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FAQS

Epistemologies of the South V

June 24 to July 2, 2019

1. Who can participate?
Applications are open to all those available to participate in a challenging space of mutual learnings towards the decolonisation of thought and struggle against capitalism, colonialism and patriarchy. A heterogeneous group is expected in terms of origin, knowledge, age and experience of work and struggles, composed of academics of different areas, artists and other professionals, students and activists.  Involvement in social movements or other forms of activism or social struggle is highly valued.

2. What are the working languages at the Summer School?
While acknowledging the operational difficulties of linguistic diversity, the Summer School refuses the hegemony of one language and the exclusions that it promotes and is open to Portuguese or Spanish or English speakers. Translation will be partly provided by professional translators. During the moments otherwise not possible, the course will appeal to the shared responsibility of participants that can help in translation. The seminar coordinators the will be available in this collaboration.

3. Will I have access to the Summer School’s Reading materials before the beginning of the course?
Yes. You will have access to the materials online a month prior to the beginning of Summer School, at the least.

4. When and where will the Summer School be held?
The Summer School will be held between June 24 and July 2, 2019, at the Hotel das Termas - Curia, Termas, Spa & Golf, Anadia, the village of Curia, about 30 minutes from Coimbra and Aveiro. For detailed information see Where and Important dates

5. Where will Summer School participants be accommodated?
Participants will be accommodated in a shared room at the Hotel das Termas - Curia, Termas, Spa & Golf, in Anadia, about 30km from Coimbra, Portugal. The rooms are spacious, with two beds, and absolutely comfortable for two people. If we are expressly requested accommodation in a single room, if there is availability at the hotel, we will make a single room reservation. Please note that in this case you will be charged an extra fee of 375€. For more information see Where.

6. Will I have access to the internet during the Summer School?
Yes. The Hotel das Termas - Curia, Termas, Spa & Golf has wireless network.

7. Will I be entitled to a certificate of participation?
Yes. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

8. Until when can I apply and what is the deadline for payment?
Applications run until February 28th, 2019. Up to April 20th, 2019, accepted candidates must pay a 100€ deposit.  Those who complete full payment of the registration fee by May 1st, 2019, will benefit from a reduced rate. The deadline for payment is May 1st, 2019 (early -bird fee) or June 1st (late-bird fee with increased costs).

For more information see Application, Registration and Tuition and Important dates.

9. Does the registration fee include accommodation?
Yes. Registration includes participation in the seminars; accommodation in double rooms; breakfasts, lunches, dinners and coffee breaks; reading materials and transportation from Coimbra to Curia. Tuition does not include travel to and from Coimbra. If we are expressly requested accommodation in a single room, if there is availability at the hotel, we will make a single room reservation. Please note that in this case you will be charged an extra fee of 300€. For more information see Application, Registration and Tuition.

10. Does the registration fee include meals?
Yes. Registration includes participation in the Summer School, accommodation in shared double rooms at the hotel, lunches, dinners and coffee breaks, social programme and the course materials. For more information see Application, Registration and Tuition.

11. Will I receive a confirmation when payment is completed?
Yes. You will receive a confirmation the moment you register, including details for making a payment. As soon as you complete the fee payment you will receive a transaction confirmation.

12. Can I request documentation for visa purposes and support funding?
The organising committee will not be responsible for arranging visas nor support funds, however, it may assist in obtaining the necessary documentation for your trip, through the preparation and submission of letters of acceptance and/or certificates. For issues related to these matters, please contact us: alicesummerschool@ces.uc.pt

13. Do I need insurance?
Each participant must have a personal insurance coverage, including medical assistance in the case of emergency. We recommend that you also purchase a travel insurance. Please make sure you bring your insurance policy papers with you.

14. Why is there tuition?

The Summer School is self-funded and non-profit. The registration fee is used to guarantee each participant's accommodation in a shared room at the Hotel das Termas da Curia; breakfasts, snacks, lunches and dinners throughout the course; reading materials and other materials used in workshops; round-trip Coimbra-Curia. Tuition also allows funds for 4 scholarships for participants with no economic conditions, an affirmative action mechanism; as well as the accommodation and honorariums for invited workshop coordinators. It also covers the cost of accommodation and meals for the school's organizers and CES trainers, who receive no honorarium.

15. Why Curia?
Curia, near Coimbra, with its natural park as landscape, is a scenario that allows nine days of intense and quiet learning and mutual enrichment. The thermal baths golden age happened between the 1920's and 1950's, after that thermal tourism declined, leading to the closure of services and the progressive decay of many of the existing facilities. The annual presence of the Summer School in Curia is also a way of contributing to a fragile local economy on which many workers depend. The hotel where the Summer School will be installed welcomes many hotel-school interns hotels and guarantees tranquillity and prices that would be impractical in an urban context.

 

CONTACT
alicesummerschool@ces.uc.pt 

+351 239855570 (Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra)

 

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