Germany, Genshagen (close to Berlin)

Cities in European Politics : Are Cities the Future of the European Union?

when 16 August 2017 - 25 August 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 150

On August 16 - 25 2017 students from universities in Germany, France and Poland respectively will gather at castle Genshagen close to Berlin for ten days in order to discuss, from their various perspectives, a topic of European relevance. The Genshagen Summer School’s sixth edition will be devoted to the topic “Cities in European Politics: Are Cities the Future of the European Union?”

Over the last years, cities have constantly gained importance as actors in international politics and have become true „global players“. This is also the case within the European Union, where cities aren’t solely implementing EU regulations and directives or profiting from EU funds, but are also trying to influence and shape EU politics through active lobbying. In a time where relations between EU member states are in a difficult state, cities can even act as drivers of European integration. The goal of the 2017 Genshagen Summer School will be to help students understand what the role of cities in the complex EU multilevel governance system is, how they interplay with regional and nationalactors, how their impact differs in various policy areas (such as, for example, climate and energy policy, migration policy, transport policy, and digital policy), and which are the instruments they use to have an impact.
The Summer School will provide in depth-knowledge on various sub-topics of the overall theme in lectures held by scholars with specific expertise.

For more information on the organisers and the castle, please visit the official website or Facebook page. Should you have any more questions, feel free to get in touch with the Summer School team:

Course leader

The Summer School is a joint project of Stiftung Genshagen, the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder,
Sciences Po Strasbourg and the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.

Target group

Master students and young PhD researchers

Fee info

EUR 150: The tuition fee covers all costs related to your stay in Genshagen: a shared double room at the castle and all meals are included. Unfortunately, we cannot cover your trip from your hometown to Genshagen and back.