The Centre for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz coordinates the Doctoral Program “Europeanization Processes in Southeastern Europe” https://dk-europeanization.uni-graz.at/en/. It offers regular doctoral colloquia and events for students and researchers at the University of Graz working on Southeastern Europe.
The Doctoral Program is organising its 5th annual doctoral research retreat on 16 and 17 December 2021 at the Retzhof in southern Styria (https://www.retzhof.at). With the financial support of the state of Styria (Land Steiermark, Kultur, Europa, Sport), we are able to fund the participation of 9 doctoral students from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia).
The funding covers accommodation and food for up to three nights at the Retzhof as well as a travel subsidy of 100 Euro. We are looking for doctoral researchers working on themes related to the larger theme of Europeanisation Processes in Southeastern Europe. The projects can draw from a range of disciplines, including but not exclusively political sciences, history, economics, sociology, anthropology, human geography. We are interested in critical approaches on how to study the ideas, influence and ways in which Europe and notions of Europe are shaping Southeastern Europe. These studies may, but do not necessarily engage with the European Union.
Outstanding presentations can be published in the peer reviewed open access journal “Contemporary Southeastern Europe” http://www.contemporarysee.org
Please submit a CV and a brief outline (1 page) of your doctoral project by 20 November to <suedosteuropa(at)uni-graz.at>