European Summer Course 2019

5-16 August 2019

More information to come soon!

European Summer Course 2018

Europe 3.0 - Between Integration, Globalisation and Nationalism

The European Summer Course 2018 'Europe 3.0 - Between Integration, Globalisation and Nationalism' will take place from 13 to 24 August 2018 at the Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen.

It is organized by the Europa-Institut in cooperation with the ASKO EUROPA-STIFTUNG, the Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen and the Centre international de formation européenne (Cife). It is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


This year's summer course will deal with

  • Current situation and main challenges of the EU after years of crisis
  • EU institutional set-up and decision-making
  • Separatism and regionalism in Europe – What does international law says about this
  • The EU between enlargement and Brexit
  • Data protection and digitalisation
  • The EU as a crisis manager
  • Fake news, populism, extremism
    – What does the rising weakness of moderate parties mean for the EU and its member states?
  • Rise of right wing parties in Europe
  • The EU as a trade power
  • The EU single market 
    – the four freedoms
  • Human rights protection in Europe 
    – hate speech and discrimination
  • Scenarios on EU’s future development


Young, active and open-minded people (esp. students | young professionals) from all fields of studies and from all over the world, who have a strong interest in the European Union and its current challenges, are invited.


You will meet renowned international experts in European law, politics and economics. The lecturers not only work in academia but also come from practice and will give you a valuable insight into the European Union.

Teaching Methods 

Different teaching methods will be used
such as:

  • lectures and discussions
  • professionally designed workshops
  • field trips
  • an attractive supporting Programme

Participation Fee & Service

The participation fee is 950 Euro. This includes the program fee, field trips (to Brussels, Strasbourg, Saarbrücken), full board (all meals) and lodging at the European Academy of Otzenhausen. It does not cover travel expenses to / from Otzenhausen.


There is the possibility to apply for a scholarship that covers half of the seminar costs and grants a travel subsidy under certain circumstances.

If you are interested in a scholarship, please state your reasons in the motivation letter (one page), fill in the complete application form and send it together with the required application documents to us (

Application and Information

Lisa Roth
Europa-Institut, Saarland University
Campus B2.1
66123 Saarbrücken|Germany

Tel: +49 (0)681 302 6692
Fax: +49 (0)681 302 4369

→ Application Form

Extended DEADLINE:
4 June 2018, 23.59 MEZ

Admission on a rolling basis!

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