Belgium, Brussels

Brussels Summer School for Young Leaders: 'EU as a Global Actor'

when 1 June 2017 - 1 July 2017
language English
duration 5 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 390

Debate Europe's Challenges with EU & NATO Leaders!

As a leading Summer School held in the ‘Capital of Europe’, the one-week program aims to immerse undergraduate and postgraduate university students as well as young professionals into the theory and practice of EU policymaking. Through a series of lectures, debates, workshops and study trips to different EU institutions, the ‘EU as a Global Actor’: Brussels Summer School for Young Leaders provides the participants with a policymaker’s ‘insider’ perspective into how the European Union and its leaders deal with the closely interlinked key contemporary security, economic and political challenges facing the block.

The program builds upon our strong links with Brussels-based institutions and organizations. The lectures and discussions will be conducted, among others, by the following senior EU policy-makers and diplomats, top NATO officials and leading academic experts:
> General Petr Pavel (Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, NATO Headquarters)
> Roderick Abbott (former Deputy Director-General at DG Trade, EC, and WTO)
> Professor Eberhard Rhein (former chef de cabinet to the EU Commission VP)
> Dr Petr Lunak (Deputy Head, NATO Public Diplomacy Division, NATO Headquarters)
> Jan-Willem Blankert (Special Advisor ASEAN, Coordinator EU-China Relations, EC)
> Andreas List (Senior EU diplomat, former Head of the EU Office in Myanmar)
> Xavier Nuttin (Senior Analyst, European Parliament, Brussels)
and many, many others...

Please note that the next Brussels Summer School for Young Leaders will be held in June 2017 - the exact dates will be specified soon.

Target group

Undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals with profound interest in EU affairs.

Course aim

The Brussels Summer School will broaden your knowledge of how the European Union functions and how it deals with different security, economic and political challenges it faces in today’s increasingly complex international system. Packed also with simulation games, study visits to EU institutions and a careers workshop, this one-week of academic and life-enhancing immersion in Brussels will ultimately expand your professional, academic and social networks to help enhance your future career prospects.

Credits info

3 ECTS
All participants will receive ‘Certificate of Participation’ confirming active and successful completion of the Brussels Summer School.

Fee info

EUR 390: The program fee includes:
All tuition fees and classroom support costs
All study trips listed in the detailed program
Free access to all lectures, workshops and other activities
Most lunches, coffee/tea and snacks during coffee breaks
Program book and an extensive up-to-date documentation pack
Certificate of Participation confirming active and successful completion of the Summer School