Program Details

The ISPI Winter and Summer School offer students, graduates, and young professionals the opportunity to get closer to major international issues through a catalog of intensive short courses on topics such as: Development and Cooperation Humanitarian Emer
Location:
Milan, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The international economic crisis, the impact on member countries and on the strength of the euro are putting a strain even on the recent Lisbon Treaty. It took 10 years for its approval, through the unfortunate experience of the European Constitution. The risk linked with this long process of negotiation is that the Treaty is now born "old", i.e. not suitable to cope with the new challenges that the economic crisis is posing. The loan granted to Greece in extremis to avoid “failure" and the sense of powerlessness against the risk of contagion to other European countries (the so-called PIGS) contribute to emphasize the shortcomings both of the European construction as a whole and of the single currency in particular. It is therefore necessary to investigate the direction that European integration has taken so far, and what direction could (or should) take in the future. This will be the main task of this course, you will also try to dispel two myths about Europe (such as those related to the introduction and operation of the Euro) with a non-partisan approach that will seek to highlight not only the lights but also the shadows of European construction. The course will present various topics mainly in political and economic terms, with teachers who have a long experience of studying and working with the EU institutions. Specifically, it will cover topics such as the principles of the Union, the different institutional scenarios, the distribution of power in Brussels, the division of competences between the Union and the Member States, the innovations introduced by the Lisbon Treaty, the single currency and European policies, the economic crisis and the future of the European Union. Useful to the Diploma course in "European Affairs".

The ISPI Winter and Summer School offer students, graduates, and young professionals the opportunity to get closer to major international issues through a catalog of intensive short courses on topics such as: Development and Cooperation Humanitarian Emergencies European Affairs Microfinance Human Rights Project Planning Geopolitical Areas The Winter School provides courses of 15 hours each, offered on weekends (Friday and Saturday from 9.30am to 6.30pm). The Summer School provides courses of 15 hours each offered in July and September, developed on two days each (Monday / Tuesday, Wednesday / Thursday, Friday / Saturday) from 9.30am to 6.30pm. The program allows participation to a maximum of three courses per week. The multidisciplinary approach adopted allows an analysis of the historical, political, legal, economic, and cultural issues addressed, providing participants with the necessary tools for further studies. The "traditional" teaching approach is supplemented by testimonials, tutorials, simulations, illustrations, case studies, as well as the active involvement of participants through group work. The ISPI Winter and Summer School courses are recognized by some universities in Lombardy, in order to obtain credits. The Summer School ISPI is also partner of the Summer School of Milan. Thanks to this agreement, each student who attends the Summer School courses ISPI will receive a card with which you can get discounts at various exhibitions and museums of Milan.

Setting Description:
Founded in 1934, ISPI is one of the oldest and most prestigious international relations institutes in Italy, with its headquarters in Palazzo Clerici, Milan. It is a private law association, granted the status of non-profit-making body in 1972, and operates under the supervision of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Where the management is concerned, it is under the control of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and the State Auditors’ Court. ISPI’s scientific output has always been distinguished by a sound pragmatic approach, based on monitoring the various geo-political areas and interpreting the major trends in progress on the global scene, so as to provide political and economic operators with reliable information and guidance. Its interdisciplinary nature is guaranteed by the close collaboration of specialists in economics, politics, law, history and strategic studies (from both academic and non-academic circles) and by partnerships with prestigious institutions and research cent
Cost:
DIstance Learning. The EUR 200 course fee includes all instructional materials

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