Adenauer Division for the Study of European Politics and Society, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Name of program: Adenauer Division for the Study of European Politics and Society
The department and faculty in which the program is situated:
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Which degree? BA
What is the main focus of the program? European Integration Project
Total no. of credit points to finish the program (no. of academic hours): 32 credit points
The department and faculty in which the program is situated: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Language of teaching: Hebrew, English (the program includes the study of an additional European language)
Head of Program (updated September 2017): Prof. Sharon Pardo
The Adenauer Division for the Study of European Politics and Society provides its students with a variety of tools and skills to understand the processes taking place in Europe, with an in-depth examination of the European regimes, processes, societies and their relations with Israel. The influence of the European continent, and its center - The European Union, on global issues is steadily increasing. The EU is the third largest population bloc, the second largest economic bloc in the world and the world's largest trade framework. Israel and Europe share a long history that is also characterized by growing interdependence in various fields. Europe is Israel's largest economic partner and has a major political influence on Israel. Hence the great importance in having a deep acquaintance with the continent on all its levels: politics, society, culture and economics.
The Center for the Study of European Politics and Society (CSEPS) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, which accompanies students in the Division, has been declared by the European Union as the "Jean Monnet Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching European Studies", offering students a wide range of enriching and developing activities : International delegations, international lectures and conferences on current issues, study tours throughout the country, personal acquaintance with key elements in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and government offices, the European Union delegation, European cultural events and more.
The head of the division, Prof. Sharon Pardo, was the first (and only) Israeli researcher chosen by the EU Education Agency to serve as "Jean Monnet Chair ad personam"