• 15 July 2016 1734 days ago

    Day 5: European democracy, The EU’s judicial system and fundamental rights

    Friday was dedicated entirely to Jan Komarek and the general course. Students discussed the challenges posed by current developments in the world to the European democracy, judicial system and fundamental rights. more

  • 14 July 2016 1735 days ago

    Day 4: National parliaments, European identity and citizenship in Europe

    Jan continued with his general course, this time on the topic of national parliaments and citizens initiative. Jan contrasted the domestic processes and the processes on the EU level to show how powers are conferred and divided on both levels and to pinpoint certain neuralgic points of democracy in the EU. more

  • 13 July 2016 1736 days ago

    Day 3: The EU as a post-national project, the balance of powers in the EU and an afternoon discussion #1

    Paul Linden-Retek talked in the morning about the EU as a post-national project and about constitutions in this post-national context. This topic was a great transition from Jan Komarek’s earlier lecture about Chris Bickerton’s book From Nation-State to Member State. Jonathan White’s focus was then on the ballance of political powers within the EU and his main claim was that the EU lacks a classical opposition. more

  • 12 July 2016 1737 days ago

    Day 2: Informal governance in the EU and the EU as a model

    First guest lecturer Mareike Kleine from the LSE was talking about the informal governance in the EU. She elaborated on the political and diplomatic processes which go beyond the legal rules and since the vast majority of the participants are lawyers, this was a great departing point for a really heated debate. more

  • 11 July 2016 1738 days ago

    Day 1: Start of the general course and the crisis #1 - Brexit

    Day one, as well as the whole programme of the course, started with two morning lectures of Jan Komárek about the nature of the EU legal order and about the role of the Member States in the integration process and the current crises. Students were deeply engaged in the discussion and Jan was sweating under the pressure of all the challenging questions. more

  • 10 July 2016 1739 days ago

    Day 0: Arrivals and the EURO 2016 final

    All the participants arrived to the chalet according to the plan on Sunday 10 July. After a common dinner and a welcome by the organisers, students of the summer school had the opportunity to spend a nice first evening watching the UEFA Euro 2016 final and getting to know each other over a glass of famous Czech beer or wine. more

  • 27 June 2016 1752 days ago

    Study materials

    Study materials are progressively being added to the website. more

  • 4 May 2016 1806 days ago

    European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2016

    The 2015 edition of our summer school on fundamental rights in Europe was acknowledged in Aachen as the Czech national winner of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2016. more

  • 2 May 2016 1808 days ago

    Deadline extension

    Following the request of some students, we decided to extend the application deadline till 7 May 2016! You have nearly five more days to submit your application! more

  • 30 April 2016 1810 days ago

    2016 lecturer: Paul Linden-Retek

    Paul Linden-Retek, J.D., is a Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale University and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science. His research focuses on the political philosophy of European integration, cosmopolitan constitutionalism, and law and the humanities. Paul holds a J.D.... more

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