„Unite in Diversity: Crossing Borders and Creating the Future of Europe”

European GSI Summer School – 13.9. - 22.9.2019

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.



Holger-Michael Arndt

Managing Director CIVIC Institute

Crossing borders is sometimes a most difficult job. Which border would you abolish immediately?

Holger-Michael Arndt: The borders that are most massive are the limitations in our minds that prevent us from seeing things impartially and from different perspectives.

Creating the future needs priorities: What is the most important task the EU is facing in the next years?

Holger-Michael Arndt: The European Union must undoubtedly stand up for its values and honor promises and guarantees from the past. The Western Balkans must be part of the European Union, otherwise the European Union will not be credible in the long term.


Workshop: Warm up - The political system of the EU
13.9.2019, 15.30 - 18.00

Crossing borders: The European Union and the candidates
14.9.2019, 12.00 - 13.15
Debate: The power of the regions
14.9.2019, 14.00 - 15.35
The power of the regions- summary and conclusion
14.9.2019, 16.00 - 17.00
Giving Europe a home – European Simulation Game
15.9.2019, 14.00 - 19.00
Shaping Europe: A scenario
21.9.2019, 15.00 - 18.30

Experts overview