Workshops in professional development

The Department of European Political and Governance Studies features workshops in professional development, which are intensive 8-hour seminars on highly topical subject matters taught by practitioners and academics from Brussels and beyond.

The workshops aim to contribute to the insertion in the job market of our students by:

  • giving concrete perspectives on the job market of European affairs and on the best way to present their candidature;
  • providing some additional insights on the main challenges, policies or institutions in different sectors of employment;
  • building on the EU knowledge with some additional insights on specificities of the work and the politics of the European institutions.

The workshops offered are:

  • ALEMANNO A. - The EU Participatory Democracy (8h)

  • BANNER H. & SCHÄFER D. - How to brief a European decision-maker: Strategic political communication in the EU institutions (8h)

  • DECOSTER F. & VERSINI F. - Politique des transports et politique spatiale / Transport and Space Policies (8h)

  • DE GROOF J. - Scenarios for the future of the EU

  • KASSIM H. - Understanding Brexit : Causes, Consequences and Challenges (8h)

  • LÖBLOVÁ O. - European Health Policy (8h)

  • PAPAIOANNOU A. - NATO’s Future and NATO-EU Relations : Building Bridges across Brussels (8h)

  • PATTEN R. - EU Lobbying : Demystifying the Reality – Demonstrating the Democratic Necessity (8h)

  • RADAELLI C. - Regulatory Reform in the EU : Analysis and Practice (8h)

  • SAINT MARTIN F. - Assistants parlementaires et collaborateurs d’élus (8h)

  • WESTLAKE M. - How to Find Work in the European Union and its Institutions (8h)

  • WORTH J. - Online Communications in EU Policy-Making (8h)

These workshops do not grant ECTS credits, but a certificate of participation is conferred upon the successful completion of the module.
There is no limit to the number of workshops that a student can follow. However, some workshop are open only to a limited number of participants, selected on a first-come-first-served basis.

 My experience in the department not only deepened my knowledge of EU policies but through professionalising courses, workshops and the simulation game, it also prepared me for working in EU institutions, public affairs consultancies, or other fields. - Veronika Vargová (Chopin promotion)