Basic knowledge of EU-Russia relations terminology is suggested. However, the course will provide useful background material to any student, who is interested in European Union – Russia relations and international affairs in general.
- historical and institutional framework of EU-Russia relations;
- EU and Russia’s relevant foreign policy actors and institutions;
- contested areas of EU and Russia’s interactions in shared neighborhood
- EU-Russia energy relations
The final assessment of the course consists of the following elements:
- Short multiple-choice quizzes - max 74 points
- Collective wiki page definition - max 6 points
- Short mini-project - max 20 points
- argues over the institutional setup of EU-Russia relations and identifies the main phases and events in EU-Russia relations.
- explains and distinguishes the role of the foreign policy actors and institution in the EU and Russia, involved in framing bilateral relations.
- identifies EU and Russia's foreign policy tools applied in bilateral relations.
- argues about the main contested aspect in EU-Russia relations.
- summarizes and analyzes media sources related to key issues in EU-Russia relations.
The course has been developed with the support of the MA programme “European Union-Russia Studies” at the J. Skytte Institute of Political Studies.
In case of additional questions about the course, please contact Anna Beitane (anna.beitane [ät] ut.ee)