The aim of the European Encounters - Diversity and Integration from West to East - Track course from Utrecht Summer School is to introduce the diversity and unity of European Identities, the European Union, (shared) foreign policy and new challenges.
The course will dive into the different and diverse identities that can be found in Europe, and provide insight into Estonia, going from the past to the future.
The first two weeks will take place in the Netherlands, where you will take a deep dive into European Identities. The distinctive identities that exist within this continent will be explored, both on a national level and a grander European level. The structure of this complicated continent will be made apparent, providing insights that will allow you to place new knowledge in a better context.
After the lectures and program in the Netherlands, the participants will spend two weeks in Estonia, an EU-member since 2004.
During this time, you will discover what it's like for a country to become a member of the EU. In the case of Estonia, you will take a look at its lessons learned in the past, and think about the scenarios that might be encountered in the future. Topics will range from foreign policy (i.e. Russian-EU relations) to business, security and innovation and from natural language to financial networks. All in all, a diverse course that will give you a more detailed understanding of Europe and the Baltic States.
Programme StructureAim of the course
- The aim of this track is to introduce non-European students to the continent of Europe, through exploration of multiple topics such as culture, economy and politics.
- 26 days
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies European Studies View 16 other Short Courses in Area & Cultural Studies in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- This programme is especially designed for students coming from countries outside Europe (but is open to all students).
- The course has a focus on political and economical sciences, with emphasis on European institutions and integration.
International1250 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1250 EUR for the full programme during 26 days.
EU/EEA1250 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1250 EUR for the full programme during 26 days.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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