These workshops and events are all open to any student currently enrolled at one of the Europaeum’s member universities if that student’s main focus of study lies in the Humanities or Social Sciences.
Events are offered at no cost to participants and aim to involve students as much as possible via academic contributions such as the presentation of a paper or a role as a discussant. Keynote speakers typically include academics from inside and outside the Europaeum network, policymakers, and other high-level external experts whose expertise is relevant to the event theme.
Selection of student participants takes place via a rigorous application & selection process.
University of Bologna, Bologna
13-15 December 2023
War and Trauma: Ancient and Modern Dialogues
Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon
9-12 January 2024
Ambivalence and the Media
University of Tartu, Tartu
29 January – 2 February 2024
Survival and “Survivance”
Spring School, Oxford – April 2024
Estoril Political Forum, Estoril – June 2024
Summer School, St Andrews
Brussels Policy Seminar
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The Spring School
The Europaeum Spring School usually takes place in Oxford in April and brings together inspiring speakers, students from the network, and some students enrolled in one of the Europaeum joint MAs. 2022’s focus was on “Law and Power” and 2023’s was on “Shifting Paradigms”. These broad themes lend themselves to a colourful palette of papers across disciplines and to maximum engagement through daily discussion groups.
Winter Schools are occasional workshops which arise from initiatives by member institutions who want to draw on a particular local strength or academic focus that may be topical to the moment. Themes are interdisciplinary and can be wide ranging, as is evidenced by the first Europaeum Winter School, held at UPF Barcelona in February 2022, on the subject of Planetary Wellbeing, and the second, held at the Dutch Institute in Morocco (NIMAR) in March 2023 on The Magrib between Europe and Africa.
Seminars, Colloquia & Lectures
In addition to the Spring, Summer, and Winter Schools for students, an annual Policy Seminar takes place in Brussels or Luxembourg, in close collaboration with EU institutions. The annual Classics Colloquium looks at what Antiquity can teach us about the present day, bringing together presentations by leading academics in the network on a topic chosen (it is not necessarily exclusive to Classicists). Occasionally, distinguished speakers are invited to deliver lectures or webinars on relevant European topics.
Bursaries & Exchanges
The Europaeum supports a small number of exchanges every year, with the generous help and cooperation of selected member universities and external donors. Currently, these opportunities exist for students from Geneva, Helsinki, Oxford and Prague.
What event participants said about their experience when replying to an anonymous feedback form:
“Organization was perfect! Academically most interesting were the lectures by academics and practitioners (both women on law and diplomacy were absolutely amazing), and it was great to see how we can use our academic knowledge in the real world … In the group discussions even people who are shy had an opportunity to give their opinion. We were a mix of people from different fields with different backgrounds which made the discussion fruitful and interesting, and it provided us with different perspectives. A wonderful plethora of talks about different aspects, both historical and contemporary, of peacemaking and -keeping!”
Spring School 2019
“The feedback I received during the session, as well as during the general discussions on broader topics, were enriching and helped me question and rethink my understanding of Europe and its ties to the world.”
Summer School 2020
“It was very interesting to hear presentations from students whose research is in a different field from mine. It gave me some ideas about how to give my own research an interdisciplinary dimension.”
Classics Colloquium, 2019
“I found the panels and the keynote lectures super interesting, since the multidisciplinary approach was intellectually highly stimulating. The debates were really dynamic and the presentations by the guest lecturers were extremely useful for my academic career.”
Spring School 2021