Participants & trainers

The participants – among the seminar’s biggest assets

Each year the Intensive Seminar attracts highly motivated professionals from around 30 countries worldwide with diverse backgrounds but one common interest: EU affairs. Among them are civil servants of national administrations and EU institutions, public affairs practitioners, managers from private companies, representatives from NGOs and associations, lawyers and academics. This diverse group of participants represents one of the seminar’s most valuable assets bringing to the discussion very different perspectives, expectations and experiences of the EU.


All participants have a relevant academic and professional background, a good command of English and several years of experience in their respective fields.

The trainers – EU specialists providing practice-oriented and insider views

Our experienced trainers are practitioners and professors from the College of Europe’s international network of experts in European affairs. Several sessions are delivered by EU officials who are able to provide an additional unique ‘insider’ perspective of the issues discussed.

Full information about the trainers will be communicated to participants on the seminar SharePoint at the start of the programme. 


What former participants say:

"Two weeks packed with classes on hot topics like common foreign and security policy, migration and EU competition law in the venue of the College of Europe in lovely Bruges together with nice colleagues from all over Europe and China: lasting memories are granted! I can only recommend this experience to people interested in European affairs."
Helen  Lorez
Diplomat, Second Secretary at the Mission of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the EU in Brussels
Participant of the 2017 Advanced two-week programme