School of Transnational Governance

Executive Training

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. 


Leadership Challenged: Politics and Policy-Making in the European Union at a Time of Crisis

Date: 16-18 April 2018

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinator: Kalypso Nicolaidis (School of Transnational Governance)

The aim of this Executive Training Seminar is to discuss and analyse the tensions and challenges facing EU politics and policy-making at a time of crisis. By sharing their experiences and analysing the issue, the speakers will seek to critically examine Europe’s current predicaments connected to its on-going polycentric crisis.

Is the EU Democratic Enough? Measuring the Health of EU Democracy

Date: 26-28 April 2018

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinator: Daniel Innerarity (School of Transnational Governance)

This Executive Training Seminar examines the question of European Democracy: how democratic is the European Union, and how democratic should it be? This will be discussed in terms of the EU’s specific complex nature and, from a practical point of view, to what extent the managing of the euro crisis has jeopardized its democratic nature.

Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Security Governance: Actors, Strategies and Modus Operandi 

Date: 20-21 June 2018

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinator:  Andreas Gofas (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences and European Law and Governance School)

This Executive Training Seminar offers in-depth exposure to the major characteristics of modern terrorism, its actors, strategies and modus operandi. By bringing together the best of academic research and practical expertise, it constitutes a unique opportunity to come into contact with the latest developments, as well as to meet with some of the most distinguished scholars and practitioners in the field of counter-terrorism.