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The Rise of Modern Europe

Seize the opportunity to join a course hosted by two universities located in Utrecht and Berlin, and travel back in time! The two parts of this programme will provide you with an exciting Dutch and German outlook on the history of Europe and help you understand the different factors that came to shape modern Europe. You will immerse yourself in Europe’s history and culture from the Middle Ages to the end of the twentieth century.

European Encounters: The Baltics in the European Union

The Baltic States share an intricate history of repression and liberation and are now thriving culturally and economically. Learn about the history and identity of these countries and their connection to the European Union over the course of six inspiring and educational weeks. From lectures to company visits, from museums to the European parliament, you will have a diverse and unforgettable experience in these three distinct yet interconnected countries.

Dutch Culture in a European Context

This special track offers you the opportunity to study European and Dutch culture from one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of The Netherlands; the city of Utrecht. Excursions will take you from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the European Parliament in Brussels, to The Hague and Amsterdam where you will visit the seat of the Dutch government and study paintings by Rembrandt and Van Gogh up close.

The Making of Europe: The Long 20th Century

This online course will identify the democratic values that have shaped the rebirth of Europe and discuss current challenges which Europe is facing. This course provides an overview of the political, socio-economic, and cultural developments that shaped Europe in the long 20th century. We will try to identify the democratic values that have shaped the rebirth of Europe and discuss the challenges present-day Europe is faced.

The Making of Europe: From Middle Ages to Modernity

Taking the beautiful city of Utrecht as a starting point, this online course will bring you the opportunity to step into history. This historical journey, which illuminates Europe from the Middle Ages to the end of the 19th century, will help you to understand the many social, historical, religious and cultural factors that came to shape modern Europe. 

Estonia: Economic Innovation and Baltic Regional Security

Relations between the EU and Russia went through its ups and downs over the course of the last decades. In order to have a better grasp of these dynamics, we have to look back and understand the nature of bilateral interactions and the setup of institutional framework established between the two entities. The summer school programme will introduce students to the institutional framework of EU and Russia relations. The recent crisis in Russia’s relations with the United States and the European Union has aggravated the tendency to view Russia through the prism of stereotypes.

European Politics and Economy

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 27 democratic European member states. With almost 500 million citizens, it has become a major player in global politics. In this online course, the European Union is the main object of study. You will be introduced to the Union's history, institutional structures, current aims and future challenges. Lectures will explain the historical background and the various stages of integration. Other themes that will be examined include the role of European leaders, the future political expansion of the EU, transatlantic relations and the development of a shared foreign policy and development aid.

European Cultures and Identities

Have you ever wondered what makes Europeans ‘European’? During this online course you will uncover this answers. You will uncover Europe’s cultural pluralism and examine its varied identities that still exist today; even though the majority of European countries is progressively collaborating on an economic and political level. Each of Europe’s countries and peoples still carry their own distinctive cultures, languages, political views, religions, and traditions. Overall, this course offers an introduction to Europe, a continent of great diversity.