Call for Applications for the Summer University 2019 in Cluny, France

Deadline:  30 April 2019
Open to: participants from EU member states and also for non-European countries
Venue: 04  –  13 July 2019 ​​in Cluny, France


For nine days in July, the workshop offers to approximately 30 participants from all over Europe and beyond a unique opportunity to share their perceptions, thoughts and ideas on Europe and on key issues of the day, such as democracy. This year we will discuss challenges related to the digital world. In this perspective, the seminar of the College of Cluny is a result of more than 18 years of experience by having already welcomed over 800 European and non-European citizens from around 50 different countries.

The workshop officially opens on Thursday 4th July at 6 pm (registration from 12 am), departure is on Saturday 13th July in the morning. 

​The "Cluny method" is the development of collective intelligence that makes use of interdisciplinarity and plurilingualism. The facilitators will invite the participants to develop their autonomy and their self-learning abilities, to appropriate innovative methods of co-construction based on mutual learning. Conference, training sessions and working groups will enable you to develop negotiation skills and to gain an overview of the main issues at stake.

Europe today is experiencing a great digital revolution. From smartphones to very high-speed Internet, from roaming to e-commerce, from the market for applications to emerging technologies ... digital technology is transforming our societies and economies and represents major new challenges. It is therefore of prime importance at a time when the European Union is seeking a new lease of life in its construction. The summer seminar of the European College of Cluny gives space for elaboration of proposals for the future and offers the participants numerous opportunities for reflection and debates fueled by the presence of experts. The participants will try to answer the major issues they have identified thanks to their innovative solutions developed during the seminar. Detailed program at:

Selection criteria

  1. Minimum age : candidates must be born before 1st January 1999
  2. Personal motivation
  3. Geographic diversity: 3 to 4 candidates per EU member states; 1 to 2 participants for non-European countries
  4. Linguistic competences 


  • Early birds on fee, before May 30, 2019: 400 €
  • Standard registration fee between May 30 and June 30, 2019: 500 €

This amount includes accomodation and meals within the Abbey. Travel costs are not included in the fees.


Upload your application online to including :

  •  A CV
  • A cover letter

Background : Apart from language skills, no other academic or professional qualifications are required. We explicitly encourage participants from various fields to apply.

Deadline for applications is the 30th April 2019

Selected candidates will be informed by email before 13th May 2019

Candidates must confirm their participation within two weeks after being selected.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, please write to:

The official web-page.