"Enhancing Governance in Small States: Migration Crisis and Contemporary Challenges"

20 - 27 August 2017 in LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

  • Free participation (travel and accommodation is co-financed by the Erasmus+ project grant*)
  • 5-day study programme held in English plus study visit, excursion and exciting social activities
  • 4 ECTS awarded, when programme completed

The summer school is part of Eramsus+ project „Small States in Europe: Towards a cross-disciplinary approach“ and is organised together with partner universities:

Each partner university nominates up to two students to participate based on a competitive selection process. Priority access to the programme will have master‘s and PhD students (advanced undergraduates are encouraged to apply as well).

Deadline for Application: 1 April 2017 - only students from partner universities can apply. Please apply here: on-line application

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*The travel costs for students from partner universities will be covered up to 275 EUR/student (for students from Iceland: 360 EUR), directly from the coordinator (University of Iceland).

Draft of the Daily Programme

DATE

DAILY SCHEDULE

1st Day
Sunday
20/8/2017

Arrival to Ljubljana 
18.00-20.00 Info desk, Get to know each other and Taste Slovenia

2nd Day 
Monday
21/8/2017

09.15-09.30 Info desk, Faculty and Library tour
09.30-10.10 (1 hour) Opening ceremony 
10.15-11.45 (2 hours) Lecture: How do Small States Survive and Prosper? The Relationship between Small States and Their Larger Neighbours (Baldur Thorhallsson, University of Iceland)
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.30 (2 hours) Lecture: Introduction to small state theory (Külli Sarapuu, Tallin University of Technology)
14.30-16.00 (2 hours) Interactive dialogue: Current challenges facing small states in Europe today (Pia  Hansson and Baldur Thorhallsson, University of Iceland)
18.00 Social programme - International village  (presentation of all countries, customs, national dances, most used phrases, national jokes, tasting national food and drinks)

3rd Day 
Tuesday
22/8/2017

09.00-10.30 (2 hours) Lecture: Capabilities of Small Administrations to Address Complex Policy Problems (Külli Sarapuu, Tallin University of Technology)
10.45-12.00 (2 hours): Lecture: Contemporary Challenges of Publica Administration in Slovenia (N. Brezovar, State Secretary MPA) & Comparison of administrative systems in smaller and larger countries (I. Rakar, FA UL)
12.00-13.00 Lunch in dormitor
13.30-14.45 (2 hours) Study visit to the Municipality of Ljubljana
16.00 Social programme - Ljubljana's City tour

4th Day
Wednesday
23/8/2017

09.45-12.00 (3 hours) Lecture: Small States Coping with EU framework (Caroline Gron, UC DK)
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.15 (3 hours) Lecture & group work: Small states and perspective of small states (Malta?) and/or 1hour Labour markets & Migrations (University of California)

5th Day 
Thursday 
24/8/2017

09.45-12.00 (3 hours) Legal Protection of Migrants - Gaps in the Refugee Convention 1951 (S. Lane, QMUL)
12.00-13.00
 Lunch in dormitory
13.00-15.15 (3 hours)  Sharing or Joining Administrative and Fiscal Responsibilities in Managing the External Schengen Border (Bruno Nikolić & Primož Pevcin, FAUL)

6th Day
Friday
25/8/2017

09.00-10.00 Presentations of Group Assignments
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30-12.30 Written Exam
12.30-14.00 Lunch 
14.00-15.00 Closing ceremony 
19.00 Social programme - Traditional dance and karaoke or Pub Quiz

7th Day
Saturday
26/8/2017

9.00 – 19.00 Excursion to Piran, the dream city on the Adriatic Sea 

8th Day
Sunday
27/8/2017

Departure

Focus will be on small state governance (TRT 2 and 4). The University of Ljubljana and Tallinn University of Technology in collaboration with the CSSS will organize the programme, with input from the other strategic partners in the project

The intensive program will focus on the operation of small countries. Particular emphasis will be on the management of small countries and the importance of proper development of all levels of governance in these countries. Key challenges are mainly migratory pressures that require different views on the organization of public administration and management only.

Lecturers and partners

 

Getting here

FROM LJUBLJANA AIRPORT:

Bus: The most common connection with Ljubljana is by bus. The journey time is approximately 45 minutes and tickets (about 4€) are purchased on the bus. Tell the driver you would like to get off at the ťStadionŤ stop in Ljubljana, which is about 500 meters from Dijaski dom Bezigrad (see map).
Click here for bus and shuttle schedule (Ljubljana Airport webpage).

Plane: Ljubljana International Airport Jože Pučnik (Brnik) is situated 23 km northwest of the city. It is connected with all major European cities and airports. If you are travelling by the low-fare carriers (Ryanair, Wizzair, Myair, Easy Jet), please note that the closest airports to Ljubljana are 

  • Klagenfurt: 85km
  • Trieste: 130km
  • Zagreb: 140km
  • Graz: 187km
  • Venice: 230km
  • Treviso: 238km

Airport shuttle: Airport shuttle is a very convenient way of getting from/to airport as it can drive you directly to the student home. The journey time is about 30 minutes and  tickets are bought on the shuttle/bus. Price: 5 €/person from airport to the terminal/main station in Ljubljana or 9 €/person to any given address in Ljubljana. Departures are adapted to plane landings. More info>>

Several airports within reasonable distance to Ljubljana are served by low-fare carriers. Favourably priced scheduled transfers from these airports and Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport can be booked through the website at GoOpti. The company GoOpti operates daily transfers between Ljubljana and the airports in Venice, Treviso, Trieste, Bergamo, Graz, Zagreb and several other cities at very reasonable prices.


Taxi: The taxi rank is right in front of the terminal.  Taxis are available according to the actual arrivals of flights. A fare from the Airport to Ljubljana City costs  approximately 40€. We recommend to call Taxi usluge (0038631/350-746taksiusluge@gmail.com) for fixed price 20 €/car (up to 3 persons) or company INTERTOURS TAXI (telephone number: 00 386 31 311 311) for the price from app. 20 to 25 €.

FROM LJUBLJANA BUS OR TRAIN STATION or CITY CENTRE:

City Bus:  Take the bus number 6 (direction Črnuče), 8 or 11 (direction Ježica) to Mercator stop (if you enter at station Bavarski dvor go off at the fourth scheduled stop). Accommodation and venue are about 250 meters from the bus stop.
You need electronic ticket (card) Urbana to travel by city bus. Urbana can be bought at kiosks and vending machines, one fare is 1,20€. Urbana card can also be used for BicikeLJ – bike rental service (requires prior registration>>)

Taxi: Taxis in Ljubljana operate by meter with a starting fee of about 1,5€. It is however advisable to ask for the price estimation in advance. It is also advisable to call a taxi rather than hail it on the street. Among the advisable ones are:
Taxi usluge 00386(0)31 350 746taksiusluge@gmail.com
Metro 00386(0)41 240 200; 00386 (0)80 11 90     
Taxi from bus/train station to Dijaski Dom Bezigrad should not be more than 8€.

Bicycle: Easiest way to travel around Ljubljana with free-of-charge bicycle rental Bicikelj, it requires prior registration>>

Venue and Accomodation

Venue

The Summer School will take place at Faculty of Administration (FU), which is located about 2,5 km to the north of Ljubljana city centre:

Faculty of Administration (Fakulteta za upravo), Gosarjeva ulica 5, 1000 Ljubljana

 

Accomodation

Dormitory Bežigrad (Dijaski dom Bezigrad)

This dormitory is located next to the Faculty of Administration address: 
Kardeljeva ploščad 28, Ljubljana 
phone (reception): +386 (0)1 53 42 867 Amenities: wireless internet, clothes washing facilities, outdoor car park, fitness, luggage storage.
For more pictures and info click here 

Map 

For map preview click here

1 - Venue (Faculty of Administration)
2 - Accommodation (Dijaski dom Bezigrad)
3 - Lunch (Dijaski dom Bezigrad)
4 - Bus stop "Mercator" (city bus line 6, 8, 11, Urbana top-up station, BicikeLJ station) 
- Bakery (Dunajska pekarna, open 5.00-23.00; fast food across the street open 0-24)
6 - Grocery store (Mercator, MON-FRI 7.00-20:00; SAT 7.00-15.00, SUN closed)
7 - Restaurant (Favola – Italian restaurant and pizza, 10.00-22.00)
8 - Cafe (Badovinac and Barbado cafe, MON-FRI 8:00-16:00)

 

Useful information

  • Currency: The official currency in Slovenia is Euro. Banks and exchange offices don't charge special commissions. Major credit cards and debit cards (e.g. Maestro) are widely accepted and ATM's are easily found.
  • Time: CEST (GMT+1)
  • Country phone code: +386
  • Weather: You can check some basic weather prognosis for Slovenia (link>>).
  • Climate: The climate in Ljubljana is Central European, but is also subject to the influences of warm air from the Adriatic and cold air from the Alps. The average temperature is around 4°C in the winter and around 22°C in the summer. The daytime temperature in the summer is usually 30°C.
  • Language: The official language in Slovenia is Slovenian. A large number of inhabitants also speak English, German or Italian.
  • People: Slovenia has a population of 2 million, of which 83.1% (2002 census) are Slovenes. In Slovenia there are also two national minority communities of Italians and Hungarians.
  • Religion: The majority of Slovenes (almost 60%) are Roman Catholics, although there are around 38 other religious communities, spiritual groups, societies and associations registered in Slovenia.
  • General tourist information on Slovenia link>>
  • Ljubljana - places to eat:
  • Events in Ljubljanalink>>
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