10th International Summer School "The contemporary problems of children
and childhood in multicultural societies- theory, research, praxis"
15th -24th September 2016, Warsaw, Poland
organised by the UNESCO/ Janusz Korczak Chair at the Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw, Poland
in cooperation with the Faculty of Education in Osijek – J.J. Strossmayer University, Osijek, Croatia
Partners: The Polish National Commission for UNESCO and Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange – CEEPUS Programme.

Information for participants:
We are interested in the current problems related to the increasing flux of refugees and migrants, not only in the European Union countries, but also in the countries of the Caucasus, Arabian Peninsula, Africa and Central Asia. The problems related to the socio-psychological and pedagogical functioning of children in the contemporary multicultural societies (affected by the new quality of migration processes) seem to be particularly important for researchers, academic teachers, education politicians, pedagogues, teachers, practitioners and the staff connected with diagnostic processes and school adaptation of culturally different children in host societies. What is equally important in the dimension of empirical and theoretical analyses are the consequences of migration, refugeeism and reintegration processes related to multicultural education and communication at school and in environments which support children, to teachers’ and pedagogues’ preparation to work in culturally diverse backgrounds as well as the psychological and pedagogical support for children in their resocialization and social integration.
We would like to look at the contemporary problems of children and childhood in multicultural societies through the prism of interdisciplinary exchange of research and practical experiences. Thus, we kindly invite graduates of pedagogy, sociology and anthropology as well as other social and humanistic sciences, doctorate students and young academics whose academic-research work and practical activities are connected with the problem of a child, childhood or areas related to and rooted in increasingly culturally diversified backgrounds and societies, to participate in the 10th Summer School.
The Summer School programme includes lectures, workshops, discussions, study visits, individual meetings with academics as well as discussion meetings devoted to the participants’ research work and practical activities realized by them. The language used during the school activities is English.
• The 10th  International Summer School is targeted at young researchers in the fields
of psychology, education, sociology and interdisciplinary studies fro, Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Poland.
• All participants should speak English at the level that allows communication.
• Participants are required to cover  the costs of:
o Passport and visa expenses
o International travel expanses
o Travel and health  insurance for the duration of their stay in Poland.
• Expenses associated with participation in the 10th International Summer School – lodging, costs of meals ( lunches, coffee breaks, integration dinner – as indicated in the Programme) and pocket money (for public transport tickets, other meals, etc.) will be cover from  the scholarships of the Polish National Commission for UNESCO and/or the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange – CEEPS Programme.
• All participants will receive a certificate of completion of the 10th  International Summer School.

Ms Aleksandra Niedźwiedzka-Wardak
Office for International Relations (room3222)
The Maria Grzegorzewska University
ul. Szczęśliwicka 40; 02-353 Warszawa, Poland
tel. (+48) 22 589 36 15
E-mail: aniedzwiedzka@aps.edu.pl