Belgium, Bruges

The European Union and the United Nations in Global Governance

when 17 June 2019 - 28 June 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1600

The UNU-CRIS Summer School familiarizes you with the salient challenges related to global governance. It explores how a regional integration scheme such as the European Union interacts with the United Nations in the provision of public goods, aiming to enhance the conditions for stability, sustainability, peace and justice. The Summer School focuses on themes such as peace missions, climate change, migration, justice and stable institutions and explores how the two entities interact in practice, focusing on both synergies and challenges to coordination.

Taking place in Bruges, Belgium, the UNU-CRIS Summer School will take advantage of its central location and close proximity to numerous sites of historical and contemporary significance, including a visit to Flanders Fields (World War I battlefield) around Ypres and a three-day excursion to Brussels, where the group will visit institutions and organizations such as the UN House, the European External Action Service, the European Parliament and the European Commission. The fee for the school includes accommodation, some lunches and a welcome and farewell reception.

The Summer School will include discussions on:

The European Union and the United Nations in Global Politics
Climate and Energy Governance on the Regional and Global Levels
The Global Compact – Migration and Human Rights
Tackling Inequality
Challenges to Trade and Internet Governance
The European Economic and Monetary Union
European Economic and Monetary Union and Global Governance

Target group

- Master's students
- PhD candidates

Fee info

EUR 1600: A non-refundable deposit of €250 is required within 2 weeks of acceptance.

Full payment must be made by 1 May 2019.


UNU-CRIS wishes to reward students of outstanding excellence and academic merit through the awarding of a limited number of Excellence Scholarships.

Students applying for an Excellence Scholarship are expected to have at least a 3.5 GPA (or regional eq