Lisbon, Portugal

Governance of International Organizations

when 1 June 2016 - 25 June 2016
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1100

The main focus is on how international organizations are used at various levels of governance in the international system, with varying degrees of success, to resolve international shared concerns such as the problems of cooperation in the international system and how are they designed and constructed to overcome these problems.

After a short introduction to their historical development, the course focuses on and examines their different legal structures, their membership and representation, their competences and privileges, their decision-making processes, their functions, the international and domestic political forces that impact their operations, their effectiveness and the different forms of dispute settlement mechanisms, and in this light provides an overview of the United Nations system and the European Union.

Particular emphasis is placed on students' ability to think critically, both about the nature of problems that face states as well as the development of global governance mechanisms.

Course leader

Programme Director – Professor António Robalo

Summer School Coordinator – Rita Fernandes

Target group

Master level students.

Fee info

EUR 1100: Fee includes: tuition; course materials; team-building event; Portuguese History and Culture classes; Survival Portuguese Language classes; company visit; use of the library, PC labs and ISCTE-IUL facilities; public transportation card for one month in Lisbon; organisation of leisure activities; airport pick-up service; welcome and farewell dinner.


There is no scholarship available for summer school programmes.