he City of Modena, in collaboration with the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and the Fondazione Collegio San Carlo of Modena, organizes a summer course called “Renzo Imbeni Summer School”, to provide an opportunity of advanced training aimed at Master’s graduate or graduating students on the European Union and its democratic consolidation process.
With this Summer School, the City of Modena wants to honour the memory of Renzo Imbeni, distinguished citizen of Modena and Vice-President of the European Parliament from 1994 to 2004. Participation in the course is subordinate to selection through the present call for candidates.
The course is reserved to a maximum of 30 participants, of which at least 9 from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and at least 5 non-Italian students.
The 2017 Renzo Imbeni Summer School will focus on: “Rethinking the European Union sixty years after the Treaties of Rome”.
Lectures will be in Italian and/or English. No translation service is provided. The complete course programme is available at www.comune.modena.it/summerschool.
The Summer School takes place under the High Patronage of the European Parliament, the Patronage of the European Commission Representation in Italy and of the Emilia-Romagna Region.
The course is organized in collaboration with the Italian Council of the European Movement, the Institute of International Affairs and the Turin Center for Studies on Federalism, and thanks to the financial support of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena.
To be eligible for the selection, candidates must:
1. fill out the official application form;
2. attach a copy of a currently valid identity document;
3. attach a curriculum vitae, exclusively in EU standard format;
4. attach a cover letter (maximum 2,000 characters) to be evaluated by the Scientific Committee.
The application form can be downloaded at www.comune.modena.it/summerschool.
Failure to submit – or incomplete filling out of – any of the documents listed above will automatically lead to exclusion from the selection procedure.
At the end of the course two grants will be awarded for a four-months internship at the European Parliament in Brussels, to take place in the first semester of 2018.

You have time until April 28th 2017 to find out if you are eligible to apply and send your application.