Start 01.11.2022 - End 31.10.2025

Jean Monnet Chair: Europe Explained - Analysing Digital and Civil Rights in Today's EU

Digital and Civil Rights in Today's EU (Europe Explained) is an Erasmus + Jean Monnet Chair, granted to Trisha Meyer, to organize our Summer and Winter Schools on European Union Policy-Making.

The Summer and Winter Schools on European Union Policy-Making are intensive two-week study programmes with a strong multidisciplinary character, developed and delivered by the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG), in close cooperation with the Vienna School of International Studies and the University of Vienna.

The chair holder, Trisha Meyer, is the convener and academic coordinator of the summer and winter schools, whose passion for teaching finds a perfect outlet in these hands-on intensive study programmes and whose research on digital governance and participation intersects closely with the teaching on current challenges in today's EU.

The programmes provide a ‘crash course’ in European Union Policy-Making, with a unique topical focus. The focus area of the summer course is civil rights in today's EU, while the winter school explores digital rights. The summer school is an in person course, in which students spend one week in Brussels and one week in Vienna. This winter programme is an online study experience with special attention to social interaction.

The main objectives are:
- Reaching out to various target groups that are normally not exposed to knowledge about the functioning of the EU; special emphasis is put on attracting students from Partner Countries by offering them tuition waivers to take part in the programmes;
- Bringing together participants with different backgrounds and encouraging cross-fertilisation between various disciplines and EU-related knowledge;
- Providing state-of-the-art study programmes on EU affairs, taught through a pedagogically sound mix of methods with a focus on practice and collaboration, that offer participants a high-quality learning experience directly applicable in their current or future careers.

The programmes are organised yearly in winter and summer, with a group of thirty students and young professionals for each edition.

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