Next Europe

European Studies in Munich and Vienna
August 3rd - 24th, 2018

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We are pleased to welcome students from our Chinese partner universities to the Munich International Summer University (MISU) in Germany. The European Studies Program is an academic service for all students of LMU partner universities in China which are part of the LMU - China Academic Network (LMU-ChAN)

  • Peking University
  • Renmin University
  • Fudan University
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Tongji University
  • Tsinghua University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Nanjing University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • University of Hong Kong

The European Studies Program takes place under the patronage of the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP), the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science (GSI) at LMU Munich in collaboration with Viennese Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) as well as the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg.

The European Union is the most prominent example on how regional integration works. For (still) 28 countries, supranational and intergovernmental policy-making determines not only their political and economic systems; the global challenges of the 21st century illustrate the limitations of power of individual governments, thus requiring common approaches.

Image titleAt the same time, however, disagreement on how to deal with conflicts in Europe’s eastern and southern neighbourhood, on the handling of refugee flows from the Middle East as well as the still looming sovereign debt crisis seem to show the limits of European strategic consensus and solidarity. Public opinion has become less favourable with regard to European cooperation than it had been in the past.  For the first time in its history, a member state has officially asked to leave the EU. The Brexit will newly define the relationship between Brussels and non-EU member states but also have an impact on the the cooperation between the remaining 27 countries as well as the United Kingdom itself.

Against this background, the summer academy also analyses the prospects and challenges for finding a new rationale for European Integration. It thereby relates to the broader debates on the future of Europe and the project “Next Europe: In search for its narrative” that has been launched as a collaborative effort by the CAP and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

In addition to the academy, we encourage you to engage in a vibrant international student life on the campus of LMU Munich during the summer of 2018.