In brief: Intensive 2-week Summer School. It's a crash course in EU Policy Making, with focus in 2020 on analysing human security in the EU! While touching upon all EU policy fields, we will offer participants insights into several aspects of security, including security in its traditional sense (defense) but also from a societal perspective (migration, environment, development).
Visits: European Commission, European Parliament, OSCE, United Nations, EU Delegation in Vienna.
Dedicated Facebook page:www.facebook.com/summerschooleu/
Apply by 1 June! (10% early-bird discount if you apply by 15 March)
The Summer School corresponds to 5 ECTS credits.
Organised by: Inter-University programme: Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Diplomatische Akademie Wien - Vienna School of International Studies and the University of Vienna.
Programme: The first week in BRUSSELS emphasises the various decision-making actors and key policy areas, while also looking at issues on governance, participation and legitimacy. Lectures, discussions and exercises facilitated by academics and practitioners are complemented with study visits to EU institutions. The second week in VIENNA builds on the first week and offers in-depth knowledge on EU policy making in a number of fields. Lectures and interactive exchanges with experts are complemented with visits to the UN, the OSCE and the EU Delegation in Vienna.
Throughout the two weeks, the summer school participants will work in small groups on an assignment related to human security. The final result will take the form of a written article, video report, podcast or infographic to be presented to their peers at the end of the summer school programme.
Considering the initial interest in the Summer School on EU Policy-Making, and in consultation with our partners in Vienna, we have decided to offer the summer school in synchronous online format during the same period 6th to 17th July 2020.
We will live-stream lectures and provide for interaction between participants and lecturers through coordinated online group work. Similar to past editions of the summer school, we will run a simulation exercise on EU decision-making and invite high-level speakers from the EU and international institutions to share their expertise and experiences.
Other than the benefit of in-person interactions and physical visits to the EU institutions in Brussels and the international organisations in Vienna, we are able to achieve our learning objectives to the same extent, albeit in a different format, online. The summer school will continue to be worth 5 ECTS and will remain a demanding summer school with dedicated and high quality lecturers.
As a result of saved costs due to not meeting in person, we are able to charge a lower tuition fee (€1,300).
About the School
The Institute for European Studies is an autonomous department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It was created in 2001 through an initiative taken by the Flemish Government. As a Jean Monnet Center ... Read More