Summer School on Methods for the Study of Political Participation and Mobilization

Starting in January, we began to organize a Summer School supported by the ECPR Standing Group on Participation and Mobilization, the Centre on Social Movement Studies at the European University Institute, and the Political and Social Science Department at the European University Institute.

The Summer School will take place from 16 to 27 September 2013. It is directed by Prof. Donatella della Porta, while Prof. Michele Micheletti, Dr. Francesca Forno and I work as co-directors. The Summer School focuses on how to analyze present and past forms of grassroots participation activated by social movement and civil society actors at the local, regional and transnational level. Participants will learn how to investigate processes and mechanisms that sustain the active citizens’ participation to and mobilization in the realm of politics.

For information about the application procedure and academic programme, you can visit the webpage of the Summer School. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2013.