Italy, Rome, Brussels, Paris

Europe in the XXI Century - in partnership with Université Paris-Dauphine

when 19 June 2017 - 7 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 3300

The Program will be held in the cities that constitute the very heart of European integration.

1st week: Rome –the city where the first formal step towards European integration was made
European integration has been the outcome of historical events and political compromises by means of which very different countries have gathered together into a supranational entity, and yet have maintained their own specific characteristics. The European Union’s complex functioning is the outcome of several historic events and political compromises that brought its member states together.
In Rome, the program will focus on the European integration process from the economic, historical, political and judicial perspectives and on the functioning of its institutions.

2nd week: Brussels – the de facto capital of the European Union
Students will have the opportunity to further approach the functioning of the European Union, by visiting some of the most important institutions governing it (European Commission, European Parliament, European Economic and Social Committee) and by meeting EU officials, who will provide students with an insight into their actual work.

3rd week: Paris – where everything started
The historical rivalry between France and Germany are among the reasons that provoked two global wars. Together, France and Germany decided to cooperate with the aim of pursuing a long-lasting peace, thus shaping the institutional structure of a united Europe. It was (and still is) precisely the desire for peace that triggered the European integration process. In Paris, the program will focus on the challenges the continent has had to face in the last 150 years as well as current and future challenges, such as climate change, border security, European citizenship and foreign policy.

Target group

students who possess a bachelor’s degree or have completed at least two years of study at a university

Course aim

Why does the European Union exist? Why have a group of states decided to gather together in a supranational entity? Will the European Union continue to exist, despite nationalist claims currently spreading throughout the continent? These and other issues will be addressed in the Summer Program on Europe. Today, the future and the very existence of a united Europe seem to be at stake. Yet, the European Union phenomenon continues to be of paramount importance as an example of integration among states.

Fee info

EUR 3300: The fee includes in Rome, Brussels and Paris: accomodation, public transportation card, experiential learning and cultural activities. It also includes : flight from Rome to Brussels, train from Brussels to Paris.
€ 3.000 euro early bird rate for students from LUISS, Paris-Dauphine and partner universities;
€ 3.100 euro standard rate for students from LUISS, Paris-Dauphine and partner universities/ standard rate for students from non-partner universities;
€ 3.300 euro standard rate
Early bird: February 15; Standard: May 15, 2017