In cooperation with CIFE (Center International de Formation Européenne), we cordially invite you to our Summer University in Prague on „The Role of Small States in the European Union“. The Summer School will be held at our college on September 19 – 22, 2022, with lectures from top Czech and foreign experts on Central Europe and the challenges it faces. All lectures will be presented in English.

The CIFE programmes are of short duration (usually a week long) and take place over the summer months in various European countries. Their main objective is to allow students, researchers and young professionals to deepen their knowledge in the fields of European integration and international relations, and to increase their understanding of the problems faced by modern society as a consequence of international developments.

Students can generate 4.5 ECTS Credits (European credits transfer system)

CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Brussels and Istanbul.. Every year, students from all continents and a great variety of countries enroll in its 4 programmes, which lead to a degree at Master level.

MAIN TOPICS AND LECTURERS:

  • THE ROLE OF SMALL EU STATES IN THE FORMATION OF TRANS-ATLANTIC SECURITY CONCEPT / Cameron MUNTER (USA), Senior Fellow of Atlantic Council and Fellow of the CEVRO Institut, former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan and to Serbia.

  • CZECH REPUBLIC AT THE HELM OF THE EU: PLANS AND AMBITIONS FOR SUCCESSFUL INDO-PACIFIC NAVIGATION / Libor SEČKA (CZ) , Czech diplomat. Special Envoy for the Indo-Pacific at thew Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Ambassador to Mexico, EU, Italy and Malta, People’s Republic of China and the UK.

  • THE VISEGRAD GROUP / Cyril Svoboda (CZ), Director of the Diplomatic Academy in Prague, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

  • LARGE AND SMALL STATES IN THE EU: WHAT COOPERATION ? WHAT BALANCE OF POWER? / Mehiedine EL-CHEHIMI (Lebanon), Phd in international law Paris 2 University, legal expert EU Co, consulting and member at strategic intelligence dep. Word Economic Forum.

  • THE ROLE OF ASSOCIATED COUNTRIES IN THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE: MOLDOVA AND THE EASTERN PARTNERSHIP / Prof. Florent PARMENTIER (France), General Secretary CEVIPOF (Political Research Center of Sciences Po), Paris

  • THE CYPRUS QUESTION: OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES FOR AN EU MEDIATION / Georges TZOGOPOULOS, Associate researcher Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Lecturer at the Democritus University of Thrace, Programme Director, EU-China Programmes at CIFE

  • THE GREEK ECONOMIC CRISIS: FROM SALVATION TO RECOVERY? / Georges TZOGOPOULOS, Associate researcher Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Lecturer at the Democritus University of Thrace, Programme Director, EU-China Programmes at CIFE

  • THE CZECH PRESIDENCY IN THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION / Ivo KAPLAN, Chair of the Board, European Institute Renaissance, Former civil servant at the Institute of Public Administration,  Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic

More TBA.