At the start of the new academic year (2009-2010), Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique (LEAP) and Paris-Sorbonne’s University’s Doctoral School of “Modern and Contemporary History” launch a research programme entitled “Europe. Anticipation. Strategy”.
Rythm: The programme consists of:
. a series of 2-3 hour long sessions every other week, organised by University Paris-Sorbonne alone, led by Professor Edouard Husson (seminar);
. and/or, 3 one-day sessions (one per term) of specific training to political anticipation, jointly organised by Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique (LEAP) and Paris-Sorbonne’s University’s Doctoral School of “Modern and Contemporary History” (training sessions)
Participants: This programme is intended for:
. seminar: Master 2 and PhD students of the Sorbonne (maximum 20 participants);
. training sessions: candidates (from universities, companies, administrations and NGOs) jointly recruited by LEAP and the Doctoral School (maximum 40 participants).
. The 2009/2010 seminar’s topic will be: « Current crisis: a repetition of the past or a radically new crisis? »;
. the three one-day training sessions will be concerned with the methodological aspects of anticipation (theory) and their application (practice)
. Seminar: teachers from University Paris-Sorbonne and other European universities;
. Three one-day training sessions: LEAP-team collaborators (Europeans professionals from various sectors contributing to LEAP’s anticipation research); each training day will be led and moderated by Franck Biancheri, director of research at LEAP/E2020.
The three one-day training sessions are held in French, German and Spanish with a simultaneous translation into the same three languages
Selection process: Candidates must send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org before July 30th:
. a Curriculum Vitae (1 page),
. a short motivation letter (1 page),
. and a maximum 2-page text on the following theme: « What do you anticipate will happen in the next two years (as regards one country, one sector or on an international scale)? »
Participants to the three one-day training sessions will be selected by a committee made of representatives from the LEAP and the Doctoral School (2 each).
Candidates will be informed of the result of the selection on September 15th.
During the first year, a maximum of 20 participants will follow the three one-day training sessions.
Selected candidates are obliged to follow the three one-day training sessions.
It is imperative to be perfectly at ease (written and spoken) in at least one of the three working languages of the programme.
Validation: Participants must write one case-study between each one-day training session (2 altogether). It will be evaluated by a jury made of representatives of LEAP and the Doctoral School. Each participant will get a grade written on the final LEAP/Sorbonne « Europe. Anticipation. Strategy » training programme certificate he/she will be handed over. A special reward for the “best political anticipation” 2009/2010 will be given to the best case-study.
Location: The three one-day training sessions will take place at the Paris-Sorbonne University’s premises
July 30th: Dead-line to hand over application files
September 15th: End of selection process and information to candidates
Beginning of October: Start of the training programme
November 20th: First training session
February 20th: Second training session
May 20th: 3rd training session, certificate-giving ceremony and honour-dinner