The European Summer Course 2020 'The European Approach - Past · Present · Future' will take place from 10 to 21 August 2020 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.
2020: The EU Member States must tackle many challenges in the current age. Increasing nationalism and populism, climate change response, digitalization, an aging society and globalisation make it imperative that the EU establishes itself as a strong, forward-looking network.
“The European Approach - Past · Present · Future" deals with the current opportunities and challenges of a European Union which stands between enlargement and Brexit and discusses current issues of human rights protection and their challenges in a digital age in light of growing discrimination and hate speech.
We invite all participants to attend an academically demanding and wide-ranging programme. Explore with us the European capitals and experience the inspiring atmosphere of an international seminar!
This year's summer course will deal with:
Young, active and open-minded people (esp. Bachelor-, Master- and PhD- students / young professionals) with a strong interest in the European Union and its current challenges are invited from all fields of study and from all over the world.
You will meet renowned international experts in European law, politics and economics.
The lecturers are academics or practitioners and will give you an inside view of the EU.
Various teaching methods will be used, including:
The participation fee is 990 Euro. This includes the program fee, field trips (to Brussels, Strasbourg, Saarbrücken and Trier), full board (all meals) and lodging at the European Academy of Otzenhausen. It does not cover travel expenses to / from Otzenhausen.
Bachelor-, Master- and PhD- students have the possibility to apply for a scholarship that covers half of the seminar costs and/or grants a travel subsidy.
If you are interested in a scholarship, please state your reasons in the motivation letter (one page), fill in the complete online-application form and send it together with the required application documents to us.