European Studies Program “Approaching the European Union”
[June 2 -23, 2013]
The European Union is the most prominent example of how regional integration works. For 27 European states (28 in 2013) , a combination of supranational and intergovernmental policy-making determines not only their political and economic systems; the global challenges of the 21st century illustrate the limitations of power of individual governments, thus requiring common approaches. As a consequence, integration is also considered important for European security policy.
This summer academy provides students with an introduction to European politics and addresses various aspects of European affairs such as economic integration, European cooperation on justice and home affairs as well as European foreign and security policy. A particular emphasis of the program is on the relations between Europe and South East Asia and on a comparative analysis of regional integration in the EU and ASEAN.
Based on an interdisciplinary approach, the course combines different methodologies such as lectures, round-table discussions, group-work and students' presentations along with excursions to meet politicians as well as professionals.
In addition to the academy, we encourage you to engage in a vibrant international student life on the campus of LMU Munich during the summer of 2013.
See also: www.nus.edu.sg