The methodology of the Summer Academy is based on a mix of lectures, working groups, workshops and readings. Basic information about OSCE organisations and organisational structures will be made available in advance in order to help participants prepare for the lectures.
Lecturers will use primarily the case study approach and will especially focus on recent developments and activities of the OSCE and related governmental and non-governmental organisations. Working groups will give participants the opportunity to consolidate subjects dealt with in the lectures. Workshops will be held in order to enhance communication skills and intercultural understanding and to learn how to deal with one’s own role within a team.
Participants will practice mediation and negotiation skills and gain experimental knowledge of different concepts through interactive exercises, such as role-plays and simulation exercises.
Evaluations are scheduled for the end of each week in order to facilitate integrating lectures, working-groups, workshops and readings into a coherent basis for discussing what has been learned. The programme will also include excursions (e.g. the PC in the Hofburg/Vienna).
The Programme includes the following Modules / Sessions:
Post Cold War Realities in Europe
The OSCE’s Organisation
OSCE in Action
The Security Dimension of the OSCE
The Human Dimension of the OSCE
Economic and Ecological Dimension of the OSCE
Regional aspects of OSCE functioning
The future role of the OSCE within the European security and co-operation architecture
For further information on the programme, you may refer to the Narrative Reports of the previous Summer Academies on OSCE: