A MESSAGE TO PROSPECT STUDENTS
There is much more to Europe than open borders, free movement, common institutions and balanced (and often bureaucratic) decision making processes. All of them are not ends in themselves, they are means towards a much wider and noble ambition: to secure peace, democracy, tolerance, fundamental rights, western civilization and the arts.
Europe is undoubtedly going through its most challenging period since its creation, in the aftermath of World War II, but we are convinced that this crisis will be overcome and that Europe has the potential of becoming stronger than ever. In order for this to happen and to ensure that this crisis is not repeated, one of the greatest needs that must be met is the provision of proper education about the values, ideals and functioning of Europe.
As a result, it is our aim at the ELGS to give our students the broader perspective and to inform them about European matters and European integration. They will be offered a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to European studies, which is flexible to fit their personal needs, and they will study in an international environment with students, professors and practitioners from throughout the world. Upon completing the program, students will not only understand how Europe works, but gain the knowledge, practical experience, skills and confidence that they will need to go out into society and make Europe better.
Prof. Andreas Pottakis