The year of 2014 marks many anniversaries: 100 years since the beginning of the First World War, 25 years since the fall of the Berlin wall, and 10 years since the big enlargement of the EU. Where is the EU going today? And what did the big enlargement mean for the Western Balkans?
Another issue that particularly intrigues us jurists is the 40th anniversary of the wave of democratizations that sweeped across Southern Europe and brought to an end their various military dictarorships. What is the legacy of these movements? At what moment is a democracy to be considered "consolidated" and "stable"? And how do these movements reflect on the enduring democratic struggles on the other side of the Mediterranean?
This year's edition of the Summer School will explore some of these issues and bring them in the context of the EU enlargement effort.
See this year's lecture schedule. However, please note that this might be subjected to changes.