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Social Dimension in European-Russian Relations and Estonian e-Society

12 July-1 Aug, 2015
in Tallinn, Tartu and Pärnu

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 of the countries of the Baltic Sea region and the ever-changing EU-Russian relations illustrate the complexity of Estonian political and social transformation. In addition, the programme also addresses areas which have made Estonia to stand out globally and noted by international observers like BBC as a new Silicon Valley: digital society and e-state with various ICT services and technologies. 

Week I in Tallinn - Estonia as a New Silicon Valley: Estonian Information Society, ICT and Democracy
Week II in Tartu - EU and Russia Transforming: Implications for the Relationship
Week III in Pärnu - NATO, the EU, and Baltic Regional Security 

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 fondations, NGOs and entreprises. There is also a cultural  and social programme in every city.

Level: BA / MA

The programme awards 6 ECTS.
The application deadline is 20 May, 2015. 

The programme fee is 1785 EUR. Covers participation in lectures, field trips, such as site visits and professional meetings organised as part of the academic programme, accommodation in hostels (two persons in one room) with the breakfast, organised transportation between the cities and cultural events during the programme.

The payment deadline is June 1, 2015.

For scholarship applicants:
Tuition fee is 1080 EUR. 
Covers participation in lectures, field trips, such as site visits and professional meetings organised as part of the academic programme, organised transportation between the cities and cultural events during the programme.
Accomodation and cultural programme fee is 700 EUR.  Covers accommodation in hostels during the programme (two persons in one room) with the breakfast.

Upon successful completion the participants will receive the Certificate of Completion and an Academic Transcript of the University of Tartu.