School of Transnational Governance
Students take part in an executive training session at the European University Institute. Photo by the European University InstituteCredit


Our Executive Training Seminars are collaborative courses which combine scientific expertise with hands-on learning. The seminars are aimed at high-level professionals in policy, diplomacy, NGOs, international organisations, media and the private sector.

We invite the most prominent experts from around the world to deliver courses tailored to specific policy-fields. Each seminar lasts between two and five days and combines knowledge transfer with practical case-study sessions and skills sharing. The interactive experience cultivates debate and partnerships between participants of different but complementary backgrounds. 

Upcoming Executive Training Seminars

Autumn Courses

Climate Governance: Sharing the European Experience

 Start date: 30 September 2019

Place: Online 

Scientific Coordinator: Jos Delbeke (EUI), Peter Vis (EU Commission)       and Isabella Alloisio (EUI)

Deadline: 29 September 2019

Learn from the experience of creating a common climate policy amongst 28 EU Member States, overcoming their social, economic and political differences. The course gives an introduction to the instruments and policies developed within the European Union, providing useful insights for transnational cooperation and negotiations at the international level. 

The Politics of the EU Purse: Mastering the Multiannual Financial Framework

Date: 21-23 October 2019 

Place: Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels

Scientific Coordinators: Cinzia Alcidi (CEPS) and Wolfgang Wessels (EUI) 

Deadline: 11 October 2019

Develop a professional understanding of the new developments and state of play of the negotiations of the Multiannual Financial Framework, the EU financial instruments, and the parliaments' instruments related to the MFF.

Autumn School on Natural Resources and Geopolitics in the MENA: Disruptions, Transformations and Pathways 

Date: 23-25 October 2019

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinator: Luigi Narbone (EUI) 

Deadline: 30 September 2019

Gain a comprehensive knowledge of how geopolitical trends will affect the value, consumption, allocation and protection of natural resources over the coming years. 

Strategic Tools for Media Regulators in An Age of Abundance, Convergence and Disinformation

Date: 11 November 2019

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinator: Madeleine de Cock Buning (EUI) 

Deadline: 18 October 2019 

Develop future-proof strategies to effectively tackle the most relevant issues for media regulators. This edition focuses on: disinformation, deep fakes, filter bubbles and troll factories.

What Is the Problem with Religion? A New Approach for an Inclusive Society

Date: 11-13 November 2019

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinators: Olivier Roy (EUI), Rav Joseph Levi, Mons. Andrea Bellandi, Imam Izzedin Elzir, Mohamed Bamoshmoosh (FSD) 

Qualified academics and practitioners of diplomacy, NGOs, international organisations, media and the private sector provide an accurate overview of religions and good practices of interreligious and intercultural dialogue. Organised with the Florentine School of Advanced Studies for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue.

Young Policy Advisers Course for OSCE Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation

Date: 11-15 November 2019

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Course Organisers: the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODHIR) in partnership with the School of Transnational Governance (EUI)

Deadline: 31 August 2019 

Deepen your understanding of the role of policy adviser and gain key skills for policy making in this 5-day training aimed at young policy professionals from the MENA region.

Spring Courses

Digital Single Market: New Challenges for European Copyright, Innovation and Creativity

Date: March 2020

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinators: Madeleine De Cock Buning (EUI, Utrecht University) and Thomas Dreier (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Deadline: TBD

Gain in-depth knowledge about the challenges of the developments in the Digital Single Market and upgrade specific skills to cope with the new landscape of Artificial Intelligence and its impacts on creativity and innovation. 

Learning from Conflicts: Approaches to Peace-Building and the Role of Europe

Date: Spring 2020

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinator: Luigi Narbone (EUI) 

Deadline: TBD

Update your knowledge about the latest approaches to conflict prevention and resolution while strenghtening your understanding of the phenomenon by analysing the latest findings in academic and field-based research. 

Migrations in the Mediterranean: Tools for Innovative Policies

 Date: Spring 2020

 Place: European University Institute, Florence

 Scientific Coordinator: Corinna Unger, Regina Grafe and Lucy Riall (EUI) 

 Deadline: TBC

Learn how to design long-term solutions and successful strategies for the Mediterranean by placing the current ongoing 'migration crisis' in a broader context, analysing the factors that have co-produced the problems we face today.

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