Initial education at the European College of Cluny is intended for students who already have a Master’s degree, or equivalent, for further vocational training. These two semesters, close to realities on the ground, are an essential asset when looking for a first job. The diversity of national origins and initial curricula ensures that each graduate is part of a strong and high-potential professional network.

From January 2021:

First semester alternating thematic seminars and transversal lessons

Welcome week 

  • Presentation of actors, methods and networks of the European College of Cluny and discovery of its living lab
  • Study trip

Thematic seminars:

  • Europeans and the major challenges of the 21st century and the need for innovation (Sciences Po Paris)
  • Territorial public management (27ème Région)
  • Territorial Intelligence and good governance of common assets (Université de Bourgogne – Franche Comté)
  • Circular and digital economy (Campus Arts et Métiers Cluny)
  • Sustainable mobility  (Laboratoire THéMA)
  • Smart specialisation of territories (European Commission, Joint Research Centre in Seville)
  • The European Union and its local democracies (Assembly of European Regions)
  • Citizenship, culture and European heritage (Centre de Conférences Internationales de Cluny – Collège Européen)

Weeks of transversal lessons:

  • Practical modules & soft skills
  • History of local and regional authorities in Europe, current models and innovation
  • Sustainable management
  • Law and finances in European territories
  • Collective project
  • English/French language courses

Second semester

  • Internship: 4 months minimum between July and December with a partner community
  • Restitution seminar, presentation of the professional thesis in January

Download the call for applications