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On the 14th July 2016, the 6th edition of the Alpeuregio Summer School, a cultural initiative organised by the Common Representation of the European Region Tyrol – South-Tyrol – Trentino, has come to an end. Every year, a group of students and new graduates from the three alpine regions get the chance to participate in this programme.

Extending over 10 intense days from 4th to 14th of July, the Alpeuregio Summer School offered its participants a unique setting with lectures given by policy-makers from different European Institutions and from other organizations based in Brussels. The programme combined lectures with interactive discussion groups and visits to the EU institutions.

This year’s edition took the new approach of following the Ten Priorities of the Juncker Commission. It also aimed to give the participants the chance to gain a comprehensive understanding of the European integration, both from a theoretical and practical point of view.
The different classes were conducted by high-level speakers, who answered all the participants’ questions and got them engaged in lively debates. The group met the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, and they visited the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. They also had a meeting with some of the representatives of IOM (International Organisation for Migration) and of the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the EU.

Furthermore, the Alpeuregio Café on EU Life Experience gave the participants the opportunity to have all their questions concerning a future career within and around the European Institutions answered: 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 programme was a lunch with the two MEPs Herbert Dorfmann and Karoline Graswander-Hainz.

The participants said they were enthusiastic about coming to Brussels, being involved within the European Institutions’ environment and sharpening their awareness about the EU’s core values and its challenges for the future.


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PowerPoint Presentations

• EU Gender Mainstreaming Policy
Markus Warasin - Head of Unit, Secretariat of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, European Parliament
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• EU Research, Technology and Development Policy
Wolfgang Burtscher - Deputy Director-General, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
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• EU Transport Policy
Leo Huberts - Policy Coordinator, Trans European Network Unit, DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission
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• EU Institutions: the European Commission
Ursula Hillbrand - Policy Officer, Corporate Management and administration, Secretariat-General, European Commission
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• EU Energy Union
Lucas Maurer - Policy Officer, Energy Policy Coordination, DG Energy, European Commission
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• EU Climate Change Policy
Mirco Tomasi - Economic analyst, Impact of EU Policies on National Economies, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
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• EU Environmental Policy
Andrea Vettori - Deputy Head of Unit, Agriculture, Forest and Soil, DG Environment, European Commission
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• EU Circular Economy Package
Maria Rincon-Lievana - Policy Officer, DG Environment, European Commission
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• EU Institutions: the European Committee of the Regions
Santiago Mondragon Vial - Administrator, Group of the Party of the European Socialists, European Committee of the Regions
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• Meeting with Representatives of different Lobbying Associations
Richard Tuffs - Director of ERRIN (European Regions Research and Innovation Network)
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Alessia D’Orazio - Scientific Officer at INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics), Brussels Office
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• A career in the EU Institutions: selection procedure and job opportunities
Koen Hendrix - External Communication, European Personnel Selection Office
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• The legal process and specific examples of State Aids
Peter Schedereit - Case Handler, Enforcement and Monitoring, DG Competition, European Commission
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• TTIP: Interactive discussion
Hans von der Burchard - General Assignment Reporter, Foreign Policy & Trade, POLITICO Europe
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• The Macro-regional and EUSALP Strategy
Florian Mast - Policy Officer, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
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• The EGTC: a transnational co-operation structure
Valentina Piffer - Secretary General EGTC Euregio Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino
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• Visit at the IOM Office - Migration and Current Challenges to the EU
Philipp Fraudenthaler
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• EU Research Policy in the Health sector
Giorgio Clarotti - Senior Policy Officer for Health, Health Strategy, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
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