Europe and the world

Pursuing new perspectives on Europe in a rapidly evolving world

The European Union is confronted with significant challenges, including rising anti-European sentiment, managing large migratory flows, integrating diverse societies, and adapting welfare systems to cope with an aging population. The outbreak of the coronavirus has further exacerbated these challenges, placing immense strain on public health and causing socio-economic repercussions. These issues require collective solutions, despite persisting structural, administrative, and cultural differences among member states. To address these challenges, the development of joint innovative educational formats can play a crucial role. By attracting students from diverse backgrounds, these programs can provide a comprehensive understanding of the European Union from various perspectives, fostering fresh ideas and approaches to tackle the current issues. One such innovative idea within our network is the establishment of a Joint Bachelor program in European Studies. Currently, the availability of Bachelor of European Studies programs in Europe is limited, particularly in the countries of our partner universities. The proposed "International Bachelor of Arts in European Studies" aims to fill this gap by offering an attractive, international, multidisciplinary, and multilingual program. This program will not only contribute to the academic landscape but also provide added value in the European labor markets, equipping graduates with valuable skills and knowledge relevant to the EU context. Through this collaborative effort, we strive to enhance understanding, cooperation, and the ability to address the pressing challenges faced by the European Union today.