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DAAD Summer School 2016

DAAD-Summer School for International Alumni “Legal and Economic Challenges for Sustainable Food Security in the 21st Century”

September 12-16, 2016, Halle (Saale), Germany
– Invitation and Call for Papers –
Application Deadline extended (May 31, 2016)

The Faculty of Law and Economics of the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in cooperation with the Leibnitz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) will host an interdisciplinary summer school on the topic “Legal and Economic Challenges for Sustainable Food Security in the 21st Century” from the 12th to the 16th of September 2016. The summer school will be fully funded by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

We welcome all international alumni from MLU and IAMO who have stayed in Germany for at least three months for study or research purposes, in particular:

  • All international alumni of the Master of Business Law andEconomic Law LL.M. oec. at the University of Halle
  • Graduates of the university’s exchange programmes with theSouthwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing(China) and the Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia)
  • Former ERASMUS programme students of the Faculty of Law andEconomics
  • Members of the alumni network of business and economics INSITU
  • Former international guest scholars, international PhD Students andinternational alumni of the MLU and IAMO

The topic of the summer school is the issue of food security, which has become increasingly pressing in recent years. Both the UN as well as the EU have recognised food security as a priority, the UN seeing it as a crucial element of sustainability in its post-2015 agenda and the EU noting it is one of the greatest social challenges within its Framework Programme for Research and Innovation ‘Horizon 2020’.

The subjects for discussion on the five respective days of the summer school are:

  1. Introduction to Economic and Legal Aspects of Food Security
  2. Agronomic Mechanisms of Sustainable Food Security
  3. Food Security and International Economic Law
  4. Human Rights and Food Security
  5. Case Studies and Best Practice Models

These issues will be discussed in seminars, workshops and panel sessions. Leading experts in the field and prominent academics, such as Elisabeth Bürgi (University of Bern), Ana Maria Suarez Franco (FIAN International), and Ekaterina Krivonos (FAO), will give insights into a given area and approach each topic from a variety of angles. The programme will be rounded off by excursions, e.g. to the “Rotkäppchen” sparkling wine cellars in Freyburg.

There is no registration fee for the invited Alumni. The following expenses will be covered by the DAAD:

  • International return ticket (economy class airfare);
  • Transport to the excursion sites and entrance fees; and
  • Accommodation and living expenses during the official period of stay for the summer school.

The arrival date for delegates in Halle (Saale) will be September 11, 2016. The departure date is September 16, 2016.

Submission of Applications

To take part in the summer school, please apply by sending your CV, a passport photograph, and an informative motivational statement. Also indicate your previous stays in Germany (reason and duration), with proof of stay for scientific research purposes, study or work for at least 3 months, wherever applicable.

Submission of Abstracts

We encourage the submission of papers with the length of 4,000-8,000 words on one of the five topics from participants. Selected participants will be given the opportunity to present and discuss their papers. All submitted papers will be published in a collected volume of the summer school material. We also welcome the submission of posters, particularly to illustrate case studies or best practice models. However, this is not a prerequisite for participation or funding.

To submit a paper, please enclose an abstract in English of approx. 5000 characters (including spaces) with your application.

All applications and abstracts shall be sent to by May 31, 2016.

For any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you back again in Halle soon!