ECIT Summer University 2018

ECIT Foundation is organising the third edition of the Summer University on European Citizenship, which will take place on 6th and 7th September 2018 at MAI in Brussels. This Summer University is not the usual European conference: there will be real content and more time for cross fertilisation of ideas among over 120 participants: civil society representatives, academics and policy makers from the EU Institutions.

ECIT and its partner organisations are setting out to achieve a ground-breaking event in the run-up to the next European elections in May 2019. Our aim is to shift the emphasis away from the endless debate about the rise of populism, nationalism and the barriers to Europe. We propose that the Summer University should assert European citizenship — the first transnational citizenship of the modern era — as the answer: a deliberately positive, utopian approach.

Scholarship programme for the Summer University:

ECIT and its partner organisations can offer a limited number of “scholarships” for the summer university. This will take the form of a lump sum of 150 euros towards the costs of the two-day event in Brussels on 6 and 7 September.

If you want to apply you should send a letter of motivation with a short CV to Tony Venables by e-mail to the following address:

In the letter you should explain that you are not receiving any support to attend the summer university and are coming to Brussels from some distance. You should explain:

  • the studies or other activities you have undertaken which make you particularly interested in European citizenship;
  • what you can bring to the summer university - ideas, projects - and what you expect to get out of active participation;
  • how you will continue your studies or activity in the area of European citizenship and can help with the follow-up to the summer university.

We have a large number of participants and many requests for support, so please don’t apply unless you are really sure you meet the criteria! It will not be possible for us to meet all the requests however much we would wish to do so.

Successful applicants will be reimbursed 150 euros on presentation of their expenses at the Summer University.


Registration as participant

Reserve a place at the Summer University by filling in the form

Registration as partner

Register as a partner and propose your own workshop by filling in the form