ESC 2017 "A Continent in Troubled Times - EU's Perspectives in a Changing World"

The European Summer Course 2017 "A Continent in Troubled Times – EU's Perspectives in a Changing World" will take place from 16-27 August 2017 at the Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen. It is organized by the Europa-Institutin 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

  • Milestones of European integration
  • Institutional set-up and decision-making in the EU
  • Human rights protection in Europe
  • We can (or can’t) do it – The EU on the way to a common European asylum policy?
  • Brexit, populism etc. – De-integration or more Europe as an answer to the current crisis of European integration
  • How to create prosperity, stability and security in a crisis-ridden neighbourhood?
  • Chances and limits of EU’s enlargement and neighbourhood policy
  • After the crisis is before the crisis? The Economic and Monetary Union in 2017
  • The EU as a Trade Power


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 the 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 (accommodation in twin rooms at the European Academy of Otzenhausen; single rooms are possible). It does not cover travel expenses to / from Otzenhausen. In certain circumstances a scholarship for travel and seminar costs may be provided. For further information please contact us.

Take this opportunity and apply for the European Summer Course 2017!
Deadline for application is 15 June 2017, 23.59 MEZ.


Supported by

Application and Information

Ass. iur. Mareike Fröhlich LL.M.

Saarland University
P.O. Box 15 11 50
66041 Saarbrücken|Germany

Tel: +49 (0)681 302 6664
Fax: +49 (0)681 302 6640 

Extended Deadline: 15 June 2017

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