This year, a total of 35 students from all three regions decided to take advantage of the opportunity to get to know the essential negotiation and decision-making processes of the European Union in a total of 12 virtual seminar units. Scientific experts are involved as well as politicians and practitioners from various institutions, media companies and interest groups.
In addition to the three Directors of the Representation in Brussels, the current Secretary General of the EGTC Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino Matthias Fink and Florian Mast, a proven expert on the "Macroregional Strategy for the Alpine Space" (EUSALP), provided exciting insights into the functioning of the European Region. In the coming weeks, the students will discuss with MEPs Barbara Thaler and Herbert Dorfmann, parliamentarism-expert Prof. Andreas Maurer and the Director General of the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, Wolfgang Burtscher about their activities and plans.
The recent cooperation with the three universities also allows students to receive direct credit for the course in their respective degree programmes - a novelty and a special distinction for the cooperation project launched last year. "Our aim is to identify regional talents for the field of international diplomacy at an early stage as well as to prepare them for a possible career in the EU," the three directors in Brussels are pleased to say. The next opportunity to register for the Euregio Brussels School will probably be in early autumn 2022.