Formats

On this page you will find information about some of the projects we have implemented with our partners. If you have questions about our formats, you can approach us at any time through our contact form. We will respond to your request promptly and develop a customized proposal to meet your specific needs.


Summer schools

MISU, Munich International Summer University
Participants of the MISU in Munich

 For several years, our experts conduct summer schools on various topics in Germany and abroad. One of the first partners of SSC Europe was the International University Club Munich (IUCM). As part of the Munich International Summer University (MISU), Sebastian Schäffer, Michael Bauer and Christoph Schnellbach offer a multi-week course on European integration every August.

 


Simulations

Seminar room at the Zeppelin University before the simulation
Seminar room at the Zeppelin University before the simulation

We use simulations in different contexts. We utilize these simulations as hands-on accompaniments to the theoretical knowledge gained in university seminars. For example, in the course "European Governance" at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, the students assume the roles of politicians for the budget negotiations in the European Council. This segment is utilized to illustrate the institutional linkages of the European Union, which earlier had been discussed by the instructors Michael Bauer and Sebastian Schäffer .

Students of the MISU 2012 at a simulation of the financial transaction tax
Students of the MISU 2012 at a simulation of the financial transaction tax

 Simulations are excellent pedagogical supplements to seminars focusing on political education and training. By the comprehensive simulation of regular political processes or crisis scenarios, students develop a number of skills including teamwork, negotiation, effective decision-making as well as rhetoric and public speaking. SSC Europe has a portfolio of custom simulations but also regularly develops tailored programmes with respect to any given learning objective. 

 

The following provides an example simulation, along with an explanation of the benefits of such simulations:

 

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Simulation on the financial transaction tax
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Workshops on simulation development

Participants of a simulation development workshop at the University Carthage
Participants of a simulation development workshop at the University Carthage

In addition to offeringsimulations, we also offer workshops on simulation development. All aspects of a simulation – from the selection of the simulated organization or process, to writing a scenario and the development of country profiles – are covered during these workshops. Together with the participants, all of those components of a simulation are discussed theoretically, followed by implementation. In addition, we offer advice and training in strategic thinking, rhetorical skills and framing a simulation to elicit successful financial backing. 


Lectures

Sebastian Schäffer at a panel discussion on global security in Tunis
Sebastian Schäffer at a panel discussion on global security in Tunis

The members of the network of SSC Europe have not only excellent didactic and paedagogical skills, but are also experts in their respective fields of specialization. This expertise is shared in lectures, colloquia and conferences. They also publish their knowledge in books and journals and are regularly interviewed for print and radio media. An overview of press activities is available here. For detailed information on the individual expertise of our members, you can read more on the respective experts pages.


SSC Europe global

The formats shown above are just a sample of our activities. Our experts are active worldwide. For a list of locations, see the map below. To stay updated on the current activities, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.