May 24, 2011

Summer Academy for NATO and EU Common Foreign and Security Policy

Summer Academy for North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO) and European Union Common Foreign and Security Policy (EU CFSP) will take place on 14 – 30 August 2011 in Prishtina (Kosovo) – Skopje (Macedonia) – Tirana (Albania) – Podgorica (Montenegro) – Prishtina (Kosovo).

The NATO and EU are the most prominent examples on how regional integration works. For 28 Euro-Atlantic member states, respectfully 27 EU members states supranational policy-making determines not only their political and security systems; the global challenges of the 21st century illustrate the limitations of power of individual governments, these requiring common approaches. As a consequence, integration is also considered important for European security policy.

This summer academy provides students with 4 Bachelor ECTS, and 2 Master ECTS.

The students of this Summer Academy will be divided in two classes.
Class 1: The Transformation of NATO: From Defense Alliance to Security Management Institution.
Class 2: Past, present and the future Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union.

The objective of this summer academy is to provide students a broad understanding on the historical development, the security, social, political and philosophical dimensions of the Euro-Atlantic integration process. Further, the course analyses NATO's role as an international political and economical factor and its relations with different countries and regions of the world. 

Based on an interdisciplinary approach the courses combine different methodologies such as lectures, round-table discussions, group-work and students' presentations along with excursions to meet politicians, as well as professionals from Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro. 

Target Group
Students with different academic backgrounds and a general interest in Euro-Atlantic integration will benefit from each other in an intercultural and interdisciplinary learning process. Former classes consisted of regular students and practitioners such as civil servants, communication experts, young politicians and even parliamentary officials. 

The course does not require special knowledge about NATO policies and institutions, European politics, law, history or culture, but participants should be interested in more than just their field of specialization. In class participation, especially in the discussions with experts, is essential for the course success and plays an important role in grading.

Tuition fee:
Tuition fee for Kosovo student is 95 euro;
The tuition fee for non Kosovo students is 620 euro.

This tuition price includes:
  • Tuition (all lectures, workshops, discussions as mentioned in the program)
  • Culture and social events (as mentioned in the program)
  • Reading materials (on-line version will be at your disposal after confirmation of your participation with students IP).
  • Housing and 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) 
  • Health insurance (during the whole Summer Academy)
Accommodation, meals and reading materials are prepared for you, so you don't have to worry about anything. You can concentrate only on studying and enjoying yourself. The only cost not included in the price is travel expenses.

Lectures, presentations and examinations will be held in English.
For more information’s, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
Mr Artan Arifi

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