The College of Europe is pleased to organise, in the framework of the EU-funded project El-Hiwar III, its third Summer School on Euro-Arab Relations. This year’s edition will focus on "Euro-Arab Futures: Anticipating challenges, crafting solutions and building resilience together". It will take place in Bruges from 17 to 21 of July.



What is El-Hiwar?

The objective of this project is to strengthen dialogue, cooperation and collaboration with key regional actors involved in Euro-Arab relations, through a number of activities including institutional training courses, briefings, thematic workshops and dialogue sessions.

Want to read more about the El-Hiwar Project? Click here.

What is the El-Hiwar Summer School?


5 days to enhance knowledge of Euro-Arab relations, strengthen skills and explore avenues to promote cooperation in anticipating challenges and resilience-building. 

The programme will combine different formats in order to maximise the learning potential:Summer School participants in Brussels

  • Live interactive lectures;
  • Dedicated workshops focussing on skills;
  • A study visit to the EU Institutions in Brussels;
  • “Ideas lab” sessions during which participants will reflect, brainstorm and exchange ideas;
  • Social activities and opportunities to expand your professional network.

A maximum of 15 participants will be selected through this call for applications to join the Summer School.

The language of the course is English (Minimum requirement: Level B2).


What topics will the Summer School cover? Why a focus on Euro-Arab Future: anticipating challenges and resilience building?

Humanitarian crises, climate change effects and societal resilience are challenges that affect both the European and Arab region and their transnational impact requires shared and coordinated solutions. Having the capacity to jointly anticipate future scenarios will strenghten Euro-Arab relations and have a stronger impact on the most vulnerable populations.

Therefore, the Summer School will focus on:

  • Euro-Arab relations and prospects;
  • Climate change and the path to COP28;
  • Humantiarian crises: responding to emergencies and protecting refugees and children;
  • Anticipating crisis and preventing conflict;
  • Building societal resilience;
  • Skills-oriented modules: drafting policy briefs and papers, bringing knowledge to policy and advocay.

For more details, please find here the programme of the 2023 Summer School on Euro-Arab relations.


Why should I participate?

Learn, connect, network, and make your voice heard by contributing to the discussion on Euro-Arab relations!

Throughout the Summer School, you will have the opportunity to be supported by high-level experts to design, develop and advocate for your ideas. Also, because one of the objectives of the Summer School is to explore concrete actions that could strengthen Euro-Arab relations, participants will be required to draft a short brief or project proposal. Even if the Summer School does not foresee the provision of funding for such proposals, it will provide hands-on training on skills that enhance the capacities of participants. Furthermore, a selection of briefs will be considered to be edited, published and disseminated online after the Summer School. Take a look at last editions' briefs here!

Do I qualify?

  • You are an agent of change with a sense of leadership and a desire to contribute to Euro-Arab dialogue;
  • You are a citizen of a member state of the League of Arab States or of the European Union;
  • You have at least 3 years of experience and work for a civil society organisation, think tank, for the EU, the LAS or academia in areas that are relevant to the Euro-Arab dialogue;
  • You have at least 1 year of professional experience in drafting research papers or in implementing projects in areas related to climate, energy transition, migration, humanitarian aid, crisis management, crisis prevention & response, intercultural matters, etc.;
  • You are ready to draft a short brief or project proposal putting forward a concrete idea that could strengthen Euro-Arab dialogue;
  • You have a good command of English.


How can I apply?

Click here to submit your application.

The application deadline is 29 May 2023 23:59:59 (CET: Central European Time). REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED
Due to the high number of registrations, we cannot accept late applications anymore!

Important information:

  • Only fully completed applications will be taken into account (please make sure to submit all the requested information and documents);
  • Applications must be submitted in English or be accompanied by an English translation – documents or information provided in any other language will not be taken into account;
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered;
  • Due to the high number of applications, only selected candidates and those on the reserve list will be notified;
  • Selected participants will be sponsored by the project to attend this Summer School free of charge (transportation costs and full-board accommodation in Bruges for the duration of the Summer School as well as the tuition fee and training material). 

Thank you very much for your interest. We wish you all the best with your application! Should you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us:

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