Brussels & Vienna Summer School on
EU Policy Making

2020 Summer School theme: Analysing human security in today’s EU

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 6 to Friday 17 July 2020The 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 has a central theme. In 2020, this summer school will focus on ‘Analysing human security in today’s EU‘. While touching upon all EU policy fields, we will offer participants insights into several aspects of security, including security in its traditional sense (defense) but also from a societal perspective (migration, environment, development).

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 was the perfect combination of studying, travelling, having the opportunity to learn from the best. It was not simply about being a student, it was about the people you meet, the atmosphere that you create together and the opportunity to be part of that beautiful team. We came from different cultures, backgrounds, we had different ideas, beliefs, but we had a common desire: to make those 2 weeks the best time of our lives.

Christiana Iucu
2018 participant