Munich International Summer School - European Studies Program
“Approaching the European Union”- Berlin-Munich-Brussels
Location: Munich, Germany; Brussels, Belgium; Berlin, Germany
Program dates: January 14 2019 – February 7 2019
Application deadline: 1 November 2018
Duration: 4 weeks
The European Studies Program takes place under the auspices of the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich). CAP is a university-based institution for political consulting and research on European affairs. The European Union is the most prominent example of how regional integration works.
Supranational policy-making determines political and economic systems for 28(27) European states; in addition, global challenges of the 21st century illustrate the limitations of power of individual governments and thus require common approaches. As a result, integration is also considered important for European security policy.
The objective of the summer academy is to provide students with a broad understanding of the historical development, the economic, societal, political and philosophical dimensions of the European integration process.
In the seminars, a particular emphasis will be placed on the Australian perspective on various issues and policies discussed. Moreover, the course will also specifically focus on the relations between Europe, Australia and South East/East Asia and identify prospects and challenges for developing further the European-Australian partnership.
The course also involves several extra-curricular cultural experiences and field trips:
- Sightseeing tour Munich
- Day trip to castle Neuschwanstein or Salzburg
- BMW Museum of BMW factory visit
- 3 day trip to Brussels including an academic and EU institution visiting program
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