Tartu, Utrecht, Estonia

European Encounters: Diversity and Integration from West to East

online course
when 5 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 1150

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.

Program description

The aim of the course is to introduce the diversity and unity of European identities, the European Union, (shared) foreign policy and the new challenges ahead. The course will dive into the different and diverse identities that can be found in Europe. Furthermore, you will get an insight into the institutional framework of EU and Russia relations.

During Utrecht University module, you will discover Europeans. Have you ever wondered what makes Europeans ‘European’? During this course you will uncover Europe’s cultural pluralism and examine its varied identities that still exist today; even though the majority of European countries are progressively collaborating on an economic and political level. Each of Europe’s countries and peoples still carry their own distinctive cultures, languages, political views, religions, and traditions. Overall, this course offers an introduction to Europe, a continent of great diversity.

During the University of Tartu module you will discuss the complicated relations between EU and Russia. The course will try to explain the role of the main foreign policy actors and institutions in the EU and Russia, which are involved in shaping bilateral relations in contested aspects in EU-Russia relations (for example such as shared neighborhood and energy relations). The main focus will be on Russia: the historical and institutional framework of EU-Russia relations; the place of the Baltic states in EU-Russia relations: NATO, the EU, and Baltic regional security; and the future perspectives on EU-Russia interactions and policy-making.

Please note: This is a joint programme on European integration by 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 University of Tartu.

Course leader

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.

Target group

The programme is open to all students from different fields of study with an interest in culture, society and politics.

Fee info

EUR 1150: Programme fee: €1150 includes tuition, virtual tours and social events, interactive walking tours and visits.