Thessaloniki – European Constitutionalism in Times of Crises

For the last 6 years every middle of July, ELSA Thessaloniki combines a specific field of law in a high quality academic programme. Every year, students from all over the world have the chance to get to know the Greek culture, enjoy sight seeing in our beautiful city and take a taste from the traditional delicacies of Thessaloniki. During these days, we have arranged an excursion in Chalkidiki, a seaside place close to Thessaloniki, where participants can swim in crystal clear sea. Social events are held every night to remind them how vibrant the night life in Thessaloniki is.
This year we are more than happy to announce to you the renewal of our Summer School. Our new topic is the European Constitutionalism in Times of Crises!
We are looking forward to seeing your participation in another great experience and welcome you to Thessaloniki!
Participation fees
ELSA member favoured country - 310€
ELSA member non-favoured country - 350€
ELSA Alumni - 350€
Member of a partner organisation - 350€
Non-member - 410€
Extra fees
Gala-Ball - 45€
Two-way airport transfer - 25€
Extra Nights - 45€
Thessaloniki, Greece
Holiday Inn Hotel, Thessaloniki
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Academic Partner
Jean Monnet Chair for European Constitutional Law and Culture
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Academic Programme

The lectures will cover the following topics and subtopics (preliminary):


Day 1: 

  • Introduction to European Constitutionalism and the recent crises (fiscal, health and rule of law)

Day 2:

  • Rule of law (general introduction)
  • Rule of law as a principle in EU law and the role of the CJEU
  • Rule of law crisis in specific countries

Day 3:

  • Health crisis: Health as a Fundamental Right
  • COVID-19 and the strengthening of the executive
  • Rule of law and Vaccination

Day 4:

  • European Solidarity and Measures to commonly combat the economic recession due to the Pandemic
  • Judicial Independence and captive courts

Day 5:

  • No lectures

Day 6:

  • Populist Sovereignism in the European Union: Risks and Challenges
  • EU Next Generation

Day 7:

  • Summarizing: the future of EU after its constitutionalism after the crises
Covid-19 Requirements
This Summer ELSA Law School is only accessible to:
  • Fully vaccinated without booster participants
  • Fully vaccinated with booster participants

  • You will need to hold one of those proofs in order to participate in this Summer ELSA Law School.
    Apply here