Yerevan, Armenia

European Integration and Energy Security

when 15 July 2017 - 24 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 100

Yerevan State University as a part of the Jean Monnet Network "Developing European Studies in the Caucasus" (DESCnet) invites graduate (BA level) and post-graduate (MA level: students and recent graduates) students to apply for the second DESCnet Summer School on “European Integration and Energy Security”.

Course leader

Dr Vladimir Martirosyan

Target group

The school is open to participants from all countries of the Caucasus as well as to international students from the EU and beyond. Participants should be at third or final year of their B.A. studies or obtaining their M.A. degree in political science, sociology, criminal justice, European Studies or EU Law-related disciplines. Ph.D. students might be accepted in exceptional cases (if their research area refers to energy security).  

To apply for the school, please send your CV and an essay/motivation in English (max 2000 words) until June 12, 2017 to Ms Kristine Gevorgyan ( or  The topic of the essay is "Energy security in EU and South Caucasus: common policies or common challenges?" Participants who are required to acquire visa to Armenia, are also asked to submit a passport scan alongside with other documents

Course aim

The school aims to spread knowledge and examine interrelated processes of European Integration and Energy security issues in the South Caucasus, Russia and Turkey with a special emphasis on challenging geopolitical situation in the region, existing conflicts, closed borders as well as current economic developments. Through interactive methods of teaching and learning, participants will have an opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge and to analyse political, legal and economic aspects of Energy Security in the Caucasus and EU; possible developments and challenges.  Apart from lectures, round tables, workshops and seminars, participants will work on special student project/s and make presentations at the final part of the school programme.

Fee info

EUR 100: Accommodation, teaching materials, living expenses