Bridging the gap between real life experience
and academic knowledge

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European Centre for Career Education provides practical education in a form of unique summer programs in the fields of Law, International Business and Architecture. ECCE has two key goals, educating young and talented students about how the professional world really works and at the same time generating business opportunities for the companies we partner with.

 

The theoretical base of the programs is covered by lectures given by experts in the chosen field, the practical experience is gained by an internship in one of the well-known companies such as Siemens, Unicredit, Huawei, T-Mobile, DLA Piper or Lego, happening in Prague as well as other cities around the World. ECCE’s summer programs are suitable for university students and graduates wanting to widen their knowledge and gain more experience before starting their career.

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  • Expanding to Poland’s vibrant capital!

    20. 11. 2018

    We are proudly announcing that next summer, ECCE will be hosting its unique law program not only in Prague but also in the capital of Poland, Warsaw.

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  • A little bit of Scotland in Prague

    08. 11. 2018

    As an appreciation of our partners and their cooperation with ECCE, on October 29 we organized a whisky tasting in Prague’s Whiskeria located in famous Jindřišská Tower in the city centre.

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  • Dreaming big thanks to lecturers’ generosity

    05. 11. 2018

    ECCE is very pleased that most of our lecturers choose a possibility to, instead of receiving a monetary reward for their lecture, contribute to American Academy ECCE fund and in this way, support someone else’s education.

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  • Prague Legal Education Forum

    10. 10. 2018

    On July 10th, ECCE organised the Prague Legal Education Forum. The panel discussion was open to the public and for the ECCE's students.

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  • Zhuowei Chen for Glenmark scholarship

    05. 09. 2018

    On the ECCE graduation ceremony, we had the honour to award one more recognition. The Glenmark scholarship went to the top student Zhuowei Chen. See what she has to say about it.

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  • American Academy ECCE Scholarships Fund

    27. 08. 2018

    We are proud to introduce our newly established ECCE Scholarship Fund, which is linked to the American Academy in Brno.

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  • Wine tasting in Prague - Lixin group

    15. 08. 2018

    The art students from Lixin University of Accounting and Finance experienced the richness of Central Europe this summer.

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  • ECCE Graduation Ceremony - Law, International Business and Architecture

    27. 07. 2018

    On July, 27th our three groups of students reached one of the most exciting and prestigious moments of the ECCE program - the graduation ceremony.

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  • ECCE Grand Reception 2018

    09. 07. 2018

    ECCE held its annual Grand reception at The Grand Mark Hotel at the beginning of this month. Our reception was not just a wonderful time for our students, partners, friends, and speakers to slow down, but also a great opportunity for our partners to get to know each other. Moreover, we celebrate on the fruit of our hard work this year more than ever.

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  • ECCE Graduation Ceremony Law students first group

    06. 07. 2018

    Time flies! The whole year we were preparing for this exciting summer and the first graduation ceremony is already behind us. Our Law stars from the first group graduated and went to their internships abroad and in the Czech Republic.

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What is our approach?The following is how ECCE Summer Program works:

Summer Programs

ECCE was established to grant a long-term solution for the inadequate practices of obsolete education systems and career consulting with no practical ground. We bridge the academic knowledge with the real-life experience along with the appreciation to the theoretical foothold universities provide. We believe that the combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills is an essential prerequisite for the students to become successful in their future fields. Our two-month long summer programs are focused on Law, International Business, and Architecture. The programs consist of three weeks of intensive practical courses and four weeks of an internship in one of the 250 international companies all around the Schengen Area.

 

In recent years, the ECCE summer program in Law has become the biggest legal educational project between Europe and China. In 2018, we received more than 650 applications from 50 countries all around the world and welcomed about 200 students who were accepted into the program, spending a beautiful summer in Prague. Due to ongoing success, ECCE plans to expand its programs to other regions with two new locations opening in New York and Warsaw in 2019.

Lectures and Internships

Each summer, we teach our students 30 contemporary practical topics in three weeks on current issues which are predominantly not included in academic curriculums. All the topics are lectured by 30 different speakers who are considered experts and professionals in their respective fields. Among our speakers, there are names like Padden Guy Murphy (Global Head of Policy & Impact at WeWork), Omar Koleilat (Founder & CEO of Crestyl), Pavla Gomba (Executive Director at UNICEF Czech Republic), and many others.

 

Internships by ECCE

ECCE programs are not only about spending time in the classroom. After three weeks of intensive practical courses, our students get a chance to use and improve their freshly acquired knowledge in a real working environment by having a four-week long internship at one of the top-tier companies operating in their sector.

We can count on companies like Siemens, UniCredit Bank, T-Mobile, Lego or law firms such as DLA Piper, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Linklaters, Bird & Bird and many others, to provide our students with valuable experience, skills, and know-how.

 

All our partners are well aware of the huge gap between traditional education and real-life situations; therefore, they gladly agreed to work together with ECCE to bridge that gap and to participate in preparing our students to become successful future leaders and well-recognized experts in their respective fields. 

OBOR Professional Training Program (New Project)

The Professional Training Program focuses on helping elite young Chinese lawyers to obtain valuable experience and global business practice from the European legal environment and to provide them with the opportunity to be a part of a legal team in leading European law firms. The priority of this program is to build relationships between European and Chinese law firms, which can be then used by our partners to extend their connectivity and referral network, as well as to establish a trustful and mutually beneficial cooperation which will last for a long time. Together they will be able to learn from the divergent work environments and cultures as well as help each other understand the differences between them.

The program is divided into two parts and takes five to eight weeks in total. It starts in China the first week with the dispute resolution training organised by the International Chamber of Commerce, then followed in Europe by the tailor-made designed lectures on specific legal topics organised by ECCE. The key component of the program is the internship at leading European law firms.

CHINESE COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP

ECCE has a solid foothold not only in the high-end legal sector but also connections with the boutique law firms in various jurisdictions. Therefore, we are capable of providing our partners with assistance on a global standard and a speciality within the Chinese market as well. We learn about our partners’ specialities in depth and know their businesses well. By introducing and arranging meetings for our Chinese partners with the law firms in the EU, our partners can extend their network, gain their brand awareness efficiently, and develop their business directly in that specific area on an international level.

 

The main priority of the Chinese Partnership project is to build up a strong community. This will help our partners with their business growth, especially by introducing and connecting them
to the most successful companies and entrepreneurs from various regions and sectors. By being a part of this community, this gives them a chance to meet and to discuss a potential, mutually beneficial, cooperation.

 

For our partners, we are not only „on the paper“, but we are ready to help them at any time.

 

Officially launching in Shenzhen in Spring 2019.

ECCE partners and supporters

  • GIESE & PARTNER partner
    AMERICAN ACADEMY partner
    SHIPVIO partner
    RENOMIA partner
  • DEVELOPMENT NEWS partner
    UPMP partner
    INSPIRELI partner
    VKS LEGAL partner
  • MACEK AND PARTNERS partner
    BLUEBERRY partner
    ASSOCIATION FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT partner
    CRIDO TAXAND - POLAND partner
  • PRK PARTNERS partner
    THE NETWORK FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW STUDENTS partner
    SEDLAKOVA partner
    CHARLES UNIVERSITY partner
  • PELIKAN KROFTA KOHOUTEK partner
    ALOOK ANALYTICS partner
    BOGLE ARCHITECTS partner
    CHSH KALIŠ partner
  • CLARTÉS BOHEMIA partner
    PWC - POLAND partner
    PAVELKA partner
  • SORAINEN - ESTONIA/LITHUANIA partner
    FINREG PARTNERS partner
    UNIE PODNIKOVÝCH PRÁVNÍKŮ partner
    DEBRECENI SPORTCENTRUM - HUNGARY partner
  • BDP - GERMANY partner
    RCD - ROUSAUD COSTAS DURAN - SPAIN partner
    PRÁVNÍ PROSTOR partner
    LP LEGAL partner
  • SCHOENHERR ATTORNEYS AT LAW partner
    PWC LEGAL partner
    CLIFFORD CHANCE partner
    CLIFFORD CHANCE - POLAND partner
  • VGD partner
    EURO partner
    ČESKÁ POŠTA partner
    BPV BRAUN PARTNERS S.R.O. partner
  • DIRECT PEOPLE partner
    KOSOVA EDUCATION partner
    CONSULEX - ITALY partner
    FAČR partner
  • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE CZECH-KOREAN SOCIETY partner
    HKDW LEGAL partner
    BRODEC & PARTNERS partner
    CÍSAŘ, ČEŠKA, SMUTNÝ S.R.O., ADVOKÁTNÍ KANCELÁŘ partner
  • DS GRANER - GERMANY partner
    TUDDYTUDDY partner
    CHINA CONSULT partner
    CREATIVE DOCK partner
  • URBAN & HEJDUK partner
    MARANI ARCHITECTS partner
    CEE LEGAL MATTERS partner
    BNT ATTORNEYS CEE partner
  • XI’AN SHAANGU POWER CO. partner
    VOWELS partner
    KING & WOOD MALLESONS - GERMANY partner
    SK & S LEGAL - POLAND partner
  • KF LEGAL partner
    EYE LEVEL partner
    RENTSCH LEGAL partner
    CHYBIK+KRISTOF partner
  • PICHARD & ASSOCIÉS - FRANCE partner
    EPICO partner
    LEGALIN partner
    BEĆIROVIĆ LEGAL partner
  • SCHAFFER & PARTNER partner
    DLA PIPER partner
    ABREU ADVOGADOS - PORTUGAL partner
    SVAZ MĚST A OBCÍ ČR partner
  • THE EUROPEAN LAW STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION partner
    BŘÍZA & TRUBAČ partner
    CZECH & SLOVAK LEADERS partner
    FERRIT partner
  • KROUPAHELÁN partner
    SBGK HUNGARY partner
    POKORNÝ, WAGNER & PARTNERS partner
    DELTA LEGAL partner
Wish to apply for one of our unique Summer Programs?

To apply, complete the ECCE on-line form. We will respond as quickly as possible. Should you have any questions feel free to contact us at question@eccedu.org.

Thank you for your interest & welcome to the world of ECCE Summer Programs!

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