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LUISS Guido Carli


Europe in the XXI Century in partnership with Université Paris-Dauphine

Why does the European Union exist? Why have a group of states decided to gather together in a supranational entity? Will the European Union continue to exist, despite nationalist claims currently spreading throughout the continent?

These and other issues will be addressed in the Summer Program on Europe. Today, the future and the very existence of a united Europe seem to be at stake. Yet, the European Union phenomenon continues to be of paramount importance as an example of integration among states.


The Summer Program on Europe - Europe in the XXI Century in partnership with Université Paris-Dauphine is designed for students who possess a bachelor's degree, or have completed at least two years of university study.

Dates June 19 - July 7, 2017
Location Rome (June 19-25), Brussels (June 26-30), Paris (July 1-7)
Credits 8 ECTS
Level Advanced bachelor's level
Early bird deadline February 15, 2017 
Standard deadline May 1, 2017

Week 1

Rome – the city where the first formal step towards European integration was made

European integration has been the outcome of historical events and political compromises by means of which very different countries have gathered together into a supranational entity, and yet have maintained their own specific characteristics. The European Union’s complex functioning is the outcome of several historic events and political compromises that brought its member states together.

In Rome, the program will focus on the European integration process from the economic, historical, political and judicial perspectives and on the functioning of its institutions. 

Week 2

Brussels – the de facto capital of the European Union

Students will have the opportunity to further approach the functioning of the European Union, by visiting some of its most important institutions, the European Commission, European Parliament, European Economic and Social Committee. They will also meet EU officials, who will provide students with an insight into their actual work.

Week 3

Paris – where everything started

The historical rivalry between France and Germany are among the reasons that provoked two global wars. Together, France and Germany decided to cooperate with the aim of pursuing a long-lasting peace, thus shaping the institutional structure of a united Europe. It was, and still is, precisely the desire for peace that triggered the European integration process. In Paris, the program will focus on the challenges the continent has had to face in the last 150 years as well as current and future challenges, such as climate change, border security, European citizenship and foreign policy



Accomodations included
  • €3,000 early bird rate for students from LUISS, Paris-Dauphine and partner universities
  • €3,100 early bird rate for students from outside the LUISS network
  • €3,100 standard rate for students from LUISS, Paris-Dauphine and partner universities
  • €3,300 standard rate for students from outside the LUISS network

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