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Brussels Summer School for Young Leaders – ‘EU as a Global Actor’

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Applications are now open for the Brussels Summer School for Young Leaders with a theme of ‘EU as a Global Actor’ that will again be held at the Institute d’Études Européennes – Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels from 25 June – 29 June 2018.

Debate Europe’s Challenges with EU & NATO Leaders!
As a leading Summer School held in the ‘Capital of Europe’, the one-week program aims to immerse undergraduate and postgraduate university students as well as young professionals into the theory and practice of EU policymaking. Through a series of lectures, debates, workshops and study trips to different EU institutions, the Brussels Summer School for Young Leaders: ‘EU as a Global Actor’ provides the participants with a policymaker’s ‘insider’ perspective into how the European Union and its leaders deal with the closely interlinked key contemporary security, economic and political challenges facing the block.

The program builds upon our strong links with Brussels-based institutions and organizations. The lectures and discussions will be conducted, among others, by the following senior EU leaders, policy makers and diplomats, top NATO officials and leading academic experts:

Maroš Ševčovič ~ Vice-President of the European Commission & European Commissioner for the EU Energy Union
Dr. Pavel Telička ~ Vice-President of the European Parliament
Ambassador Daniel Costello ~ Ambassador of Canada to the European Union
Dr. Hiddo Houben ~ Head of Unit, European Commission, EU’s Chief Negotiator for TTIP Negotiations
Dr. Andreas List ~ Senior EU diplomat, former Head of the EU Office in Myanmar
Alian Ruche ~ Former Senior Advisor to the Secretary General of the European External Action Service, EEAS
Dr. Petr Lunak ~ Deputy Head, NATO Public Diplomacy Division, NATO Headquarters
Xavier Nuttin ~ Senior Analyst, European Parliament, Brussels
Prof. Paul Joseph Lim ~ Professor of International Relations, University of Tübingen, Germany

The Brussels Summer School will broaden your knowledge of how the European Union functions and how it deals with different security, economic and political challenges it faces in today’s increasingly complex international system. Packed also with simulation games, study visits to EU institutions and a careers workshop, this one-week of academic and life-enhancing immersion in Brussels will ultimately expand your professional, academic and social networks to help enhance your future career prospects. All participants will receive ‘Certificate of Participation’ and 3 ECTS credit points confirming active and successful completion of the Brussels Summer School.

You can find more detailed information about the Brussels Summer School here:

Watch a video about the Brussels Summer School held annually at IEE-ULB here:

Global Leaders is a non-profit organization, which develops high quality, affordable international educational programs for a diverse student population and administers a range of summer/winter and study abroad programs in collaboration with its partner universities in Europe and Asia. We believe that, by studying abroad or participating in a summer/winter school, students have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in other cultures and develop skills that they will never be able to hone only in a lecture hall.

Kindly do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any queries.

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