European Summer Course 2019

#Future4Europe - Key settings for a changing European Union

The European Summer Course 2019 '#Future4Europe - Key settings for a changing European Union' will take place from 5 to 16 August 2019 at the Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen.

It is organized by the Europa-Institut in cooperation with the ASKO EUROPA-STIFTUNGthe 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:

  • The European Union after the European elections – Outcomes and conclusions
  • Why Europe or what does Europe mean to us?
  • Efficient – Democratic – Transparent?
    The EU institutions after the elections
  • Fight for common values: Human Rights Protection in Europe
  • Data Protection and Digitalisation as a challenge: Is there a Right to Privacy on a global level?
  • The EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy in internationally turbulent times
  • Brexit – Challenges for the EU and UK
  • The EU Single Market – The four freedoms
  • WTO and the role of EU in international trade
  • The EU’s Climate Policy: Targets –
    Key instruments – Challenges


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 are academics or practitioners and will give you an inside view of the EU.

Teaching Methods 

Different teaching methods will be used
such as:

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

Participation Fee & Service

The participation fee is 990 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/or 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 3653
Fax: +49 (0)681 302 4369

Application Form 

Extended DEADLINE:
1 July 2019, 23.59 CET

Admission on a rolling basis!

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