Praha, Czech Republic

Politics, Media and Campaigning

when 9 August 2021 - 20 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 800

Whether you want to advocate for a single political issue or you consider to become a politician, this is the right course for you. Politics is all about sending the right message at the right time. In this course you are going to learn how to get your message across, not only in an appealing but also in a strategic way.

What are the secrets of decision making? How do you effectively influence decisions? How do you bring people along during a crisis? And how do you influence the public opinion? In the course we will reveal the secrets of politics and campaigning, illustrated by historical and current cases. The course will introduce you in the world of international, national and local politics, media and campaigning. You are going to learn about the history of politics, the main political ideologies, different political systems and campaign strategies. During the course we are going to practice a variety of personal skills. After the course you will be able to bring forward strong arguments in a debate, deliver persuading speeches, defend a political position in a media interview and negotiate to a mutual beneficial outcome.

Course leader

Arno Bonte
is Vice Mayor for Sustainability, Clean Air and Energy Transition in Rotterdam, the second city in the Netherlands. He has made a strategy to transform Rotterdam from a mainly fossil based city into a front-runner in sustainability.

Target group

Young professionals and university students with intermediary level of English

Course aim

Acquired skills:
Basic knowledge of the history of politics
Understanding the working of different political systems
Using the right arguments in a debate
Negotiate to a mutual beneficial outcome
Delivering a convincing speech
Develop a sound campaign strategy

Credits info

5 EC
You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course which you may use to show evidence of the skills you have learnt during the course and have the credits accepted by your home university.

Fee info

EUR 800: Course fee includes the application fee, study materials, Prague public transportation ticket for 2 weeks, afternoon/evening social activities and events, welcome drink and goodbye graduation party. Other expenses, such as meals, accommodation, insurance, personal expenses, extra activities (such as trips outside town over the weekend and entrance fees), and required equipment (i.e. pencils, paper for illustrations) are not included in the price.

Please note, after the 30th of April 2021, there will be a late enrollment fee charged in the amount of 50EUR on top of the course fee.

In addition, we have adopted a COVID-19 Cancellation fee - in case the course will be cancelled without an online alternative or the Summer school program will not be happening/possible due to the lasting Coronavirus restrictions in your country or in the Czech Republic, we will be refunding all course fee back so the cancellation fee is 0EUR.
EUR 182: Accommodation fee for a 13-night stay at Botic Student House starts at 14 EUR/night.

Everyday afternoon or evening activities organized - sports, weekend trips, city tours, sightseeing, parties etc.

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