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Summer School on European Policy-Making, Monday 6 - Saturday 18 July 2015, Brussels/Vienna

Institute for European Studies, Vrje Universiteit Brussel

Universität Wien, Institut für Europarecht, Internationales Recht und Rechtsvergleichung (Prof. DDr. Erich Schweighofer) + Institut für europäische Integrationsforschung (Prof. Dr. Gerda Falkner)

Diplomatische Akademie Wien / Vienna School of International Studies

Summer School on European Policy-Making

Monday 3 - Friday 14 July 2017, Brussels/Vienna

Two weeks of intensive study on the European decision-making process, geared towards students that have a background in (international) politics and/or (European) law. As of 2012, the Summer School corresponds to 5 ECTS-credits.

The Summer School 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.

Inter-University programme: Study one week in the heart of Europe, i.e. at the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where the theory of the decision-making process can be translated into practice: students will get a theoretical framework linked to study visits to the European Commission, the Parliament, and the Council. The one week study in Brussels is complemented with a one week study/workshop at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, in collaboration with the University of Vienna. The Summer School will be concluded with simulation exercises involving all participants.

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.

New to our programme in 2017 is an empirical focus on one current policy issue. This year, Brexit is in the spotlight, as we 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.

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