Belgium, Antwerp

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

when 5 July 2015 - 11 July 2015
duration 1 week
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 400

For the last three years the Utrecht Network summer school has offered a series of Summer school courses under the heading of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. This trilogy was coined during the French revolution of 1789 and became the symbol for modern politics in Europe. Liberty was at the core of political thinking in the Enlightenment and found its way to the constitutions and declarations of human rights of the 19th and 20th century. Claims for equality became prominent in the 19th century and challenged the formalism of 18th century liberalism. Fraternity raised the question of liberty and equality for whom.

Within the Utrecht Network Summer school we deal with the pressing issues of contemporary European life. The cycle of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity allows us to investigate how the core values of European democracy form our contemporary societies. We highlight the challenges to democracy inside Europe itself and from the changes caused by the ever increasing globalization. The goal of the Summer school is to give our participants the tools to understand these challenges and to think in innovative ways on how meet them with new answers. In order for us to come up with viable and informed answers we need to combine disciplines. Participants will work together with historians, anthropologists, political scientists, sociologists and lawyers, and are expected to participate in an interactive way.

Course leader

Koen de Feyter

Target group

The programme is open to all students in related fields (law, sociology, antrhopology, history, political science, international relations, ...) who have completed at least one year of academic study. There are no restrictions regarding country of origin/study, and we encourage students from all sectors of society to apply.

Credits info

3 ECTS
3 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the programme. Students should participate in all sessions and contribute towards the writing of the summer school newspaper.

Fee info

EUR 400: Early bird: application deadline 15 March 2015.

Fees include:

- housing and meals during the school,
- participation in classes, workshops and other curricular activities during the summer school,
- teaching materials,
- access to wifi and research facilities.

Fees do not include transport to and from Antwerp.
EUR 450: Late registration: application deadline 1 May 2015.

Fees include:

- housing and meals during the school,
- participation in classes, workshops and other curricular activities during the summer school,
- teaching materials,
- access to wifi and research facilities.

Fees do not include transport to and from Antwerp.