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Network of European Summer Schools (NESS)

NESS serves as a forum for academic and administrative personnel engaged in running, or interested in establishing, summer courses at university level for international students.

NESS welcomes all EAIE members wishing to share ideas and experiences with a view to developing quality summer programmes.


NESS focuses on sharing knowledge and experiences in international Summer Schools in a university context, both within and outside Europe. Members are encouraged to discuss the challenges and solutions to problems encountered in running summer programmes.


  • Build up a detailed knowledge base of all issues surrounding Summer Schools for professionals in Europe and further afield to draw on.
  • Support colleagues in the development of Summer Schools through workshops, training courses, conference sessions and social events during the EAIE Annual Conference, and related Summer Schools publications.
  • Provide a forum for discussion on the latest trends and best practices in the field of summer schools in addition to discussions on the challenges and solutions to commonly encountered problems with the setting up of Summer Schools.
NESS Chair
Inez Meurs

University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the Netherlands

NESS Steering group
Sari Horn

Lahti University of Applied Sciences , Finland

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