The study programme of the European College of Parma Foundation, welcomed on the EU scene, relies on an academic body including former EU Commissioners, Judges from the Court of Justice of the European Union, top-level directors of European and national institutions, university professors and experts in EU issues.Besides the postgraduate programme leading to the Diploma and University Master in Advanced European Studies, other specialised training courses on EU law, economics and politics have been organised for local bodies (regional governments, provinces, municipalities, etc.) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
For research and study activities College students can access the library of the Faculty of Economics located nearby the Foundation headquarters.
The training provided is geared to preparing students for careers in EU, national and local institutions, professional associations, the corporate world and private practice.One of the College’s objectives is to build up the students’ professional skills in order to enable them to deal with EU policies and participate in their implementation.
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The European College of Parma offices can give advice and support to College students seeking accommodation in Parma.
Accommodation and, more generally, living standards are very important aspects in the light of ensuring an enjoyable stay in Parma during the academic year.The European College of Parma Foundation offers a dynamic and reassuring environment, where students from different countries and cultures get to know it each other.
College students can access the libraries of the City of Parma. Most of the City libraries are located nearby the Foundation headquarters. Among these, the Municipal Library that holds 63,000 volumes and boasts a fully supplied national and international newspaper and periodical library.
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The city of Parma is an ideal place for studying and having a good time in an enjoyable environment, rich in culture and history. Considered one of the most enjoyable cities in Italy and Europe, Parma is characterized by its hospitality and functionality.The city, known worldwide for the excellence of its food products (Parma ham, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, etc) and cuisine, can boost high quality of life, with a large variety of cultural events, sports and leisure activities, such as opera, theatre, concerts, cinemas, museums and important art exhibitions, as well as international antique fairs, various sports (soccer, rugby, football and baseball to mention but a few), etc.
Thanks to a special agreement with the University Sports Centre (C.U.S. - Centro Universitario Sportivo), College students can access sports courses and equipment (tennis and football fields, swimming pools, etc.) that are made available to the university students and the Campus and in other area of the City.