The role of the social sciences in the construction of the knowledge-based society - European and Latin American perspectives

Summer school
Date: August 17-30, 2009
Venue: FLACSO, Mexico City
Deadline for submission: May 31, 2009
The Latin American Faculty for the Social Sciences (FLACSO Mexico) is
organizing in collaboration with the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI
Austria) a SUMMER SCHOOL on

"THE ROLE OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE
KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY -- EUROPEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES"

17 -- 30 AUGUST, 2009

VENUE: FLACSO MEXICO CITY

We welcome now applications from young European and Latin American
researchers in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) with a focus on
the design and implementation of public science, technology and
innovation (STI) policies.

The Summer School will take place at the campus of FLACSO Mexico from
August 17 to 30, 2009. This event will be organized as a joint activity
of the EULAKS project (www.eulaks.eu <http://www.eulaks.eu/>) that is
funded by the European Community's Co-operation Programme
(Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities) under the Seventh Framework
Programme for Research and Technological Development (Contract number
217190).

To ensure a high number of qualified applications we kindly ask you to
disseminate the information on the Summer School within your institution.

Objectives of the Summer School:

* To bring together a group of specialized researchers from Europe
and Latin America to discuss the challenges in the construction of
knowledge societies from a comparative social science and
humanities (SSH) perspective.
* To provide a space for multidisciplinary reflection on new
concepts and perspectives underpinning the changing regimes of
science and policy in the construction of knowledge societies in
Europe and Latin America.
* To compare the differential histories in the co-evolution of
science, technology and society in Europe and Latin America and
the factors and conditions favouring or impeding the development
of innovation systems in both regions.
* To consolidate networks between young Latin American and European
researchers and to mobilize institutional and individual
collaboration in future research activities in the SSH in the
context of the European Community's Framework Programme for
Research and Technological Development.

Pre-requisites for prospective candidates:

* The applicants are expected to have at least a Master's degree in
a relevant subject related to the study of science, technology and
society (STS) and currently be enrolled in a research programme or
engaged in academic jobs.
* Prospective candidates that wish to apply should send their
Curriculum Vitae and an official transcript in English or Spanish
language (showing courses taken and degrees obtained).
* All applicants should provide one letter of reference from someone
who is familiar with their academic work (e.g. thesis supervisor).

Deadlines:

* The deadline for electronic submission of applications is 31 May,
2009. The call for applications is available (in English and
Spanish) on the EULAKS website
(http://www.eulaks.eu/summerschool.html). All applicants have to
send their applications through the online application form that
is also available on the EULAKS website.
* The results of the selection process will be published on the
EULAKS website by mid-June 2009.

Please request further information on the Summer School from:

* summerschool@zsi.at (in English)
* summerschool@flacso.edu.mx (in
Spanish)

Yours sincerely,
The EULAKS Team

--
Dirk JOHANN
EULAKS coordinator

http://www.eulaks.eu/ <http://www.eulaks.eu/>
Connecting Socio-Economic Research on the Dynamics of the Knowledge
Society in the European Union and Latin American and Caribbean Countries

c/o Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI)
Linke Wienzeile 246, A-1150 Vienna, Austria.

Tel: 0043-1-49 50 442 18
Fax: 0043-1-49 50 442 40