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Summer School 'The European Union, the United Nations and Global Governance'

Monday 13 June 2022 - Friday 24 June 2022
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

The Summer School ‘The European Union, the United Nations and Global Governance’ will focus on a range of topics relevant to interactions between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) and the EU’s role within current patterns of global governance.

It will include lectures by eminent scholars in European Integration, International Organization and Global Governance. The Summer School has been initiated by and will be conducted under the academic leadership of Professor Madeleine Hosli (in collaboration with several colleagues from Leiden University and external experts).

Among the themes covered are:

  • The United Nations and regional integration;
  • EU and interactions with the UN;
  • EU and global security governance;
  • EU and multilateralism, challenges to global climate governance, migration;
  • EU and global economic, fiscal and tax governance.

The Summer School will consist of lectures, seminars, short presentations by the participating students, a simulation game and a visit to EU institutions in Brussels (all offered live if circumstances allow for this, with ‘remote’ as a backup option).

All activities are taking place in Leiden University’s building ‘Wijnhaven’ (Turfmarkt 99, The Hague). The tentative program is as follows:


Monday 13 June                
Day 1    

09:15 - 09:30 Welcome
  Prof. Madeleine Hosli
09:30 - 11:00 The European Union and the United Nations: Introduction  
  Prof. Madeleine Hosli
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee break  
11:30 - 13:00 Eastern Enlargement and Global Governance
  Prof. Antoaneta Dimitrova
13:00 - 15:00 Lunch break 
15:00 - 16:00  Visit to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  The Hague 

Tuesday 14 June    
Day 2    

09:45 – 12:00 The European Union and Global Security Governance
  Prof. Spyros Blavoukos
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch break    
13:30 –  15:30 Visit to the International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague 

13:15     Participants assemble in front of the ICC

13:30     Presentation on the Court and its current developments

14:15     Q&A

14:30     Attendance of a hearing (open session, if available)

15:30     End of the visit to the ICC

15:30 - 17:00 The Hague City Tour

Wednesday 15 June                            
Day 3    

9:30 - 11:00 The European Union and Covid-19, Lecture 1
  Prof. Amy Verdun
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 The European Union and Covid-19, Lecture 2  
  Prof. Amy Verdun
13:00 – 14:15 Lunch break
14:15 – 16:00 The European Union and the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  Prof. Sieglinde Gstöhl

Thursday 16 June                        
Day 4    

09:30 - 10:45 European Economic and Monetary Integration
  Prof. Madeleine O. Hosli
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:45 The European Union in Global Monetary Governance (part 1): Currency Unions in Theory and Practice: Challenges for European Monetary Integration
  Dr. Ad van Riet
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch break  
14:00 -  15:30 The European Union in Global Monetary Governance (part 2): Europe's Strategic Autonomy - The International Role of the Euro
  Dr. Ad van Riet
15:30 - 16:15 Preparations for the Simulation Game on European Union Migration Governance and the United Nations:
  Role Allocation and Discussion of the Rules
16:15 - 17:45 Participants prepare opening statements for the simulation game


Friday 17 June                            
Day 5    

9:30 – 17:00 Simulation Game on EU Migration Governance and the UN
  Simulation game – opening statements 
  Statements on agenda item 1 followed by moderated caucus
  Statements on agenda item 2 followed by moderated caucus
  Statements on agenda item 3 followed by moderated caucus
  Statements on agenda item 4 followed by moderated caucus
  Negotiations to derive a common position for agenda items 1-4
  Draft Treaty Text Prepared
  Final Round of Negotiations
  Collective Statement

Monday 20 June                                
Day 8    

9:30 – 11:15 Climate Governance in a Global and Regional Context  
  Prof. Simon Schunz
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:15 Climate and Energy Governance: The Role of the European Union 
  Dr. Susann Handke
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch break
14.30 – 16:15 EU-Russia Energy Relations: Lessons for the Low-Carbon Transition
  Dr. Susann Handke


Tuesday 21 June                                
Day 9    

9:30 - 10:45 The European Union in the G-20
  Dr. Jaroslaw Kantorowicz
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break 
11:15 - 12:45 The EU Global Strategy, Brexit and 'America is Back' 
  Dr. Joris Larik
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:45 International Capital Liberalization, Financial Systems and Banking Regulation  
  Prof. David Howarth
14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 16:30 Presentation (virtual) by the World Bank

Wednesday 22 June                                
Day 10    

9:30 – 11:00 Legislative Decision-making in the European Union
  Arash Pourebrahimi
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:45 The European Union in the United Nations: A Coherent Actor?
  Prof. Madeleine Hosli  
12:45 - 13:15   Lunch break
13:15 – 15:00 The EU and International Tax Law: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) and Beyond
  Prof. Irma Mosquera Valderrama
From 15:00 onwards Summer School Participants travel to Brussels

Thursday 23 June                                
Day 11

10:15 – 12:30 Visit to the European Council/Council of the EU
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 16:00 Visit to the European Commission

Friday 24 June                                
Day 12    

9:30 - 12:00 Visit to the European External Action Service (EEAS)

10.00 Arrival and security check
10.30 Role of the EEAS, EU's Diplomatic Service
11.30 EU-UN Partnership on Peace and Security
12.30 End of the visit
12:00-13:00 Break
13.00-15:00  Lunch, Diploma Ceremony and Conclusions 
  Prof. Madeleine Hosli

-    End of the Summer School -

Costs for the Summer School are Euro 1500 (this includes the lectures and activities, a welcome dinner and the transfer to EU institutions in Brussels). Students are responsible for their own housing arrangements.

The Summer School can also be attended online. The fee for this is Euro 460. This includes all lectures, seminars and the simulation game, but excludes visits to institutions in The Hague and in Brussels, as these will be in-person.

This summer programme is supported by the European Union’s Jean Monnet program.

Two partial scholarships of Euro 750 will be made available based on merit and need, with support by the Jean Monnet program. Students who would like to be considered for a partial scholarship must state this clearly in their motivation letter. The application deadline for these candidates is 18 March 2022 (with candidates being notified about the decision by 8 April 2022).

The Summer School ‘The European Union, the United Nations and Global Governance’ is open to Master-level and PhD students.
Participants are selected based on academic performance and motivation to attend the Summer School.

The deadline for application is 18 March 2022 if you want to be considered for the scholarship. The general application deadline is 8 April 2022.

Apply by filling out the submission form and submitting the following documents:

  • A letter of motivation
  • A transcript of undergraduate (or graduate) level course grades
  • A Bachelor or Master Diploma
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Good proficiency in the English language is a requirement for participation.

The deadline for application is 18 March 2022 if you want to be considered for the scholarship. The general application deadline is 8 April 2022.

At the end of the course, participants receive a certificate of participation. An additional statement regarding the amount of ECTS credits can be issued. Please note that the document is not an official transcript and that it is the student’s responsibility to validate the course for credit at their home university. Keeping in mind that 1 ECTS equals 28 study hours, we value the summer school on The European Union, The United Nations and Global Governance to be representing 5 ECTS.

If you have any questions, please contact Audrey Vrolijk via: EUGOV@fgga.leidenuniv.nl.

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