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Symposium on Justice, Institutions and Media after Crisis launches Coimbra Group Master Initiative in Peace and Conflict Studies

07 September 2021

We have the pleasure to announce the symposium “After the Crisis: Justice, Institutions, Media”, to be held at the University of Poitiers (also online) on 8-10 September 2021. This event marks the official launch of the Coimbra Group Master Initiative in Peace and Conflict Studies (CGMIPC).

An initiative of the Coimbra Group Development Cooperation Working Group, under the leadership of Prof. Sanja Bosković (University of Poitiers) and coordination by Stefanie Waterstradt (University of Jena), this endeavour brings together staff, students and expertise from the following universities:  Aarhus University, University of Coimbra, National University of Ireland Galway, University of Granada, University of Groningen, University of Jena, University of Poitiers, and University of Vilnius.

By bringing together different Master’s programmes in the field of peace and conflict studies, associating specialists from leading European universities, this Coimbra Group’s initiative aims to contribute to the internationalisation of training and to offer students the best possible entry point into the field of violent and non-violent behaviour analysis in the social sciences, to better understand the contemporary world and current conflict situations.

Students are given the possibility to move between the participating universities by using the Erasmus+ mobility programme in order to gain expertise and exposure to different approaches. They can thus explore different cultural backgrounds already during their university studies. Successful completion of the CGMIPC programme is rewarded with a Coimbra Group Certificate, issued by the receiving and sending universities.

The Coimbra Group universities taking part in the Coimbra Group Master Initiative on Peace and Conflict Studies (CGMIPCS) benefit also from their own links to partner universities in different world’s regions and countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. This opens diverse possibilities for students for internships and thesis research. Thereby the CGMIPCS can provide students with a very good basis for a career in international cooperation and in international organisations.

The CGMIPC will organise each year a joint Intensive Programme (E+ Short Blended Programme) for all students participating in the network, which provides for a highly valuable interactive learning experience. It is also linked to the idea of creating an annual Coimbra Group Summer School on a specific topical issue in Peace and Conflict.

In the framework of the project, it is also planned to set up a multilateral symposium for specialists, thus providing an opportunity to strengthen and internationalize research in the field of Peace & Conflict Studies.

It is in this perspective that the organisation of the first symposium of the CGMIPCS network will take place on September 8-10, 2021 at the University of Poitiers. This first academic event, organised by Ludivine Thouverez and Hélène Yèche, initiates the beginning of the inter-university collaboration in the framework of the CGMIPCS.

To register for the symposium, click here.

Symposium programme

Programme du colloque (en français)