The Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (CES) is a scientific institution focused on research and advanced training within the Social Sciences and the Humanities through an inter and transdisciplinary approach. This winter, the Centre relaunches the second edition of its School with the title “Complexity and change: thinking, practices and processes for addressing global challenges”. Perfectly in line with the aims and the vision of the Centre, the School promotes productive, collaborative, critical and creative dialogues between different disciplines and modes of thinking, as well as a strong interrelationship between practice and theory conducive to the production of policy-oriented knowledge.
In this second edition the Winter School will address key global challenges, exploring a variety of critical, alternative and complementary views on how to address their complexity. As such, the School will combine lectures, seminars and creative moments of group discussion aimed at the integration of knowledge and experiences towards the production of new ideas and projects.
Targeted challenge themes:
- Being and Thinking Together (in) Complexity
- Knowing Together: Grasping the Complexity of the World
- Living Together: Peace and Communities of Well-Being
- Learning and Teaching Together
- Changing and Acting Together
This School represents an opportunity for sharing learning and discoveries. Each activity is designed to build upon and interact with the others. The distinction between Speakers and Audience is dissolved in a climate of co-construction and collaborative dialogue where everyone takes the role of a participant who brings unique contributions to the discussions. It will use a variety of platforms and techniques to support rich interactions and dialogues between the participants and ensure conditions for the emergence of novel and creative ideas.
The School welcomes the participation of researchers, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, practitioners of NGO and NGDO, activists.
The wider audience interested in the themes of the School is invited to follow the daily reports and to interact with the group by posing questions and raising issues through the Facebook page.
Open call for applications: 7 June 2021
First Call – Deadline for Application: 10 September 2021
First Call – Communication of acceptance: 24 September 2021
Second Call – Deadline for application: 14 October 2021
Second Call – Communication of acceptance: 20 October 2021
Registration and payment: 31 October 2021
Preparatory induction meeting (mandatory for participation): 2nd week of November 2021 (day and time to be announced)
School days: 16, 17, 18, 19, 22 November 2021 (extra day: 23 November 2021