SUMMER SCHOOL: EU Updates: Toward a New Europe?

Dear Colleagues.

It is with delight that EPIC is announcing its 14th annual summer school on the European Union. As in previous years, we will again meet on the sunny island of Hvar in Croatia, between Wednesday, June 7 and Saturday, June 10, 2017. The course will be led by the Director of EPIC, Dr Andreas Staab with additional lectures from a high profile set of speakers, including Ian Baker (Catalys/UK), Tatjana Čorlija, (HEP, Croatia), as well as Prof Robert Hancké from the London School of Economics.

The summer course pays reference to the seismic changes that have rocked the political and financial establishment across Europe and the United States in recent months. In an emerging world of populism, resurgent nationalism and ever-growing Euroscepticism, what challenges lie ahead for the future of the European project. The final agenda of this course is subject to change to take on board any late developments within the European Union. Nonetheless, we can anticipate that the following topics will be addressed:

1. Brexit and New Models of European Integration

2. Civil Society and the Move towards a West European Model

3. Economic & Monetary Union and the Persistent Debt Crises in Southern Europe

4. Enlargement in the Age of Euroscepticism

5. Migration

6.Energy and the EU’s relation with Russia

7. The Future of Global Trade after TTIP and TTP

The course is not targeted towards one specific professional sector and is therefore open to representatives from public administrations, business, finance, law, media, or non-governmental organisations at national, regional and local level. The course is also suitable for students. The summer course will meet at the Senses Resort (formerly Hotel Adriatic) in Vrboska on the island of Hvar/Croatia. The hotel has recently undergone a substantial renovation programme, but as in previous years, we were able to negotiate a substantial discount which will bring accommodation costs down to around 38€ per night, per participant (half board).

For further information, please go to where you will find a precise seminar schedule, which is also attached at the end of this message. Should you wish to get in touch with us directly, then of course, you may just respond to this email.

I am very much looking forward to hearing from you and would be delighted, if you were able to join us.