Brussels, Belgium

EU Policy Making

online course
when 5 February 2024 - 16 February 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1600

From Monday 5 to Friday 16 February 2024, the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG) will organise the third edition of its online Jean Monnet Winter School on EU Policy-Making, in collaboration with its partners the Diplomatische Akademie Wien — Vienna School of International Studies and the University of Vienna. This Winter School, which provides participants a ‘crash course’ in European Union Policy Making, will build on the long-standing expertise of the similar (offline) Summer School that the BSoG and its partners have organised for more than 20 years. Other than being taught fully online, the second main difference with its ‘Summer sibling’, is the focus area of the Winter edition, which will be digital rights and diplomacy, touching on policy discussions related to freedom of expression, data protection, disinformation resilience, and platform responsibility.

This winter programme is a challenging and truly interactive online study experience (workshops, simulation game, etc.) with special attention to the social side. It attracts students and young professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of the European institutions, European law and the European decision-making process in general. The first week reviews the main EU institutions and decision-making procedures. During the second week students learn more about EU foreign relations.

Target group

The programme is particularly geared towards:
• students of European studies, politics, history, law, economics
• students of other social sciences
• graduates and professionals
• high-level students with at least three years of study
• PhD students
• EU practitioners who wish to broaden their knowledge of the EU

Credits info

5 EC
The Winter School corresponds to 5 ECTS. It is also part of the Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy Making. This certificate is equivalent to 25 ECTS credits and provides an even better insight in the different EU policy areas.

Fee info

EUR 1600: Early bird deadline: 15 November
Applicants who submit their application by 15 November at the latest and are subsequently admitted to the programme, are eligible for a 10% discount on the tuition fee.


The Brussels School of Governance will grant one full tuition fee waiver to one student of the Winter School programme on the basis of merit and motivation. The deadline for applying for the tuition fee waiver is 15 November.