This track is a joint programme on European integration by the Utrecht University’s Summer School and the International Summer University of the University of Tartu. The aim of the course is to introduce the diversity and unity of European Identities, the European Union, (shared) foreign policy and new challenges. The course will dive into the different and diverse identities that can be found in Europe, and provide insight into Estonia, going from the past to the future.
The first two weeks will be offered by Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where you will take a deep dive into European Identities. The distinctive identities that exist within this continent will be explored, both on a national level and a grander European level. The structure of this complicated continent will be made apparent, providing insights that will allow you to place new knowledge in a better context.
The second two weeks will be offered from Estonia, an EU-member since 2004. During this time, you will discover what it's like for a country to become a member of the EU. In the case of Estonia, you will take a look at its lessons learned in the past, and think about the scenarios that might be encountered in the future. This year the course will focus on the themes of the institutional framework of EU and Russia relations. The course will 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 shared neighbourhood and energy relations).
Please note: This track is a joint programme on European integration of 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 International Summer University of the University of Tartu.
This programme is especially designed for students coming from countries outside Europe (but is open to all students). The course has a focus on political and economical sciences, with emphasis on European institutions and integration.
Aim of the course
The aim of this track is to introduce non-European students to the continent of Europe, through exploration of multiple topics such as culture, economy and politics.
Full time course, lectures, seminars and self study.
Extra information about housing
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