Tübingen, Germany

European Politics and Human Rights

online course
when 7 June 2021 - 2 July 2021
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 100

After a series of very successful Online Schools in 2020 and we will offer our Summer Schools 2021 also online.

The Online Summer School on "European Politics and Human Rights" will deal with the historical and political dynamics of European Integration and cover the current challenges Europe and the EU face today: Brexit, political fragmentation and radicalization, migration, the pandemic and more.

First, this course will introduce students to the EU as a political system, characterized by the separation of powers principle, with significant executive, legislative, and judicial powers. It will cover how policies are made in this unique multi-layered system of governance and discuss current political challenges. Second, classes will then focus on the issue of human rights in Europe, covering a wide range of topics including an introduction to the theory and implementation of human rights and to EU politics to assess and protect them by significant executive and legislative powers. Students will be confronted with authentic problems and cases and will discuss and analyze the problems occurring when trying to defend basic rights.The so-called European Refugees Crisis will also be a special topic of discussion.

Moreover, through a unit on intercultural communication and various activities within our virtual international community you will have the chance to make new friends from all over the world.

We are looking forward to welcoming our students from all over the world to an unforgettable intercultural learning experience in June and July 2021 ... online!

Target group

The Online Summer School is designed for undergraduate students of the humanities, social sciences, economics and law who wish to gain a basic knowledge of Europe and the European Union, its history, politics and how it deals with current human rights challenges.

Participants must be enrolled as students and and must have a very good command of English to be able to follow the academic courses and to participate in discussions.

Number of places: 32 (2 time cohortes of 16 students each)

Course aim

During the Online Summer School you will communicate and work with students from different countries and cultural backgrounds. This offers you the chance to benefit from cultural exchange. In the first week, through various exercises, you will not only learn how to use MOODLE and ZOOM, but also deepen your understanding of other cultures and intercultural communication and get to know your fellow students and your teachers better. The second, third, and fourth week are dedicated to the actual teaching of the online summer school’s topics: European Union politics and human rights.

Fee info

EUR 100: The program fee is € 100.

The program fee includes all courses as well as the issue of a certificate and transcript. There will be no additional costs.