The Summer School “International Economic Law” took place at the Europa-Institut, Saarland University from 9 until 22 July 2017. It was organized within the framework of the thematic network SEE |EU Cluster of Excellence in European and International Law, financially supported by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany.
The program aimed to further develop the knowledge in the field of International Economic Law and gives the opportunity for networking of PhD candidates and advanced master students who plan to enrol in PhD studies. Lectures in the aforementioned fields were delivered by renowned professors and experts both from Germany and South Eastern Europe. There was also the possibility for individual research in our very user friendly library and one of the official EDCs (European Documentation Centers) of the European Union.
An excursion to Luxembourg also took place, visiting the European Court of Justice. The students got a presentation by the staff of the Court over the general running of the Court, and its’ importance to the development of the European Union law. Another representative from the Communication Department also gave an overview of the decision of the Court regarding the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Singapore, a landmark decision shaping the European Union Law.
The participants in the summer school were awarded a certificate of successful completion provided regular attendance of classes and successful completion of given tasks. It is individual decision of the participants’ academic institution if the certificate is recognized towards obtaining ECTS.