ESS 2009

The Centre for European Studies (CES) in conjunction with the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), The Centre for Clean Technology and Environmental Policy (CSTM) and the Institute for Social Safety Studies (IPIT), will be hosting the 2009 European Summer School in Enschede, the Netherlands from July 6th to 10th 2009. This years’ title for the European Summer School is: Modes of European Integration. 

Logo Summer school 2009

The European Summer School offers a week programme for students at the Master’s or PhD level and junior policy makers who are studying or working in: European higher education, European energy policy or European safety governance.

The programme offers scientific reflection and discourse on key policy issues in European higher education, European energy, and European safety governance by key European academics and public officials.


The programme offers a balanced mix of lectures, interactive discussion/debate and exercises. During four days the programme offers morning sessions on key European issues like history, development and functioning of European institutions, European policy making and European integration. The afternoon sessions apply and specify the key notions to the participant’s chosen field of specialisation (higher education, energy or safety governance). The final day of the programme will exchange and discuss differences and similarities in Europeanisation in higher education policy, energy policy and safety governance. Guiding question here is what the comparison of the three policy fields/domains teaches about European policies and integration. Important questions in this respect are: have policy processes in the field of higher education, energy and safety developed in similar ways? If not, why have they proceeded differently? Are differences in policy processes dependent on the specific characteristics of the policy area or are these related to national or European rules?

The summer school ends with a panel discussion between senior academics and representatives from several European-wide organisations.

The programme offers an excellent opportunity for individuals to widen and deepen their academic knowledge of the current debate on Europe and to study across the boundaries of academic disciplines and nationalities. Moreover, participants will get the opportunity to discuss their research with staff and participants in small sessions. From an academic standpoint the European Summer School will offer students the chance to develop and better tie their ongoing research to wide-ranging policy in the area of higher education, energy and safety governance.

Further details

The Preliminary programme is now available, see below.

Fees for the 2009 European Summer School are 500 Euro. This fee does not include travel, accommodation and diners.

Questions or queries may be made to:

Ms. Adrie Dassen, M.A.

a.dassen -at-

Ph: +31.53.489.3364