Czech Republic, Telč

Energy in Europe: Sources and Politics

when 3 August 2019 - 10 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC
fee CZK 12

The eighth year of this summer school, which already earned an excellent international reputation, takes place in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Telč. The summer school will be dealing with highly topical issue of oil pipelines, gas infrastructure and electricity transmission in Europe. In the fast developing interconnected European energy market the importance of energy infrastructure becomes ever higher. This summer school responds to this trend and offers lectures, expert insights and analyses on the topic of development of oil, gas and electricity infrastructure and its main problems and opportunities. Geopolitics, international politics, EU energy policy and basic technical aspects will also be discussed during the summer course. Find out more at

Course leader

PhDr. Tomáš Vlček, Ph.D. (Summer School Director)

Target group

The summer school is open to undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students of International Relations, Political Science, and European studies, as well as students from technical, legal and economic fields. The summer school is also open to junior employees of energy sector related companies.

Course aim

The summer school will be dealing with highly topical issue of oil pipelines, gas infrastructure and electricity transmission in Europe. In the fast developing interconnected European energy market the importance of energy infrastructure becomes ever higher. This summer school responds to this trend and offers lectures, expert insights and analyses on the topic of development of oil, gas and electricity infrastructure and its main problems and opportunities. Geopolitics, international politics, EU energy policy and basic technical aspects will also be discussed during the summer course.

Credits info

4 EC
The summer school will be held from August 3 to August 10, 2019 and will host various foreign and Czech energy security experts. The summer school will last six full working days, each dedicated to a specific topic within the issue. The core of the program comprises of issue-related lectures and practice-oriented workshop focusing on policy repercussions, relations with major energy producers, hydrocarbons development, electricity production and transportation etc.

The summer school includes a field trip to energy facilities - to the ČEZ Group's Temelín Nuclear Power Plant and Kořensko Hydro Power Plant. A field trip to a nuclear power plant is a unique experience. Students will be acquainted with the operation of a nuclear facility, and will take part in guided tour through the power plant site, the engine room, and the control room training simulator. In Křensko, students will walk around the facility and visit the control and the turbine rooms. Memorable experiences both, and one of the greatest pleasures of the summer course.

In line with their home university policy, students can earn 4 ECTS credits if all the requirements are fulfilled. Together with the 4 ECTS credits students also receive a Certificate of Attendance. Lectures will take place in English. There are 5 lecture days of 3 in-class units per day. Additionally, the study of a 4 ECTS course includes 12 hours of field visits, 6 hours of group work and 6 hours of project work.

Students will be obliged to participate in workshops, discussions and seminars. At the same time, they will participate in negotiation game, which will be concluded by a presentation at the end of the summer school. The quality of the project work will be evaluated by the lecturers. Successful completion of the project will be a prerequisite for successful completion of the summer school and will be the proof of students` understanding of the topic and its context.

Fee info

CZK 12: The fee in the early bird round is reduced to CZK 12,000. For the early bird round, we start accepting applications on January 10, 2019 and finish on February 28, 2019. A further reduction in the fee is possible via a scholarship request. All European citizens are eligible to request a scholarship if they meet the condition of being active undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate students of a public or private university anywhere in the world. This scholarship will reduce the fee by 25% to as low as CZK 9,000.

Full board and accommodation is offered to all candidates for the entire summer course for an additional charge of CZK 4,000. Accommodation is provided in beautiful, commodious 3 or 4 bedroom suites with air conditioning, bathrooms, and free wi-fi. The location is a former Jesuit College that has undergone major reconstruction and modernization to suit the needs of today’s students. And lectures take place in the same building—your maximum comfort is secured. Full board includes banquet breakfasts, soup, lunch with two meal options, and dinner.
CZK 17: The fee in the standard round is CZK 17,000. We start accepting applications on March 1, 2019 and finish on April 30, 2019. A further reduction in the fee is possible via a scholarship request. All European citizens are eligible to request a scholarship if they meet the condition of being active undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate students of a public or private university anywhere in the world. This scholarship will reduce the fee by 25% to as low as CZK 12,750.

Full board and accommodation is offered to all candidates for the entire summer course for an additional charge of CZK 4,000. Accommodation is provided in beautiful, commodious 3 or 4 bedroom suites with air conditioning, bathrooms, and free wi-fi. The location is a former Jesuit College that has undergone major reconstruction and modernization to suit the needs of today’s students. And lectures take place in the same building—your maximum comfort is secured. Full board includes banquet breakfasts, soup, lunch with two meal options, and dinner.

Scholarships

A reduction in the fee is possible via a scholarship request. All European citizens are eligible to request a scholarship if they meet the condition of being active undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate students of a public or private university anywhe