Liberec, Prague, Czech Republic

Cross-border Co-operation in Central Europe: Story of Success (?)

when 3 August 2020 - 14 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 450

The curriculum was designed to provide a unique academic experience in a challenging period of the current Eurpean crisis. The key topics of the course cover the way how does current Europe approach the topic of cross-border co-operation with particular focus on differences between “old” and “new” Europe. It reflects the current refugee crisis and offers various viewpoints on the links between CBC and Euroscepticism. It also makes possible cultural immersion through extracurricular activities including many field trips. Students are also integrated into the campus through numerous events, walking trips, fun and sports activities. A prolonged free weekend in the middle of the course enables student to make individual trips and explore other European countries.
Students will during this summer school experience at least the following:
• Visit 3 countries: Czech Republic, Poland and Germany
• Attend following cities, where they will have an occasion to spend also some spared time: Prague, Dresden, Wroclaw
• Liberec is just one hour away from Prague by a very convenient public transport
• Have an occasion to use the leisure-time activities around Liberec – mainly in the field of sports and culture - and use the trips organised to Prague, Germany and Poland
• Czech Republic is very safe and affordable country with low living expenses

Course leader

Hynek Böhm, Ph.D.

Target group

Applicants must be undergraduate (Bachelor) students or major students with an interest in spending two interdisciplinary weeks on the road in the three countries of Central Europe.

Course aim

The goal of the program is to provide the students with an intensive interdisciplinary insight into the way how the cross-border co-operation (CBC), which is often labeled as a laboratory of European integration at a microscale, is conducted in the EU. As the course will focus on CBC in the EU ex-communist member states, students will also learn more about countries of "new Europe".

Fee info

EUR 450: The tuition fee includes:
course fee
accommodation in double rooms in Liberec and also during all field trips
all reading materials
excursions and site visits including transport
welcome and farewell drinks
certificate of attendance
credit students are entitled to receive their transcript of records
orientation and non-stop assistance

The early bird fee 420 EUR applies for applications until 31 March 2020.