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Program of the “Equality and Citizenship 2020” Summer School

The Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe, the University of Rijeka, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka and the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy are organizing the 7th edition of the Equality and Citizenship Summer School which will be held from July 13th to 17th, 2020 in Rijeka, Croatia.


The Summer School does not reproduce, in a diluted form, the familiar teaching format of a university course. Instead, it is organized around “Author-Meets-Critics” symposia that are dedicated to publications and works-in-progress by some distinguished authors. All the leading participants will give a paper on a topic on which they are currently working or a précis of a recently published book. During the symposia dedicated to them, they will then reply to the papers given by the other scholars.


This year’s leading participants are:


Dr. Ivan Cerovac, University of Rijeka

Dr. Sarah Fine, King’s College, London

Prof. Samuel Freeman, University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Philippe Van Parijs, Université catholique de Louvain


The Summer School is primarily aimed at attracting post-doc researchers and doctoral students. They can contribute to the discussion by commenting and asking questions, and in case they participated in earlier editions of the Summer School, they are invited to apply with paper proposals for the symposia and send an abstract of no more than 2,500 characters by May 1st, 2020. Other participants are invited to send their applications by May 15th, 2020. All participants will receive a certificate of participation that describes the activities in which they have participated at the Summer School.


The accepted candidates must pay 75 € / 557,72 HRK participation fee by June 1st, 2020 on the following account:

Account Holder: Filozofski fakultet u Rijeci, Sveučilišna avenija 4, 51000 Rijeka, Hrvatska / Croatia

Name of the Bank: Zagrebačka banka d.d. Zagreb, Paromlinska 2, 10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska / Croatia


IBAN: HR9123600001101536455

“Za ljetnu školu političke filozofije” / for the Summer School of Political Philosophy

“Poziv na broj” / Reference Number: 0800010014

Organizers of the Summer School can cover scholarships for a limited number of participants, but a motivated request is needed.

1) Accommodation

Participants can book rooms in one of Rijeka’s Hostels, Hotels or Private Accommodation.

Rijeka is the 2020 European Capital of Culture. We expect many tourists to visit Rijeka for its numerous events. We suggest participants book early, as accommodation will be in high demand.

2) Further information

Useful information about the city of Rijeka can be found at

If any further details are needed, please contact us at

Updated information regarding the Summer School will be available at the CAS SEE website.

Directors of the Summer School:

Prof. Elvio Baccarini, University of Rijeka

Prof. Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, University of Rijeka

Ast. Prof. Nebojša Zelič, University of Rijeka

Organization Board:

Dr. Ivan Cerovac, University of Rijeka

Siba Harb, University of Leuven

Dr. Viktor Ivanković, Institute of Philosophy Zagreb

Kristina Lekić Barunčić

Assoc. Prof. Luca Malatesti, University of Rijeka

Andrea Mešanović, University of Rijeka

Aleksandar Šušnjar, University of Rijeka

Tamara Crnko, University of Rijeka

UNIRI Moise Palace: Cres

The Moise Palace – an education center of the University of Rijeka

This five-hundred-year-old patrician townhouse is the largest Renaissance palace on the Croatian island of Cres. A venue and forum for various scientific and research activities, it welcomes visiting academics, students, artists, as well as teams of experts and practitioners wishing to withdraw for a moment to a serene and inspiring working setting.


aut aut: Pensare la violenza

Time: February 13th, 2020 from 17:30-19:30h
Venue: Lovat Library, Trieste

Are effective actions against the use of violence possible, and if so – in what terms? The political, verbal and identity violence that pervades the languages and actions of the institutions, is causing us to rethink the critical tools that we want to put in place to face it.
Starting from the unpublished essay by Judith Butler, this issue of “aut aut” has tried to reflect on the matter in question, focusing in particular on the concept of vulnerability and the persistent misogyny at the bottom of the discourses of power.

The presentation of “aut aut: Pensare la violenza” was held at Lovat Library, Trieste on February 13th, 2020. The Special Issue of “aut aut” features texts which have been developed in the course of the CAS SEE 2018 Summer School “Critique of Violence Now. From Thinking to Acting against Violence”.

The issue was presented by:

SERGIA ADAMO, the editor of “aut aut”. She teaches Comparative Literature at the University of Trieste.
SANJA BOJANIĆ, professor at the Academy of Applied Arts and executive director at the Center of Advanced Studies of Southeast Europe at the University of Rijeka.
DAMIANO CANTONE, the editor of “aut aut”. He is a Ph.D. student in Neuroscience at the Sapienza University of Rome. He also teaches Literature and History in Italian high schools.