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

until 11.00 Arrival of the participants Organization, get together
12.00 Lunch at GSI Restaurant
13.00 - 13.30 Welcome to the 29th European GSI Summer School Dr Ansgar Burghof, Chairman & Director GSI
Anne Schulz, Research Manager GSI
13.30 - 15.00 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
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 - 17.00 Interactive Debate: Let’s talk about future: wishes, fears and tasks concerning Europe N.N., Pulse of Europe
Jochen Pöttgen, Head of the European Commission regional Representation in Bonn
Nina Katzemich, EU-Campaignerin LobbyControl, Lobby control
17.15 - 18.45 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
18.45 Dinner at GSI Restaurant
20.00 - 21.30 Europa-Bingo Dr. Alexander Burka, Holger-Michael Arndt, CIVIC GmbH - Institut für internationale Bildung
8.00 Breakfast at GSI Restaurant  
09.00 - 13.30 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

10.30 Coffee break  
11.00 - 12.00

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

12.00 - 13.30

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

Anders Heger, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, doctoral studies at the department of European Studies
13.30 Lunch at GSI Restaurant  
14.30 - 15.30 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?

Prof. Dr. Daniel Walther, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, German Institute Director, and Gerald R. Kleinfeld Chair in German History, Wartburg

15.30 Coffee break  
16.00 - 17.00 Europe´s role in the World: Ecological Issues (lecture and debate)

Climate Change as an international task.

Climate Change Secretariat, United Nations (tbc)

  The European Union: ZEI Monitor: EU Progress 2014-2019 Robert Stüwe, ZEI
18.30 Dinner at GSI Restaurant  
19.30 leisure time in the city or elsewhere  
8.30 Breakfast at GSI Restaurant  
09.30 - 11.15

Bonn yesterday, today and tomorrow (guided tour)

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

11.30

United in diversity – Instawalk (workshop to go)

The European history experience.
13.00 Lunch at GSI Restaurant  
14.00 - 15.30

Giving Europe a home – Europa-Simulation-Game

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

14.00 - 15.30

Giving Europe a home – Europa-Simulation-Game

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

15.30 Coffeebreak  
16.00 - 19.00

Giving Europe a home – Europa-Simulation-Game

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

19.00 Dinner at GSI Restaurant  
20.00 leisure time in the city or elswhere  
8.00 Breakfast at GSI Restaurant  
09.00 - 10.30

Giving Europe a home – Europa-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.

11.00 - 12.45

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

13.00 Lunch Snack on invitation of the law firm
Redeker Sellner Dahs, Bonn
 
14.00 - 16.15

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

16.30 - 18.00

Creative Europe Desk KULTUR (lecture and discussion)

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

18.00 Dinner at GSI Restaurant  
19.00 - 20.30

"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 to Slovakia, former Director for Relations with EU Member States, Cross-Border and Regional Cooperation at the Federal Foreign Offic, Botschafter Joachim Bleicker

Early breakfast  
08.00 Departure to Luxembourg  
11.00 - 12.00

Schengen and the freedom to travel (visit)

Schengen as a historical place of European Cooperation.

12.00 Lunch and further drive  
13.30 - 15.30

The European Court of Justice (visit, lecture)

Presentation of the Courts Work.
16.00 - 17.00

“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

19.30 Individual dinner in the city
09.00 - 12.30

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.

13.00 Individual lunch  
13.00 - 16.00 Bus transfer to Brussels  
17.00 - 19.00 Exploring Brussels (guided tour) Visiting the heart of EU, the Belgium way of life, gentrification and the historical sites of culture and commerce.
Bruno du Ban
19.00 individual dinner and leisure time in the city  
8.00 Breakfast  
08.55-09.00 Welcome to the European Commission  
09.00 - 10.30

The European Commission (visit, lecture)

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

10.30 - 11.00 Coffeebreak  
11.00 - 12.00 EU career opportunities and selection procedure traineeship  
12.00 - 13.00

EU Anti-Fraud and corruption policy

Investigation on fraud against the EU budget, corruption and serious misconduct
13.15 - 14.00 Restaurant Charlemagne  
14.00 Walk to the Council of the European Union  
15.00 - 17.00 Council of the European Union (visit, lecture) The European Council’s role in Foreign Affairs, the negotiations about Brexit
18.00 individual dinner, Exploring Bruxelles  
8.00 Breakfast  
09.30 - 11.00

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

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

11.00

The House of European History (visit of the exhibition)

Guided introduction and subsequent self-exploration

14.00 individual lunch  
15.00 Return to Bonn  
18.00 Dinner at the GSI Restaurant  
19.00 - 20.30

The Summer School Blog

Workshop

8.00 Breakfast  
09.00 - 10.30

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

10.30 Coffee break  
11.00 - 12.30

Lectures by young scientists

Migration and Integration and Challenges of the EU

 

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

12.30 Lunch at the GSI Restaurant  
13.30 - 15.30

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

15.30 Coffee break  
16.00 - 18.30 Continuation Shaping Europe Szenario (Interactive Workshop)  
18.30 Dinner at the GSI Restaurant  
18.45 - 23.00

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

8.30 Breakfast  
09.30 - 10.30 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
10.30 - 12.30 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.
13.00 Farewell Lunch at GSI Restaurant  
  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.