Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Feeling as a stranger in Europe? The future of the EU needs a well-informed European youth. This summer school will give students the tangible responses to their concerns and will make them able to learn more about how the EU can help its citizens from a truly European perspective.
This summer school will affect the participants' perception about the European Union leading to a better understanding, increased knowledge and engagement.
Its scope is to innovate and integrate traditional teaching activities on the functioning of the European Union institutions, with policy-oriented training as well as foster a stable dialogue between students, the academic world, policy-makers and practitioners. Students will learn the foundations of EU policy-making and what it means in practice for key sectors of the economy in which these students will work in the near future.
This exchange will enrich students awareness of how the EU works but will also bring closer EU officials and researchers to the member states perception of what is done in Brussels.
At the end of the summer school, students shall be able:
• To critically analyse EU policy-making and individual policy decisions from the stage of agenda setting to policy implementation at the national level;
• To understand the key EU policy actions and their motivation;
• To locate key players in the policy-making process and their interaction;
• To acquire some practical and transferable skills.
In addition, the participants will naturally experience a different environment where their international exposure will be increased by the fact that the project will bring together students from different European universities and will be hold in the capital of Europe. The module should contribute to create in the long run a European identity, as truly European citizens.
The summer course will take place in August 2015. Every day, the course will start with a morning in-person lecture followed by an afternoon session in which students will solve case studies and develop discussion groups. On Friday, a visit to the EU institutions and a networking farewell event are foreseen. We will also set-up a virtual platform to exchange information and create a student’s community that will continue after the summer school. To this aim, we will use and open and easy tool named “Slack”.
The course will start with the description of the evolving framework fiscal policy coordination. It will pay significant attention to the understanding of the economic rationale for policy coordination and in particular to how spillover effects of national fiscal policy work.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
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