Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro

Citizenship in the 21st Century: Fragile Rights, Unequal Societies, Divided Cities, and Global Movements

online course
when 21 June 2021 - 26 June 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 400

How to define citizenship in our confusing and uncertain times? Is it based on the idea of membership, equality and participation only? Or exclusion, conflicts, wars, and our perception and construction of enemies might have a strong influence on how we perceive ourselves as citizens as well? What is our political community or do we necessarily have multiple identities? To whom do we owe loyalty, global humanity, nation-states, regional alliances, our ethnic and religious group? What happens when we cannot agree about the nature and institutions of our communities? Or when we descend on the streets and squares? For what do we fight? Global justice, climate, gender equality, national interests, or our cities and lifestyles?

Citizenship is a tool that can be used for different and opposing goals, from integration and re-unification to fragmentation, division and ethnic engineering. It could be classically understood as national citizenship, but also as European, ecological, sexual and urban. The study of modern citizenship, as theory, institution and practice, is necessary to understand how political communities are made, un-made and re-made in the 21st century.

The course will be dedicated to general theories of citizenship, contemporary debates on membership and identity, as well as to various practices of citizenship and collective action in Southeast Europe. We will discuss citizenship in the post-1989 Europe, in the West and in the former socialist East with a special focus on the post-socialist Balkans.

After examining legal and political uses and misuses of citizenship related to status and rights of individuals, we will further distinguish between active and activist citizenship as well as present and compare rising political and social movements across the globe and in this region.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

Course leader

Dr. Igor Ć tiks (Faculty of Media and Communications, Serbia)

Credits info

5 EC
Students who complete the course requirements may transfer the course credit to their home institution (5 ECTS).*

*Please note, it is the student's responsibility to verify with your home institution that you are allowed to transfer ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 400: Full Tuition: 400 EUR (worldwide)

*Early Bird Special Tuition Discount for applications that arrive by February 7, 2021!
**Former CFCCS Summer School participants qualify for the special tuition discount.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.
EUR 200: Reduced Tuition: 200 EUR

To qualify for Reduced Tuition, Summer School applicant needs to be a citizens of and to currently reside in one of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Israel, Kosovo, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey.

*Early Bird Special Tuition Discount for applications that arrive by February 7, 2021!
**Former CFCCS Summer School participants qualify for the special tuition discount.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.