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LMU - Identity Politics in Europe

The European Studies Summer School offers introductory lectures on the European Union as a preparation for analysing contemporary identity politics in Europe. Participants will acquire expertise on both the EU's history, policy-making processes, and policy priorities.

About the program

The LMU (Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat Munchen) European Studies Summer School offers introductory lectures on the European Union as a preparation for analysing contemporary identity politics in Europe. Participants will acquire expertise on both the EU's history, policy-making processes and policy priorities and discuss how decades of European governance, migration flows, recent crises, and the rise of populist parties' impact on European citizens' identity formation, political mobilization, and societal conflict. To understand how identity politics plays out in different EU member states and the transnational European realm, participants will attend lectures and round-table sessions in three different cities.

Space for this program is limited, and students will be selected on their academic merit.

Program dates

European Studies in Vienna - Prague - Munich:

Program dates: July 17, 2023- August 11, 2023

Arrival date: July 16, 2023 (in Vienna)

Departure date: August 13, 2023 

Eligibility requirements

There are limited spaces for this program. Students will be selected based on their academic merit.

To be eligible to participate in the LMU "Identity Politics in Europe" summer school, you must meet the following criteria.

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program
  • Have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA (CGPA).
  • Completed at a minimum of 24 credits toward your current degree program by the time you leave for the program.

Program course

The "Identity Politics in Europe" Summer School analyses three main themes of European integration and identity politics in Europe at three different venues: Globalization (Vienna), Europeanization (Prague) and the EU in times of crisis (Munich). Seminar sessions in Vienna and Prague are introductory in nature while focusing on their respective main themes. During the Munich part of the program, participants will learn more about the most recent crisis phenomena in the EU and how identity issues increasingly shape political conflict in the EU and its member states. 

To successfully pass the course, students need to meet the following requirements:

  • regular attendance
  • preparation for and active participation during class
  • completion of homework assignments by the deadlines
  • writing an essay of 3500 words

Estimated costs & bursary

Host institution fee: There are no host university program fees attached to this summer program for Concordia students.      

Concordia tuition: 3 credits of Concordia tuition to be paid to Concordia University. For an estimate of tuition fees, please use the tuition and fee estimator.

Additional costs: Participants are responsible for paying their own airfare, meals, health insurance, travel documents and all other costs associated with this program. You can find practical information regarding the cost of food, local transportation, visa documents etc. on the LMU website.

Quebec Mobility Bursary: Concordia International offers a $2175 CDN to students who qualify.  For more information on the bursary, visit the Concordia International funding webpage.

Accommodations

The program offers accommodation to the participants in student residential halls or hostels.

  • In Munich students will be accommodated in student residential halls in their own single room. (470 Euros)
  •  Prague (180 Euros)  and Vienna (400 Euros)

How to apply

Application deadline

February 24, 2023

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