Rome, 3 - 17 July, 2005

 "Integrating Europe in a Changing World"

After the incredible success of the Rome International Summer Seminar 2004 "The US and the EU in a Changing World", we decided it would be our duty to continue helping the best and most motivated young scholars perfecting their knowledge about the EU.

The 2005 Edition, now called International Jean Monnet Chair Summer Seminar "Integrating Europe in a Changing World" is organized by the European Office and the Jean Monnet Chair in Political Integration of the University of Rome 'Tor Vergata', in collaboration with the Center for American Studies in Rome; it will be held in the Eternal City from the 3rd to the 17th of July, 2005.

It is open to graduate students as well as outstanding senior students. It is also open to young professionals willing to improve their education in an international and multicultural dimension. Its objective is to create mutual understanding and networks among the leaders of tomorrow and to offer them top-level education in a challenging and stimulating environment. In 2004, one thirds of the applicants was accepted, half of it with a grant. Participants came from the EU and the candidate countries, as well as far as Ukraine, Russia, Moldavia, Azerbaijan, Us, Brasil, South Africa, Chile etc.
As in our tradition, the Summer School will be dense - 60 teaching hours in 2 weeks! - offering 8 ECTS (4 US); extra credits 4 ECTS (2 US) are available for those writing a paper of 5000 words on a topic assigned by the organizers to be defend in Rome. Credits are certified by the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

The Summer School will have a challenging program, alternating traditional lectures with interacting teaching style and use of audio-visual means. Lectures from the best University Professors from both Europe and the US will alternate with presentations and discussions with top-ranked decision-makers: diplomats, European officials, and politicians. Our special guest is the Vice President of the European Convention, Prof. Giuliano Amato, who will do (again) the opening of the Summer Seminar. Among the speakers that have already confirmed their participation one finds: Mario David, Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs; H.E. Ambassador Umberto Vattani, General Secretary of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Dr. Dennis Landsbert-Noon, Publisher of the 'European Voice'; Dr. Charis Xirouchakis, Head of the Public Relations of the Council of EU Ministers, Dr. Roberto Menotti of the Aspen Institute, etc.

The Summer School will be divided into two modules of 30 hours each. Part 1 will analyze the internal dimension of the European Union: the degree of integration after the last enlargement, the European Constitution, the Democratic deficit, decision making and policy making processes. Part 2 will bring into discussion the external relations of the Union and will tackle with issues such as Transatlantic Relations and other EU External Relations, European Foreign and Security Policy, Commercial Policy, Cooperation for Development, Promotion and Defense of Democracy and Human Rights, etc.

You can find all the additional information you may need in the poster you will find attached or on the site: www.ue.uniroma2.it. Please feel free to contact me at ufficio.europeo@uniroma2.it or at federiga.bindi@uniroma2.it.