Winter School: Analysing digital rights in today’s EU
From Monday 1 to Friday 12 February 2021, the Institute for European Studies (VUB) will organise the very first edition of its online Jean Monnet Winter School on EU Policy-Making, in collaboration with its partners the University of Vienna and the Diplomatische Akademie Wien — Vienna School of International Studies and the University of Vienna.
This Winter School, which provides participants a ‘crash course’ in European Union Policy-Making, will build on the long-standing expertise of the similar (offline) Summer School that the IES and its partners have organised for almost 20 years. Other than being taught fully online, the second main difference with its ‘Summer sibling’, is the focus area of the Winter edition, which will be digital rights, touching on policy discussions related to freedom of expression, data protection, disinformation resilience, platform responsibility.
This winter programme is a challenging and truly interactive online study experience (workshops, simulation game, etc.) with special attention to the social side. It attracts students and young professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of the European institutions, European law and the European decision-making process in general. The first week reviews the main EU institutions and decision-making procedures. During the second week, students learn more about EU foreign relations.
The Winter School corresponds to 5 ECTS. It is also part of the Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy-Making. This certificate is equivalent to 25 ECTS credits and provides an even better insight in the different EU policy areas.