European Summer School on the Rule of Law in Sopot, Poland

August 29 to September 4, 2024

Sopot, Poland

SWPS University invites you to the European Summer School on the Rule of Law, which will take place from August 29 to September 4, 2024 in Sopot, Poland. The theme for this year’s event is “What is the EU? Analysis of the relevance of Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union: An exchange of experiences”. This program is part of teaching initiatives of the European Reform University Alliance (ERUA) and receives funding from the European Union, the National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA), and the Economic Freedom Foundation.


The summer school is designed to bring together students and young scholars from the European Union as well as its Eastern and Southern neighbours. The aim is to foster discussions and deepen understanding of the EU’s foundational principles through diverse perspectives. The week-long event will cover fundamental EU values including Pluralism, Equality, Justice, Solidarity, Tolerance, and Non-discrimination. Each day will focus on one of these principles, explored through a series of lectures, panel discussions, and interactive workshops. Esteemed scholars such as Professor Adam Bodnar, Professor Klaus Bachmann, and Professor Assaf Meydani have been invited to contribute to the academic sessions.


In addition to the academic sessions, the program includes cultural activities aimed at enriching the participants’ experience. These will include film screenings relevant to the themes, guided museum tours, and visits to historical sites, especially significant in the context of the anniversaries being commemorated during the program dates — namely, the legacy of the Solidarity movement and the outbreak of World War II. These commemorations are timely, reflecting on history as discussions of conflict re-emerge in Europe and beyond.

Application Details:

  • Who Can Apply? Up to 2 students from each ERUA university are eligible to apply.
  • Program Dates: August 29 to September 4, 2024
  • Location: SWPS University, Sopot Campus
  • How to Apply: Interested candidates should fill out the application form by the end of the day on July 14. Selections will be announced by July 26:

  • Cost: participation is free of charge to students of ERUA universities
  • Support: ERUA students may receive funding for travel and accommodation expenses from their home universities.

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