Winter & Summer School on
EU Policy Making

2023 Winter School theme: Analysing digital rights and diplomacy in today's EU

From Monday 6 to Friday 17 February 2023, the Brussels School of Governance at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel will organise the third edition of its online Jean Monnet Winter School on EU Policy-Making, in collaboration with its partners the University of Vienna and the Diplomatische Akademie Wien — Vienna School of International Studies and the University of Vienna. This Winter School, which provides participants a 'crash course' in European Union Policy Making, will build on the long-standing expertise of the similar (offline) Summer School that the BSoG and its partners have organised for more than 20 years. Other than being taught fully online, the second main difference with its 'Summer sibling', is the focus area of the Winter edition, which will be digital rights and diplomacy, touching on policy discussions related to freedom of expression, data protection, disinformation resilience, platform responsibility.

This winter programme is a challenging and truly interactive online study experience (workshops, simulation game, etc.) with special attention to the social side. It 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 reviews the main EU institutions and decision-making procedures. During the second week students learn more about EU foreign relations.

The Winter School corresponds to 5 ECTS. It is also part of the Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy Making, a 25 ECTS certificate that provides an even better insight into the different EU policy areas.

2023 Summer School theme: Analysing civil rights in today's EU

The intensive two-week Jean Monnet Summer School on EU Policy Making, taught on campus, is held one week in Brussels and one week in Vienna from Monday 3 to Friday 14 July 2023. This Summer School allows students to explore both the old and the new centre of diplomacy in Europe. The Brussels School of Governance joins forces with the Diplomatische Akademie Wien — Vienna School of International Studies and the University of Vienna to bring you this 'crash course' in European Union Policy Making. The focus area of the Summer edition will be civil rights, touching on policy discussions related to human security, migration, anti-discrimination, and diversity.

Packed with interactive seminars and study visits, this summer 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. During the second week students learn more about EU foreign relations, while enjoying the beautiful city of Vienna.

The Summer School corresponds to 5 ECTS. It is also part of the Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy Making, a 25 ECTS certificate that provides an even better insight into the different EU policy areas.

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Winter School

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Summer School

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