This week 29 Schiller students attending International Relations and Diplomacy programs and 2 instructors left Heidelberg to drive to Brussels. Everyone was welcomed at the Commission to listen to three presentations covering key issues of the European Union. The start was a presentation dealing with the Commission as the political executive of the European Union. The second presentation dealt with the “improvement of industry’s competitiveness and fostering growth, innovation and job creation” and the final one with “EU development cooperation”. Lively discussions between presenters and us ensured that all stayed involved and everyone felt that the visit was a success.