Exchange Program For Regional Integration In East Asia And Europe (EPRIE) 2016


On ‘Asylum, migration, and integration – similar challenges, different patterns’ from June 24 to July 6, 2016 in Europe (Poland, Germany, France)

Against the backdrop of the current refugee crisis in Europe, EPRIE 2016  focuses on forced migration, integration, and their effect on nation states. First we will examine the various reasons for migration. What are the differences and similarities between Europe and East Asia? What impact does migration have on nation states? What factors play a significant role in the creation of current migration policies? What does integration mean, and how can it be achieved? Experts in science, politics, and civil society will introduce their perspectives and discuss them with the participants. Last but not least, we will ask European parliamentarians how migration will likely reshape the European Union.

Eligible candidates should be

  • Advanced graduate students, early postdoctoral researchers, or young professionals
  • Candidates should be of French, German, Polish, Chinese, Japanese or Korean nationality and between 25 and 35 years old
  • All applicants are expected to speak English fluently because the program will be conducted in English
  • And have special interest in the topic.

A committee will select 20 participants from the applications received.

Selected applicants are invited to join us for a unique intercultural experience at this year’s summer school. In addition to gaining specialized knowledge through comprehensive content, participants will develop intercultural competencies. Through intensive dialogue in international groups, the seminar will encourage participants to build an enduring network that encourages long-lasting cooperation.

All basic expenses during the program such as accommodation, transfers, and meals will be covered. However, participants are expected to pay their own journey from their home country to the conference location in Krzyzowa (Poland) and back from Strasbourg (France). Overseas candidates can apply for financial support.

If you intend to recommend a candidate or to apply for the program, please refer to our homepage .

To complete an application the following documents are required:

Application deadline is April 22, 2016. We kindly ask applicants to fill in the forms and send the required documents to . Only complete applications will be accepted.

EPRIE is organized by the Korea Verband , a politically independent association based in Berlin. It is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung , a private German foundation engaged in international understanding, and the Japan office of the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation in Tokyo .