We wish to present the 7th edition of the Alpeuregio Summer School on Institutions and Policies of the European Union which is being organized by the Representation of the European Region Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino in Brussels.
Since 1995, the Land Tyrol, and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen-South Tyrol and the Autonomous Province of Trento have had a Representation Office to the European Union in Brussels. The collaboration among the three regions has gradually strengthened since then and has led to various common initiatives, among which is the Alpeuregio Summer School.

Following the success of the last six years, the Representation Office of the European Region Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino is organizing the seventh edition of this learning experience.

The objective of this course is to deepen the understanding of the functioning of the European Institutions and of the most significant European policies. High-level officials from EU bodies will give an insight into the main topics relevant on the EU agenda.

The nine-day Alpeuregio Summer School is held in English and is aimed at university students and graduates interested in pursuing a European career or implementing at regional level the knowledge acquired during the course.

The course will address topics such as: the history of the European integration, the organization, functioning and decision procedures of the European institutions and the major policies of the European Union. In addition, an overview of the lobbying activities at EU level will be offered, not to mention, employment opportunities in European institutions and how to access them.

The course will be held at the Representation Office of the European Region Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino in Rue de Pascale 45-47 in Brussels. It will take place from 3rd to 13th of July 2017.

Thirty candidates from the Land Tyrol and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen-South Tyrol and the Autonomous Province of Trento will be selected on the basis of their academic achievements/qualifications with a clear European reference.

The application must be submitted by 7th of April 2017. Participants who attend the course will receive a certificate of participation. The course is free, whereas travel and accommodation costs will be at the expense of the participants.

We kindly ask you to promote this initiative through your information channels.


Richard Seeber                                           Vesna Caminades                                            Valeria Liverini




PowerPoint Presentations

  • Role of the European Council and the Council of the EU within the European Institutions

          Berthold Berger - Director of the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU, DG Environment, Climate 
          Change, Education, Youth, Culture, Audiovisual and Sport, Council of the EU 

          PowerPoint Presentation


  • Performance management and participation

          Ursula Hillbrand - Policy Officer, Corporate Management and administration, Secretariat-General, European

          PowerPoint Presentation


  • EU Research and Innovation: Horizon 2020 

    Wolfgang Burtscher - Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

          PowerPoint Presentation


  • EU Energy Union

          Lucas Maurer - Policy Officer, Energy Policy Coordination, DG Energy, European Commission

          PowerPoint Presentation


  • EU Health and Food Safety Policy

          Marco Valletta - Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, Health and Food Safety, 
          European Commission

          PowerPoint Presentation


  • EU Environmental Policy

          Andrea Vettori - Deputy Head of Unit, Land Use and Management, DG Environment, European Commission

          PowerPoint Presentation


  • Career opportunities with the European Institutions and EPSO selection procedures

          Koen Hendrix - External Communication, European Personnel Selection Office EPSO 

          PowerPoint Presentation


  • Main trends in development cooperation - the increasing overlap between private finance and the ODA 

          Maria Jose Romero - Policy and Advocacy Manager, private finance and DFIs 

          PowerPoint Presentation


  • European migration crisis? European migration policy crisis?

          Philipp Freudenthaler - Policy Officer, Resettlement and Relocation, International Organization for Migration

          PowerPoint Presentation


  • The EU, the G7/ G20 and the IMF

          Mirco Tomasi - Economic Analyst, Desk Officer for G7, G20 and the IMF, DG ECFIN, European Commission

          PowerPoint Presentation


  • EUSALP: EU Strategy for the Alpine Region and macro-regional strategies

          Ann-Jasmin Krabatsch - Programme Manager EU policies, DG REGIO, European Commission

          PowerPoint Presentation