During the EUME Summer Academy participants from several countries, studying and reasearching in different fields come together to discuss their current research projects.
It is already in the planning phase of the Summer Academy that the concrete research interests of the participants are integrated into the program by the Steering Group, for instance by using certain themes and texts proposed by them or in having them head individual sessions. Before the Summer Academy started in Rabat a reader with introductory texts was distributed to give everyone a basis for thematic discussions.
The participants benefit from the input that is given on their particular research, especially because of the wide variety of fields one encounters in such a Summer Academy. As every project is discussed in a group of about 10 participants, everyone will get feedback and suggestions for proceeding further with their research.
The Summer Academy is committed to a “peer-to-peer” approach in which the program is borne in equal measure by both established and promising young scholars. The exchange with experienced colleagues is not thought of as a one-sided and monologic transfer of knowledge but rather as a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas.