IPEPS Master Module on EU Policies

The  8-weeks master's degree module level is the core activity of the IPEPS project. It will take place in Brussels and it will offer a comprehensive coverage of EU policy areas:

  • EU macroeconomic governance
  • Regulation and the economics of financial markets
  • Energy Union and climate change
  • EU single market and the four freedoms
  • Decision-making across EU policies

Course format

The module will combine frontal lectures with case-studies, problem-based learning activities, discussion groups and workshops. The latter are meant to complement traditional teaching with more interactive formats, which ensure participation of students, engagement in the discussion and training of communication abilities.

Activities of this type include:

  • Discussion groups about pre-assigned readings or a topic discussed in a Council meeting or a paper issued by the European Commission
  • Case studies or practical exercises
  • Discussions with experts or policy-makers on a controversial issue
  • Occasional seminars with practitioners from the business sector 
  • Study visits to the EU 
  • An afternoon devoted to the preparation of CVs and mock interviews

Student's benefits

  •  In-depth learning and critical thinking on real-life policy issues
  •  Understand EU policies  and the policy-making process
  •  Network of experts and students coming from different European countries
  •  Innovative learning environment


There are two editions planned for the master’s degree module. The first programme will start in 2017.

Download the brochure here.


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For any enquiries, please contact Veselina Georgieva at veselina.georgieva@ceps.eu

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