IMES Day Programme or IMES Evening & Weekend Programme: which one suits you best?Held in Brussels, in English language, this Master is organised in an intensive schedule, enabling students to gain specialized competences and skills in a short period of time through a learning-by-doing teaching methodology. The Master is organised jointly by the European Desk of the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of European Studies of the Catholic University of Louvain to prepare students to work as EU Policy Advisor and Project Manager. With over 20 editions successfully organised, in 2015 the IMES celebrate its 11th anniversary. A limited number of 30 students are admitted to the Master; they are from different countries and diverse educational backgrounds, creating a multi-cultural learning experience that enriches personal and professional abilities to work in a European context. Last edition, 95% of the students were very satisfied or satisfied of the Master and would recommend it to a friend.
This Master provides students with a sound knowledge about European institutions and policies, EU funding programmes, and tools for European project and tender drafting and management. Students will also test and improve their communicative and interpersonal skills, which are key competencies for a Policy advisor and Project consultant, thanks to the work done in teams for European projects and tenders.
The Policy Advisor, Lobbyist and Advocacy Officer
IMES graduates can seek such job positions within European institutions and for Members of European Parliament, in national and regional public administration, in consultancy companies, in representations of interest groups (such as federations of producers, associations of professionals, …), in international NGOs, in networks and European platforms, in think-tanks.
Such position includes typically tasks such as monitoring of EU policies, attending European Parliament committees and drafting briefing notes, drafting position papers, negotiation with policy makers, creation of alliances, organisation of communication campaigns and awareness raising events, …
The EU Project Manager and Project Consultant, Programme Officer
IMES graduates can seek such job position within any public or private organisation that receives support from the EU for the implementation of its initiatives or that intends to set up a Grant Department for benefitting from EU funds (i.e. Chambers of Commerce, NGOs, SMEs, Universities and schools, Municipalities, Associations, …). IMES graduates can also seek positions as Project manager or Programme officer within EU institutions.
Such position includes typically tasks such as monitoring of EU policies and funding programmes, identification of calls for proposals, international networking and definition of consortia, research and analysis, structuring of project ideas and drafting of EU projects, financial management, quality assessment and management, reporting, communication campaigns and organisation of events, …
Procurement Officer, Business developer
IMES graduates can seek such job position within private companies and consultancies offering their services to EU institutions, as well as within other private or public organisations that use EU tenders as an alternative way of funding (i.e. Universities, NGOs). IMES graduates can as well apply for this position within EU institutions.
Such position includes typically tasks such as monitoring the EU official journal, identification of calls for tenders, international networking and definition of consortia, research and analysis, drafting of tender offer, financial management, quality assessment and management, reporting, technical consultancy, human resource management.
International Master in European Studies is offered at European Desk - Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce .
- International Relations
- European Studies
- International Management
- 24 months
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DisciplinesCommunication Studies International Relations European Studies View 16 other Masters in European Studies in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
Only 30 candidates will be admitted to the Master. A selection committee from the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of European Studies of the University of Louvain will evaluate applications. Candidates who reach more than 75% will be directly admitted and notified by email within 15 days (from reception of application).
- motivation (33%);
- university degree (16%);
- degree mark (10%);
- working experience (8%);
- interships (8%);
- post-graduate courses (7%);
- fluency in english (8%);
- other languages (6%);
- Erasmus and other international experiences (4%).
International9600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4800 EUR per semester during 24 months.
National9600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4800 EUR per semester during 24 months.
Living costs for Brussels
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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