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Application deadline extended to June 10, 2018
The Centre for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU), Sekem Development Foundation (SDF) and Heliopolis University (HU) are organizing an intercultural and international summer school to foster cultural understanding and international friendship, thus promoting peace and sustainable development.
Lecturers will include a Member of the European Parliament, senior Dutch and Egyptian lecturers. Excursions will include visits to locations in Egypt where intercultural dialogue is practiced. The summer school will be completed with a certificate of participation.
If you are an open-minded student or young person interested to engage in interreligious and international exchange, you can apply until June 10, 2018 to the CAWU or HU (link to the application form see below). In the application, please state your motivation and why you think you are suited to participate. A short CV can be helpful to demonstrate this.
The Summer-School itself, and accommodation at the Heliopolis Student Hostel is sponsored by SGP. However, we ask for a small contribution towards these costs. Furthermore, you have to pay for travel to and from Cairo, the cost for visa and insurance as well as entrance fees for museums and sites (like the Pyramids). The contribution for the summer school is of LE 500 for students enrolled in an Egyptian university (and residents of any transition state) and € 100 for students enrolled in a university outside Egypt, and/or resident in Europe, North America, Asia or any other part of the world. If you can’t afford these fees you can explain this in the application and ask for a scholarship (see application form).
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The preliminary programme includes:
Event Speakers: Jun 25. Mo - Arrival - Transfer from Airport to HU - Student hostel Jun 26. Tu HU . Introductory session
History of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt
Discussion groups – participants writing articles
Jun 27. We HU Euro-Parliamentarian Bas Belder
Discussion groups – participants writing articles
Jun 28. Th DT Excursion Sekem – Tour Jun 29. Fr DT Pyramids and Egyptian Museum Jun 30. Sa DT Salam Medical Center, Qanater Dr. Freddy Bayadi
Dr. George Messiha
Jul 1. Su DT Church service All Saints Cathedral in Zamalek followed by an explanation about the Sudanese refugee program of the church Open to all interested Jul 2. Mo HU Arab-West Report database building, exercise with the Interview Documentation Project (each participant needs a pc) Matthew Sparks
Jul 3. Tu HU Contrasting Arabic and European music.
Provided by HU
Jul 4. We HU Still to be fixed Mette Toft Nielsen
Jul 5. Th HU Workshop Freedom of Expression and Respecting Religious sensitivities Johan Snel, Dr. Matthew Anderson, Ambassador Mona Omar Jul 6. Fr HU Workshop The Egyptian Constitution of 2014 as a model for democratization in the Arab World; comparison with Europe Johan Snel, Prof. Dr. Hoda Awad Jul 7. Sa Departure - Transfer to the airport
DT – Day Tour
Meetings will be chaired by Drs. Cornelis (Kees) Hulsman, director Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) and editor-in-chief of Arab-West Report. Hulsman first arrived in Egypt in 1976 and is responsible for the internship program of the Center for Arab-West Understanding in Egypt.
General information, including terms and conditions for an application
The Intercultural Summer School aims to promote international dialogue and understanding. Furthermore, it promotes dialogue and writing skills and trains participants to publish small pieces of work. It is organized by the Centre for Arab West Understanding, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt (www.cawu.org) the Sekem Development Foundation (www.sekem.com) and Heliopolis University (www.hu.edu.eg). It is financially supported by SGP (www.sgp.nl) but participants are expected to contribute with a small to demonstrate their commitment. Final confirmation of the place is dependent on receipt of this contribution.
Attendees are awarded a certificate of participation, but accreditation in other study programmes is not foreseen. The summer school does, however, provide the opportunity to get to know CAWU’s Internship Programme, as well as HU and Sekem.
Accommodation and basic breakfast will be provided by the summer school at the Heliopolis University student hostel if applied for. Student accommodation is segregated by gender, with only male and only female flats. However, in any given building there might be more than one type of flat, as well as flats with families. By accepting the offered accommodation, the above has been explicitly acknowledged.
Lunch and refreshments are generally provided, except during excursions. The travel to and from Cairo, any visa fees, and insurances, as well as entrance fees to touristic sites, have to be borne by the participant.
Texts written during the summer school will, after editing and consultation of the participants, be placed in the database of Arab-West Report. Neither the organizers nor the SGP are responsible for the views put forward by any participant or referent. However, the organizers maintain the right to exclude anybody from the summer school, who promotes hate, violence or views deemed grossly offensive, as well as anybody who engages in hate speech or unacceptable or unlawful behavior and no compensation or refund, will be paid. Similarly, the summer school does not promote any particular political view and will not condone political campaigning.
The submission of an application and any confirmation of receipt of such a submission does not constitute acceptance in any way. Chosen applicants will be contacted individually and have to confirm their participation within the timeframe stated in the acceptance letter. The decision of the organizers is final. By applying to the Intercultural Summer School, the applicant specifically agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
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