This is a joint programme on European integration by the Utrecht University’s Summer School and the International Summer University of the University of Tartu. The aim of the course is to introduce the diversity and unity of European Identities, the European Union, (shared) foreign policy and new challenges. The course will dive into the different and diverse identities that can be found in Europe, and provide insight into Estonia, going from the past to the future. You will gain insight into the baltic states, the EU, and Europe as a whole.
The first two weeks will take place in the Netherlands, where you will take a deep dive into European Identities. The distinctive identities that exist within this continent will be explored, both on a national level and a grander European level. The structure of this complicated continent will be made apparent, providing insights that will allow you to place new knowledge in a better context.
After the lectures and program in the Netherlands, the participants will spend two weeks in Estonia, an EU-member since 2004. During this time, you will discover what it's like for a country to become a member of the EU. In the case of Estonia, you will take a look at its lessons learned in the past, and think about the scenarios that might be encountered in the future. Topics will range from foreign policy (i.e. Russian-EU relations) to business, security and innovation and from natural language to financial networks. All in all, a diverse course that will give you a more detailed understanding of Europe and the Baltic States.
Please note: This is a joint programme on European integration of Utrecht University’s Summer School and the International Summer University of the University of Tartu. Students will receive two transcripts of records, one issued by Utrecht University and one issued by the International Summer University of the University of Tartu.
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Organizing institutions: Utrecht University - Faculty of Humanities and University of Tartu - University of Tartu
Credits: 8 ECTS
Location: Utrecht, Tallinn, Tartu
Time: 06–31 July; 2020
Course fee: 1250 €Housing fee: 800 €
Housing through Utrecht Summer School, a third party