Brussels, Belgium

EU Security Governance and International Security Challenges

when 30 May 2023 - 14 July 2023
language English
duration 7 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1300

This course provides an overview of current scholarly debates relating to the interdisciplinary study of EU’s security governance in the context of globalization and changes in the strategic security environment. It examines competing perspectives on the EU’s security governance and explores trends of the new security environment as well as international security challenges. The course will introduce therefore to the students the Governance Concept (case study on the EU), various international security challenges, and EU agendas developed for this purpose.

Credits info

6 EC
Students have the choice to take this Summer Programme either with or without credits. You may register for a maximum of 2 courses (6 ECTS per course). Any combination is possible! Both obvious ones, like 'Human Rights and International Criminal Law' and 'The EU’s Approach to Democratisation and Human Rights', and less obvious ones, like 'European Cinema' and 'The Belgian Brewery Industry in a Global Context'. In the latter course, the famous Belgian beer industry is taken as a multi-faceted case study for studying core business processes and international market developments. On top of that, you will also get the possibility of learning the nuts and bolts of the beer brewing process yourself!

Another great thing about this Summer Programme is that you can also choose an internship as one of your two selected courses. Then you will actually be able to acquire working experience with one of our selected internship partners!

The Brussels School of Governance is an alliance between the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Vesalius College. This Undergraduate Summer Programme is organised by Vesalius College.

Fee info

EUR 1300: For continuing students as well as for external students, the tuition fee per course (6 ECTS) is 1300 EUR.

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