Evening Debates & Other Events

In addition to the opening session and some cocktails, a series of optional activities are organised during the summer school on the campus of the ULB or in the premises of the European institutions:

  • A specific debate about the links between EU migration and asylum law and the crisis of the Covid virus;
  • Evenings debates based on the most recent (jurisprudential) news with speakers ranging from lawyers engaged in cases before the European Court of Human Rights or the Court of Justice of the EU, Members of the European Parliament, judges, high officials of EU institutions, Justice & Home Affairs advisors of Member States’ Permanent Representations, as well as representatives of international organisation and NGOs;
  • A “Who is who?” session for socialisation between the participants of the summer school, including the online participants!
  • Morning sessions with presentations of PhD projects in the framework of the PhD seminar.

As other events will be added to the program over time, you are invited to consult our website for the most recent information. Persons registered to the summer school will be kept informed via email.

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.

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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