Belgium, Brussels

Brussels Summer School for Young Leaders: 'EU as a Global Actor'

when 22 June 2020 - 26 June 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 390

Debate Europe's Challenges with EU & NATO Leaders!

As a leading Summer School held in the ‘Capital of Europe’, the one-week program aims to immerse undergraduate and postgraduate university students as well as young professionals into the theory and practice of EU policymaking. Through a series of lectures, debates, workshops and study trips to different EU institutions, the ‘EU as a Global Actor’: Brussels Summer School for Young Leaders provides the participants with a policymaker’s ‘insider’ perspective into how the European Union and its leaders deal with the closely interlinked key contemporary security, economic and political challenges facing the block.

The program builds upon our strong links with Brussels-based institutions and organizations. The lectures and discussions will be conducted, among others, by the following senior EU policy-makers and diplomats, top NATO officials and leading academic experts:
> Gilles de Kerchove | EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, former Director of Justice & Home Affairs in the Council Secretariat
> Daniel J. Costello | Ambassador of Canada to the European Union
> Pavel Telicka | Vice-President of the European Parliament
> Paul Nuber | Seasoned executive in a Fortune 50 Company
> Colin Scicluna | Senior EU Diplomat, Head of Unit, European Union External Action Service
> Petr Lunak | Deputy Head, NATO Public Diplomacy Division, NATO Headquarters
> Hiddo Houben | Head of Unit, European Commission, EU’s Chief Negotiator for TTIP Negotiations
> Andreas List | Senior EU diplomat, former Head of the EU Office in Myanmar
> Xavier Nuttin | Senior Analyst, European Parliament, Brussels
> Aled Williams | Senior Director, Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting
and many, many others...

Please note that the already 5th Brussels Summer School for Young Leaders will be held from 22-26 June 2020!

Target group

Undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals with profound interest in EU affairs.

Course aim

The Brussels Summer School will broaden your knowledge of how the European Union functions and how it deals with different security, economic and political challenges it faces in today’s increasingly complex international system. Packed also with simulation games, study visits to EU institutions and a careers workshop, this one-week of academic and life-enhancing immersion in Brussels will ultimately expand your professional, academic and social networks to help enhance your future career prospects.

Credits info

3 EC
All participants will receive a ‘Certificate of Participation’ confirming active and successful completion of the Brussels Summer School.

Fee info

EUR 390: The program fee includes:
All tuition fees and classroom support costs
All study trips listed in the detailed program
Free access to all lectures, workshops and other activities
Most lunches, coffee/tea and snacks during coffee breaks
Program book and an extensive up-to-date documentation pack
Certificate of Participation confirming active and successful completion of the Summer School