FAQ | European Studies 2021 | College Of Europe


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FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions

We invited to work with us top experts in their respective fields of expertise, having hands-on experience, skilled in working with diverse groups of learners and experienced in intercultural communication. In the team there are academics and practitioners in different walks of professional life – journalists, analysts, NGO leaders and many more, all ready to share their knowledge and assist you in building your skills.  

When designing the trainings we wanted to make them as informative and practical as possible, not only providing knowledge (also by analysing many case studies), but also building skills through e.g. assignments or teamwork. Therefore, in cooperation with the authors of trainings we decided that in principle for each module participants will be offered a pre-recorded lecture, a self-study module and / or an individual assignment, followed by a live session on-line with authors of trainings, to present and interpret latest changes in areas where important developments occurred, to follow-up on assignment, to discuss outstanding issues e.g. relate to the self-study module, etc. 

For all majority of sessions we will be using the Zoom. The College of Europe in Natolin will provide you with links – there will be no need to install anything on your computer.  

Yes, there is a rebates’ scheme offered reduction in fees to, i.a., undergraduate and PhD students, alumni of the College of Europe, civil servants and officials of government institutions and international institutions. There is also an early bird rebate, for registering in advance of the course. A special discount is available for participants applying for the Executive Certificate in European and Transnational Governance. For more  information, please consult the Terms and Conditions (item 4.5). 

Receiving a rebate is easy. Early bird is assigned automatically for participants registering not later than 2 weeks before opening of the training. Participants wishing to avail the rebate for another reason, which is the status of participant, will be expected to provide a confirmation of their status, for example in the form of a certificate of enrolment, a certificate of the employer, a link to a relevant website, etc. Once the candidate’s status is confirmed, the College of Europe in Natolin will send a discount coupon to respective participant, to use during the procedure of payment to receive the rebate.  

Yes, you can withdraw at any time and you may be eligible for a refund in accordance with the Terms and Conditions. You may also change the training you are prevented from participating in to another one of your choice or nominate a friend or colleague to take your place – please check the Terms and Conditions (item 6) for details.  

No, there is no top limit as regards the number of participants in each training. In order to make sure that the on-line live session allow for proper interactivity and contact between the expert and participants in some cases the teacher may decide to create rooms, where participants will work in smaller groups.  

The language regime of each training is indicated in its fiche.

Yes, once the participant accomplishes a training, a certificate will be provided via e-mail. Please note that participants are also eligible for the Executive Certificate in European and Transnational Governance in accordance with the rules of the ETGN.

The duration of each course is set individually, in close cooperation with the authors, to allow best learning results. Please check the fiches for more details on the duration of a particular  course.

Yes. While we strongly encourage participants to take the subsequent modules in the order in which they have been presented, if for some reasons a participant cannot finish the on-line components first, there will be the possibility to complete those in a limited time after the live on-line session or sessions. 

Yes, the live on-line sessions will be recorded. This way they can be made available e.g. to those, who took the on-line course but for some reasons could not attend the live on-line component. Participants not wishing to disclose their images may turn the camera off although we strongly recommend that camera are left on whenever possible, to ensure better contact and interaction between the course author and participants. 

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