We are living in interesting times and a rapidly changing political environment. The European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) is one of the instruments employed by the EU to ensure that the member states and their neighbours are well prepared to face these challenges. Our Summer School is addressed to young people aspiring to join the ranks of diplomacy, politics, journalism and international business or simply wishing to better understand the political and economic environment in Europe.



Paweł Kowalski, Ph.D.
Lawyer, Director of International Office

Summer School
European neighborhood policy

The European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) is an instrument of the European Union (EU) employed to reinforce relations with neighboring countries to the East and to the South. The ENP aims to promote prosperity, stability and security amongst the EU countries and their neighbors. The increasing number of challenges on the Eastern and Southern borders of the EU call for tighter cooperation between the Member States of the EU and its neighbors as well as other international partners. The ENP takes international relations beyond the standard cooperation or trade agreements and offers a closer political association and deeper economic integration and development. Moreover, it provides humanitarian assistance in regions that require building on common interests and values, such as democracy, the rule of law, respect for human rights, and social cohesion. The ENP is a key part of the EU’s foreign policy. How does it work? How are policies developed and introduced in the EU? What are the outcomes of ENP? And finally, what are the prospects of the EU for the future? These are the questions that the participants of our Summer School will be able to answer, once they complete the course.

About Summer School

The European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) is an instrument of the European Union (EU) employed to reinforce relations with neighboring countries to the East and to the South. The ENP aims to promote prosperity, stability and security amongst the EU countries and their neighbors. The increasing number of challenges on the Eastern and Southern borders of the EU call for tighter cooperation between the Member States of the EU and its neighbors as well as other international partners. The ENP takes international relations beyond the standard cooperation or trade agreements and offers a closer political association and deeper economic integration and development. Moreover, it provides humanitarian assistance in regions that require building on common interests and values, such as democracy, the rule of law, respect for human rights, and social cohesion. The ENP is a key part of the EU’s foreign policy. How does it work? How are policies developed and introduced in the EU? What are the outcomes of ENP? And finally, what are the prospects of the EU for the future? These are the questions that the participants of our Summer School will be able to answer, once they complete the course.



Summer School
7th - 19th August, 2016
50 hours

Profile of Participant

A new generation of young leaders is emerging in Europe. They will take the lead in the future and they are the ones that can deliver the messages of the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) to the wider European community. The ENP applies not only the politicians involved in its implementation, but also to young people all over Europe and beyond. This idea inspired the focus of our Summer School and guided the creation of the program. The school is open to all students who hold Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees and have an interest in European Integration and the relationship of the European Union with its immediate neighbors.

DAAD Scholarship

Holders of German passports and students enrolled at German universitites are eligible for a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship to attend the Summer School on the European Neighbourhood Policy: The Eastern and Southern Perspectives. Students interested in obtaining the scholarship should apply to SWPS University and submit the relevant application to DAAD. For more details please visit: https://goeast.daad.de/de/25457/  

PLEASE NOTE: The enrollment deadline for DAAD Scholarship Applicants is May 31, 2016. 

Multicultural Environment

Summer School at University SWPS offers a friendly and multicultural environment for development. The programs are popular with international students, therefore, there are ample opportunities to discuss various international issues and to practice English not only in class, but also in daily and informal interactions with each other.

Study in Capital of Poland

Warsaw is the capital of Poland. It is a city steeped in history, yet it is focused on the present and looking forward to the future. Within one day, you can travel back in time by taking a stroll around the Old Town, then return to the present and go shopping at one of the modern shopping centers, and finally take the subway, running under the Vistula River, to gaze into distant galaxies at the Copernicus Science Center. Warsaw is also a major academic center with several higher education institutions, welcoming students from all over the world. During summers, the city hosts numerous events available free of charge, including concerts and music festivals, open air film screenings, and entry to many art galleries and museums.

Program of Study

1. Integration Workshop and Survival Polish Languagae Skills  
The workshop will help participants to get to know each other and work more effectively as a team. Additionally, a crash-course in Polish language will help them to get around during their stay in Poland.

2. International and Cross-Cultural Communication
The workshop focuses on developing cultural sensitivity and effective cross-cultural communication skills. These competencies are crucial for any professional working in the field of international relations.

3. Institutional Framework and Foreign Policy of European Union
The module focuses on the institutional framework of the European Union, including the European Commission, the Council, the Parliament and the European External Action Service (EEAS). These institutions are the main actors that influence foreign relations of the European Union. The module will also introduce the mechanisms of European Foreign Policy, especially the European Neighborhood Policy. Additionally, the module will address different approaches that EU applies to its partners, ranging from soft power to coercive actions.

4. Current Challenges Facing European Neighborhood Policy in East and South (6hrs)
The module addresses the current issues in the European Neighborhood, including the conflict in Ukraine, the war in Syria, increased migration, the need for humanitarian assistance in neighboring states, and the refugee relocation scheme currently being implemented by the European Union. The module will also address the involvement of the United States and Russia in the conflicts affecting the European Neighborhood.

5. Study Visit to Frontex
Frontex is a European Union Agency that promotes, coordinates and develops European border management in line with the EU's fundamental charter of rights, based on the concept of Integrated Border Management. To learn about its operation, participants of the Summer School will visit Frontex Headquarters located in Warsaw.

6. Weekend Trip
Students will travel to Gdańsk and Sopot on the Baltic Sea, where they will visit the European Solidarity Centre and learn more about Polish history and culture. Since Sopot is a popular seaside resort, with beautiful sandy beaches, students will be able to make the most of their summer weekend get-away.

7. European Union and Syrian Crisis
The module examines recent developments in Syria, from the perspective of the central institutions of the EU and individual Member States. The module also looks at the instruments that have been used by the EU so far and at the possible future steps that the EU may undertake in relation to the Assad regime and ISIS.

8. European Union, Ukraine and Russia: Between High Hopes and Rising Woes
The module focuses on the relationship between the EU, Ukraine and Russia, in the light of the ongoing conflict in the Donbass Region and Crimea. The course examines the recent developments in Ukraine and their impact on the EU's policy towards Ukraine and other countries in the region. The module also addresses issues related to the EU's Energy Security in relation to the current developments in Eastern Europe.

9. European Union and Southern Caucasus 
The module looks at the role of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Eastern Partnership. It examines conflicts in South Ossetia and Nagorno Karabakh, the evolution of democratic tendencies in the area and the economic development of the region, from the perspective of the European Foreign Policy.

10. Summary and Celebration
During the final meeting we will celebrate the newly made friendships and the successful completion the Summer School.

 

Faculty

Igor Lyubashenko, Ph.D.

Political Science Expert

Paweł Kowalski, Ph.D.

Lawyer and International Law Specialist

Radosław Stanczewski, M.A.

Expert on European Issues and Cross-Cultural Psychologist

Anna Dyner, M.A.

Political Scientist and Specialist in Eastern Affairs

Paulina Sałek, M.A.

International Relations Specialist

Aleksander Siemaszko

Accredited Parliamentary Assistant in the European Parliament

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Application Form

 

In order to enroll in the Summer School, please fill in the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and submit to the Admissions Office. Once we receive your application, a member of our team will contact you to explain next steps in the application process.

 

 

Accommodation

 
SWPS University offers accommodation at a student residence, located in Warsaw. The total accommodation fee is 175 EUR per person, based on double occupancy.

Fees

The Summer School tuition fee is 600 EUR and includes:
  • participation in all courses, workshops and seminars
  • participation in the cultural program
  • certificates and academic transcripts

 

 

ECTS Credits

Successful participants will receive 4 ECTS credits.

 
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