United Kingdom, Canterbury

Summer School in Canterbury

when 13 August 2017 - 24 August 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee GBP 500

Participants will gain more understanding and engage in discussions about various aspects of federalism and its role in modern European society as well as its wider global impact. World class scholars teach this course and ensure that there are plenty of opportunities for debate. Students will also have enough free time to explore the beauty of the medieval town of Canterbury. A great way to spend one week of your summer in such a beautiful part of the UK!

The course is composed of lectures, debates and workshops.


- Introduction to Federalism
- Federalism and Democracy
- Federalism and Anarchy
- Federalism and Crisis
- Catalonia, Spain and the EU
- Federalism and Conflict resolution
- Federalism in Belgium
- Federalism in Italy
- Federalism and Euroscepticism
- Federalism in the EU

Understanding Federalism Theory - Comparing Federal Systems: Cases

Target group

The course targets undergraduate and graduate students (in the fields of politics, law, European studies or any subject related to these), but we also consider applications from students in their second and third year of university studies, as well as from young professionals.

Composition of the group:
The group is generally composed of about 20 participants from various countries.

Entry requirements
The course is open to undergraduate students, in their second and third year of university studies, but we also consider applications from graduate students and from young professionals.

Application forms and information at:

Course aim

The CIFE Summer University is known for its level of excellence, the high level of both academic speakers and practitioners and the active involvement of the participants in all discussions and debates. This outstanding experience will certainly provide the participants with interesting exchanges and academic learning, deep EU expertise and relevant output for their CV.

Credits info

ECTS credits are available for this programme. Credits: 5 ECTS or 10, each under specific conditions, delivered by the Canterbury Christ Church University

Fee info

GBP 500: This amount applies to participants who are able to justify their status of student. For those who are not students, please contact us for more information regarding the fees you would pay. The fee includes accommodation on campus of Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK.


Scholarships are available for particularly qualified candidates.