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European Integration and Russian Foreign Policy

Period: July 21 - August 07, 2008
Location: Tartu, Pärnu, Tallinn
Application deadline: June 1, 2008

The course outline

The course is offered in the English language. There will be 39 contact hours in the classroom. In addition, in the afternoons there will be meetings with Estonian politicians and foreign diplomats residing in Estonia and field-trips to official establishments and museums.
The program is divided into three one-week sessions:

  • I session: July 21 to July 25, in the premises of the University of Tartu main campus (Tartu)
  • II session: July 28 to August 01, in the premises of Tartu University Pärnu College (Pärnu)
  • III session: August 04 to August 07, in the premises of Tartu University Office in Tallinn (Tallinn).

Between the sessions there will be field-trips to Narva (the most eastern town of the European Union, bordering Russia) and to Saaremaa (Estonian's largest island and a popular tourist destination).

The sessions' topics

International position of the Baltic states. The main emphasis of the course is on the current issues in the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian foreign policy. The course will analyze issues such as EU and NATO enlargement, international cooperation in the Baltic Sea region, trilateral Baltic cooperation, and Baltic-Russian relations.
Russian foreign policy. The objective of this course is to provide students with the necessary background in order to understand and critically assess Russia's role and foreign policy behavior in the international system of the 21st century.

European integration and the challenge of enlargement. The course examines the enlargement process from the perspective of both the old and the new member states, discussing the accession negotiations, the reform process in the applicant countries and the EU's own preparations for enlargement.

How to apply

To apply you must download the application form and mail it to Mr. Mart Susi (see contacts below).
The application deadline is June 1, 2008


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Information and contacts

Mr. Mart Susi
International Summer University
University of Tartu Office in Tallinn
address: Teatri väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn, Estonia 
tel. 00372.627.2000, or 00372.737.6608
fax. 00372.666.0461

You may also write directly with questions regarding the specific details of each program to the responsible professor:
Eiki Berg


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