The European Union has the world´s largest GDP, the world´s third largest population and is among the highest ranking in the world for health, education and living conditions.
Through NYU Florence´s The EU in Focus series, students will learn about what the EU is, its history, how it works and its role on the international stage. Students who participate in the EU on the Ground working group linked to the series will develop a deeper understanding of how EU policy-making works through the study of two specific policy areas. This semester we will be focusing on food and immigration. The working group will further their knowledge through a NYU sponsored trip to Brussels where they will visit the cities as well as the European institutions and meet with experts to find out how the policy-making process works from the inside.
Interested students must attend the introductory meeting on August 31 at 6:00 pm at Villa Sassetti. Students can apply to be part of the working group through September 6, 2015 by firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why they would like to participate and how it would enhance their studies at NYU Florence. Students admitted to the working group must attend three mandatory lectures and three working group sessions in order to be eligible for the trip to Brussels.
For more information write to Adriano Iaria at email@example.com.
October 12, 6:00 pm, Villa Sassetti The EU Immigration Crisis
EU on the Ground Working Group Session (mandatory for participation in the Working Group)
Introductory Meeting and Presentation of Policy Focus Areas August 31, 6.00 pm, Villa Sassetti Professor Nicolò Conti will present the EU in Focus series, the policy focus areas, the work of the discussion group, the trip to Brussels, and how students can apply in an informal information session for NYU Florence students.
Review Session September 25, 6:00 pm, Villa Sassetti
Final Presentations and Preparation for Brussels October 19, 6:00 pm, Villa Sassetti
The EU On the Ground in Brussels October 24-28 NYU sponsored trip to visit Brussels and the EU institutions