BEFORE ENROLMENT : PRACTICAL RECOMMENDATIONS.

Training courses in EU affairs continue to increase in number and there are now a plethora of them on the higher education market. So, how can one find out about them?

In its first issue on this subject, Europolitics decided to base itself on one reference point, the Jean Monnet Programme (see separate article). Listed are the Jean Monnet centres of excellence in the European Union (see separate article) and we also introduce the five key establishments financed by the programme (College of Europe, European University Institute, European Institute of Public Administration, Academy of European Law and International Centre for European Training - see separate article).

DATABASES

However, it is worth pointing out that people looking for EU affairs courses can also consult databases. Some are listed on the European Commission's Study in Europe' portal(1) and list various courses run by higher education establishments in Europe.

The European platform for higher education, the private company Studyportals, which was set up in 2007, is a good example(2).

"Students wanted to look for and compare master's programmes. They wanted to know what the options were, often beyond [national] borders. Thus, for example, they wanted to study EU affairs, they wanted to see what they could do in the Netherlands but also see what they could do in Copenhagen, London, Stockholm or Brussels. And, on the other hand, we had noticed that attracting international students was...

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