Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Summer University Prague 2017
“Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty”
Faculty of Social Sciences

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Program objectives

The objective of the Summer University Prague 2017 is to provide students with a broad understanding of the most significant political and social issues in contemporary Europe.

Instead of relaxing at the “End of History” after the collapse of Eastern Bloc in 1989, Europe is facing new challenges at the beginning of the 21st century. These new challenges – including the economic and financial crisis, ageing population, complicated relations with Russia and Turkey, terrorist attacks connected with the activities of the Islamic State and most currently, the strong immigration flow – are raising concerns and leading to significant political radicalisation and social unrest.

On the one hand, this challenging period raises feelings of uncertainty: Are we moving from solid to “liquid times”? What will “Europe” mean in the future? How does all this influence our everyday lives? On the other hand, this “Age of Uncertainty” is an ideal time to revise common approaches and look for new perspectives. We will, together, analyse and discuss the current development of Europe in an inspiring environment made up of students coming from countries all over the world.

Academic course
The course provides an interdisciplinary approach and combines multiple learning methods, such as lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, field work, group-work and student presentations. Students will not only have the opportunity to explore a range of interesting topics and gain valuable insights into the current challenges and risks to the development of Europe, but will also have occasion to improve their research and presentation skills.
Moreover, there will be numerous free-time activities that will provide participants with a chance to enjoy the wide range of attractions that Prague has to offer.


  • This study programme is internationally acknowledged, successful participants will be given 10 ECTS credits.

    Price: 990 EUR
    Includes: tuition, social and cultural events, on-line reading materials, accommodation in the dormitory, breakfasts and lunches

    How to apply

    • The programme is intended for students who are currently enrolled in a college or university or recently graduated.
    • To be considered for admission, you have to submit the Online Application Form.
    • The preliminary application deadline is June 22, 2017.
    • Approximately 25–30 students will be admitted to the Summer University.
    • As has been the case in past years, it is expected that the student body will be truly international.
    • Students admitted to the program are expected to participate fully, which means attending all classes and lectures.
    • A very good level of English is essential for successful participation in the Summer University.

    Application deadline: 22 June 2017

    • For more information on programme, applications and further details, please visit the website of Summer University 2017 :


    Summer University 2017

    Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences

    Smetanovo nabrezi 6 CZ–110 00

    Praha 1 Czech Republic

    • Tel: (+420) 251 080 250 Fax: (+420) 251 620 294