Belgium, Brussels

Introduction to the Legal System of the European Union

when 26 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 750

In this course participants will learn about the governance of the European Union and the common principles that bind together the member states. This introduction to EU law will explain how the main institutions and bodies of the European Union cooperate with each other in the drafting and adoption process related to legally binding acts, with a particular emphasis on the European Court of Justice and the judicial remedies available in the EU legal order. The course also includes a presentation of the various techniques whereby the EU authorities seek to harmonize national legislations and ensure the functioning of the EU’s internal market.

Target group

This Summer programme is open to up to 40 participants: advanced students (who have completed at least the 2nd year of their degree), young graduates and professionals with a background in law, political sciences, economics, and any other relevant disciplines that can be related to the topics of the program.

Course aim

Each year students from all over the world come to Brussels for a unforgettable experience from an academic, social and cultural point of view. The first and third weeks of the programme provide an introduction to the EU legal system and to EU business law. They take place in Brussels, the capital of Belgium and political epicenter of the EU. A and multicultural European city, Brussels offers students a plethora of opportunities for social activities as well as an ideal launching point for travel within Europe.

The second week consists of a travel from Brussels through Luxembourg and Strasbourg to Geneva, a stunning city full of history and the home of numerous international organisations on the shores of lake Léman. During this week-trip, participants will visit several European and international organisations and get to meet leading figures in EU and WTO law.

Credits info

Each week will end with an in-class written exam. Upon succesful completion of the course and following a written examination, participants will be issued a certificate of attendance and an academic transcript (courses attended, marks and grades).

Fee info

EUR 750: Participants can either participate either in the whole Summer School or decide to drop week 1 or week 3. The registration fee depends on the option taken:

3-week programme

- 950 EUR (for students and Alumni Saint-Louis)
- 1450 EUR (other participants)

2-week programme (Weeks 1st and 2nd) OR (Weeks 2nd and 3rd)

- 750 EUR (for students and Saint-Louis Alumni)
- 1150 EUR (other participants)

The cost includes:

- the award of the participation certificate;

- courses materials;

- visits to the Court of Justice of the European Union (Luxembourg), the European Parliament (Brussels) and World Trade Organization (Geneva);

- transportation and accommodation costs in Luxembourg, Strasbourg and Geneva;

- internet in Campus;

- university card to have access to the campus and the library;

- welcome breakfast and farewell cocktail lunch in Brussels and Geneva;