Institute for European Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies, University of Vienna

6-17 July 2020

 Every year in July, the Institute for European Studies (IES), the Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies (DA) and the University of Vienna team up to organise the inter-university Summer School on EU Policy Making. This intensive two-week programme is geared towards young professionals and students who have a background in (international) politics and/or (European) law.


 Considering the initial interest in the Summer School on EU Policy-Making, and in consultation with our partners in Brussels, we have decided to offer the summer school in synchronous online format during the same period 6th to 17th July 2020. We will live-stream lectures and provide for interaction between participants and lecturers through coordinated online group work. Similar to past editions of the summer school, we will run a simulation exercise on EU decision-making and invite high-level speakers from the EU and international institutions to share their expertise and experiences. Other than the benefit of in-person interactions and physical visits to the EU institutions in Brussels and the international organisations in Vienna, we are able to achieve our learning objectives to the same extent, albeit in a different format, online. The summer school will continue to be worth 5 ECTS and will remain a demanding summer school with dedicated and high quality lecturers. As a result of saved costs due to not meeting in person, we are able to charge a lower tuition fee (€1,300). 

Target group Students and young professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of the European institutions, European law and the European decision-making process in general
Duration 2 weeks
(Monday, 6 July – Friday, 17 July 2020)
Language of instruction English
Tuition fee EUR 1,300

For any questions you might have that cannot be answered by also consulting, please contact

Institute for European Studies (IES)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Ms. Marion TOMSETT

T +32 2 614 80 08

Diplomatische Akademie Wien
Universität Wien