Summer School 2021

Deconstructing Climate Change: Global Environment Politics and Challenges

At Academia Aestiva Internationalis, we empower students to ask insightful questions, explore disciplinary boundaries and confront conventional ways of thinking.

This year we are encouraging you to think outside the box about the environment. What is the situation that we are in? Who is suffering and who is responsible? What are the predictions for the future?

Discover all this and more at our Summer School 2021 on environmental rights and global action!


Main Information

To help you organize before your trip



Early Bird: February 1st-March 31st

Second Wave: April 15th-June 10th

Requirements for Applying

  • Knowledge of English language: B2 level is required, C1 level is preferred

  • Enrollment in a Bachelor or Master program 

  • Motivation letter 

  • Curriculum vitae 

Latest developments

Unfortunately, due to the high uncertainty that has been brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that the AAI Summer School 2021 will be held online. The organizing team cares deeply about the safety and well-being of our participants, while also working in accordance with the Slovenian and European rules on handling the spread of the coronavirus. Therefore, it was necessary that we adapt to the situation and as always keep you - the participants - our priority. However, this will not stop our goal of educating motivated people and spreading awareness on topics of human rights and the global environment.  We strive to provide you with the best experience possible and will continue to do so on every step of the way, whether that may be in a classroom, or online. 

Price of the application

Online application: 50 euros

Start your application here:

The number of participants is limited to 60. Don't forget to apply before all the spots are filled!



This year, the Summer School will have its door open in the first week of Summer, from the 2oth to the 27th of June. Warm and sunny days ahead!


Academia Aestiva Internationalis takes place in the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, this green city captures the eye like few can. In 2016, Ljubljana was chosen as the Green Capital of the year! The Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana provides us with classrooms and equipment needed to give you an amazing experience.


Next to exciting lectures and world-class educators, the Summer School also organizes social gatherings and offers an optional trip to Slovenia's beautiful seaside, to make this truly an unforgettable experience!


To participate in the Summer School, you will need to send us your motivational letter, along with your CV. We want to know what motivates you to come join us in our endeavors!


20th - 26th June, 2021

June 20th


18.30 Social event

International "Speed Friending" - let's get to know each other in an informal way to start our week together! (not obligatory for course credits)

June 21st


9.20 Registration of participants

10.00 The opening Ceremony

10.30 Modul I International and environmental law

11.45 Coffee break

12.00 Modul II Fundamental human rights and their development

13.30 Lunch Break

14.30 Modul III Case study: China

June 22nd


9.00 Modul I Privatization of water (Latin America)

10.30 Coffee break

10.45 Modul II Megacorporations - a business perspective

12.15 Lunch break

13.15 Modul III UNESCO

14.30 Modul IV Renewable energy sources

19.00 Social event

June 23rd


9.00 Modul I Green policies and successful implementation

10.00 Coffee Break

10.15 Modul II Circular economy

12.00 Lunch break

13.00 Modul III SDGs and COP25

14.45 Coffee break

15.10 Round table with National Coordinator for the Agenda 2030

June 24th


9.00 Modul I Post Factual Society

10.30 Coffee Break

10.45 Modul II Pollution and waste management

12.00 Lunch break

13.00 Modul III Global energy market

14.15 Coffee break

14.30 Modul IV Gender perspective on environmental changes

18.00 Scavenger hunt

June 25th


9.00 Modul I Climate changes

10.30 Coffee break

10.45 Modul II Environment migrants or refugees?

12.15 Lunch break

13.15 Modul III Pollution and Waste Management in Space

14.15 Coffee break

14.30 Modul IV Case study: Slovenia

June 26th


10.00 Closing ceremony

*The organizing team reserves the right to change the schedule, depending on the time limits of the lecturers and other circumstances.