International Master in European Studies: come to Brussels to become EU Policy Advisor or EU Project Manager
The International Master in European Studies is organised jointly by the European Desk of the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of European Studies of the Catholic University of Louvain to prepare students to work as EU Policy Advisor and Project Manager.
This intensive Master is organized in a 3-month schedule, enabling students to gain specific competencies and skills in a short period of time. Students will have the possibility to gain knowledge on the European Union institutional structure, functioning and policies, as well as get knowledge about EU funding methods and Project Cycle Management. The Master teaching methodology is a practice-oriented approach, which aims at transferring knowledge through a learning-by-doing process. A limited number of 30 students are admitted to the Master: they are from different countries and diverse educational backgrounds.
The Master’s programme is composed of three sections:
In the first section, the topic of the European construction is analysed from the historical, juridical and economic points of view. The main European policies, strategies and monetary agreements are here examined. This is the basis of the theoretical knowledge needed for Lobbying and Project Management.
The second section focuses on learning the mechanisms, tools and criteria for designing and managing successful EU-funded projects and tenders. The student learns through a learning-by-doing approach, with the support of case studies and interactive workshops. The lessons and the practical activities are held by professional EU Advisors, who have years of experience in planning, advising and providing technical assistance to SMEs, NGOs, think-tanks, public entities, and international organizations.
In the third section, several seminars at the European institutions are organized in order to meet EU officers and to have a direct contact with professionals. This section aims also to provide students with a wide vision of the different realities operating on the Brussels area in the European field.
The Job Link module is one of the master’s strengths: it is a good start for the entrance in the Brussels job market. It provides the support to students in further developing their career path by a seminar and the one-to-one meetings with a recruiter. The CV of the students will be included in a CV Book which is sent to various organizations and companies in Brussels. If students find an internship, the BICC will support them with the drafting of the contract and offering the trainee insurance
Deadline for the application: 17th August 2018
Duration: From 17th September to 13th December 2018
How to apply: IMES applications should be done through this Online Form
Following documents should be attached during the application:
- a copy of the university diploma or equivalent degree (last-year university students shall submit a transcript of records)
- a cover letter in English, stating their motivation to attend the Master
- language certificates or a language knowledge self-statement
- one passport-size photograph
- a copy of passport or other identification document
- proof of payment of the first instalment of tuition fees
Fees and scholarships: The overall tuition fee for attending the Master amounts to 4.800€. The payment of the fee is divided into 3 instalments. The first instalment of 500 € must be paid at the application phase. Scholarships of a value of 2.000 € can be awarded to students.
Master’s Coordinator – Ms Vanessa Spadaro
0032 4719 11666
Avenue Henri – Jaspar, 113
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