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Mar 10, 2016

Summer School

EU Updates: Will Europe Survive?


Vrboska/Island of Hvar

June 15 – 18, 2016

 Course Fee: 125 Euro

Hotel: 25 Euro per night (half board)

Dear Colleagues. 

This is just a reminder about our annual summer course on the European Union. With a little over three months to go, there are still places available and if you haven't contacted us so far, I would be delighted if you were able to join us. As with previous years, we will again meet on the sunny island of Hvar in Croatia, between Sunday, June 15 and Wednesday, June 18, 2016. 

The summer course concentrates on a European Union that is stumbling from crisis to crisis and thus focuses on the very considerable setback that European integration has suffered over recent months.  The final agenda of this course is subject to change in order to take on board any late developments within the European Union. Nonetheless, we can anticipate that the following topics and crises will be addressed:

 1.             Migration and the Refugee Crises

2.             Climate Change and the EU’s Environmental Policy

3.             Energy and the EU’s relation with Russia

4.             Economic and Monetary Union and the Sovereign Debt crises

5.             Tax Avoidance and the Commission Work Programme

6.             National administrations and the struggle to keep national voices heard

7.             Brexit, Grexit, migration and the future of the EU

The course will be led by the Director of EPIC, Dr Andreas Staab with additional lectures from a high profile set of speakers, including Tony Bass, (ReSPA/Montenegro), Tatjana Čorlija, (HEP, Croatia), as well as Prof Robert Hancké from the London School of Economics.

The course is not targeted towards one professional sector in particular 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 Hotel Adriatic in Vrboska on the island of Hvar/Croatia. The hotel has recently undergone a substantial renovation programme, but and just as in previous years, we were able to negotiate a substantial discount which will bring accommodation costs down to around 25 € per night, per participant.

For further information, please go to:  http://www.epicseminars.com/id17.html