ANNUAL EURO-ASIA SUMMER SCHOOL
The European Union and East Asia are major actors in global governance. In a globalized world, the two regions are confronted with similar challenges, like the ongoing financial crisis, rising protectionism, human rights violations and poverty, that both require regional and global problem-solving. However, mutual knowledge of the European Asian perspectives on these global issues and how they should be dealt with is often lacking. The main goal of the summer school is to examine and compare how these major issues are being looked at both in the EU and in Asia. In this regard, the goal of this summer school is twofold:
First, it explores how global challenges have fostered regional responses and how perceptions of regional integration processes in the EU and East Asia have changed.
Second, the summer school examines the growing interdependence between the EU and East Asia, the proliferation of bilateral agreements between the EU and some of the Asian countries concerned, and their close interactions in multilateral fora in order to deal with recurring global challenges.
More specifically, the first week of the Euro-Asia Summer School focuses on how the crisis has challenged the regional integration processes in Europe and Asia and how it has changed the perception on regional integration at large. It will draw a particular attention to the lessons that Asia could learn from the crisis in the Eurozone. After a thorough introduction to European and Asian regional integration processes, the second week of the summer school will focus on the different policy dimensions of the EU in global governance as well as its relations with partners in the world, with a special view on bilateral relations with Asian countries (including EU-Japan and EU-Korea relations). It identifies both the opportunities and challenges of the EU’s performance and relations in global governance from a legal, political and economic perspective.
The summer school constitutes furthermore a great learning process to prepare advanced students to analyse, understand, and influence when facing global realities. The summer school therefore targets both excellent European and Asian students who are willing to gain insights into the relationship between the European Union and the fastest emerging region in the world
The Euro-Asia Summer School Series has been set up by the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies of the KU Leuven in cooperation with the Seoul National University and Hitotsubashi University for the benefit of the students of all three partners since 2009. The Summer School brings together a broad range of senior experts on Asia, the European Union and global governance to teach and interact with 30 students from all over the world during two-weeks. The annual program is held in Hitotsubashi University or Seoul National University alternately in the first week and KU Leuven in the second week.
” Every moment of this two-week program was noteworthy – classes were informative, discussions were thought-provoking, excursions were edifying, and social interactions were valuable. I feel very privileged to have been chosen to participate in the program and I highly recommend to anyone who needs inspiration to take part, as well. “
Soohyun Kim (9th Euro-Asia Summer School Participant)
THE 2021 CALL FOR EURO-ASIA SUMMER AND WINTER SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
Participants are Bachelor and Master students from Korea, Japan and Europe. 30 students are supposed to attend the summer programme.
For the participants in the Summer School, a certificate of Seoul National University / Hitotsubashi University and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies will be awarded.
We ask all participants to stay in guest houses (or hotels) in Korea/Japan and Leuven. Breakfast and lunch during class days will be offered free of charge.
Participants need to make the necessary arrangements if they are required to obtain a visa. Please visit the travel information website of the country of your nationality.
Participation Fees and Scholarships
The participation fee for the program is 500 EUR. This includes accommodation, half-board and domestic travel.
Application for scholarships should be motivated together with the overall application by the applying students (including a detailed CV, motivation letter, copy of academic transcripts and proof of English language skills) by 15 May 2018. Applicants will be notified about the results by 1 June 2018.
Participants have to make their own international travel arrangements. Students must ensure to have adequate travel and health insurance.