European Studies Munich

General Academic Information

The European Union
Challenges, Crises, and Solution Approaches

The European Studies Summer and Winter Schools offer introductory lectures on the European Union as a preparation for analysing contemporary politics and governance in Europe. The courses are designed to introduce the complex political and institutional landscape of the European Union. They will explore the EU's governance structure, focusing on the challenges it faces and the innovations that have emerged in response. In order to understand the complexities of EU governance, its challenges, and the innovations that are shaping its future, participants will attend lectures and round-table sessions online or in-person in three different cities.

Attending our in-class or online EU Studies programs, participants will

  • be hosted by the LMU GSI which has just been ranked first regarding research reputation among German political science departments (CHE-Ranking 2021)
  • develop a deep understanding of European history, European politics and current crises
  • receive ECTS credits for their performance in class
  • strengthen their soft skills and rhetoric