Deadline for Applications: June 26, 2018
*** Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries ***
The Aleksanteri Institute, the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Helsinki, invites international students from all countries to participate in the Helsinki Summer School course Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries, on 7 – 23 August 2018. The course focuses on the current challenges of democracy and the rule of law in the Eastern members of the EU. It provides students with multidisciplinary approaches to study political and societal problems that hinder democratic conduct and undermine the common future of the European community. The course examines central issues related to governance, populism, nationalism, corruption, poverty, xenophobia, Roma population, environment and gender-related questions. The students will gain a broad overview of current societal and political developments in Eastern European EU countries.
Helsinki Summer School is a three-week academic event organised every August by the University of Helsinki, one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary, research-oriented universities renowned for its high quality teaching, research and innovation. It offers 19 courses that cover a wide range of academic fields and multidisciplinary topics. The courses are designed to challenge and inspire students in a learning environment that promotes equality.
Each year Helsinki Summer School gives advanced degree students from over 60 countries an unforgettable experience that combines high academic studies with a wide range of cultural and social activities. The language of study is English and the credits are transferable.
Helsinki Summer School is open to applicants from all over the world. The application deadline is 26 June 2018. For more information about the Helsinki Summer School, courses and fees, please visit: www.helsinkisummerschool.fi
For more information about the course Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries: http://www.helsinkisummerschool.fi/courses/course/problems-of-democracy-in-the-eastern-eu-countries/