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Wednesday 09 September 2009

700 ESCP Europe students to enter the European Parliament


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ESCP Europe, in partnership with the ENA, with the support of the city of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Strasbourg</st1:city></st1:place>, the Urban Community of Strasbourg and the ESCP Europe Foundation, is organizing a 3-day seminar at the beginning of the academic year at the European Parliament for its 700 students preparing for the Master in Management Grande Ecole. 


700 students of 40 different nationalities, in their first year of a Master’s Degree in <st1:city w:st="on">Paris</st1:city>, <st1:city w:st="on">London</st1:city> or <st1:state w:st="on">Madrid</st1:state>, will meet beforehand in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Strasbourg</st1:city></st1:place> to understand and assimilate the machinery and the challenges of the community environment.


Throughout these three days, the students will attend lectures held by experts and leading European figures on economic, institutional and cultural aspects which are essential to understanding <st1:place w:st="on">Europe</st1:place>. They will, in addition, participate in a European negotiation simulation which will immerse them in the European decision-making process.


Joachim Bitterlich (Executive Vice-President for International Affairs at Veolia Enivronment, former advisor to Chancellor Helmut Kohl and Professor at ESCP-Europe) and Odile Quintin (Managing Director of DG Education and Culture at the European Commission) also participated in the creation of this program.


« In consistency with our School’s identity, it is essential for future leaders to become acquainted with the European policies that make up a major key within the strategic business environment », emphasizes Pascal Morand, Director General of ESCP Europe.


Now known as ESCP Europe since May 2009, the oldest business school in the world asserts its European identity across its 5 campuses in <st1:city w:st="on">Paris</st1:city>, <st1:city w:st="on">London</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st="on">Berlin</st1:state>, <st1:state w:st="on">Madrid</st1:state> and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Turin</st1:city></st1:place>. The European start to the academic year marked by the Start@Europe 2009 seminar bears witness to the School’s European commitment in its teaching.


The Ecole Nationale d’Administration is the European touchstone for training of executives in  European issues in the public and private sectors. The partnership with ESCP Europe is an important stage in promoting European reflexes in economic fields.



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