Ever since the school was set up, ESCI-UPF has sought to combine robust theoretical education and training with a range of academic activities outside the classroom to give students an all-round, holistic education.
With this in mind, EUKIT has teamed up with two ongoing experiences at ESCI-UPF, ESCIUPFilms and the GNMI Study Trip to Brussels, to widen the project's potential target audience and boost its impact.
ESCI-UPF’s monthly film forum gives students and other ESCI-UPF and UPF Group stakeholders a greater insight into key social, economic and political aspects of today’s world.
Many filmmakers and other creators have explored a range of highly sensitive topics, from blood diamonds to child labour and endangered species, which also have a direct or indirect bearing on EU Common Trade Policy.
The partnership between EUKIT and ESCIUPFilms aims to deepen participants’ understanding of these and other complex realities by offering them a forum in which to analyse and discuss highly relevant films and documentaries.
The GNMI Study Trip to Brussels has been revamped to match the revised module objectives. EUKIT takes a small group of third- and fourth-year students on a study trip to Brussels to learn about the day-to-day business of the EU Common Trade Policy in the making.
These three-day trips combine visits to the main EU decision-making institutions involved in the Common Trade Policy with opportunities to hear from other actors (international corporations, BIAs, NGOs) with organisational interests in this sector of public policy.