The European Interdisciplinary Studies programme at Natolin reflects the increasingly complex and interconnected nature of European integration and of the surrounding world. It is a truly European, horizontal academic programme and is devoid of a silo discipline approach present elsewhere. The programme addresses the internal and external dimension of the European Union, with a special focus on the EU’s neighbourhood and European history and civilization providing our students with the wider perspective on Europe.
The academic programme in the first semester equips students with advanced general knowledge, orientation and skills to analyse the foundations of European integration. They are provided with a common base of knowledge on the system of EU governance, the EU legal order, European economic integration, and European history; they study the specificities of Central and Eastern Europe; and they gain insights into the forces shaping the political environment of today's societies.
The first semester study trip offers to students a deeper understanding of European identities and a first-hand experience of policies in practice at the EU’s borders.
With these background knowledge and skills, in the second semester students specialise in a particular area by taking courses in one of four thematic majors: