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Alpbach Summer School on European Integration

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Date: Wednesday, August 13 to Thursday, August 28, 2014
Location: Volksschule
Language: This course is offered both in English and in German.

Every year since 1992, the Alpbach Summer School on European Integration, which is run as part of the European Forum Alpbach, has offered a compact yet comprehensive course on the law and policies of the European Community (EC) and of the European Union (EU). The Alpbach Summer School on European Integration welcomes students from Austria and from other countries. Together they enjoy the challenge of an intensive two weeks’ learning experience – in the picturesque setting of Alpbach in the Tyrolean Alps and in a multi-cultural atmosphere. This summer school, the only one of its kind in Austria, is run in parallel English and German language classes.  It is designed to assist students in acquiring a basic understanding of the workings of the EC-EU, to equip them with the skills required to analyse socio-economic and legal issues of European integration and, more generally, to introduce them to a culture and practice of animated debate of contemporary problems facing European integration.

Target audience
Students and young graduates of, for instance, (economic) law, business administration, economics and other social and political sciences.

Scholarships are available for this Summer School.

Compulsory preparation
To complete the course successfully, advanced preparatory reading is absolutely necessary. We recommend one of the following books for preparation:

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  • Karen DAVIES, Understanding European Union Law, Fifth Edition, Routledge Chapman & Hall, 2012

Further reading:
It is further recommended that you also read

  • Weiss, F./Wooldridge, F.: Free Movement of Persons Within the European Community, Kluwer Law International, 2007, 2nd edition, 301 pp., ISBN: 9789-0411-25453 as preparation for the summer school

Compulsory instruments to bring along:
Consolidated versions of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)(Official Journal 2012, C 826, 13 ss, 47 ss)
Please bring these basic treaties along to Alpbach, i.e. the EU-Treaty, the EC-Treaty, and the Treaty of Lisbon

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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