First semester


The European Interdisciplinary Studies programme at Natolin reflects the increasingly complex and interconnected nature of European integration and of the surrounding world. It is a truly European, horizontal academic programme and is devoid of a silo discipline approach present elsewhere. The programme addresses the internal and external dimension of the European Union, with a special focus on the EU’s neighbourhood and European history and civilization providing our students with the wider perspective on Europe.

The academic programme in the first semester equips students with advanced general knowledge, orientation and skills to analyse the foundations of European integration. All students follow compulsory core courses, which provide them with a common base of knowledge on the system of EU governance, the EU legal order, European economic integration, and European history, as well as an insight into the forces shaping the political environment of today’s societies. They also study EU external relations as well as the specificities of Central and Eastern Europe.

The first semester study trip offers to students a deeper understanding of European identities and a first-hand experience of policies in practice at the EU’s borders.

After finishing their first semester with a comprehensive and well-contextualized grasp of European integration, Natolin students then move to the second semester where they specialize in one of the four offered thematic majors, customizable according to student interests.


The study programme is revised annually to ensure continuing excellence and dynamism. For more information visit the College of Europe website.