Have a question about the Summer School? Ask our alumni…

If you want to know more about this Summer School, who better to ask than the people who have recently finished it? The alumni on this page are available to provide you with their honest, first-hand feedback!

Lourenço Teixeira – lourencopteixeira98(at)gmail.com
Year of graduation: 2020
“The Summer School was a unique experience, essential to improve my knowledge of European institutions. The multiplicity of backgrounds was essential to understand the different realities of each Member-State, but also to understand what unites us as Europeans. I strongly recommend this experience to everyone interested in knowing how the European Union works.”

Øyvind Anders Arntzen Toftegaard (Norway)- oyvintof(at)stud.ntnu.no
Year of graduation: 2020
“I participated in the IES summer school the first month of my PhD studies on cybersecurity and policy making and it was a great kick-off. The summer school provided broad knowledge about decision making in the EU at a level I could understand despite not having extensive background in political science or law.“

Enrico Ubiali (Italy) – e.ubiali(at)campus.unimib.it
Year of graduation: 2019
As a PhD student in Analysis of Social and Economic Processes, I found this Summer School extremely interesting for my current and future research. A high level of competence in theoretical knowledge and great involvement in practical activities in EU policy-making is the perfect blend we benefitted from. An impeccable organizational structure and a proactive class context enriched this experience of great memories both in Brussels and in Vienna.

Mariaam Bhatti (South Africa) – Twitter: @bmariaam
Year of graduation: 2019
“I found the summer school really valuable. Although it was part of the Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy-Making anyway, it gave me an opportunity to meet all my classmates who I had been occasionally doing group assignments with or having discussions with online without having met in person. Logistics and meals were coordinated way better than I imagined. A huge thanks to Trisha, Marion and Silviu for their unwavering support.”

Alexandra Lopes (Portugal) – alexandralopes_1995(at)hotmail.com
Year of graduation: 2018
“Having a law background, this Summer Course is ideal for someone who wants further knowledge on European Union Law and on the decision making-process of the institutions. In addition, it allows also to obtain a holistic approach since we explored other fields, which makes this course adaptable to many professional fields. I would also emphasize the very open approach of the professors, always keen to explore dynamic methods in their classes.”

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Summer School Admissions
Marion Tomsett
Tel: +32 2 614 80 33
E-mail: summerschool(at)ies.be