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The College of Europe Le Collège dEurope … en se côtoyant quotidiennement les uns les autres, ils se sont aperçus que lEurope est possible en grand, puisquelle.

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1 The College of Europe Le Collège dEurope … en se côtoyant quotidiennement les uns les autres, ils se sont aperçus que lEurope est possible en grand, puisquelle se réalise humainement en microcosme. Hendrik Brugmans (Recteur, )

2 About this presentation What is the College of Europe? History and raison dêtre Academic Student Life Admission and scholarships After the College Development Office

3 The College of Europe is the oldest institute of postgraduate European Studies What is the College of Europe? The College of Europe: the place to study and experience Europe - Rector Demaret

4 History and raison dêtre 1948: Hague Congress Founded in 1949 Founding fathers: Don Salvador de Madariaga Father Karel Verleye First Rector: Dr. Hendrik Brugmans Natolin campus founded in 1993

5 History and raison dêtre I remember my years at the College of Europe with fondness. I can say that it opened my eyes to the extraordinary enterprise of European integration, an area where so much progress has been achieved since then. Louise Fréchette Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

6 College Quick Facts Location two residential campuses, Bruges (Belgium) and Natolin (Warsaw, Poland) Qualification awarded Masters in European Studies Duration 10 months: September-June Working Languages English and French Teaching Staff 140 professors and practitioners, 21 nationalities Funding Scholarships, student loans and self-financing Alumni Professional Network of 8500 members

7 The students of the College More than 400 postgraduates from 54 countries Average age: 25 Age range: Number of languages spoken

8 AcademicProgrammes Academic Programmes Masters degrees awarded in European Community Law (Bruges) * European Economic Studies (Bruges) * ^ European Political and Administrative Studies (Bruges) EU International Relations and Diplomacy (Bruges) European Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (Natolin, Warsaw) Specialisation available in: * European Law and Economic Analysis ^ European Economic Integration and Business Variety of teaching methodologies

9 Academic Programmes Timeline of the academic year First semester: Compulsory Courses Exams in December Second semester: Optional Courses & Masters Thesis Exams in May Study Trips

10 Academic Programmes Bruges Campus European Economics Around 40 students Background in Economics Specialisation possible in: European Law & Economic Analysis European Economic Integration & Business

11 Academic Programmes Bruges Campus European Legal Studies Around 100 students Degree in Law required Language Rule Specialisation possible in: European Law & Economic Analysis

12 Academic Programmes Bruges Campus European Political & Administrative Studies Around 100 students Background primarily in political science and European studies Focus on EU institutions & decision-making

13 Academic Programmes Bruges Campus EU International Relations & Diplomacy Studies Around 70 students Background primarily in international relations and political science Two-week study visit to Natolin Compulsory language course French requirement Focus on the EUs external relations

14 Academic Programmes Natolin Campus European Interdisciplinary Studies Around 110 students Students come from a wide range of academic backgrounds First semester – courses in Politics, Law, Economics and History Two study trips as part of the academic programme Ms Ewa Osniecka-Tamecka, Vice Rector of the Natolin campus

15 Academic Programmes Natolin Campus 4 Specialisations in the 2 nd semester: Governance in the EU The EU as a Regional Actor The EU as a Global Actor Single Market

16 Student Life Study Trips Student-organised conferences Belarus Working Group National Parties Student Bar Debating society, chorale, sports…

17 Recent Opening Ceremonies Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden David Miliband, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg Aliaksandr Milinkevich Opposition leader in Belarus Javier Solana High Representative for CFSP Viktor Yushchenko President of Ukraine

18 Selected Speakers Josep Borrell President, European Parliament Günther Verheugen Vice President, European Commission Toomas Hendrik Ilves President of Estonia Manuel Marín González President, Congress of Deputies of Spain Philippe Douste-Blazy French Minister of Foreign Affairs

19 Admissionandscholarships Admission and scholarships Competences Required Relevant University Degree with good results English and French (level dependent on the study programme) Interest in European Integration Application Process Online Application Supporting documents should be sent to the College and the national selection committee (if applicable)

20 Selection Procedure Applications reviewed by Selection Committees and the College Personal Interviews Over 80% granted full or partial scholarships Fees cover tuition, lodging and most meals 2008/2009 fees: Admissionandscholarships Admission and scholarships

21 AftertheCollege Careers Service & Alumni outcomes After the College Careers Service & Alumni outcomes Careers Service: – Seminars on: the job search; Cover letter & CV writing; Interview techniques – Workshops on CV writing, Interview techniques Alumni profile:

22 AftertheCollege The Alumni Association After the College The Alumni Association Headquarters in Brussels 18 regional groups in 16 countries Network of more than 8500 alumni Services to Alumni: Online alumni community College and alumni newsletter Careers Service

23 DevelopmentOffice Development Office Centralisation and co-ordination of joint activities with EU Institutions, local and national authorities, universities and society at large Complements College study programmes by Developing and coordinating European projects Organising seminars and workshops Extending the Colleges network of professional and academic partners

24 Questions?


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