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EU OPENS MARKETS Summer School Week two – Wrap up and Moot Court simulation

The second week of the EU Opens Markets summer school was as planned held at the Faculty of Law in Split. It took place from 7th till 12th of September 2015 and included various theoretical and practical activities. The second week was thus constructed that it included morning lectures that were once again related to the EU internal market issue, while the afternoons offered an opportunity for more practical application of the gained knowledge that was conducted through case studies and the preparation for Moot Court simulation which was planned to take part as a closing event of the summer school.

As in previous years as well as it was organized in the first half of the school, the lectures were coming from different SEELS member faculties as well as from the Europa Institut from University of Saarland, which helped the participants to be introduced and take active part in the different models of academic work, different lecturing styles and different methods of teaching. The afternoon sessions were reserved for the preparation of the Moot Court which the participants were given an opportunity to prepare individually as teams under the guidance or a support which was provided by the team of young academics – assistant lectures some of which were also alumni of the previous summer schools organized by Europa Institut and SEELS. The summer school was completed as planned with the Moot Court simulation which had a competitive as well as team work component. The teams were evaluated and graded by the team of lecturers that took part in the summer school itself, who were evaluating several aspects of their presentation and work.

The event was officially closed by the awarding of the certificates to all participants and discussions and evaluation of the summer school. The summer school was attended by 26 participants from SEELS member faculties and 2 students from Saarland University. 18 lecturers from SEELS member faculties were included in the process of lecturing and 1 professor from Europa Institut from University of Saarland.

It was a mutual consent that the summer school was an excellent opportunity for cross border collaboration and widening of one’s knowledge about the academic but also cultural context of other countries from the region and wider.