Munich, Germany

European Studies + German Class: Winter School

online course
when 6 January 2025 - 25 January 2025
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 9 EC
fee EUR 1450

The EU Studies course will have an additional German class for beginner.

The European Union
Challenges, Crises, and Solution Approaches
The course is designed to introduce the complex political and institutional landscape of the European Union. We will explore the EU's governance structure, focusing on the challenges it faces and the innovations that have emerged in response.

We will begin by examining the history and evolution of the EU, from its origins as the European Coal and Steel Community to its current form as a 27-member union. We will then delve into the various institutions and decision-making processes that make up the EU, including the European Commission, European Parliament, and Council of the European Union. We will also explore some of the key challenges facing the EU, including issues of democratic legitimacy, migration and security, and economic governance. We will examine how these challenges have led to innovations in EU governance, such as the creation of new institutions like the European Stability Mechanism and the emergence of new policy areas like digital governance.

By the end of this course, students will have a solid understanding of EU governance, its challenges, and the innovations that are shaping its future.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Klaus Goetz, LMU Munich, Chair of Political Systems and European Integration
Dr. Radu-Mihai Triculescu

Target group

LMU Munich’s European Studies Programs are open for students…
…who have an interest in the European Union as well as European history and culture, irrespective of their own academic background
…who are looking for an interdisciplinary learning environment
…who follow a Bachelor or Master program and would like to engage in peer-learning

Former participants have evaluated this program very positively and stressed the following benefits:

profound introduction to European Union topics
developing soft skills and rhetoric

Course aim

Participants will:

...get a comprehensive overview of EU governance, while also engaging participants in critical thinking and discussion
...will be expected to participate in class discussions, complete readings, and assignments, and work collaboratively on group projects
...strengthen their soft skills and rhetoric
...attend a German language course for beginners
...receive 6 + 3 ECTS credits for the EU Studies winter school and German class attendance

Fee info

EUR 1450: € 200 Registration fee (non refundable)
€ 1000 Tuition EU Studies
€ 250 Tuition German Class

Not included: Accommodation
€400 Munich, double room
€400 Vienna, double room