Executive training

EU workshop in Brussels

This workshop explains how the institutions of the European Union and the decision-making process in Brussels work in practice.

This workshop is suited to those who are new to working with EU institutions and also to those with some prior knowledge of this field. It will provide participants with a good overview of the “European stage”, its actors, and the formal as well as informal processes of policymaking. 

Participants will gain knowledge on pressing current debates in the EU and talk to stakeholders and key actors from the most important European institutions, gaining a thorough insight into day-to-day work in “Brussels”. They will also meet organisations and individuals seeking to influence policymaking, thereby developing tactics and approaches to dealing with EU institutions in the process.

The workshop will enable participants to take on positions in which in-depth knowledge of the European context is required.

This course can also be completed as part of the Certificate in Intersectoral Management or the Certificate in European Governance.

Target group

Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)


  • Higher education degree
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience (average is ten years)
  • Good knowledge of English


  • Four days in Brussels, as well as additional time for the preparation of the seminar
  • No follow-up assignments required

Seminar times

  • Start: 2pm on 20 June 2017
  • End: approx. 2pm on 23 June 2017

Seminar fee

€ 3,000

Seminar fees are exempted from tax according to Value Added Tax Act (UStG) §4 Nr. 21a. In Germany and many other countries, tuition fees for continuing education programmes are also fully tax-deductible as professional training expenses.

Seminar fee includes: attendance, online access to course documents, materials during the seminar, beverages in the Hertie School cafeteria (open on weekdays), certificate of attendance. 

Terms and Conditions

Note: For participants who attend the workshop as part of one of the Executive Certificates mentioned above, the terms and conditions of the certificate programme apply.


Registration is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis via our online application module. Admission is subject to availability.

Seminar director