Study track: European Interdisciplinary Studies

Academic Year 2022-2023

Why follow the European Interdisciplinary Studies study track? 

Students interested in taking a broader, cross-disciplinary view of transatlantic affairs can pursue their interests by choosing from a wide array of courses at both the College of Europe and The Fletcher School. They will gain expertise in European integration processes, EU external relations and transatlantic affairs and learn to provide imaginative solutions to today’s most pressing and complex national, regional and global challenges by adopting a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, contextual and multicultural approach.  

 

Students starting at the College of Europe

Students starting at the Fletcher School

 

Students starting at the College of Europe 

Semester 1 in Natolin 

At a glance 

  • 1 MATA compulsory course (5 ECTS) 

  • 2 EIS preparatory courses (no ECTS) 

  • EIS compulsory foundational course (4 ECTS) 

  • 3 EIS core courses from pluridisciplinary track (can be exempted with disciplinary entry test and replaced with interdisciplinary track courses) (12 ECTS) 

  • 2 EIS contextual courses (no ECTS)  

  • 2 EIS workshops (no ECTS) 

  • EIS study trip (2 ECTS) 

  • EIS Research Methods seminar (voluntary) 

  • Up to 2 EIS masterclasses (voluntary) 

  • EIS simulation games (voluntary) 

  • EIS language courses (voluntary) 

  • Thesis and internship preparation 

 

MATA Compulsory course 

  • US-EU Relations in the 21st Century: A Multidisciplinary Analysis of Transatlantic Affairs (J. SHATTUCK, 5 ECTS, 27h) 

EIS Preparatory Courses (select 2) (no ECTS) 

  • History of European Civilization ( BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI R., 20h) 

  • International Energy Fundamentals (BONZANNI A., 10h) 

  • Foreign Policy Analysis (BRUN PEDERSEN R., 10h) 

  • Public International Law (JAIN N., 10h) 

  • Geopolitics (BIALASIEWICZ L., 15h) 

EIS Compulsory Foundation Course (20h, 4 ECTS) 

  • History of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries (BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI R) 

EIS Core Courses (3 courses, 20h, 4 ECTS each) 

Pluridisciplinary Track (follow 3 unless testing out) 

  • The EU Legal Order: Rights, Norms and Values (VAN ELSUWEGE P.) 

  • EU Institutions and Decision-Making (LORD C.) 

  • EU Economic Governance  (MARZINOTTO B.) 

Interdisciplinary Track (can be selected if testing out of Pluridisciplinary track options) 

  • State and Economy, (BELKA M.) 

  • Energy in a Globalised World: Economics, Politics and Policies (HENDERSON J.) 

  • Global Internet Governance (YORK J. ) 

EIS Contextual Courses—select 2 (10h, no ECTS) 

  • Religion and Politics (ANDERSON, J.) 

  • Approches de la gouvernance migratoire (CASSARINO J-P.) 

  • Paradoxes of European Power: From the Cold War to the War in Ukraine (KUNDNANI H.) 

  • Politics of Climate Change (KURTYKA M.) 

  • La Construction d’identités nationales en Europe, XIXe-XXe Siècle (THIESSE A-M) 

  • Les nouveaux enjeux de la liberté de la presse (MHANNA A.) 

  • L’Europe centrale et orientale aux XXe et XXIe siècles (MINK G.) 

EIS Workshops—select 2 (8h, no ECTS) 

  • Future Studies and Foresight Analysis (SZOSTAK R.) 

  • Policy Analysis: Vocabulary, Grammar and Techniques (RADAELLI C.) 

  • Les politiques historiques et mémorielles (MINK G.) 

  • Strategic Communication in a Digital Age (KIMBER LINDWALL A.) 

  • Media and Climate: Communicating the Green Transition (KRUKOWSKA E.) 

EIS Study Trip (30h, 2 ECTS) 

The following may be taken on a voluntary basis (no ECTS): 

  • Research methods seminar (20h) 

  • Up to 2 masterclasses (8h, no ECTS) 

  • EIS simulation game 

Non-assessed masterclasses (8h, no ECTS) 

  • Histoire, mémoire et négationnisme historique (MINK G.) 

  • From the Greek Agora to the Ukrainian Euromaidan: the History of Ideas of Democracy in Europe (CICHOCKI M.) 

  • La vie spirituelle entre l'Est et l'Ouest depuis 1945( DELSOL C.) 

  • A Historian Facing War (HRYTSAK Y.) 

Non-assessed simulation games 

  • The Paris Peace Conference of 1919-20 (BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI R., 6h) 

MATA-EIS Thesis and Internship Preparation 

During this semester, students will start preparing their thesis proposal on transatlantic affairs as well as their internship search. The thesis will be co-supervised by one professor from each institution. 

Semester 2 in Natolin 

At a glance 

  • 1 MATA compulsory course (5 ECTS) 

  • 4 EIS Core and Specialist courses within their major (16 ECTS) 

    • At least 1 core course within their major 
    • EPAP, EUW and EUN Majors must select at least 1 (up to 2) course(s) from the EHC Major’s core courses 

  • EIS study trip (2 ECTS) 

  • MATA study trip to Brussels (no ECTS) 

  • Up to 2 EIS Compact seminars (voluntary) 

  • EIS Simulation games (voluntary) 

  • EIS Cooperation with external partners (voluntary) 

  • Thesis and internship development 

 

MATA compulsory course 

  • US-EU Relations in the 21st Century: Transatlantic Project (B. LÉTÉ & B. BERTI, 5 ECTS, 20h) 

  MATA-EIS Majors  

Students select 1 out of 4 majors  

  • EU Public Affairs and Policies (EPAP);  

  • The EU and the World (EUW);  

  • The EU and its Complex Neighbourhoods (EUN);  

  • or European History and Civilization (EHC). 

MATA-EIS students must take a total of 4 Core and Specialist courses within their major (16 ECTS) 

  • at least 1 Core course within their major 

  • EPAP, EUW and EUN Majors must select at least 1 (up to 2) course(s) from the EHC Major’s core courses 

Core courses for the Major “EU Public Affairs and Policies” (20h, 4 ECTS) 

  • EU Governance: Theory, Practice and Challenges (WESSELS W.) 

  • EU Macro-economic Policies (MARZINOTTO B.) 

  • EU Substantive Law: The Four Freedoms (BARNARD C.) 

Specialist courses for the Major “EU Public Affairs and Policies” (20h, 4 ECTS) 

  • Immigration, Asylum and Border Management in the EU (LA.VENEX S. & TRAUNER F- 

  • EU Competition Policy (LIANOS) 

  • Digital Economy (MARINIELLO M.) 

  • EU Structural and Investment Policies (AHNER D. & GILLAND M.) 

  • The Political Economy of Welfare States in Europe (GORA M.) 

  • EU Energy and Climate Policies (EGENHOFER C.) 

Core courses for the Major “The EU and the World” (20h, 4 ECTS) 

  • Conceptualizing the Foreign Policy of the EU (JORGENSEN K. E.) 

  • The Legal Dimension of EU External Relations (BLOCKMANS S.) 

  • After Liberal Hegemony - The transatlantic partnership and the return of Great Power Competition (FROHLICH S.) 

  • EU Trade Policy (FALKENBERG K. F.) 

  • EU Development Policy and the Politics of International Development (CARBONE M.) 

  • International Political Economy in a  Changing World Order (MARTELLI A.) 

  • NATO and European Defense Policy (TARDY T.) 

  • EU Asylum and Migration Policy in Global Context (LAVENEX S. & TRAUNER F.) 

Specialist courses for the Major “The EU and the World” (20h, 4 ECTS) 

  • The European Union and Bi- and Multilateral Diplomacy (MAYR-HARTING T.) 

  • Security and Conflict Management (SHEA J.) 

  • International Climate Governance (NASSEF Y.) 

  • Contemporary Russian Foreign and Security Policy (PYNNONIEMI K.) 

  • Crimes against Humanity and International Justice (LEWIS M. A.) 

  • Comparative Regionalism (WINAND P.) 

  • China and the World (CABESTAN J.-P.) 

  • Human Rights in International Politics (MILLS K.) 

  • Religion in Global Politics / La religion dans un monde globalisé (PORTIER P.) 

Core courses for the Major “The EU and its Complex Neighbourhoods” (20h, 4 ECTS) 

  • The EU's Neighbourhood Policy (SCHUMACHER T.) 

  • Cooperation on Migration Governance between the EU and its Neighbourhood (CASSARINO J.-P and DAVITTI D.) 

  • The EU and the Geopolitics of Disinformation and Digital Communication in the Neighbourhood and Russia (DODDS K.) 

  • The Legal Dimension of EU-Neighbourhood Relations (LANNON E. and MARESCEAU M.) 

  • Images and Perceptions of the EU in its Neighbourhoods Throughout Peace and War (CHABAN N.) 

  • Formal and Informal Colonialism and the EU’s Neighbourhood: Power, Knowledge, Transformation (BADARIN E.) 

  • EU Energy Governance in the EU's Neighbourhood (WEBER B.) 

Specialist courses for the Major “The EU and its Complex Neighbourhoods” (20h, 4 ECTS) 

  • War and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space (LANOSZKA A.) 

  • Case Studies in EU Applied Diplomacy from the UN and the Neighbourhood (MAYR-HARTING T.) 

  • Church-State Relations and the Role of Religious Movements in the EU Neighbourhood/ Les relations Eglises-Etat et le rôle des mouvements religieux dans les pays voisins de l'Union européenne (ROUSSELET K.  and SHEIKH N.) 

  • Post-Communist Democratic Revolutions in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Cold War Legacies (KUZIO T.) 

  • Minority Issues, Nationalism and Identity Politics in the EU’s Neighbourhood (CASTELLINO J. and CAVANAUGH K.) 

  • Ukraine and the EU: From Independence to War (WOLCZUK K.) 

  • Western Balkans: EU Enlargement, External Influences, Post-Conflict Transition (TEOKAREVIC J.-) 

  • Turkey in Europe: Identity, Politics, Security (AYDIN M.) 

  • Authoritarianism in the Wider Southern Neighbourhood (DEMMELHUBER T.) 

Core courses for the Major “European History and Civilization” 

  • History of the Balkans (LEWIS M. A.) 

  • Before the West: The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders (ZARAKOL A.) 

  • Russian Ideologies: The Last Two Centuries (from Pushkin and Karamzin to Dugin and Putin) (NOWAK A.) 

  • Europe and the Global Economy from the Industrial Revolution to the Internet (SEGRETO L. R.) 

  • Totalitarian Ideologies and Dictatorships in Twentieth-century Europe (MOORHOUSE R.) 

  • Changing Character of Warfare from Antiquity to the Present Day (STODDARD E.) 

  • The End of Empires: Decolonization in Asia, Africa, and Latin America – Comparison (WONGSURAWAT W.) 

  • Maritime History: the Mediterranean and Other Seas (ABULAFIA D.) 

EIS Study Trip (2 ECTS) 

MATA-EIS students also participate in the MATA study trip to Brussels (no ECTS) 

MATA-EIS students may take non-assessed activities within their majors on a voluntary basis: 

  • Compact seminars (up to 2) 

  • Simulation games 

  • Cooperation with external partners 

EIS compact seminars for the Major “EU Public Affairs and Policies” (no ECTS) 

  • La règlementation des marchés en ligne (DUMONT B. and HOLMES P., 10h) 

  • From Member to Neighbour: Law and Politics of Brexit (LAZOWSKI A. & ROSIAK P. K., 8h) 

  • Political Economy of International Trade –Tools and Practices (LUFF D. & BAKER P., 8h) 

L’espace de liberté, de sécurité et de justice: défis actuels et futurs pour l’Union européenne (WEYEMBERGH A. & DE KERCHOVE G., 10h) 

  • The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) (GEDEN O., 10h) 

  • Climate Finance (SZWARC K., 10h) 

EIS compact seminars for the Major “The EU and the World” (no ECTS) 

  • The EU and the Indo-Pacific (ISLAM S., 8h) 

  • Digital Transatlantic Rift (CHASE P., 8h) 

  • L’Etat post-colonial en Afrique à l’épreuve des politiques européennes de développement (DIMIER V., 8h) 

  • Weaponisation of Soft Power (BUHLER P.) 

  • The EU and Crisis Management in Practice (VIMONT P.) 

  • The International Relations of Latin America and its Interaction with the EU (GARDINI G. L., 8h) 

  • Security in the 21st Century (KALDOR M.; 8h) 

  • Challenges of Multilateralism and Intelligence Cooperation (VON LORINGHOVEN F., 10h) 

  • Terrorism and Hybrid Warfare in the EU and its Neighbourhood (JERMALAVIČIUS T.; 8h) 

  • Security Adaptations after the Cold War Between War and Peace (HANHIMAKI J., 10h) 

  • Paris Agreement Implementation (WATKINSON P., 10h) 

EIS compact seminars for the Major “The EU and its Complex Neighbourhoods” (no ECTS) 

  • EU-Middle East Relations: Conflict, Peace and Security (BOURIS D., 10h) 

  • Central Asia as the EU's Wider Neighbourhood: Power, Politics, and Foreign Policy (10h) 

  • Investigative Journalism in the Southern Neighbourhood (SABBAGH R., 8h) 

  • Energy Community with the EU's Eastern and Southeastern Neighbours (BUSCHLE D., 10h) 

  • The EU, Russia and the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood: power, performance, and perceptions (TYUSHKA A., 12h) 

  • US Foreign Policy towards the Middle East and North Africa (FROHLICH S., 10h) 

  • China and the EU's Southern Neighbourhood (JIE Y., 10h) 

  • The Making of Modern Ukraine (WILSON A., 10h) 

  • Greening the Neighbourhood: Energy Transition in the Mediterranean (FRANZA L., 10h) 

EIS compact seminars for the Major “The EU and its Complex Neighbourhoods” (no ECTS) 

  • The Enlightenment: Theory and Practice (BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI R., 10h) 

Simulation games for the Major “EU Public Affairs and Policies” (no ECTS) 

  • EU Decision-making and Interest Representation in Practice / Le processus décisionnel de l'Union européenne et la représentation d'intérêts (MARISSEN V., 10h) 

  • EU Energy Policy-Making in Practice: The Case of Nord Stream 2 (GURBA B. & MAYR-HARTING T., 8h) 

Simulation games for the Major “The EU and the World” (8h, no ECTS) 

  • North Atlantic Council Meetings on War in Europe (SHEA J. & KREMIDAS C.) 

  • Disinformation in Diplomacy (CARVIN A.) 

Simulation game for the Major “The EU and its Complex Neighbourhoods” (6h, no ECTS) 

  • EU Foreign Policy-making in Times of Conflict in the EU’s Neighbourhood (SCHUMACHER T.) 

  • International Negotiations (PEKAR M.), 10h 

Simulation game for the Major “European History and Civilization” (no ECTS): 

  • The Congress of Vienna 1814-15 (BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI R.), 6h 

Students of all majors may also participate in any number of the following modules:   

Cooperation with external partners (no ECTS) 

  • Introduction to International Humanitarian Law within the framework of a seminar organized with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva - open to external participants (MIKOS-SKUZA E., 17h) 

  • Workshops in history organized in cooperation with the Max Weber programme of the European University Institute  

  • Cycle of seminars with the EIB on the EU Green Deal (7.5h) 

MATA-EIS Thesis and Internship Development 

During this semester, students continue to develop their thesis proposal on transatlantic affairs as well as identify their internship. The thesis will be co-supervised by one professor from each institution. 

 

Semesters 3 and 4 in the US  

At a glance 

  • 4 courses at The Fletcher School 24 ECTS 

  • Thesis submission 25 ECTS 

  • High-level internship 25 ECTS 

 

During the second year, MATA students will spend one semester at the Fletcher School and one semester doing a high-level internship (25 ECTS) related to transatlantic affairs for a minimum of 3 months. Students can select which semester for both the internship and Fletcher coursework. 

Students submit their master’s thesis (25 ECTS) in April on a topic related to transatlantic affairs, supervised by a faculty member from both the College of Europe’s EIS faculty and the Fletcher School. 

At the Fletcher School, MATA students select 4 courses (6 ECTS and between 26.5h and 32.5h each) from any of the three divisions: 

  • International Law and Organizations (ILO);  

  • Diplomacy, History and Politics (DHP);  

  • Economics and International Business (EIB) 

They may also cross-register and substitute one of these four courses from Tufts University or Harvard University. Additionally, they may take an extra half course. 

 

Students starting at the Fletcher School 

Semester 1 at Fletcher 

At a glance 

  • 1 MATA compulsory course (27h, 5 ECTS) 

  • 3 courses from Fletcher (with cross-registration at Harvard or MIT possible) (26.5-32.5h, 18 ECTS) 

 

Students take a total of 4 courses in the first semester. They also begin work on their thesis and searching for their internship for the second year. 

 

MATA compulsory course 

  • US-EU Relations in the 21st Century: A Multidisciplinary Analysis of Transatlantic Affairs (J. SHATTUCK, 5 ECTS, 27h) 

 

Students also choose at least one course from each of the three divisions (‘breadth requirement’):  

  • International Law and Organizations (ILO) 

    • ILO L200: International Legal Order (recommended) 
    • ILO L240: Legal and Institutional Aspects of International Trade (recommended) 

    • ILO L200: “International Legal Order” (recommended) 

    • ILO L201: “Public International Law” (recommended) 

    • ILO L220: “International Organizations”  (recommended) 

    • ILO L224: “Peace Operations” (recommended) 

    • ILO L240: “Legal and Institutional Aspects of International Trade” (recommended) 

  • Diplomacy, History and Politics (DHP)  

    • DHP D220: Processes of International Negotiation (strongly recommended) 

    • DHP D235: “Overview of Research Methods” (recommended) 

    • DHP P210: “Research Methods” (recommended) 

    • DHP P203: “Analytic Frameworks for International Public Policy Decisions” (recommended) 

    • DHP P280: “Eurasia: Geopolitics, Religion, and Security” (recommended) 

    • DHP P201: “Comparative Politics” (recommended) 

    • DHP D220: “Processes of International Negotiation” (recommended)  

    • DHP D232 “Gender, Culture and Conflict in Humanitarian Complex Emergencies” (recommended) 

    • DHP D263: “The Arabs and their NeighboursTheir Neighbors” (recommended) 

    • DHP P240: “The Role of Force in International Politics” (recommended) 

    • DHP H205: “The Historian's Art and Current Affairs” (recommended) 

    • DHP H261: “War and Society in the Middle East in Historical Perspective” (recommended)  

    • DHP H271: “Foreign Relations of Modern China” (recommended) 

    • DHP P266M: “The Islamic World) (recommended) 

  • Economics and International Business (EIB) 

    • EIB E201: “Introduction to Economic Theory” (recommended) 

EIB B205: “Data Analysis and Statistical Methods” (recommended) 

Semester 2 at Fletcher 

At a glance 

1 MATA course (5 ECTS) 

4 Fletcher courses (26.5-32.5h, 24 ECTS)

  • Students follow 5 courses during the second semester, in addition to preparing for their internship and continuing work on their thesis.  A supervisor from the Fletcher School and the EIS faculty are identified. 
  • Compulsory course 

    • US-EU Relations in the 21st Century: Transatlantic Project (B. LÉTÉ & B. BERTI, 5 ECTS, 20h) 

Students also choose at least one course from each of the three divisions (‘breadth requirement’), with the following recommended courses:  

  • International Law and Organizations (ILO) 

    • ILO L209: International Treaty Behaviour (recommended) 

    • ILO L224: Peace Operations (recommended)  

    • ILO L200: “International Legal Order”  

    • ILO L201: “Public International Law”  

    • ILO L220: “International Organizations”  

    • ILO L224: “Peace Operations” ILO L240: “Legal and Institutional Aspects of International Trade” (recommended)  

  • Diplomacy, History and Politics (DHP)  

    • DHP P219: Political Economy of Development (recommended) 

    • DHP D235: “Overview of Research Methods” (recommended) 

    • DHP P210: “Research Methods” (recommended) 

    • DHP P203: “Analytic Frameworks for International Public Policy Decisions”  (recommended) 

    • DHP P280: “Eurasia: Geopolitics, Religion, and Security” (recommended) 

    • DHP D263: “The Arabs and Their Neighbors” (recommended) 

    • DHP P240: “The Role of Force in International Politics” (recommended) 

    • DHP H205: “The Historian's Art and Current Affairs” (recommended) 

    • DHP H261: “War and Society in the Middle East in Historical Perspective” (recommended)  

    • DHP H271: “Foreign Relations of Modern China” (recommended)  

    • DHP P266M: “The Islamic World”  

  • Economics and International Business (EIB) 

    • EIB E201: “Introduction to Economic Theory” (recommended) 

    • EIB B205: “Data Analysis and Statistical Methods” (recommended)

Students may also cross-register and substitute one of them by a relevant course from Tufts University or Harvard University. 

Semester 3 High-level internship in Europe, 25 ECTS 

Students undertake a high-level internship related to transatlantic affairs (25 ECTS) for at least 3 months.

Semester 4 in Natolin 

At a glance 

  • 4 Core and Specialist courses within their major (16 ECTS) 

    • At least 1 core course within their major 

    • EPAP, EUW and EUN Majors must select at least 1 (up to 2) course(s) from the EHC Major’s core courses 

  • Thesis submission (25 ECTS) 

  • EIS study trip (2 ECTS) 

  • MATA study trip (no ECTS) 

  • EIS Compact seminars (voluntary) 

  • EIS Simulation games (voluntary) 

  • EIS Cooperation with external partners (voluntary) 

Students take 4 courses and have the possibility to take a range of non-credit courses. MATA-EIS students attend the MATA study trip to Brussels (no ECTS) and the EIS study trip (2 ECTS). Students submit their master’s thesis (25 ECTS) on a topic related to transatlantic affairs in April, supervised by a member from both the College of Europe’s EIS faculty and the Fletcher School. 

Compulsory courses 

  • Thesis submission (25 ECTS) 

Core courses for the Major “EU Public Affairs and Policies” (20h, 4 ECTS) 

  • EU Governance: Theory, Practice and Challenges (WESSELS W.) 

  • EU Macro-economic Policies (MARZINOTTO B.) 

  • EU Substantive Law: The Four Freedoms (BARNARD C.) 

Specialist courses for the Major “EU Public Affairs and Policies” (20h, 4 ECTS) 

  • Immigration, Asylum and Border Management in the EU (LA.VENEX S. & TRAUNER F- 

  • EU Competition Policy (LIANOS) 

  • Digital Economy (MARINIELLO M.) 

  • EU Structural and Investment Policies (AHNER D. & GILLAND M.) 

  • The Political Economy of Welfare States in Europe (GORA M.) 

  • EU Energy and Climate Policies (EGENHOFER C.) 

Core courses for the Major “The EU and the World” (20h, 4 ECTS) 

  • Conceptualizing the Foreign Policy of the EU (JORGENSEN K. E.) 

  • The Legal Dimension of EU External Relations (BLOCKMANS S.) 

  • After Liberal Hegemony - The transatlantic partnership and the return of Great Power Competition (FROHLICH S.) 

  • EU Trade Policy (FALKENBERG K. F.) 

  • EU Development Policy and the Politics of International Development (CARBONE M.) 

  • International Political Economy in a  Changing World Order (MARTELLI A.) 

  • NATO and European Defense Policy (TARDY T.) 

  • EU Asylum and Migration Policy in Global Context (LAVENEX S. & TRAUNER F.) 

Specialist courses for the Major “The EU and the World” (20h, 4 ECTS) 

  • The European Union and Bi- and Multilateral Diplomacy (MAYR-HARTING T.) 

  • Security and Conflict Management (SHEA J.) 

  • International Climate Governance (NASSEF Y.) 

  • Contemporary Russian Foreign and Security Policy (PYNNONIEMI K.) 

  • Crimes against Humanity and International Justice (LEWIS M. A.) 

  • Comparative Regionalism (WINAND P.) 

  • China and the World (CABESTAN J.-P.) 

  • Human Rights in International Politics (MILLS K.) 

  • Religion in Global Politics / La religion dans un monde globalisé (PORTIER P.) 

Core courses for the Major “The EU and its Complex Neighbourhoods” (20h, 4 ECTS) 

  • The EU's Neighbourhood Policy (SCHUMACHER T.) 

  • Cooperation on Migration Governance between the EU and its Neighbourhood (CASSARINO J.-P and DAVITTI D.) 

  • The EU and the Geopolitics of Disinformation and Digital Communication in the Neighbourhood and Russia (DODDS K.) 

  • The Legal Dimension of EU-Neighbourhood Relations (LANNON E. and MARESCEAU M.) 

  • Images and Perceptions of the EU in its Neighbourhoods Throughout Peace and War (CHABAN N.) 

  • Formal and Informal Colonialism and the EU’s Neighbourhood: Power, Knowledge, Transformation (BADARIN E.) 

  • EU Energy Governance in the EU's Neighbourhood (WEBER B.) 

Specialist courses for the Major “The EU and its Complex Neighbourhoods” (20h, 4 ECTS) 

  • War and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space (LANOSZKA A.) 

  • Case Studies in EU Applied Diplomacy from the UN and the Neighbourhood (MAYR-HARTING T.) 

  • Church-State Relations and the Role of Religious Movements in the EU Neighbourhood/ Les relations Eglises-Etat et le rôle des mouvements religieux dans les pays voisins de l'Union européenne (ROUSSELET K.  and SHEIKH N.) 

  • Post-Communist Democratic Revolutions in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Cold War Legacies (KUZIO T.) 

  • Minority Issues, Nationalism and Identity Politics in the EU’s Neighbourhood (CASTELLINO J. and CAVANAUGH K.) 

  • Ukraine and the EU: From Independence to War (WOLCZUK K.) 

  • Western Balkans: EU Enlargement, External Influences, Post-Conflict Transition (TEOKAREVIC J.-) 

  • Turkey in Europe: Identity, Politics, Security (AYDIN M.) 

  • Authoritarianism in the Wider Southern Neighbourhood (DEMMELHUBER T.) 

Core courses for the Major “European History and Civilization” 

  • History of the Balkans (LEWIS M. A.) 

  • Before the West: The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders (ZARAKOL A.) 

  • Russian Ideologies: The Last Two Centuries (from Pushkin and Karamzin to Dugin and Putin) (NOWAK A.) 

  • Europe and the Global Economy from the Industrial Revolution to the Internet (SEGRETO L. R.) 

  • Totalitarian Ideologies and Dictatorships in Twentieth-century Europe (MOORHOUSE R.) 

  • Changing Character of Warfare from Antiquity to the Present Day (STODDARD E.) 

  • The End of Empires: Decolonization in Asia, Africa, and Latin America – Comparison (WONGSURAWAT W.) 

  • Maritime History: the Mediterranean and Other Seas (ABULAFIA D.) 

EIS Study Trip (2 ECTS) 

MATA-EIS students also participate in the MATA study trip to Brussels (no ECTS) 

MATA-EIS students may take non-assessed activities within their majors on a voluntary basis: 

  • Compact seminars (up to 2) 

  • Simulation games 

  • Cooperation with external partners 

EIS compact seminars for the Major “EU Public Affairs and Policies” (no ECTS) 

  • La règlementation des marchés en ligne (DUMONT B. and HOLMES P., 10h) 

  • From Member to Neighbour: Law and Politics of Brexit (LAZOWSKI A. & ROSIAK P. K., 8h) 

  • Political Economy of International Trade –Tools and Practices (LUFF D. & BAKER P., 8h) 

  • L’espace de liberté, de sécurité et de justice: défis actuels et futurs pour l’Union européenne (WEYEMBERGH A. & DE KERCHOVE G., 10h) 

  • The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) (GEDEN O., 10h) 

  • Climate Finance (SZWARC K., 10h) 

EIS compact seminars for the Major “The EU and the World” (no ECTS) 

  • The EU and the Indo-Pacific (ISLAM S., 8h) 

  • Digital Transatlantic Rift (CHASE P., 8h) 

  • L’Etat post-colonial en Afrique à l’épreuve des politiques européennes de développement (DIMIER V., 8h) 

  • Weaponisation of Soft Power (BUHLER P.) 

  • The EU and Crisis Management in Practice (VIMONT P.) 

  • The International Relations of Latin America and its Interaction with the EU (GARDINI G. L., 8h) 

  • Security in the 21st Century (KALDOR M.; 8h) 

  • Challenges of Multilateralism and Intelligence Cooperation (VON LORINGHOVEN F., 10h) 

  • Terrorism and Hybrid Warfare in the EU and its Neighbourhood (JERMALAVIČIUS T.; 8h) 

  • Security Adaptations after the Cold War Between War and Peace (HANHIMAKI J., 10h) 

  • Paris Agreement Implementation (WATKINSON P., 10h) 

EIS compact seminars for the Major “The EU and its Complex Neighbourhoods” (no ECTS) 

  • EU-Middle East Relations: Conflict, Peace and Security (BOURIS D., 10h) 

  • Central Asia as the EU's Wider Neighbourhood: Power, Politics, and Foreign Policy (10h) 

  • Investigative Journalism in the Southern Neighbourhood (SABBAGH R., 8h) 

  • Energy Community with the EU's Eastern and Southeastern Neighbours (BUSCHLE D., 10h) 

  • The EU, Russia and the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood: power, performance, and perceptions (TYUSHKA A., 12h) 

  • US Foreign Policy towards the Middle East and North Africa (FROHLICH S., 10h) 

  • China and the EU's Southern Neighbourhood (JIE Y., 10h) 

  • The Making of Modern Ukraine (WILSON A., 10h) 

  • Greening the Neighbourhood: Energy Transition in the Mediterranean (FRANZA L., 10h) 

EIS compact seminars for the Major “The EU and its Complex Neighbourhoods” (no ECTS) 

  • The Enlightenment: Theory and Practice (BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI R., 10h) 

Simulation games for the Major “EU Public Affairs and Policies” (no ECTS) 

  • EU Decision-making and Interest Representation in Practice / Le processus décisionnel de l'Union européenne et la représentation d'intérêts (MARISSEN V., 10h) 

  • EU Energy Policy-Making in Practice: The Case of Nord Stream 2 (GURBA B. & MAYR-HARTING T., 8h) 

Simulation games for the Major “The EU and the World” (8h, no ECTS) 

  • North Atlantic Council Meetings on War in Europe (SHEA J. & KREMIDAS C.) 

  • Disinformation in Diplomacy (CARVIN A.) 

Simulation game for the Major “The EU and its Complex Neighbourhoods” (6h, no ECTS) 

  • EU Foreign Policy-making in Times of Conflict in the EU’s Neighbourhood (SCHUMACHER T.) 

  • International Negotiations (PEKAR M.), 10h 

Simulation game for the Major “European History and Civilization” (no ECTS): 

  • The Congress of Vienna 1814-15 (BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI R.), 6h 

Students of all majors may also participate in any number of the following modules:   

Cooperation with external partners (no ECTS) 

  • Introduction to International Humanitarian Law within the framework of a seminar organized with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva - open to external participants (MIKOS-SKUZA E., 17h) 

  • Workshops in history organized in cooperation with the Max Weber programme of the European University Institute  

  • Cycle of seminars with the EIB on the EU Green Deal (7.5h)