Edition 11: The 2018 Course


This page was last updated: 01/03/2018

From 16 – 20 April 2018 the 11th (and next) edition of course Challenges of Europe. Inclusion and Exclusion in Contemporary European Societies will be organised at the Inter University Centre Dubrovnik. The theme of the 11th edition of the course is Populism, Parochialism and Autocratic LeadershipMore information on the content, participation and the international staff of this edition can be found on this website. More information (for example about the programme) will be published in the upcoming weeks.

Date & programme

The formal academic programme of the course takes place from 16 – 20 April 2018. The programme starts Monday the 16th of April early morning and ends Friday the 20th of April late afternoon. We advise all participants and resource persons to arrive in Dubrovnik on Sunday the 15th of April and to leave only at Saturday 21st or Sunday the 22nd of April. For those interested, we try to organise a cultural activity on Saturday the 21st of April. Details about the programme are not known yet, but please feel assured the programme includes different longer and shorter plenary presentations by resource persons from different countries, workshop sessions with presentations by participants, forum debates, simulation games, future creating workshops, and so on. As lecturers and participants stay in the same hotel, discussions and preparations will be extended during evening hours within an informal setting.

Content in short & course description.

In this course we will address the theme Populism, Parochialism and Autocratic Leaderships in Europe by looking at three questions:

  • What evidence is there for the development of populism, parochialism, authoritarianism and autocratic leadership in Europe, the EU and in the particular countries?
  • To what extent do these developments lead to new or growing forms of exclusion or other negative effects?
  • What can be done, by whom, and at what levels, to protect individuals, groups, communities and societies from exclusion caused by these developments?

Interested to read more about the issue of the 2018-course? Please visit the background page of this 11th edition of the course and check this website every now and then. Updates will follow!