‘Balkan Criminology’ One-Week Intensive Course

Mar, 23, 2020

The ‘Balkan Criminology’ One-Week Intensive Course will be held from 23rd to 27th March at the Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik.

The course provides in-depth and up-to-date knowledge about the state of art in crime research in the Balkans, while introducing its participants to the basics of criminological methodology, phenomenology and etiology. It is part of the overall scientific programme of the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology, which is jointly established between the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law and the Zagreb Faculty of Law – University of Zagreb/Croatia and funded by Germany’s leading research foundation – the Max Planck Society.

The course serves as a platform for the dissemination of criminological expertise gathered through the MPPG scientific activities: The MPPG research focuses, as well as the expertise gathered at the annual conferences. This concept of transforming newest research findings and expertise from and for the region into transmittable knowledge for course participants ensures a holistic approach that combines education with science and research. The added value for course participants is, besides the knowledge itself, the networking opportunity with colleagues from the region and the possibility to present their PhD/Master/Diploma thesis before internationally and regionally renown experts.

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  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Joerg Albrecht, Max Planck Institut, Freiburg, Germany
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Dr. Michael Kilchling, Max Planck Institut, Freiburg, Germany
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Almir Maljević, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Prof. Dr. Marcelo F. Aebi, University of Lausanne, School of Criminal Sciences (ESC), Switzland
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Kury, Max Planck Institut, Freiburg, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Gordana Lažetić, University of Skopje, Macedonia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andra-Roxana Trandafir, University of Bucharest, Romania

The programme offers 4 ECTS credits via the attendance certificate issued by the course director and IUC Dubrovnik, which are recognized by the Zagreb Faculty of Law. Precondition is the regular attendance of the course and the delivery of a participant presentation in oral and written form.

The programme includes key note lectures, students’ presentations, academic writing and further soft skills trainings, and extensive exchange and discussion.

Special feature: based on input and interest in specific field, participants will have the opportunity to discuss it one on one with the renowned experts. Except the scientific part of the BC Course, we will also provide Dubrovnik Sight Seeing and Movie Night as well as some other activities.

Delivery of a participant presentation in oral form is only mandatory in case the students want to gain the 4 ECTS points. If not, they are free to take part in the course and will only get an attendance certificate.

The Course fee for participants is 150 Euro which include enrolment, participation in the lectures and student materials. Students from the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb are not pobliged to pay registration fee. Participants are expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements and cover these costs – formal invitation letters for scholarship applications may be sent to dedicated participants. The fee must be paid in advance by wire transfer. Further information on payment of the fee will be sent with the registration confirmation. In addition to the Course fee, all participants are required to pay a 50,00 Euro fee to the IUC Dubrovnik upon arrival.

Accommodation: there is a special rate for the BC Course participants at the RIXOS Libertas hotel in Dubrovnik (http://libertasdubrovnik-hr.rixos.com/)- the price for single room is 50 EUR per night and for double room is 70 EUR per night, per room. Buffet breakfast is included.

For early registration by 10th January 2020, a reduced early bird fee of 100 Euro is available. The course manger can provide help with organising travel and accommodation arrangements.

MPPG contact for ‘Balkan Criminology’ Course: Reana Bezić