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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
■ Doctoral Seminar with 4 PhD Grants
The deadline for applying is 6 May
■ Scholarships for Refugees and #refYOUgees campaign
Application for Refugees and Crowdfunding
■ 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

 

The full lists of events scheduled for the 2018 Summer School will be announced soon.

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.

Visit to the Red Star Line Museum

A visit to the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp is scheduled on Saturday, 7th of July. The museum focuses on the stories of migrants that traveled from the port of Antwerp to North America on board Red Star Line ships. The United States and Canada were the promised land for fortune seekers and everyone looking for a better life. Red Star Line ocean steamers paved the way to a new life for about two million men, women and children between 1873 and 1934. 

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 Brexit on European citizens’ freedom of movement, the EU-Turkey agreement, the mandate of Frontex as European Border and Coast Guard Agency, the future of the Dublin system and the reform of the Blue Card Directive.

Networking Event

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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