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Summer School

Summer School 'The European Union, the United Nations and Global Governance'

Monday 14 June 2021 - Friday 25 June 2021
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

The Summer School ‘The European Union, the United Nations and Global Governance’ will focus on a range of topics relevant to interactions between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) and the EU’s role within current patterns of global governance.

It will include lectures by eminent scholars in European Integration, International Organization and Global Governance. The Summer School has been initiated by and will be conducted under the academic leadership of Professor Madeleine Hosli (in collaboration with several colleagues from Leiden University and external experts).

Among the themes covered are:

  • The United Nations and regional integration;
  • EU and interactions with the UN;
  • EU and global security governance;
  • EU and multilateralism, challenges to global climate governance, migration;
  • EU and global economic, fiscal and tax governance.

The Summer School will consist of lectures, seminars, short presentations by the participating students, a simulation game and a visit to EU institutions in Brussels (all offered live if circumstances allow for this, with ‘remote’ as a backup option).

The overall structure of the Summer School comprises a variety of learning activities and teaching methods, including lectures, seminar discussions, a panel and a workshop, group activities and a presentation, a simulation game (practical implementation of a ‘real world’ scenario by participants) and institutional visits (EU institutions and UN Regional Information Center). All of the activities will be led by teaching staff that are leading academic experts in their respective fields. Their input will be complemented by policymakers and practitioners from both the EU and the UN. 

The pedagogical approach is geared to the level of Master and PhD students and involves interactive teaching, stimulating the Summer School participants to actively engage in the materials. Given the disciplinary expertise of the academics involved in the teaching, there will be multidisciplinary synergies in the ways the various topics related to the EU in global governance will be addressed. 

The structure of the program will be as follows:

Provisional Program

Please note that this is a provisional program. In any case the Summer School will take place. If a program on location is not possible, we will offer the Summer School in part or in full in an online format where possible. Leiden University follows the general measures of the Dutch government.

If you have any questions about this, you can reach us at EUGOV@fgga.leidenuniv.nl.

Week 1 

   Monday – Day 1

  • Registration
  • Welcome and introduction to the Summer School (Prof. Madeleine O. Hosli)
  • Opening Panel: Challenges to the European Union in Global Governance
  • Panelists: Prof. David Howarth, Prof. Spyros Blavoukos, Dr. Joris Larik, Prof. Madeleine O. Hosli, representative of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Sandwich lunch provided (circumstances allowing for this)

  • Seminar: ‘The European Union and the United Nations’ (Prof. Madeleine O. Hosli)
  • City tour The Hague

Tuesday – Day 2

  • Seminar: ‘The European Union and Global Security Governance’ (Prof. Spyros Blavoukos)
  • Lecture: ‘'International Capital Liberalization, Financial Systems and Banking Regulation’ (Prof. David Howarth)

Sandwich lunch provided (circumstances allowing for this)

  • Lecture: ‘The European Union and Multilateralism’ (Prof. Dimitris Bourantonis)
  • Lecture: ‘Eastern Enlargement and Global Governance’ (Prof. Antoaneta Dimitrova)

Wednesday – Day 3

  • Seminar ‘Climate and Energy Governance: the Role of the EU’ (Susann Handke, LLM, MA)
  • Seminar  ‘Climate Governance in the Regional and Global Context’ (Prof.  Simon Schunz)

Sandwich lunch provided (circumstances allowing for this)

  • Panel Discussion (open to the public):  ‘’The European Union and Climate Change: Regional and Global Targets’
    Panelists: Prof. Simon Schunz (UNU-CRIS and College of Europe), Representative of the UN Environment Brussels Office, Dr. Susann Handke (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Visit of the Peace Palace in The Hague (TBC)

Thursday – Day 4

  • Seminar ‘EU’s Global Strategy, Brexit and ‘America First’’ (Dr. Joris Larik) 
  • Seminar  ‘The European Parliament Elections of May 2019: Results and Potential Effects’ (Prof. Madeleine O. Hosli)

Sandwich lunch provided (circumstances allowing for this)

  • Preparations for the Simulation Game on EU Migration Governance: Role Allocation and Discussion of the Rules
  • Summer School participants prepare their opening statements for the simulation game (each participant represents an EU member state)

Friday – Day 5

  • Simulation game – opening statements 
  • Statements on agenda item 1 followed by moderated caucus
  • Statements on agenda item 2 followed by moderated caucus
  • Statements on agenda item 3 followed by moderated caucus
  • Statements on agenda item 4 followed by moderated caucus
  • Negotiations to derive a common position for agenda items 1-4
  • Draft Treaty Text Prepared
  • Final Round of Negotiations
  • Collective Statement

Week 2

Monday – Day 8

  • Seminar ‘Challenges to European Monetary Integration: Experiences from the Perspective of the European Central Bank’ (Dr. Ad van Riet) 
  • Seminar ‘The European Economic and Monetary Union: An Introduction’ (Prof. Madeleine O. Hosli)

Sandwich lunch provided (circumstances allowing for this)

  • Workshop ‘The European Union in Global Monetary Governance’ (Dr. Ad van Riet)
  • Workshop: Presentations by Summer School Participants

Tuesday – Day 9

  • Seminar  ‘The European Union in the G-20’ (Dr. Jaroslaw Kantorowicz, Leiden University)
  • Seminar  ‘The European Union in the United Nations General Assembly: A Coherent Actor’? (Prof. Madeleine Hosli, Leiden University)

Sandwich lunch provided (circumstances allowing for this)

  • Seminar ‘The European Union and the World Trade Organization’ (Prof. Sieglinde Gstöhl)
  • Seminar ‘The European Union and International Tax Law: BEPS and Beyond’ (Dr. Irma Mosquera Valderrama)

Wednesday – Day 10

  • The Future of Multilateralism (Presentations by graduates of the MSc International Relations and Diplomacy Program)

Sandwich lunch provided (circumstances allowing for this)

Thursday - Day 11 (live if possible, else virtual)

  • Visit to the European Commission 
  • Visit to the European Council / Council of the EU

Sandwich lunch provided (circumstances allowing for this)

  • Workshop on Relations between the EU and the United Nations, with speakers from the EEAS and UN agencies in Brussels

Friday – Day 12

  • Visit to the European External Action Service (EEAS); lectures 
  • Visit to the European Parliament

Sandwich lunch provided (circumstances allowing for this)

End of Summer School

Costs for the Summer School are Euro 1500 (this includes the lectures and activities, a welcome dinner and the transfer to EU institutions in Brussels). Students are responsible for their own housing arrangements, but with assistance from our organizers.

In case the Summer School has to be offered online due to the current circumstances related to COVID-19, the fee will be reduced to Euro 500.

This summer programme is supported by the European Union’s Jean Monnet program.

Two partial scholarships of Euro 750 will be made available based on merit and need, with support by the Jean Monnet program. Students who would like to be considered for a partial scholarship must state this clearly in their motivation letter. The application deadline for these candidates is 16 March 2021 (with candidates being notified about the decision by 5 April 2021).

The Summer School ‘The European Union, the United Nations and Global Governance’ is open to Master-level and PhD students.
Participants are selected based on academic performance and motivation to attend the Summer School.

The deadline for application is 16 March 2021 if you want to be considered for the scholarschip. The general application deadline is 16 April 2021.

Apply by filling out the submission form and submitting the following documents:

  • A letter of motivation
  • A transcript of undergraduate (or graduate) level course grades
  • A Bachelor or Master Diploma
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Good proficiency in the English language is a requirement for participation.

The deadline for application is 16 March 2021 if you want to be considered for the scholarschip. The general application deadline is 16 April 2021.

At the end of the course, participants receive a certificate of participation. An additional statement regarding the amount of ECTS credits can be issued. Please note that the document is not an official transcript and that it is the student’s responsibility to validate the course for credit at their home university. Keeping in mind that 1 ECTS equals 28 study hours, we value the summer school on The European Union, The United Nations and Global Governance to be representing 5 ECTS.

If you have any questions, please contact Audrey Vrolijk via: EUGOV@fgga.leidenuniv.nl.

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