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The Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (SCEUS) is an enterprise geared towards research as much as towards education of a new generation of academics.

The creation of a priority programme in European Union Studies was particularly propitious at this time given a series of developments. The European Union has become the crucial factor in the constitution of Europe’s political and socio-economic order. It represents a unique peace project that has succeeded in integrating a multitude of former opponents and enemies into one new community of law. Yet, the general “success story” of European integration has repeatedly shown signs of stalemate and rupture. After the rejection of the Constitutional Treaty in 2005 and the difficult ratification process of the Treaty of Lisbon offering new instruments of decision-making the EU incurred a financial and economic crisis that arguably calls for greater leadership and supranational economic governance. SCEUS in its research tackles questions of the institutional set-up and the economic governance of the European Union, as well as broader social aspects of European integration and the role of the European Union as global actor.

An important objective of SCEUS is to link research and teaching in several ways: The University of Salzburg has launched a new Master Programme in October 2005 titled “European Union Studies” . It is mainly concerned with law, economics and political science and flanked by sociology, history and communications.

Beginning in 2008, the University has also established a three years Doctoral Programme in European Union Studies, which is financed by the Swiss Humer foundation. The Master as well as the Doctoral Programme profit from a Fellowship Programme conceived to invite outstanding scholars from other international institutions to spend research time at SCEUS.

SCEUS is located at the Edmundsburg (Haus für Europa), a historic building right in the city centre of Salzburg.

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    Forty-five participants and 15 lecturers from all over the world are currently discussing current problems of international criminal law as part of the 20th Anniversary Summer Course of the Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law.
    Monday, 20 August, 12:30 - 15:00, Unipark Salzburg, Georg-Eisler-Saal
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    On Saturday, 22 September, 2018, at 11:00, the Botanical Garden will be displaying the images of the artist, Karin Wimmeder. Only in fair weather. Alternative date: Saturday, 29 September, 2018, 11:00. Musically accompanied by the rhythm group "Schlagartig.org".
    From 31 July to 31 August, 2018, the Salzburg Literary Archive will be showing the exhibition "Raus aus der Stadt! Hofmannsthal und das Junge Wien auf Sommerfrische". Outside of Vienna, this is the only ensemble of exhibitions initiated by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the History and Theory of Biography titled "Das Junge Wien. Natur plus X" on the author group, Jung-Wien - Hugo von Hofmannst
    The 6th Salzburg Summer School will take place from 3 to 4 September, 2018. For two days, a comprehensive pedagogical summer education program will be offered to teachers and student teachers of all types of schools and subjects. Registration is possible.
    From Hortus Medicus to Pharma Research. An exhibition of the Association of Botanical Gardens 2018.
    On 6 December, 2018, the University of Salzburg will host the WTZ Training Days on the theme of communication, dissemination and distribution in H2020 projects.
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