Call for application for XI Odessa Summer School “Arms Control and Nonproliferation: Global and Regional Trends 2021”

OdCNP with the support of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), and the U.S. Department of State organize the XI Odessa International Summer School “Arms Control and Nonproliferation: Global and Regional Trends 2021”, which is held in Odessa on August 25-29, 2021. The main aim of this event – to increase the awareness amongst young nonproliferation experts across Europe and the Middle East on the current trends in the field of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons policy, safety and security, disarmament, and nonproliferation.

The seminar is also aimed to promote the young generation´s analytical, independent thinking, as well as to exchange views and make lasting contacts with regional and international experts, and to advance presentation and negotiation skills through the use of tabletop exercises.

Main Topics of the Summer School

  • The European architecture 2021: new challenges and responses;
  • The JCPOA and perspectives on the Iranian nuclear program;
  • New technologies as challenges for strategic stability;
  • Escalation as a tool of actors’ military policy;
  • Arms control in US-Russian dialogue;
  • Biological/chemical weapons new challenges;
  • TPNW and disarmament perspectives;
  • Nuclear terrorism and security


  • Graduate students/PhD students of the universities of Ukraine (humanitarian and technical specialties);;
  • Young researchers (governmental & nongovernmental organizations, think-tanks and industries);
  • Graduate students/ Ph.D. students of the universities of EU/DAC states (humanitarian and technical specialties).

Travel expenses (for Ukrainian participants), accommodation and meals will be covered by organizers.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit the following required documents:

  1. CV with portrait picture;
  2. Letter of Motivation (300-500 words);
  3. An essay proposal (1-2 paragraph abstract on the Main topics of the Summer School).

These documents should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before June 30, 2021.