Assignments & Instructions

Participants are obliged to give a workshop presentation during the intensive international part of the course. The participants will be asked to send in proposals for these workshop presentations before the start of the course. The proposals have to be related to the central theme of the course, but you can for instance choose (or combine) different angles to approach the central theme of the course, based on your own research from the last years or your own personal interests. In the period after the course, a final paper has to be written on the same topic as your workshop presentation. The reason for that this gives you the opportunity to use your experiences during the course, the comments you got and the discussions that took place. Furthermore the participants are expected to write a short summary of their own presentation and a short report on one of the other presentations. The summaries will be part of the hard copy and the e-version of the final report of the course. During the months preceding the course there will be assistance through information on this website and by e-mail.

Participants in this course are expected to fulfill the following assignments before, during and after the intensive international part of the course:


  • Hand in a title and short outline of your presentation and paper (approximately 250 words).
  • Prepare your presentation (10 minutes presentation & 10 minutes discussion; the support of PowerPoint, Prezi or hand-outs is allowed, but not obligatory).
  • Students residing in the Netherlands are invited to a preparatory session at the Utrecht School of Governance (February 21, 2016).

During (April 18-22, 2016)

  • Finalise your presentation based on the feedback you receive from the resource persons during one of the preparatory sessions.
  • All participants and resource persons are expected to participate actively during all parts of the programme.
  • Participants might be specifically asked to prepare critical questions for the debate after one of the plenary lectures or to take the role of a reporter and write a summary or column about a part of the programme.
  • Participants are encouraged to write contributions to the newspaper The Dubrovnik Daily and website of the course.

Directly after (deadline: May 9th, 2016)

  • Hand in a short report on your own presentation and include some insights that came from the discussion (approximately 500-700 words).
  • Hand in a short report on the lecture or the debate your were the reporter of (only for those concerned; approximately 500-700 words).

One month after (deadline: May 31st, 2016)

  • Hand in your final paper that is based on your presentation (approximately 4000 words). The papers are graded by the academic staff. The final papers will be published on this website after the course.