Czech Republic, Telc

The Energy Policy of the EU and its Position in Global Energy Environment

when 13 August 2016 - 21 August 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee CZK 11500

The summer school aims at thorough examination of both recent and long-term developments, plans and policies of the EU influenced by the development of the global energy environment. The summer school will last seven full working days, based on an intensive residential program. Each day will have its own topic and will consist of several lectures, workshops or field trips on that topic. To ensure objectivity and multi-opinion perspective, we selected the lecturers from many EU-member states, including the Czech Republic, Germany, United Kingdom, and Poland, and the United States of America. To provide a broader scope of understanding the issues by comparing them with US energy and environmental policy, a US based lecturers will take part at the summer school.

The summer school includes two field trips. The first one is devoted to a visit to the CEZ Group's Temelin Nuclear Power Plant. Students will be acquainted with the operation of a nuclear facility, and will take part in guided tour through the power plant site, the engine room, the control room training simulator, and the emergency control centre.

The second field trip will be aimed on the issue of renewable energy sources. Students will have a chance to visit E.ON's Vranov nad Dyji power plant with guided tour through the Hydropower Plant, electric cars presentation, and trip on electric bikes around the National Park Podyji.

Course leader

Tomáš Vlček, Ph.D. (manager); list of lecturers available at http://www.summer-school.cz/PROGRAM/

Target group

The summer school is open to undergraduate and graduate students of International Relations, Political Science, and European studies, as well as students from technical and economic fields. The summer school is also open to employees of energy sector related companies.

Course aim

The summer school aims at thorough examination of both recent and long-term developments, plans and policies of the EU influenced by the development of the global energy environment. The carefully selected lecturers will help the students to unveil the logic and motivation behind, understand the reasons, tools and effects, and to perceive the effect on the industrial and social sectors.

Credits info

4 ECTS
In line with their home university policy, students can earn 4 ECTS credits if all the requirements are fulfilled. Together with the 4 ECTS credits students also receive a Certificate of Attendance. Lectures will take place in English. There are 5 lecture days of 3 in-class units per day. Additionally, the study of a 4 ECTS course includes 20 hours of field visits, 10 hours of group work and 6 hours of project work.

Fee info

CZK 11500: The fee covers Educational program and materials; Lecturers and organization; Special events (such as field trip to the Temelin Nuclear Power Station including transportation, field trip to Vranov nad Dyji centre, visit to the chateau Telc, guided tour through the city of Telc, wine tasting lecture, social events, workshops etc.); Full board and accommodation. Participants will have to cover travel arrangements to and from Telc, medical insurance, any visa fees, or any other expenses on their own. More information at http://www.summer-school.cz/APPLICATION%20AND%20FEE/