Groningen, Netherlands

The Politics of European Law and the Law of European Politics: The EU’s Response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

when 2 July 2023 - 7 July 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 150

The ELP Summer School aims to address, from an interdisciplinary perspective, various ways in which law and politics of the EU and in the EU interact. On the one hand, the programme proposes to analyse how political challenges inform and shape the making and implementation of EU law. On the other hand, it seeks to identify how law influences political rationales and actors.

The programme is designed for graduate students as well as for practitioners. Through a mix of both general and topic-focused lectures, and case-study seminars, after this one-week programme you will develop a fine understanding of mutual interdependence of Law and Politics in the European integration project.

The special focus of the 2023 Summer School edition is the “The EU’s Response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine”. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the EU and its Member States have adopted wide-ranging legal and political measures to support Ukraine. These have included political support, financial, military and humanitarian assistance in solidarity with Ukraine and its people. Beyond their impact on the war, these measures also raise important questions for the EU’s role in international politics.

The ELP Summer School gives you a unique opportunity not only to gather knowledge, but also to expand your personal and professional network. During the social activities in the programme (sightseeing, dinners and drinks) you will be able to meet participants of different personal and professional backgrounds.

Course leader

Dr. Yuliya Kaspiarovich, Faculty of Law
Prof. Ramses Wessel, Faculty of Law
Dr. Francesco Giumeli, Faculty of Arts
Prof. Jaap de Wilde, Faculty of Arts

Target group

The Summer School is designed for graduate students (MA, PhD, postdoc) in law, international relations, or other related disciplines, researchers, practicing lawyers, specialists and practitioners interested in the topic.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions.

Course aim

After this course you will be able to:

1. Critically reflect of the interaction between law and politics in the process of European integration
2. Acquire interdisciplinary understanding of the impact of different measures adopted by international actors to face Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
3. Reflect in a comprehensive manner on how the EU can face complex challenges of the XXI century

Credits info

1.5 EC
Preparation: mostly reading (approximately 30 hours)

Lectures: 12 hours

Seminars: 12 hours

Workshop: 4 hours

Guest Lecture: 2 hours

Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 60 hours. Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 150: Fee includes catering (lunches, coffee, one dinner), lecture material and certificate of attendance, social activities
EUR 100: Fee for University of Groningen students. Includes catering (lunches, coffee, one dinner), lecture material and certificate of attendance, social activities

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