Europe at the crossroads: Tübingen‐Berlin International Summer School, June 15 - July 13, 2019
”From the thrilling metropolis to the medieval college town”
An academic journey from the vibrant and diverse historical capital to the picturesque and traditional yet economically dynamic German South – experience Germany in two contrasting locations which perfectly complement each other. Gain knowledge about Europe and the European Union (EU) – its history, its politics and debate current human rights issues.
The Tübingen-Berlin International Summer School is a joint endeavor of “Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University” (FUBiS) and the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and its “International & European Studies” program (IES).
The integrated program gives you the opportunity to take short-term yet in-depth courses on European politics and human rights at two of Germany’s highest-ranked universities: Freie Universität Berlin and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen are both among Germany's few elite universities that are ranked in the top "Excellent" class.
The intensive four-week program takes place from June 15 to July 13, 2019: after completing the first two weeks in Berlin, you will travel to Tübingen on June 29th, 2019 for the second half. Both classes in Tübingen and Berlin are structured by literature-based discussions and in-class presentations, complemented by group work and group presentations.
The sessions in Berlin will introduce the basics of the European Union and describe the processes of widening and deepening of this unique political entity. This will cover an overview of European Union history, its evolution in economic and political terms as well as of its institutional structure and key policies up until today. The course will visit various institutions in Germany`s political center and students will have the chance to discuss with international experts from political institutions, embassies and think tanks.
The sessions in Tübingen will introduce students into the theory and implementation of human rights and to EU politics to assess and protect them. This course offers an insight into comparative European Studies by focusing on human rights as a connecting principle between all countries and peoples around the world. The first part of the course offers an overview on the most important European institutions and laws concerning human rights. The second part of the course will center on real cases of human rights abuses occurring in EU countries. The course includes a one-day trip to Strasbourg where students will visit decisive European institutions.
|Course Title||European Integration and the Political System of the EU
||Human Rights in Europe: current issues and challenges|
|Instructor||Dr. Jan-Henrik Meyer||Dr. Germana Favognano-Bihr|
||June 15 - June 29, 2019||June 29 - July 13, 2019|
|Accommodation||Old Town Hostel||Own room in student village or host family|
2,600 Euros including:
|Number of Places
|Optional Service||Insurance package € 45|
April 15, 2019