Brussels, Belgium

Inter-university Summer School on European Policy-making

when 3 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1775

Explore both the old and the new centre of European Diplomacy with this summer school. The intensive two-week programme is held one week in Brussels and one week in Vienna from Monday 3th to Friday 14th July 2017. The Institute for European Studies joins forces with the Diplomatische Akademie and the University of Vienna to bring you this ‘crash course’ in EU Policy Making.

Packed with interactive seminars and study visits, this programme attracts students and young professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of the European institutions, European law and the European decision-making process in general.

The first week of the summer school takes place in Brussels and reviews the main EU institutions and decision-making procedures, while theoretically exploring questions of governance, participation and legitimacy. During the second week students learn more about EU foreign relations, while enjoying the beautiful city of Vienna.

New to our programme in 2017 is an empirical focus on one current policy issue. This year, Brexit is in the spotlight, as we invite experts to shed light on the consequences of the UK’s departure from the EU. Students will take active part through the production of a news item on Brexit.

The Summer School is also part of the Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy Making. This certificate is equivalent to 25 ECTS credits and provides an even better insight in the different EU policy areas.

Target group

The programme is particularly geared towards:
• students of European studies, politics, history, law, economics
• students of other social sciences
• graduates and professionals
• high-level students with at least three years of study
• PhD students
• EU practitioners who wish to broaden their knowledge of the EU

Fee info

EUR 1775: Current students from the EU or EHEA
EUR 1995: All other applicants
The tuition fee includes: course material, access to online platform, daily breakfast in Brussels, daily lunch in Brussels and Vienna, flight from Brussels to Vienna on Sunday 9 July 2017 and study visits.
The tuition fee does not include: accommodation, daily breakfast in Vienna, evening meals, flights to Brussels and from Vienna.
More information see official website.


The Institute for European Studies will grant a limited amount of tuition waivers, amounting to a reduced tuition fee. For more information, see official website.