Brussels & Vienna Summer School on
EU Policy Making

Explore both the old and the new centre of European Diplomacy with this summer school. The intensive two-week programme is held one week in Brussels and one week in Vienna from Monday 3th to Friday 14th July 2017. The Institute for European Studies joins forces with the Diplomatische Academie and the University of Vienna to bring you this ‘crash course’ in EU Policy Making.

Packed with interactive seminars and study visits, 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.

The first week of the summer school takes place in Brussels and reviews the main EU institutions and decision-making procedures, while theoretically exploring questions of governance, participation and legitimacy. During the second week students learn more about EU foreign relations, while enjoying the beautiful city of Vienna.

New to our programme in 2017 is an empirical focus on one current policy issue. This year, Brexit is in the spotlight, as we invite experts to shed light on the consequences of the UK’s departure from the EU. Students will take active part through the production of a news item on Brexit.

The Summer School is also part of the Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy Making. This certificate is equivalent to 25 ECTS credits and provides an even better insight in the different EU policy areas.

I am very thankful to the Institute for European Studies for this excellent academic opportunity, that combines the valuable information in the European Policy with the study visits at the main EU institutions. This is an important LifeLong Learning Programme that enriches and challenges.

Alexandru Malureanu
Summerschool 2014