EU Environmental Policies & Law (POLLEN)
Alumni testimonials 2021
The programme really helped me get a deeper understanding of the various topics covered by European Law. It presented excellent and relevant insights from practitioners and academics. My understanding of European law and how to design certain environmental policies grew a lot. I would recommend this programme to everyone interested in deepening their knowledge of how environmental topics are treated within the European Union.
Alumni testimonials 2019
On the overall quality of the POLLEN Module:
“I found that it was an excellent quality of content, speakers and reflection”
Regarding better understanding of EU policies and law:
“The module helped bring me up to speed in various areas of policy that I was less familiar with.”
Regarding the overall experience and what it gives to the future:
“It gave me the knowledge and thus the opportunity to spread all this lessons which I acquired to others in my community.”
“I didn't have identified needs. I came in this module to open my eyes and to have a first broad approach. It helped me acquire knowledge by reading what I thought interesting and by having someone sharing their experiences (speakers).”
“It is thanks to you that I learned how should be write a policy brief, I never did it before. Moreover, it was the first time when I wrote in english about an environmental issue, involving the use of the specific vocabulary related to the environmental domain.”
Alumni testimonials 2017
"I followed the POLLEN Module during the second year of my master at the faculty of Bio-science Engineering at KU Leuven. Gaining already a strong scientific background during my studies, I felt I missed some knowledge on the policy aspect of environmental challenges. Understanding the problem is only one side of the coin, we also need to construct and implement the solutions using effective policies. The POLLEN Module has proved to be a very valuable addition to my master.
POLLEN is an intensive and enriching two-week programme where you learn a great deal regarding European policy of a variety of environmental issues, going for example from biodiversity and air pollution to climate change and circular economy. The sessions where both informative and interactive, and the range of different professional experts that we were presented with is outright impressive. The programme goes beyond any two-week course through an active learning forum up front of the course and the development of a policy brief after. The course has provided me with valuable skills and insights on environmental policy and law. Moreover, it has been a great experience to interact with the other participants who all have their own perspective on the environmental challenges we face. Lastly, I have expanded my network and met interesting people, which will facilitate the further development of my professional career.
I would recommend this course to any master/PhD student or professional who wishes to engage in an intensive and instructive experience, where you will acquire new skills and insights on European environmental policy and law!”