Brussels & Vienna Summer School on
EU Policy Making

Explore both the old and the new centre of Diplomacy in Europe with this summer school. The intensive two-week programme is held one week in Brussels and one week in Vienna from Monday 2nd to Friday 13th July 2018. The Institute for European Studies joins forces with the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the University of Vienna to bring you this ‘crash course’ in European Union Policy Making.

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, 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.

Each year, the programme focusses on one current policy issue. In 2018, Brexit will be in the spotlight, as we will 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 corresponds to 5 ECTS. It 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.

The Summer School on EU Policy Making is brightly crafted. Through the combination of high quality academics, experts and vibrant youth, the course proved to be an intellectually stimulating platform that offered me excellent insights on European matters and current global challenges. It also unites enthusiastic people from all corners of the world in a friendly, very easy-going environment.

Joana Araujo Lopes
2016 participant