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Rethinking EU's Enlargement from Western Balkans to Eastern Neighbourhood

7 days
500 EUR/full
500 EUR/full
Tuition fee
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The course will concentrate on the European Union and its future enlargement in Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbourhood. It provides participants with both practical and theoretical knowledge and skills to analyse and problem-solve related issues. 


Past years have brought Europe several new challenges tied with migration, defence and security, enlargement and international threats from Russia. Little is left from the original goal of the Eastern Partnership as the most committed partners might be recognised as member candidates for the EU, while Azerbaijan and Armenia could develop more effective bilateral relations with the EU. This indicates the need for a new direction regarding the EU's enlargement policy.

Students will be expected to read the materials individually before classes. Based on the reading materials, lectures and seminars, the students will prepare a simulation exercise. The students will be divided into delegations they are going to represent and they are expected to submit their position by Saturday for evaluation. The simulation exercise takes place at the end of the summer course. The summer course is hosted in class. Necessary study materials are available on Moodle.

After finishing this course, participants:

  • Know theoretical approaches about enlargement, diplomacy and conflict management
  • Develop understanding about the historical context and new approaches about the EU and its enlargement
  • Acquire knowledge about challenges and perspective in Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbourhood
  • Assess perspectives and problems of the EU candidate and neighbourhood policy target countries
  • Identify and evaluate trends of mutual influence across the territorial contexts and role of the Europeanisation process
  • Programme Structure

    • Lectures
    • Seminars
    • Simulation exercise
    • Reading materials

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 7 days

    Start dates & application deadlines




    3 ECTS


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    English requirements

    We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Online application form
    • Motivation letter (up to 1 page) that demonstrates the applicant’s motivation to participate, his/her expectations about the programme, how participation in the summer programme relates to his/her studies and interests, and how the applicant plans to use the gained experience and knowledge in the future.
    • Transcript of academic records
    • Copy of passport

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      500 EUR/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 500 EUR for the full programme during 7 days.
    • EU/EEA

      500 EUR/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 500 EUR for the full programme during 7 days.

    Living costs for Tartu

    300 - 600 EUR /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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