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Summer School on EMU Governance (7-12 Sep)

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

500 euro for students,academics and representatives of NGOs (incl. VAT); 1,200 euro for professionals (incl. VAT). The fee includes all summer school materials, access to all programme components as well as lunch during the courses. After you have been notified of being successfully selected for the Summer School, the tuition fee must be transferred in advance to our bank account in order to confirm your participation.

CEPS Event

Summer School on EMU Governance (7-12 Sep)


2015 CEPS Summer School 

Economic and Financial Governance of the European Economic and Monetary Union

Registration for this event is closed.

7-12 September 2015, Brussels

Since the inception of the financial crisis in 2008, and more importantly with the sovereign debt crisis in 2010, the governance of the euro area has substantially changed. Multi-layered institutions and rules now define its economic and financial governance.

New reforms, such as the enhanced macroeconomic policy coordination and banking union, have introduced innovation that will lead to a more stable system and possibly further economic and financial integration but will also make the governance more complex, whilst European institutions struggle to provide confidence.

The programme offers a unique opportunity to learn how EU governance works in an international and multi-cultural environment in a highly-reputed global think-tank with long-standing experience in the policy-making process of European institutions and international organisations.

Classes are conducted by researchers with strong academic backgrounds and solid experience in EU policy-making, who are able to merge academic research with market practice. The learning programme will combine lectures with problem-based activities, including case studies, discussion groups and workshops with policy-makers. The experience will be enriched by simulation games and study visits to the EU institutions.

Aim and topics

The summer school offers a thorough introduction on how the Economic and Financial Governance of EMU works in practice and how it impacts the economy. Participants will:

  • Improve their knowledge on the EU decision-making process, the rationales, the institutional design and the enforcement of EU rules;
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of current governance issues, how they are addressed and their practical implications for the economy and the financial system;
  • Learn how the system manages crises and how member states should correct imbalances, with the support of case studies and seminars with EU officials or international experts.


The programme covers a total of 30 hours of lectures, case studies and discussion groups (excluding the closing lecture). Each day comprises 4 hours of lectures in the morning, which include two modules of 1 hour 45 minutes and two breaks of 15 minutes each. Afternoon sessions will consist of more interactive sessions, during which students will work together to solve case studies, to develop discussion groups or to attend to a technical seminar. Two visits to the EU institutions (European Commission and European Parliament) are also part of the afternoon sessions.


Graduate students, academics, officials from national ministries, local governments, central banks and private sector.
English proficiency and MA or equivalent in economics or finance. Students with a background in law and political science will be selected on the basis of their knowledge of basic principles of economics and finance. 


Participants who have followed the programme diligently will receive a certificate of attendance. Participants will not be subject to an exam, but team work on a specific assignment will be evaluated and a prize for the best work will be awarded in the closing ceremony.


Registration for this event is closed.

Scientific coordination

Speakers list
Paul De Grauwe

John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy, London School of Economics & Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS

Stefano Cappiello

Head of Unit, Single Resolution Board

Angela D'Elia

Economic-statistic analyst, DG ECFIN, European Commission

Carsten Pillath

Director-General, DG Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Council of the European Union

Tobias Linzert

Head of Section, Monetary Policy Strategy Division, European Central Bank