Estonia, Riga in Latvia, Tallin and Tartu in Estonia

After the Empire: the Collapse of Communism and Beyond 3-week programme

when 1 July 2018 - 21 July 2018
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 1985

in cooperation with the University of Latvia 1-21 July, 2018. After the Empire 3-week summer school takes place in 2 different countries and 3 different cities: Riga, Tallinn and Tartu

Week I in Riga - Latvia: Society, Politics and Economy 1-7 July
Week II in Tallinn - Estonian Business Environment 8-14 July
Week III in Tartu - EU-Russian Relations 15-21 July

Each week the lectures/seminars will be held from Monday to Friday. In the afternoons there will study trips to state establishments, NGOs and/or enterprises or culture programme.

Programme consists:

- Lectures and seminars will be provided by t1he professors of the participating universities.
- Study visits to governmental institutions, enterprises and/or NGOs.
- Cultural programme introduces Latvian and Estonian society, culture and history in a wider perspective.
- Self-study: 2-weeks prior to the start of the programme all participants will be forwarded readings which they need to work through by the start of the programme.

Course leader

Ms. Mari-Ann Susi, email:

Target group

The programme is designed for BA and MA level students with study background in political and social sciences, business and economics, international relations, area studies etc.

Course aim

The aim of this programme is to introduce the crucial changes in two Baltic societies, brought up by the collapse of communism. The programme will introduce the challenges and achievements of social, economic and political reforms and their past, present and future impacts on local as well as on international scale. Students will learn of state-of-the-art achievements generated by quick and efficient transformation from state-controlled economic system into free market economy.

Fee info

EUR 1985: Fee includes registration, tuition with study visits and cultural programme, accommodation with breakfast and transportation during the programme between the countries (Latvia-Estonia) and cities. Students are responsible for their travel from their home country to Riga and from Tartu to their home country.