The Master in European Economic Governance (MEEG) aims to train full-fledged economists and experts in the field of European regulation and policy. Technical and analytical competencies acquired through the program are intended to form professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the European regulatory framework, who are adept at managing relations between national institutions, companies, and European institutions.
Almost all big and medium-sized firms operating within EMU member states entertain stable and continuous interactions with key European institutions. These interactions are often hindered by insufficient knowledge of the regulatory framework on the side of firms. On the flipside, European institutions often fail to factor in technical and country-specific instruments, causing them to inadequately assess the impact of their regulatory framework on the private sector. MEEG aims at training professionals who can see the complete picture and act as a vital link between national institutions, companies, and European institutions.After one year, MEEG students will earn an international master's degree (Master di II livello) in Economics.
The master’s program is divided into two terms. The first term focuses on providing essential analytical and macroeconomic tools, as well as an overview of the historical development and legal evolution of the EU and EMU. In the second term, courses concentrate on the internal market of the EU and related key regulatory issues, such as the regulation of banking and capital markets, corporate governance, consumer protection, energy, and the environment. In order to get the most out of these courses, students are expected to already possess basic analytical tools, although a preparatory phase may be offered (at no extra charge) to those who lack prior training in the field of economics.
Master Module in European Policy Studies (MMEPS) at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels
MEEG students will have the opportunity to apply for the Master Module in European Policy Studies (MMEPS) at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), a prominent think tank based in Brussels. Students will be selected by the School of European Political Economy according to merit criteria in agreement with CEPS. Within the MMEPS, CEPS commits to 170 hours of teaching (frontal lectures, seminars, interactive sessions, and visits to the European institutions), lasting 8 weeks after the end of the second semester. Teaching will be complemented by about 130 hours of individual study. Students who successfully complete the MMEPS and submit a brief report on their experience will earn credits exempting them from the Master's thesis requirement.
For each academic year, SEP will offer the following scholarships:
SEP Merit Scholarship
The top graduating student of each class, based on his or her total final grade, will receive a full scholarship. Funds will be disbursed shortly before graduation.
MMEPS Scholarships (3 scholarships)
Near the end of the first term, students interested in the MMEPS program will be asked to submit a written statement of around 300 words, explaining how an educational experience at CEPS might be beneficial for their professional and/or academic endeavors. Among all students who apply, a selection will receive a scholarship to subsidize their travel and accommodation expenses. The school will also cover their tuition fee for the MMEPS module.
Selection criteria include the motivational statement and the student's academic performance in the first term. Recipients of this scholarship will be informed at the beginning of the second term. Scholarship funds will be disbursed by the end of the school year, close to the student's departure date to Brussels, contingent upon participation in the MMEPS module.