Otzenhausen, Germany

Europe 3.0 - Between Integration, Globalisation and Nationalism

when 13 August 2018 - 24 August 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 950

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

Course leader

Lisa Roth

Target group

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.

Course aim

Is it time for a change? In the year before the next European election, the member states are tackling rising nationalism and populism. At the same time, they have to establish the European Union as a strong, forward-looking unit.
“Europe 3.0 – Between Integration, Globalisation and Nationalism” deals with a broad range of important political and economic developments of today’s European Union as well as with human rights protection in Europe in times of increasing digitalisation.

Credits info

5 EC
In order to gain 5 Credit Points, participants need to attend the European Summer Course and hand in a written paper.

Fee info

EUR 950: 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.


There is the possibility to apply for a scholarship that covers half of the seminar costs and grants a travel subsidy under certain circumstances. For further information please contact us via esc@europainstitut.de.