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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 to apply for PhD grants is 15 July
■ 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
Application Form
Please apply before July 31st 2020

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 EMN) and NGOs. In line with this year’s theme of the 20 years after the Tampere conclusions, the programme will deal with From Tampere 20 to Tampere 2.0., towards a new programme (2020 – 24) for EU migration and asylum policies, the Migration, displacements and humanitarian aid, the European Agencies as the new institutional framework, the Fitness check on legal Migration, the Targeted Impact Assessment of the Commission proposal amending the return Directive.
  • A visit to the Red Star Line Museum
    An eventful journey in the footsteps of the emigrants.

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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