Online Summer School on EU Policy-making - Analysing civil rights in today's EU, 5-11 July 2021, Brussels School of Governance

Publish Date: Apr 12, 2021

Deadline: May 01, 2021

Event Dates: from Jul 05, 2021 12:00 to Jul 11, 2021 12:00

2021 Summer School theme: Analysing civil rights in today's EU

The Brussels School of Governance is an alliance between the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Vesalius College. This Summer School is a programme that is organised by the Institute for European Studies (VUB), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. 

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 5 to Friday 16 July 2021. It allows students to explore both the old and the new centre of diplomacy in Europe. The Brussels based Institute for European Studies (VUB) 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, which will be civil rights, touching on policy discussions related to human security, migration, anti-discrimination, 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. This certificate is equivalent to 25 ECTS credits and provides an even better insight in the different EU policy areas.

Programme information

*** Please note that because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the July 2021 edition of this Summer School will be organised online, with a reduced tuition fee. ***

The Summer School’s main theme in 2021 will be Analysing civil rights in today’s EU.

The first week in BRUSSELS (5 to 11 July) provides an introduction to the various decision-making actors and key policy areas. Lectures, discussions and exercises facilitated by academics and practitioners are complemented with study visits to EU institutions. The lectures include the following topics:

  • Introduction to the European Union
  • Functioning of the European institutions
  • EU decision-making procedures
  • Governance, participation and legitimacy
  • Overview of select EU policy areas with a focus on civl rights: human security, migration, anti-discrimination, diversity.

The second week in VIENNA (12 to 16 July) builds on the first week and offers in-depth knowledge on EU policy making, with a focus on external affairs. Lectures and interactive exchanges with experts are complemented with visits to the UN, the OSCE and the EU Delegation in Vienna. The lectures address the following topics:

  • EU constitutional and legal issues
  • European foreign and security policy
  • Human rights protection
  • The EU and international organisations
  • Overview of select EU policy areas with a focus on civil rights

Throughout the two weeks, the summer school participants will work in small groups to negotiate a policy solution to a human security-related problem in the EU. They are assigned a role and asked to broker political and legislative agreements among EU member states. Upon attendance and active participation in the two-week programme, the participants receive a 5 ECTS certificate for participation in the Summer School.

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