Belgium, Brussels

Inter-university Summer School on European Policy-making

when 4 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 1395

The first week in BRUSSELS emphasises the various decision-making actors and also looks at the implementation process at national level. Study visits are complemented by lectures from senior academics and by high-level officials from the Brussels based European institutions. The lectures include the following topics:
- The EU treaties and their evolution
- The functioning of the European institutions including the European Parliament, the Commission, the Council and the European Court of Justice
- The European decision-making process
- Structural diplomacy
- Governance mechanisms and soft instruments of policy making
- The EU and its lobby groups

The second week takes place in VIENNA, where a team of experts offer in-depth knowledge of European policy-making in various fields such as:
- Constitutional and legal issues
- European Foreign and Security Policy
- Monetary Policy

The Summer School concludes with two simulation games. Throghout the programme, students do preparatory exercises and are coached and guided towards effectively “playing” these simulation games.

Target group

The programme is particularly geared towards:
• students of european studies, politics, history, law, economics
• students of other social sciences
• graduates and professionals
• high-level students with at least three years of study
• PhD students
• EU practitioners who wish to broaden their knowledge of the EU
Packed with lectures, study visits and simulation games, this programme attracts students and young professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of the European institutions, European law and the European decision-making process in general.
Aside from being a valuable asset in professional life in general, the Summer
School has proven to be a great help in preparing for the EU competitions to
select future officials.

Our alumni can be found not only in the European institutions, but also in national administrations, law firms and academia. Over the past 12 years, the innovative Summer School has received several Jean Monnet funding awards, as a recognition of its excellence.

Course aim

Two weeks of intensive study on the European decision-making process, geared towards students that have a background in (international) politics and/or (European) law. The Summer School corresponds to 5 ECTS-credits

Credits-Extra information
As of 2012, the Summer School on European Policy-Making has received official accreditation from the VUB. Thus, the Summer School corresponds to 5 credits (equivalent to 5 ECTS).

Credits info

5 ECTS
As of 2012, the Summer School on European Policy-Making has received official accreditation from the VUB. Thus, the Summer School corresponds to 5 credits (equivalent to 5 ECTS).

Fee info

EUR 1395: Current students from the EU or EHEA

http://www.ies.be/summerschool/tuition-fee
EUR 1995: All other applicants.

Scholarships

The Institute for European Studies grants a number of scholarships in the form of tuition waivers. Although tuition waivers are in general, but not exclusively, granted to students from economically less advanced countries, they are attributed on the basi