European GSI Summer School 2018

The European GSI School is an annual event, organised by the Gustav-Stresemann-Institute in Bonn. Partner-institutions such as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are involved and have been supporting the Summer School for many years.

 

 

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Member of European GSI Summer School 2017

The 29th European GSI Summer School is an international meeting point for students and young professionals, deeply interested in politics and foreign affairs. The participants will get to know the practical work of institutions of the European Union. They will reflect on the objectives and the general conception of European integration and will discuss these with experts from all disciplines.

The program covers workshops in Bonn as well as excursions to Luxemburg and Brussels to visit important European institutions.

At the same time the Summer School is a place to exchange ideas about a better future. Regardless of their nationalities, cultural roots or professions, young people discuss new ways to a peaceful and democratic society. The threat of various crises requires a new understanding between political actors and raises the issue, how to establish a successful international cooperation.

Responsible

for conference organisation:
Ms. Jennifer Hoppenstock
Tel.: +49 228 8107-171
j.hoppenstock(at)gsi-bonn.de

for the program:
Anne Schulz
Research Manager
Tel.: +49 228 8107-190
a.schulz(at)gsi-bonn.de

Participants and Requirements

Regular contribution fees: 690 Euro. The participation fee covers
all expenses of the program. The accommodation and catering in
the conference hotel at the GSI and in the hotels in Luxembourg
and Brussels are included. The travel expenses to Luxembourg
and Brussels are included as well.

Special conditions are offered for students or sponsored participation.
You are invited to contact the team of the summer school:
j.hoppenstock(at)gsi-bonn.de.

Closing date for applications: 1.7.2018

  Registration  

Programme

  Arrival of the participants Organization, get together
  Opening of the European Summer Academy 2018 Introduction of the team, brief presentation of the program, facts and figures, intention and methods, The European Summer Academy Blog
  Interactive Workshop: Shaping Europe Introduction of the participants, ideas, demands and ideals of the generations to come
  The Philosophy of the Treaties (lecture) The pillars of European integration
  Workshop: The political system of the EU Institutions and policy fields (The Parliament, The Council, The Commission, The Court, The European Council and other Institutions)
Dr. Alexander Burka, Holger-Michael Arndt, CIVIC GmbH - Institut für internationale Bildung
  Europa- Bingo Dr. Alexander Burka, Holger-Michael Arndt, CIVIC GmbH - Institut für internationale Bildung
Economic key-player versus guardian of human rights? Talking about solidarity in the EU
Lecture and debate

The debate about the new government in Italy, the economic situation in Greece, refugee politics in Hungary, Poland and Austria reveals different definitions of the European status quo.
The member states follows different paths towards cooperation and consensus. Dr. Born explains the ideas and aims of the European integration. The reflection of the basics of the European Union shows tasks, problems and methods of resolution solutions in the future.

Dr. Jürgen Born, Institut für Kirche und Gesellschaft

 

Economic key-player versus guardian of human rights?
Talking about solidarity in the EU
Lecture and debate

Part 2

Dr. Jürgen Born, Institut für Kirche und Gesellschaft

 

“Legitimacy of the EU and accusations of a democratic deficit"

Anders Heger, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, doctoral studies at the department of European Studies
  Good friends, successful competitors?!

The relationship between the EU and the USA is an important issue. Foreign policies or economic affairs – the rules of cooperation are changing, in a very fast way. How will be transatlantic relation in future? What does the ordinary American citizen think of the EU? Is there an influence of the European voice on the public debate in The United States? Which expectations are existing towards the European Partner and vice versa?

Transatlantic Relations: Europe and United States of America. Prof. Dr. Daniel Walther, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, German Institute Director, and Gerald R. Kleinfeld Chair in German History, Wartburg

  Europe´s role in the World: Ecological Issues (lecture and debate)

Climate Change as an international task.

Climate Change Secretariat, United Nations (tbc)

  Giving Europe a home – A simulation game Europa-Simulation / Game

Dr. Alexander Burka, Holger-Michael Arndt, CIVIC GmbH - Institut für internationale Bildung

 

Bonn yesterday, today and tomorrow (guided tour)

Exploring the city of Bonn on historical paths with a contemporary focus.

 

United in diversity – Instawalk (workshop to go)

The European history experience.
 

The European Union: ZEI Monitor on EU Progress 2014-2019

Robert Stüwe, ZEI

 

Giving Europe a home – A simulation game (Workshop)

Taking roles of representatives of different institutions in the EU, the participants initiate a common legal act in the field of culture.

Dr. Alexander Burka, Holger-Michael Arndt, CIVIC GmbH - Institut für internationale Bildung

 

Giving Europe a home – A simulation game Europa-Simulation / Game

Dr. Alexander Burka, Holger-Michael Arndt, CIVIC GmbH - Institut für internationale Bildung

 

The European Union – an area of freedom, security and justice (lecture and debate)

The rules are exemplified by distinctive law cases. Dr. Michael Winkelmüller, Anwalt, Kanzlei Redeker, Selmer, Dahs, Bonn

 

Giving Europe a home – A simulation game (Workshop)

Taking roles of representatives of different institutions in the EU, the participants initiate a common legal act in the field of culture.

 

The Europaean Union and the Arabic States (lecture and discussion)

The role of the EU concerning refugee politics, in Cooperation with the German Jordanian University. Prof. Dr. Dorit Schumann, Vive President for International Affairs, German Jordanian University

 

Creative Europe Desk KULTUR (lecture and discussion)

Financial support of projects, programs in the fields of culture. Lea Stöver, Creative Europe Desk KULTUR

 

"Wir gemeinsam in Europa – ein Blick aus der Slowakei" in Kooperation mit dem Auswärtigen Amt und der Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Pressburg (public debate)

Discussion with the german ambassador in Solvakia, Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in der Slowakei and former Director for Relations with EU Member States, Cross-Border and Regional Cooperation at the Federal Foreign Office. Botschafter Joachim Bleicker

 

Schengen and the freedom to travel (visit)

Schengen as a historical place of European Cooperation.

 

The European Court of Justice (visit, lecture)

Presentation of the Courts Work.
 

“German Diplomacy in the most European of all EU member states”, by Dr. Heinrich Kreft, German Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

by Dr. Heinrich Kreft, German Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

 

The European Court of Auditors (visit, lecture)

The guardian of the financial interests of the citizens of the Union. The ECA’s role as the EU’s independent external auditor.

 

Exploring Brussels (guided tour)

Visiting the heart of EU, the Belgium way of life, gentrification and the historical sites of culture and commerce.

 

The European Commission (visit, lecture)

Traineeships at the European Commission, The European Commissions’ Internal Relations

 

Council of the European Union (visit, lecture)

The European Council’s role in Foreign Affairs, the negotiations about Brexit

  Talking about influence (lecture and debate)

The position of NGO’s /Non Government Organisations in EU politics

 

The representation of national interests in Brussels (visit, lecture and debate)

Insight the work of the Permanent Representation of an member state

 

OLAF – Office de Lutte Anti-Fraud (visit, lecture)

Investigation on fraud against the EU budget, corruption and serious misconduct

 

The House of European History (visit of the exhibition)

Guided introduction and subsequent self-exploration

 

The Summer School Blog

Workshop

 

Lectures by young scientists

Brexit and the future implications for trade relations between the UK, the EU, and third-party countries

 

Kayla Baczewski, Graduate, Class of 2017, Grossman School of Business University of Vermont (UVM), Masters of European Studies Program at Hochschule Bremen

 

Lectures by young scientists

Migration and Integration and Challenges of the EU

 

Isinsu Torun, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Masterstudiengang Sprache, Literatur, Kultur

 

Shaping Europe (Workshop)

How to establish a successful international cooperation, draft of a position paper on political demands of European citizens, in particular the young generation.

Dr. Alexander Burka, Holger-Michael Arndt, CIVIC GmbH - Institut für internationale Bildung

 

Farewell party with invited guests
Handing over of Certificates
Dinner at GSI, Handing over of Certificates
Farewell party with invited guests

  Current challenges for the European Union (debate) Tolerance & Pluralism / Panel discussion with representatives of EU member states and beyond

Dr. Alexander Burka, Holger-Michael Arndt, CIVIC GmbH - Institut für internationale Bildung
  The European Summer Academy Blog / Evaluation of the Summer School (debate) Discussion, how the view of the EU & its politics changed during the last 10 days.
  Afterwards: End of the Summer School  

Workshops, lectures, visits and debates, interactive co-working the program of the summer school covers a broad variety of methods and content.