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Extracurricular Activities

About the Summer School
Video for the Summer School, Introduction, Languages
Teaching Curriculum
Teaching Approach, Subjects, Lecturers, Calendar & Schedule
4 PhD Grants
Scholarships for Refugees
Extracurricular Activities
Visits to the European Institutions, Evening Debates & Other Events, Networking Events
Practical Information
Facilities, Certificate, Admission Requirements, Registration Fees, Coordination, Contact
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Application Form
Please apply before 10 June 2017

Visits to the European Institutions

The Summer School’s location in the capital of the European Union is a valuable opportunity to discover the EU institutions and to meet high-level officials from the EU who come to lecture. The Odysseus Network therefore organises visits to the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council of Ministers as part of the Summer School. Participants may also take an opportunity to spend an evening in the heart of the European quarter at Place du Luxembourg, where people working at the EU institutions famously go for an after-work drink.

 

 Evening Debates & Other Events

In addition to the opening ceremony and different drinks receptions, a series of events will be organised during the Summer School. These events will take place in various locations. Last year, the events included:

  • Debate evenings to complement the classes, with speakers including, for example, Members of the European Parliament, European civil servants, Justice and Home Affairs advisors, Member States, ambassadors from third countries to the EU and representatives from international organisations (notably UNHCR) and NGOs. In line with this year’s theme of European solidarity, the programme will deal with the consequences of a potential Brexit on European citizens’ freedom of movement, the EU-Turkey agreement on asylum, the transformation of Frontex into a European border guard force, the future of the Dublin system and the reform of the Blue Card Directive.

The full lists of events scheduled for the 2017 Summer School will be announced soon.

Networking Events

In order to increase the opportunities for professional networking, a cocktail event is organised on one evening of the Summer School. Professionals from EU Institutions (European Parliament, Commission and Council), International Organisations (UNHCR, IOM, ICMPD, etc.), NGOs (ECRE, JRS-Europe, etc.), think tanks (MPG, CEPS, MPI, etc.) and consultancies are invited in order to give participants of the Summer School the opportunity to make contacts that could help them to find a traineeship or a job.

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