Exchange Program for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe – EPRIE 2017

Exchange Program for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe – EPRIE 2017
Migration, integration, and belonging
from June 21 to July 3, 2017 in East Asia (South Korea and Japan)

EPRIE 2017 will take a closer look at global migration patterns as well as differences and similarities between migration policies in Europe and East Asia. Is the rollback of migration policies in Europe part of a global phenomenon? Is building walls a new trend in global migration policies? While focusing on East Asia, we will discuss new trends and factors, which play a significant role in current migration policies within the region. In addition, we will discuss the different meanings of integration and the belonging of migrants. Together with alumni, we will examine the effects of migration on regional alliances and on nation states.
The program is open for young professionals and experts from civil society, who actively contribute to the seminar by introducing their ideas and perspectives, share their opinions, and discuss these with fellow participants.
Eligible candidates are
–       young practitioners and experts in the field, early postdoctoral researchers, advanced graduate students
–       with a special interest in the topic and willingness to connect with others in the field
–       expected to speak English fluently (program language)
–       between 25 and 35 years old
–       preferably of French, German, Polish, Chinese, Japanese or Korean nationality. Applications from experts with other nationalities are also welcome.
A committee will select 20 participants from the applications received.
Selected applicants will join us for a unique intercultural experience. Through intensive dialogue in international working groups, ideas and views are exchanged. In addition to gaining specialized knowledge, participants will develop intercultural competencies. EPRIE provides a platform for exchange that encourages participants to build a sustainable network for cooperation.
All basic expenses during the program including accommodation, transfers and meals are covered. However, participants are expected to pay their own journey from their home country to the first conference location in Busan (South Korea) and back from Tokyo (Japan). Overseas candidates can apply for financial support.
If you intend to apply for the program or recommend a candidate, please refer to our website:
To complete an application, the following documents are required:
–         Filled out application form
–         Filled out recommendation form
–         Proof of English ability
–         CV

The application deadline is April 2, 2017.
We kindly ask applicants to fill out the forms and send the required documents to [email protected] Please note that we cannot consider incomplete applications for selection!
Organizer of EPRIE is the Korea Verband, a politically independent association based in Berlin. EPRIE is kindly supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, a private German foundation engaged in the promotion of international understanding, and the Japan office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Tokyo.

Best regards,
Nataly Jung-Hwa HAN, Chairwoman of Korea Verband
Rita ZOBEL, Ph.D., EPRIE Head of Project
Korea Verband e.V., Rostocker Str. 33, 10553 Berlin, Germany