Around 40 students and teachers participated in the CSSS´ Small States
Summer School last June and July. World-know scholars in the area of
small states studies and European integration taught at the seminar,
which is financed with en ERASMUS grant from the European Union. This is the third time the CSSS receives this three year grant til run a summer school on small states and European integration. This year is the first one out of three where the topic will be small states and security. The Summer School is held in cooperation with fourteen foreign universities and is open both to local and foreign students studying at the B.A. or M.A. level.
The Summer School is a unique opportunity for students to obtain knowledge from the world´s best scholars in this field of study. Amongst teachers this summer were Alyson Bailes, from the University of Iceland, Clive Archer from the Manchester Metropolitan University, Richard Griffiths from the Leiden University in the Netherlands, Edward Moxon-Browne, Jean Monnet Professor at Limerick University in Ireland, Jean-Marc Rickli from Geneva, Archie Simpson from St. Andrews University in Britain, Annica Kronsell from Lund University in Sweden, Lino Briguglio, Director of the Islands and Small States Institute in Malta and Mindaugas Jurkynas from Tallinn University.
The Summer School is already well-know in the European university community, which can be seen by increasing demand each year, both by students and teachers. In addition to attending lectures, the students visit the Iceland Parliament (Alþingi), the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Iceland Defence Agency and the President of Iceland.