France, Cluny

Talking Europe in the Digital Age: Cultural, Economic and Citizen Challenges

when 4 July 2019 - 13 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 400

For nine days in July, the workshop offers to approximately 50 participants from all over Europe and beyond a unique opportunity to share their perceptions, thoughts and ideas on Europe and on key issues of the day, such as democracy.
This year we will discuss Europe in the digital age and the challenges it brings along.

The "Cluny method" is the development of collective intelligence that makes use of interdisciplinarity and plurilingualism. The facilitators will invite the participants to develop their autonomy and their self-learning abilities, to appropriate innovative methods of co-construction based on mutual learning.
Conference, training sessions and working groups will enable you to develop negotiation skills and to gain an overview of the main issues at stake.

Communication is essentially bilingual, but for certain parts of the programme French or English will be used more frequently. The understanding of both languages is necessary and for that reason a minimum level of B2 in French or in English is expected (minimum B1 for the other language). By immersing yourself in the workshop, you will be able to improve your communication skills in both languages. Nevertheless, be aware that the workshop is not a language class!

Target group

Background : Apart from language skills, no other academic or professional qualifications are required. We explicitly encourage participants from various fields to apply.

Selection criteria:
Minimum age : candidates must be born before 1st January 1998
 Personal motivation
 Geographic diversity: 3 to 4 candidates per EU member states; 1 to 2 participants for non-European countries
 Linguistic competences

Course aim

The main aims of the summer workshop of the European College of Cluny are to:
 Share and exchange
 Develop critical thinking skills
 Analyse and evaluate
 Compare and differentiate
 Propose innovative solutions
By coming to Cluny, you will have the opportunity to discover French national heritage and to live a unique multicultural experience with young people from all over Europe.

Credits info

3 EC
Minimum age : candidates must be born before 1st January 1999
 Personal motivation
 Geographic diversity: 3 to 4 candidates per EU member states; 1 to 2 participants for non-European countries
 Linguistic competences (Francais et Anglais)

Background : Apart from language skills, no other academic or professional qualifications are required. We explicitly encourage participants from various fields to apply.

Fee info

EUR 400: This amount includes accomodation and meals within the Abbey. Travel costs are not included in the fees.
EUR : Standard registration fee between May 25 and June 26, 2018: 400 €
This amount includes accomodation and meals within the Abbey. Travel costs are not included in the fees.