Summer School


After further evolution of the COVID-19 situation, NAMEPES Team, in accordance with the University of Trento, has decided to postpone the Summer School on North Africa - Middle East Politics and EU Security. 

We have decided so in order to guarantee the high quality of the lectures and most importantly the same level of interactivity and participation, to which we give the highest value. 

For this reason, the activities will be held in Winter 2021 (February/March) or in Summer 2021 (June). As soon as we have more information we will publish it on this webpage and on our social media.

All submitted applications will be kept on hold and remain valid, unless differently communicated to us by the candidate. Once the new dates are confirmed, applicants will be able to update their application or to upload a new one. In the new selection process, priority will be given to the applications received by May 4th 2020. The successful candidates will consequently be informed at the end of the process.

Hoping that we will all go back safely to our lives soon, we thank you very much for your understanding and we are looking forward to your participation in this project.

If you have any questions or doubts, do not hesitate to write to us at namepes [at]

The North Africa Middle East Politics and EU Security – NAMEPES Summer School will provide its participants with a deep understanding of the relations between the MENA region and the European Union in different aspects (geopolitics, international relations, economics, law).

Most of the Middle Eastern and North African countries (MENA) have spent a period of political instability in the last two decades. The region, most related to Europe for both historical reasons and geographical proximity, is one of the most complex and conflictual regions in the world. Inter-state and civil wars, terrorism, political instability and poverty have had repercussions both within the MENA borders and in the neighbouring countries.
In addition to hosting important European trade routes, endowment in vast energy resources and the global energy supply security dependence give this region a greater strategic relevance.
The Summer School will also analyse in depth the domestic and foreign policy of the main regional players in the Middle Eastern politics by highlighting the role of institutions, civil society and political ideologies, particularly political Islam and nationalism.

All the names of the international experts involved in the lectures,  workshops and roundtables in the poster below

link: FB


Poster Summer School NAMEPES ( PDF | 911.36 KB )

Class size
Admission is reserved to a maximum of 30 students (up to 15 students from University of Trento and up to 15 external students).

In order to apply, candidates need to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Academic background: preferably PhD students, MA students and graduates in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Law, History.
    BA students are eligible only if they have completed at least one academic course in the field of Middle Eastern Studies, or topics strictly related to this area.
  • English knowledge: at least B2 level.

Eligible candidates will be selected upon evaluation of the the following supporting documents:

  • Transcript of Records 
  • CV
  • Motivation Letter

No participation Costs for the students since this Summer School is supported by the European Commission within Jean Monnet Action co-financing the Project North Africa Middle East Politics and EU Security NAMEPES (2019 – 2021), coordinated by Prof. Pejman Abdolmohammadi

Tuition fees, coffee breaks, lunches and one social dinner with the speakers and accommodation for external students are covered by the European Grant.

All other costs (travel expenses, visa and health insurance, dinners, personal expenses, etc.) are at each participant's charge.

Free accommodation is provided to external students only.
It consists of 4 nights in double room shared with another participant, either in apartment or in students’ house.

Application deadline
The new application deadline will be communicated soon
Students are asked to upload a CV, ToR and a motivation letter by filling in the:

All activities will take place at the SIS-School of International Studies of the University of Trento, located in the city centre.

Academic Coordinator: Prof. Pejman Abdolmohammadi

Assistant Project Coordinator: Giulia Daga, PhD Student

e-mail: namepes [at]

Poster Summer School 2020 ( PDF | 911.36 KB )