2-6 September 2019
Koç University, Istanbul
UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development is proud to offer a one-week international summer academy on “Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Development”. This program aims to respond to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment. It will bring together leading academics, UN and GREVIO experts, and femocracts to share with the participants their academic and professional knowledge and experience. The seminar curriculum will have short courses. The courses will be designed as intensive workshops and discussions to stimulate innovative strategies considering country-specific and global challenges. They will include the latest research outputs, facts & figures, best practices, and analysis of women’s empowerment and gender-based discrimination.
This Summer Academy targets the international audience of potential women leaders – particularly young politicians, civic society representatives, academics and professionals.
The academy will take place from Monday to Friday (09:00- 16:00) including seminars, interactive workshops and site visits.
Gülser Corat – Director, Division for Gender Equality Office of the Director-General UNESCO
Jennifer Anderson – Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Ankara
Rosie Campbell- Professor of Politics and Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London
Feride Acar- Former President of the Group of Experts of Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) and Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Public Administration at METU
Bertil Emrah Oder – Dean of Law School and UNESCO Chairholder on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development at Koç University
Irene Spigno – Professor at Inter-American Academy of Human Rights-Autonomous University of Coahuila, Mexico.
Andrea Borroni- Professor at Luigi Vanvitelli University of Campania, Italy.
Serena Tolino – Professor at the University of Hamburg, Germany.
Amrita Bahri – Co-Chair for Mexico, WTO Chair Program and Assistant Professor of Law at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Aslı Mert-Ermiş- Asst. Professor in Sociology and Vice Director of Center for Gender Studies at Koç University
Özgün Çelebi- Asst. Professor in Civil Law at Koç University
Valentina Rita Scotti – Post-doctoral Researcher in Comparative Public Law at Koç University
And more TBC.
Who Should Attend?
Students, researchers and professionals from diverse disciplines with a focus on program topics and those who have interest in women’s empowerment and gender issues.
The summer academy seminars and readings will both be conducted in English.
A certificate will be provided upon successful completion of the program.
Deadline for Regular Application: 14 July 2019
Deadline for Scholarship Application: 31 May 2019
Confirmation of Registration
Candidates will be informed regarding their status of application within 15 days and if they are accepted, their registration will be completed only after they make the full payment.
Payments will be received only via online credit card transactions. A secure payment link will be provided to those whose applications are accepted after evaluation.
15% discount for NON-PROFITS
15% discount for Koç University Students & Alumni& Staff
15% discount for Applicants from Partner Institutions
Limited number of full scholarships will be available (only for selected 5 candidates). Applicants who wish to apply for a scholarship should indicate their choice in the relevant section of the application form with a short statement of their financial constraints. Please note that this is a non-profit program and the scholarships will be granted based on the availability of excess funds upon the completion of the application round.
DEADLINE for SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: 31 MAY 2019.
Scholarship results will be announced in June 2019.
Lodging and Travel
The Academy will be held at Koç University Rumelifeneri Campus in Istanbul, Turkey
Dormitory accommodations at Koç University are included in your academy registration. Accommodations include single and double room options with private bathrooms. The dormitory rooms will be available from 1 September to 7 September 2019. If you plan on arriving earlier or leaving later, you are responsible for arranging your own accommodations.
Details on curriculum and social activities will be provided shortly.
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