Academic Program

Identity Politics in Europe

Competing Identities and Conflict in the EU and its Neighbourhood

The European Studies Summer and Winter Schools offer introductory lectures on the European Union as a preparation for analysing contemporary identity politics in Europe. Participants will acquire expertise on both the EU's history, policy-making processes and policy priorities and discuss how decades of European governance, migration flows, recent crises, and the rise of populist parties impact on European citizens' identity formation, political mobilization and societal conflict. In order to understand how identity politics plays out in different EU member states and the transnational European realm, participants will attend lectures and round-table sessions online or in-person in three different cities.

Please note that Online Summer and Winter Schools will be offered twice a day during the programs allowing participants to either attend morning or evening sessions (Munich time) in light of their respective time zone. For further information, please read the Syllabus and Schedule of the program that you are interested in.