Jean Monnet EUinCARIB 1st edition

Jean Monnet EUinCARIB 1st edition

Jean Monnet EUinCARIB 1st edition

Course information

The intensive one-week Summer School ‘EU integration in the Caribbean Region’ (EUinCARIB), taught on campus of the University of Curaçao, will focus on the impact of EU law in the Caribbean OCTs and relevant EU topics in the Caribbean region will be addressed.

The Summer School will be hosted by key-experts in European Integration, EU Trade Law, EU tax law and Caribbean Tax law.  The Summer School is conducted under academic leadership of Germaine Rekwest, in collaboration with Wessel Geursen (University of Amsterdam) and Prof. Flora Goudappel (Jean Monnet Chair EU Trade Law in the Overseas Territories). In addition, researchers and practitioners with ample experience in OCT subjects will be invited as guest speakers.

Among the themes covered are:

  • EU Law of the Overseas (EU Citizens in the Caribbean)
  • EU integration in the Caribbean Region (CARICOM, EPA-CARIFORUM, ACP, State Aid)
  • Clean energy in OCTs, European Development Fund
  • EU Tax Law, Fair Taxation, Tax Good Governance

Packed with interactive seminars, lectures, a preparatory E-learning module, a dialogue session with a Member of European Parlement, this summer programme attracts students and young professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of the European institutions, European law and the impact on the Caribbean Region. During the one-week Summer School students learn about EUinCARIB, while enjoying the beautiful island of Curaçao.

The Summer Course is an extraordinary opportunity to meet some of Europe’s and Caribbean’s most influential academics and practitioners, and hear them debate the relationship betwee EU integration and the Caribbean Region.

Your benefits

  • Broadened expertise on the EU integration in the Caribbean Region
  • Close connection with other students and professors, a network that will help boost your career
  • A diverse and multicultural group of friends


18 July 2022 – 22 July 2022


1 week


Students: ANG 750 / EUR 375

Non-students ANG 1.500 / EUR 750

Hybrid event

Because of the pandemic of Covid-19 and the restrictions imposed by various governments and also due to the difficulty to arrange international and domestic travel, the Summer School will be held as a hybrid event. Participants able to be in Curaçao for the whole duration of the Summer School will be attending in person in a physical classroom at the premises of the University of Curaçao which will ensure the enforcement of all applicable laws and guidelines in terms of health and safety.

Participants unable to be in Curaçao for the whole duration of the Summer School will be attending via the Blackboard collaborate platform of the University of Curaçao (accessible by a link). Interaction between learners in presence and remote learners will be assured.

Some of the teachers will be in presence, whilst other will contribute from a distance, depending on the existence of travel restriction and the availability of international transport.

Program and schedule

All activities will take place on the premises of the University of Curaçao. Typically, teaching will occupy three academic hours in the morning and two academic hours in the afternoon (excluding wednesday when the day will be free). Lectures take place from 9am until afternoon, with a break for lunch. Evening activities include group works, round tables and networking events. The program is as follows:

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Tuition Fees

Costs for the Summer School are ANG 1.500 / EUR 750 (non-student). . Student tuition fee (ANG 750/EUR 375), please upload copy student card). Included: lunches Monday-Friday, the lectures and activities, networking events and a welcome dinner. Additional costs for accomodation on-campus single room, for the duration of the programme ANG 300 / EUR 150 (students) and EUR 270 / ANG 540 (non-students).

The Summer School can also be attended online. The fee for the online option is ANG 550 / EUR 300. This includes all lectures, seminars, conference, syllabus and guest link access to Blackboard.



This Summer School is supported by the European Union’s Jean Monnet program. Five full scholarships of ANG 750/EUR 375 will be made available based on merit and need, with support by the Jean Monnet program. Students who would like to be considered for a full scholarship must state this clear in their motivation letter. 

Who can apply?

  • The Summer School is open to final-year undergraduate, post-graduate students (including prospective LLM students) and doctoral students. It is also open to researchers and young professionals in law, political science and international and European studies, and in related sectors. Undergraduate students can also participate.


Applications will be examined on a rolling basis and interested candidates are therefore invited to apply as soon as possible. No more than 25 participants will be admitted.

At the end of the course, participants receive a certificate of participation.

If you have any questions, please contact Germaine Rekwest (germaine.rekwest@uoc.cw).

Academic Coordinator & speakers

Academic Coordinator:

Germaine Rekwest – Jean Monnet Module holder EUinCARIB, Lecturer Caribbean Tax Law at University of Curaçao, External PhD candidate Leiden University


In 2022 Summer School, we are welcoming an impressive array of guest speakers working within academic, policy making and international practice:


Wessel Geursen – Affiliated PhD-Fellow at Vrije Universiteit, Senior legal adviser EU and Competition law at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek


Prof. dr. Flora Goudappel – Dean Faculty of Law at University of Curaçao and Chair Jean Monnet EU Trade Law in the Overseas Territories


Dr. Richenel Bulbaai – Dean Faculty of Engineering and Associate professor Electrical Engineering at University of Curaçao


Dr. Viola Heutger – Rector of the University of Aruba


Judric Pietersz – 2nd Deputy Territorial Authorizing Officer for the European Development Fund (EDF) for Curaçao, chairlady of the Monitoring Committee for the implementation of the EDF



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