The Solvay Summer School was created in 2007. Our committee provides you each year with a topic that revolves around the european economic actuality. Below you can find the previous topics: 

  • 2007 : "Economic and business challenges in Europe"
  • 2008 : "Integration in Europe"
  • 2009 : "Innovation in Europe"
  • 2010 : "Entrepreneurship"
  • 2011 : "Growth strategy in Europe"
  • 2012 : "The impact of globalization on organizations"
  • 2013 : "European Business Challenges"
  • 2014 : "European Business Challenges"
  • 2015 : "European Business Challenges"
  • 2016 : "European Business Challenges"
  • 2017 : "European Business Challenges"
  • 2018 : "European Business Challenges"

Terms of Use


Before enrolling at the Solvay Summer School, you must read the rules below (hereafter the ‘Official Rules’). By completing the application form, you accept the conditions of the Official Rules in their entirety. Furthermore, you accept that any decision made by the Solvay Summer School staff regarding the Solvay Summer School shall be definitive.

The Solvay Summer School

  1. The Solvay Summer School is a summer school organised by Solvay students.
  2. The purpose of the Solvay Summer School is to provide students with state-of-the-art knowledge and tools that will help them tackle challenges within a European framework. Ten different courses are organised around a different topic each year.
  3. The Seminar is based on economic courses where the participants attend classes in a well-defined educational environment. The Students’ efforts and attention will affect their level of success.
  4. The Solvay Summer School is organised in eight stages: Stage 1: Registration; Stage 2: Participant selection; Stage 3: Welcome dinner; Stage 4: Cultural weekend visits (Explorer package only); Stage 5: Courses from Monday to Thursday; Stage 6: One exam on Friday; Stage 7: Graduation (students who passed the test); Stage 8: Farewell dinner.
  5. The Solvay Summer School will begin on 16 August 2019 and end on 25 August 2019.
  6. The final results will be announced at the Solvay Summer School itself, after exams have been marked.


  1. The Solvay Summer School is open to individuals who either:

    • are officially enrolled in a higher education institution
    • are writing their dissertation or doing an equivalent activity in order to obtain their degree
    • have graduated from an economic or business programme and wish to attend our seminar
  2. Participation in the Solvay Summer School is subject to online acceptance of the Official Rules and the documentation concerning intellectual property and image rights.
  3. A financial contribution is required, depending on the chosen package. The Explorer package includes accommodation, courses, course notes, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and many cultural activities. Please note that travel expenses (except as part of the programme) and personal expenses are not included. The Wanderer package includes courses, course notes, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and many numerous cultural activities. The Essentialist package includes courses, course notes, breakfast, and lunch. Please note that, unlike the Explorer and Wanderer packages, the Essentialist package does not include evening dinners.


  1. Students may change any of the details used during registration until the date of the event. In this case, Students are expected to contact the Solvay Summer School team at  summerschool@solvay.edu.
  2. Participants must use the official registration form available on the official Solvay Summer School website.
  3. It is imperative that every field be completed with valid answers. Incomplete application forms will not be considered. The Solvay Summer School team reserves the right to deny applications in which the information provided is incorrect or invalid.
  4. When they apply, participants will be requested to accept the Official Rules. Failure to do so will prevent them from submitting the application form. Acceptance of the Official Rules is done in the name of the applicant.
  5. The Applicant must provide a valid personal e-mail address.
  6. The Solvay Summer School reserves the right to check the validity of the information provided by the applicant at the time of the application and at any time during the Solvay Summer School; it also reserves the right, if necessary, to request copies of the participant’s ID card and/or student card for the school or university mentioned in the application.
  7. Students must register using the same first name and surname that appears on their passport/ID card.
  8. A non-refundable €50 deposit is charged. If the applicant cancels their participation at least 35 days before the start of the programme, they will be fully refunded except for the deposit (€50). Cancellations made between 25 and 35 days before the programme begins will receive a 50% refund.

Additional Provisions

  1. At its sole discretion, the Solvay Summer School may expel or ban an individual from participating if the individual does not comply with the Official Rules or acts in an unfair or disruptive way.
  2. The courses and associated documentation are copyrighted. Any adaptation, reproduction, or representation without the Solvay Summer School’s approval is considered a forgery and punishable by law.
  3. Participants shall have no recourse against expulsion decisions.
  4. The Solvay Summer School reserves the right to expel and sue any participant who might try to destroy, disturb, damage, or affect the proper operation of the Solvay Summer School.
Personal information
  1. According to the ‘Informatique et Libertés’ Law of 4 January 1978, any student may exercise their right to access, modify, or delete their personal data.

  1. All the times and dates published by the Solvay Summer School are in local Belgian time.
  2. In the event that the administration, safety, or proper functioning of the Solvay Summer School is put to question, the Solvay Summer School reserves the right to cut back, modify, or cancel the Solvay Summer School. In this event, participants will not be able to claim any loss against it.
  3. The Solvay Summer School, its concept, its content, its appearance, its logo, any other graphic element and its organization are and shall remain the sole property of the Solvay Summer School.
  4. The Solvay Summer School, its concept, content, appearance, logo and all other graphic elements, and organisation are and shall remain the sole property of the Solvay Summer School.
  5. The participant shall not be reimbursed for fees, equipment, or resources used during their participation in the Solvay Summer School.
  6. By agreeing to these terms of use, students give the Solvay Summer School the right to take photographs and make short films in which the students appear, and to use these for an unlimited duration.
Updated on March 28, 2019