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Regulating the future - the EU and the Sustainable Development Goals

Summer School of , 5 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 538 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 320 EUR
Only online*:   the course is only offered as an online option.

The aim of the course is to understand how the EU works and how it can meet the challenges it faces and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals against the backdrop of a world shaped by ever more rapid technological changes.The course will represent an innovative interfaculty approach to learning about the EU and how the EU can be used to meet the challenges facing both Europe and the rest of the world today and in the future. The course aims to break down disciplinary silos and to present a structure facilitating cooperation between students from the TEK, SAMF, and HUM faculties, by encouraging them to take an interdisciplinary approach to critical global sustainable development problems.
Learn to consider critical 21st challenges from different disciplinary perspectives; and learn to use interdisciplinary, multinational, and innovation-oriented teaching situations constructively.

Week 1: 
  • 1.Fundamentals of EU policy shaping 
  • 2.The EU’s role in the global SDG agenda: leadership and delivery
  • 3.Internal EU policies: European climate regime
  • 4.Internal EU policies: European digital policy 
  • 5.External policies: SDG-proofing EU trade policy 

Week 2: 5 hours of project-related supervision; most of the week is devoted to a group-based policy advice exercise (policy brief)
  • 6.Tracking EU policy-making in practice
  • 7.Providing policy advice

Summer 2020

Application date
Jun 01
Start date
Aug 03



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