Tartu, Estonia

Rethinking EU's Enlargement from Western Balkans to Eastern Neighbourhood

when 8 August 2022 - 14 August 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 500

The course will concentrate on the European Union and its future enlargement in Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbourhood. 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.

The summer course will provide participants with both practical and theoretical knowledge and skills to analyse and problem-solve related issues.

Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies offers an extensive experience in arranging and managing different learning opportunities (MOOCs, trainings, summer schools) along with experts working with the topics involved.

Course leader

Dr. Stefano Braghiroli, Associate Professor of European Studies, University of Tartu

Target group

Advanced BA, MA students

Course aim

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

Credits info

3 EC
Extra +1 ECTS is possible for extra work

Fee info

EUR 500: Participation fee