On 5 July 2018 the eighth edition of the Alpeuregio Summer School, a learning course organized by the Representation of the European Region Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino, ended. Every year, a group of students and graduates from the three alpine regions gets the chance to participate in this program.

From 25 June to 5 July 2018, the Alpeuregio Summer School offered its participants a unique setting with lectures given by speakers from different European Institutions and from other organizations based in Brussels. The program combined lectures with interactive sessions and visits to the EU institutions.

Besides the visits to the European Institutions and the Permanent Representations of Italy and Austria to the EU, this year’s-edition-highlights were among others the debate with the President of the European Committee of the Regions Karl-Heinz Lambertz on current EU topics, a visit to the IOM Brussels Office and OLAF. The interactive session on circular economy and waste reduction has been highly appreciated by all the participants, as well.

Furthermore, the Alpeuregio Café on EU Life Experience gave the participants the opportunity to have an insight on careers within and around the European Institutions: young people from different professional backgrounds, already living and working in Brussels, shared their own personal experiences and gave professional advice on job opportunities in Brussels.

Another major highlight of the program was a cocktail reception with MEP Herbert Dorfmann and MEP Karoline Graswander-Hainz.

The participants said that training course represents an occasion to strengthen the link between the territories and the European context and to grasp at the same time the opportunities that this offers to young people.




Speakers Presentations

David Müller - European Enlargement and Foreign Policy

Jean-Marc Venineaux - EUSALP - The EU Strategy for the Alpine Region

Serena Lippi - The activities of the Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU and Council Working Group on Human Rights (COHOM)

Santiago Mondragon Vial - Activities of the European Committee of the Regions

Markus Warasin - European Parliament upcoming elections 2019 

Wolfgang Burtscher - EU Research and Innovation

Lucas Maurer - EU Energy Union

Elisabeth Werner - Mobility and Transport: Planning, Communication, Interinstitutional relations

Koen Hendrix - Introduction to the Alpeuregio Cafe on EU Life Experience: A career in the EU institutions: selection procedure and job opportunities

Matthias Fink - The EGTC: a transnational and cross-border cooperation structure



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