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Call for Applications: SEE | EU Cluster of Excellence in European and International Law - Summer School in “Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights” July 2018, Europa Institut, Saarbrucken

 
The Summer School “Competition Law & Intellectual Property Rights” will take place at the Europa-Institut, Saarland University from 8th until 21st July 2018. It will be organized within the framework of the thematic network SEE |EU Cluster of Excellence in European and International Law, financially supported by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany.
 
The program aims to further develop the knowledge in European Competition Law & Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and gives the opportunity for networking of PhD candidates and advanced master students who plan to enrol in PhD studies. Lectures in the aforementioned fields will be delivered in the morning by renowned professors and experts both from Germany and South Eastern Europe whereas the afternoon is foreseen for studies or individual research in our very user friendly library and one of the official EDCs (European Documentation Centers) of the European Union. An excursion to the ECJ in Luxemburg is planned. The detailed topics will be more precisely defined and published in the upcoming week. The program will be delivered in English.

The participation in the summer school will be awarded with a certificate of successful completion provided regular attendance of classes and successful completion of given tasks. It will be an individual decision of the participants’ academic institution if the certificate is recognized towards obtaining ECTS. Accommodation will be provided in standard double rooms in a hotel in Saarbrücken. Costs for the accommodation and the course are covered by the DAAD with the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office. Meals will be either provided or financially supported. Additional costs could occur for daily expenses and additional excursions.
 
The following eligibility criteria will be applied in the selection:
- The candidates should be enrolled as full-time student at one of the SEELS members or Saarland University in a PhD or Master programme (planning to enrol in PhD studies). She/he should demonstrate interest in and knowledge of substantial amount of EU and international law related content; European Competition Law & Protection of Intellectual Property Rights particularly. PhD candidates with PhD topics in the aforementioned topics should be given priority;

- The PhD candidates and advanced master students who plan to enrol in PhD studies should have demonstrated high academic achievements;

- The PhD candidates and advanced master students who plan to enrol in PhD studies should demonstrate high interest and motivation to participate in the summer school.
 
- The PhD candidates and advanced master students who plan to enrol in PhD studies should demonstrate a very good knowledge of English language;

- The applications of the PhD candidates and advanced master students who plan to enrol in PhD studies are supported by one member of his/her academic community.
 
The selected candidates shall be provided with travel and accommodation grants, as per the instructions provided in the application form. The costs of the travel will be reimbursed at the end of the Summer School and will be dependent on regular attendance of lectures and fulfilment of given tasks.
 
More information under the following link - http://www.see-eu-cluster.eu/summerschool2018/