The EIB Summer School is a 10 day programme for graduate students to learn about the core activities and responsibilities of the EIB Group (European Investment Bank, European Investment Fund, EIB Institute). It is organised every year in June/July in Luxembourg. All lecturers are EIB and EIF staff members who offer first-hand insights about the world’s largest multilateral lender and issuer that cannot be found in academic textbooks.

The EIB Summer School offers a practical approach to multidisciplinary problems with lectures on the EIB Group’s missions and operations, tutorials and breakout sessions covering legal, financial, policy and sustainability related topics. By having staff members sharing their insider’s view, participants learn what it means to be part of the EIB Group. The programme aims to foster long-term relationships and create a network of those interested about the future of Europe and beyond.

It  is not a recruitment exercise but it offers the perfect opportunity for students who aspire to a career in the context of European integration or strategic investment to discuss with those who, through the projects they finance, influence the lives of many a citizen in Europe and beyond. Click here for EIB Summer School 2019.

In 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Summer School is taking place in a condensed, 3-weeks online format focusing on environmental and sustainability topics. Every working day Summer School participants (60 students from 12 European universities) will join a two hour session  delivered by an EIB Group senior staff member

Content

 Summer School lecturers share insights that participants would not find in academic textbooks and engage with the group in meaningful conversations. The Summer School covers the following topics:

  • Acting in the financial market as a key global player in fighting climate change.
  • Analysing and managing risks relevant to funding green investment projects.

  • Assessing investment projects from a technical, economic, social, financial and compliance standpoint
  • Defining strategies for the promotion of the EU Green Deal.

In 2021 online lectures will alternate with more interactive workshops where students dive deeper into topics related to the policy and operational topics related to the overall theme “Exploring the Climate Bank”.

 

 

Who can join?

The EIB Summer School collaborates with a restricted number of partner universities in Europe and does not accept individual applications from students. Students from the respective partner universities can apply through their programme administrators.

The EIB does not require applicants to hold EU citizenship.

The EIB Summer School addresses graduate students from various academic fields, namely economics & finance, law, engineering, as well as public and business administration. All participants shall have a substantial understanding of the functioning of European institutions and a basic understanding of banking and finance.

The programme aims to foster long-term relationships and create a network of those interested about the future of Europe and beyond. It is not a recruitment program for graduates who seek an employment within the EIB Group.

 

FAQs

Who is eligible?

The EIB Summer School collaborates with a restricted number of partner universities in Europe and does not accept individual applications from students. Students from the respective partner universities can apply through their programme administrators.

How can I apply?

Participation is by invitation only. Students cannot directly apply to the EIB. Graduate students from the respective partner universities apply via their programme administrator.

How many students can join the Summer School?

Currently, the EIB Summer School hosts a total number of 70 students.

What are the deadlines?

The exact date may vary but usually, the deadline is by the end of April. Graduate students enrolled in one of the partner universities can submit their motivation letter and CV to their respective programme administrator. Students receive confirmation about their acceptance early May.

For the Summer School 2021 partner universities must submit participants names by May 2021. Graduate students enrolled in one of the partner universities shall submit their motivation letter and CV to their respective programme administrator before their internal deadline. Students receive confirmation about their acceptance in June

How long does the EIB Summer School last?

The EIB Summer School is a 10-day programme, starting on Saturday and ending on Wednesday morning (check-out). Participants are required to stay for the entire duration of the programme.

The EIB Summer School 2021 is a 3 weeks, online programme, starting on June 28 with daily two hour online sessions. Participants are required to join all sessions of the programme.

Where does the EIB Summer School take place?

All courses take place at the EIB Group premises in Luxembourg City. The programme may include a trip to another city outside of Luxembourg.

In 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic all courses will take place online. The programme may include a trip to the closest local EIB office in the respective countries of the partner universities.

Does the EIB Summer School provide ECTS?

The EIB Summer School is not an accredited educational institution, and as such, it cannot provide ECTS.

Is there a certificate released at the end?

At the end of the EIB Summer School, all attending students receive a certificate attesting their participation to the programme. Only students who have attended the entire duration and have submitted the assignment will receive the certificate.

Can I join only part of the programme?

No. All participant students must attend all courses and mandatory activities. Mandatory activities include academic and cultural activities alike.  

 Do students have to pass a final exam?

Students are not required to pass an exam. However, they have to present the results of a group assignment in the form of a presentation at the end of the programme.

Contact

For further information, please contact events.EIBInstitute@eib.org