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Interdisciplinary Research Workshops on Threats to Democratic Values

Summer school

CRoLEV Summer School

The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Rule of Law and European Values (CRoLEV) at the School of Law of the University of Central Lancashire in Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) is organising the CRoLEV Summer School 2023. During the last part of the Summer School, we will also hold the 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Research Workshops. Both events will take place in hybrid format—on campus at UCLan Cyprus and online, via MS Teams.

Part I: CRoLEV Summer School

Call for Participants

The Summer School will focus on Threats to Democratic Values, broadly construed and will be ideal for PhD students, early career researchers, advanced students in fields such as law, European studies, sociology, or politics, policy-makers, members of civil society, stakeholders, and professionals.

The Summer School will employ a melange of formal and non-formal educational methodologies, placing the learner at the epicentre of the learning process. It will include a series of interactive workshops and lectures led by experts, providing learners with the opportunity to actively engage in discussion.

Materials for the Summer School will be available electronically. For more information on our Activities, including a frequently updated bibliography on the topic visit

Contact and Application to Participate

If you wish to apply for a place, please send your CV and a 1-page cover letter explaining why you wish to participate in the summer school, what you can contribute to it and how you will use the learning outcomes in your academic/employment/social settings. Please indicate whether you intend to participate in person or online (via MS Teams).

You may send the above, or any other enquiries you have, to

Deadline to apply: 5th June 2023

Notification of results: 9th June 2023


 Part II: 2nd Annual CRoLEV Interdisciplinary Research Workshop

The last part of the Summer School, taking place on the 16th of June, consists of this year’s Interdisciplinary Research Workshops. The Workshops, designed to evaluate ‘Threats to Democratic Values’, will provide researchers the opportunity to present their work in front of a diverse and interdisciplinary audience. We welcome submissions from anyone working in the fields of law, politics, ethics, European studies, or political sciences interested in values such as the rule of law, democracy, human dignity, and non-discrimination. The Workshops aim to bring together advanced students, PhD researchers, early career researchers, academics, professionals, and members of civil society. Those wishing to present their work at the Workshops, should submit an abstract (of no more than 200 words) to by the 5th of June 2023. Successful applicants will be informed by the 9th of June.

Within the framework of CRoLEV, UCLan Cyprus will also be publishing a ‘Working Paper Series on the Rule Law and European Values’. Participants who would like to have their contributions considered for the Working Paper Series should send a larger abstract (500 words) to by the 31st of July 2023.

15 - 16 Jun 2023 Cyprus