July 3 - 9 2019, in Tunis, Tunisia
Call for Applications from activists, independent researchers, Masters, and doctoral students
In collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), the Observatory of Food Sovereignty and the Environment (OSAE) organizes its first summer school in Rural and Agricultural Studies, to be held July 3 - 9 2019, in Tunis, Tunisia.
Our aim is to provide rigorous social-scientific training in rural sociology, agricultural and ecological studies, and broader trade issues, related to international food trade. The Summer School will have three parts: (1) daily sessions with the instructors; (2) students discussing their research with the instructors; (3) a 3-day-long “fieldwork” trip with meetings with small farmers and local actors.
Lecturing will be in a combination of French, Arabic, and English, depending on the composition of the students. However, we ask that all attendees have at least a passive command of the Arabic language in order to be able to understand lectures and conversations. Students from the Arab world, Africa, Europe, and North America are welcome to apply. However, preference will be for students from the Arab world. All costs, including food, lodging, and transportation will be covered for students from the region. Students from Western countries are expected to cover their own travel expenses to Tunisia, however justified exceptions are possible.
Those interested in submitting applications for the workshop ought to submit the following, in a one-page letter in French, English, or Arabic (approximately 500-700 words):
Please submit applications by March 30, 2019 to OSAE Marsad osae.marsad(at)gmail.com
Department for Middle East and North Africa
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has a network of eleven country offices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and implements projects in a total of 14 countries. Some offices, such as Egypt or Sudan, look back at a history of more than 40 years of cooperation.