Social Dimension: Estonian Business Environment and EU-Russian Relations
The programme will introduce the challenges and achievements of social, economic and political reforms and their past, present and future impacts on local as well as on international scale. Students will learn of state-of-the-art achievements generated by quick and efficient transformation from state-controlled economic system into free market economy. Matters of foreign policies and ever-changing EU-Russian relations illustrate the complexity of Estonian political and social transformation.
Each week the lectures will be held from Monday to Friday. In the afternoons there will study trips to state establishments such as the Parliament and the Representation of the European Commission in Estonia, as well as to the important foundations, NGOs and enterprises.
There is also a cultural and social programme in every city to introduce Estonian society, culture and history in a wider perspective. The students visit different museums and attend guided city walking tours.
Two weeks prior to the start of the programme all participants will be forwarded readings which they need to work through by the start of the programme. This contains both referrals to materials available online and/or copies of materials as an attachment. The programme will be supervised by Professor Andrey Makarychev who has the responsibility of assessing the performance of each student and giving the final grade.
Upon successful completion the participants will receive the Certificate of Completion and an Academic Transcript of the University of Tartu.