Allianz Summer Academy

















Every other year, the Allianz Summer Academy (ASA) brings together students pursuing diverse areas of study from each of five international universities. In a program of lectures and discussions held at the Allianz Group Management Institute at Starnberg Lake, ASA students meet representatives from business, civil society and the European institutions. Since 2004, a total of 17 institutions of higher education and students from over 30 countries have taken part.

Participants already start preparing for their ASA's topic during the academic year and draw up group reports covering selected aspects of that topic in university teams. At the academy, the students deepen their knowledge and get to know each other in reshuffled international working groups. They share their preliminary results with representatives from politics and civil society and, at the end of each academy, sum up their conclusions in a collective manifesto that makes political recommendations and should open up fresh perspectives that point the way forward to a different Europe. Since 2013, output from the discussions between participating students and external guests has been flowing into a publication that appears both online and in print.

Upon successful completion of the Summer Academy, alumni are actively integrated into the Allianz Alumni Network and invited to attend the Alumni Academies, which are held on a regular basis in Europe.

Facts & Figures:
200+ alumni

30+ nationalities

17 cooperating universities

8 academies

1 ever-growing network

Academies

  • ASA 2017

  • ASA 2015

  • ASA 2013

  • ASA 2011

  • ASA 2009

  • ASA 2008

  • ASA 2006

  • ASA 2005

  • ASA 2004

ASA 2017

Time frame: 29 July – 2 August 2017

Topic: Overcoming European Divides

Cooperating universities:

  • Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich, Germany)
  • Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Milan, Italy)
  • University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Uppsala Universitet (Uppsala, Sweden)

ASA 2015

Time frame: 1 – 5 August 2015

Topic: Europe at a Turning Point – Economic Crisis, Social Disintegration, Political Change

Cooperating universities:

  • Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich, Germany)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, USA)
  • Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Milan, Italy)
  • Uppsala Universitet (Uppsala, Sweden)

Participating NGOs:

  • Bridging Europe Greece (Athens, Greece)
  • Citizens for Europe (Berlin, Germany)
  • European Alternatives (Berlin, Germany)
  • European Democracy Lab (Berlin, Germany)
  • European Youth Forum (Berlin, Germany)
  • Hungarian Helsinki Committee (Budapest, Hungary)
  • New Economics Foundation (London, England)

ASA 2013

Time frame: 27 – 31 July 2013

Topic: Europe in a Changing World Order – Future Economic and Political Architectures

Cooperating universities:

  • Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich, Germany)
  • Oxford University (Oxford, England)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, USA)
  • Université de Genève (Geneva, Switzerland)

Participating NGOs:

  • Attac Deutschland (Frankfurt/Main, Germany)
  • European Movement International (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Finance Watch (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and Resource Use (Berlin, Germany)
  • International Crisis Group (Brussels, Belgium)

ASA 2011

Time frame: 30 July – 3 August 2011

Topic: The EU in the International Arena – Ready to Compete?

Cooperating universities:

  • Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich, Germany)
  • Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Milan, Italy)
  • Université de Genève (Geneva, Switzerland)

ASA 2009

Time frame: 29 July – 2 August 2009

Topic: Making Europe Yours – Inclusion, Participation and Legitimacy

Cooperating universities:

  • Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) (Paris, France)
  • Lancaster University (Lancaster, England)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich, Germany)
  • Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Milan, Italy)

ASA 2008

Time frame: 23 – 27 July 2008

Topic: Which Europe in a Globalised World? – New International Dimensions after the Reform Treaty

Cooperating universities:

  • Babeș-Bolyai-University Cluj-Napoca (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
  • Collegium Civitas (Warsaw, Poland)
  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) (Paris, France)
  • Lancaster University (Lancaster, England)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich, Germany)

ASA 2006

Time frame: 19 – 23 July 2006

Topic: Which Europe in a Globalised World? – Reinventing Europe. New Generations Set their Agenda

Cooperating universities:

  • Collegium Civitas (Warsaw, Poland)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (London, England)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich, Germany)
  • Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Milan, Italy)
  • University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" (Sofia, Bulgaria)

ASA 2005

Time frame: 15 – 19 July 2005

Topic: How to Strengthen Democracy in Europe? EU-Citizenship and European Identity, Languages in an Enlarged Europe, Migrations in Europe, Europe on the World Stage

Cooperating universities:

  • Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) (Frankfurt/Oder, Germany)
  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) (Paris, France)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (London, England)
  • Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Milan, Italy)
  • University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" (Sofia, Bulgaria)

ASA 2004

Time frame: 24 – 28 July 2004

Topic: Reinventing Europe – New Generations Set their Agenda

Cooperating universities:

  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) (Paris, France)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (London, England)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich, Germany)
  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
  • Universitas Carolina Pragensis (Prague, Czech Republic)