Online Spring University 2021 "The Future of Europe? From Lockdown to Recovery.", April 12th – April 16th, 2021

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Type: 
Event
Date: 
April 12, 2021 to April 16, 2021
Location: 
Czech Republic
Subject Fields: 
Social Sciences, Political Science, European History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Contemporary History

Call for applications for the Online Spring University 2021!

Course topic: The Future of Europe? From Lockdown to Recovery.

Date: April 12th – April 16th, 2021

 

Organized by: Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of International Studies (IMS FSV UK)

Place: online course organized by IMS FSV UK Prague

2 or 4 ECTS credits

 

Application deadline: 31 March 2021

 

Website: https://spring-university.fsv.cuni.cz/

E-mail: spring.university@fsv.cuni.cz

Course Coordinator: Mgr. Kateřina Kuklíková, B.A.
Email: katerina.kuklikova@fsv.cuni.cz

 

 

The key objective of the Online Spring University 2021 is to analyse from various perspectives Europe's prospects in a time of global socio-political change and the context of a future post-coronavirus restart. What effects has the pandemic had on the EU? Can Europe still be seen as an essential pillar of (liberal) democracy and multilateralism? How has Brexit affected the EU's future integration? How have COVID-19 and recent political events influenced the transatlantic relationship? What are the practical implications of the pandemic for EU climate change and cybersecurity policies? What is to be expected from a post-coronavirus restart and future rebuilding of Europe? What is the significance and relevance of the Next Generation EU recovery plan?

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has also affected many students’ academic studies and their lives, in that they are unable to travel and study abroad as they used to. Our Institute of International Studies, Charles University in Prague, and their courses for international students are no exception. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions, the traditional Online Spring University, organised by Charles University since 2009, is temporarily going online. We are confident that the course's online form will offer international students the same quality experience as our traditional course organised in Prague at our faculty.

 

The Online Spring University 2021 is an interdisciplinary course that combines multiple learning methods. Its learning space is divided into asynchronous and synchronous components. Synchronous learning, via Zoom, involves lectures and in-class discussions. Asynchronous learning, via Moodle, is designed to facilitate both individual preparation and group projects. The course includes an online reader. Our teaching methods encourage the students to apply the knowledge they gain from reading various texts in academic journals in a practical way. Lectures, group projects, discussions, and reading help students develop critical thinking about potential solutions for the problems faced by international politics today. In group projects and discussions, students will have an opportunity to express their personal opinions and demonstrate their knowledge during the course. Students will practice their soft skills and develop their ability to discuss contentious topics in a diverse environment composed of students from various countries who hold different views and potentially come to an agreement. Students will learn to express themselves well and cooperate with others in an online environment.

Contact Info: 

Website: https://spring-university.fsv.cuni.cz/

E-mail: spring.university@fsv.cuni.cz

Course Coordinator: Mgr. Kateřina Kuklíková, B.A.
Email: katerina.kuklikova@fsv.cuni.cz