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Learning and teaching

The work of the GEC is aligned with the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme including the Jean Monnet Programme and the Erasmus Mundus Programme. Teaching activities are innovative and adaptable with a strong emphasis on enactive ‘learning by doing’.  Our learning activities include:

  • student/staff debates on topical issues of European politics
  • joint PhD workshops held with the University of Ghent
  • EU simulations and crisis games
  • Concours training, employability workshops, alumni and careers events

Study opportunities

The Global Europe Centre’s host School’s of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) in Canterbury and the Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) offer a dynamic environment in which to study. We combine high-quality teaching with cutting-edge research in a supportive environment that welcomes students from all over the world. SPIR offers thirteen taught Masters programmes at the University’s Canterbury campus and a further 11 taught programmes at BSIS the University’s specialised interdisciplinary postgraduate campus and includes the unique two capitals programme.  We can also provide research supervision on a very wide range of topics across Politics and International Relations. For further details please visit our websites Politics and Brussels or email Administration.

Consultancy and professional development (CPD)

The GEC provides consultancy and ongoing development opportunities for high-level professionals such as political advisors, consultants, policy-makers, business leaders and legislators.  Our activities include:

  • policy and political briefings
  • political and economic consultancy trade-related business consultancy on areas of research expertise such as political, financial, legal and demographic specialisms
  • continuing professional development for policy makers, legislators and business professionals

The GEC also aims to develop a professional training for the ‘Concours’ for the recruitment to the EU- and national levels civil service.