European Integration Summer School in Norway, June 25 – August 2, 2019

The University of Agder (UiA) in Kristiansand calls for applications to its 30th annual European Integration Summer School (EISS) that will be held on June 25 – August 2, 2019.

Course I: History, Institutions, and Policies of European Integration

June 25 – July 12 (10 ECTS)

> The Political System of the European Union

> EU Governance and Administration: Experimentalism in Multi-level Systems

> EU Foreign Policy in Crisis?

> Single Market, Trade and Commercial Policy

> Democratic Principles and Institutional Architectures in Times of Crisis


Course II: The European Union in Crisis: Differentiation or Disintegration?

July 16 – August 2 (10 ECTS)

> Methods in European Studies: Research Design and Europeanization

> Differentiated Integration, Brexit and Euroscepticism

> Economic and Monetary Union and the Eurozone Crisis

> The EU vis-à-vis the Migration Crisis

> Beyond the EU: Regional Integration in a Comparative Perspective

The European Integration Summer School (EISS) consists of two Master-level summer courses (which can be attended separately). If you join our web-based course (research essay-writing) during the fall semester, you can earn our half-year Certificate of Specialization in European Integration and Governance (30 ECTS)

The 2019 EISS guest faculty includes, amongst others, Steven Blockmans (CEPS/University of Amsterdam), Benjamin Leruth (University of Canberra), Simona Piattoni (University of Trento), Mark Pollack (Temple University), Claudio M. Radaelli (University College London) and Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zürich).

No tuition fees – inexpensive student housing available

Social and out-door activities including kayaking on the river Otra, a trip to Bragdøya and a tour to Preikestolen, one of the most iconic landmarks of Southern Norway

Application deadline: May 1, 2019

For updates and further information about the application, please contact or visit

Academic coordinator: Stefan Gänzle, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair

Invitation here

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