22 July 2017
After the Empire: the Collapse of Communism and Beyond 3-week programme
in cooperation with the University of Latvia 2-22 July, 2017. After the Empire 3-week summer school takes place in 2 different countries and 3 different cities: Riga, Tallinn and Tartu
Week I in Riga - Latvia: Society, Politics and Economy 2-9 July
Week II in Tallinn - Estonian Business Environment 9-16 July
Week III in Tartu - EU-Russian Relations 16-22 July
Each week the lectures/seminars will be held from Monday to Friday. In the afternoons there will study trips to state establishments, NGOs and/or enterprises or culture programme.
- Lectures and seminars will be provided by the professors of the participating universities.
- Study visits to governmental institutions, enterprises and/or NGOs.
- Cultural programme introduces Latvian and Estonian society, culture and history in a wider perspective.
- Self-study: 2-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.
Ms. Mari-Ann Susi, email: Mari-Ann.Susi@ut.ee
The programme is designed for BA and MA level students with study background in political and social sciences, business and economics, international relations, area studies etc.
The aim of this programme is to introduce the crucial changes in two Baltic societies, brought up by the collapse of communism. 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.
EUR 1985: Fee includes registration, tuition with study visits and cultural programme, accommodation with breakfast and transportation during the programme between the countries (Latvia-Estonia) and cities. Students are responsible for their travel from their home country to Riga and from Tartu to their home country.