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CertificateAdvanced Programme in European Law and Economics

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Advanced Programme, Spring 2020 session begins on March 31 and ends on June 19. It is funded by the government of Latvia together with the government of Norway, in cooperation with the governments of the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America. It is offered with a special focus on the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries and Central Asia.

During more than 20 years, Latvia has accumulated huge and unique experience and expertise in the field of European integration that can be valuable for countries wishing to expand their international relations. The Advanced Programme will offer an excellent opportunity for the representatives of the various countries to learn from the experience of Latvia and other donors. It will offer practical support to the efforts of the ENP countries and Central Asia and engage in international relations, including cooperation and development of relations with the European Union.

The specific beneficiary countries covered are set for each programme period by an agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the other donors.

The eligible countries for the Spring 2020 session are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Riga Graduate School of Law will provide Programme supervision in cooperation with the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the consultation of the international donors. Programme participants will benefit from additional support from partners that include the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, the University of Latvia, and the European Institute for Public Administration.

Programme structure

Total Programme duration is 12 weeks that is divided into 4 modules of 3 weeks. During each module, the participants will follow 3 courses, which normally cover 1 week each, and which during the third module also include a study visit abroad.

During a normal week, in class teaching covers 3 days, with 1 day set aside for visits related to the subject matter of the course and 1 day set aside for special events, such as high profile guest speakers as well as cultural events, so as to ensure a comprehensive approach to the learning of both theory and practice.

During the in-class part of each teaching period, participants will have teaching for 7 hours per day, and the excursions and special events, together with class preparation, are calculated also to cover on average 7 hours per day. Thus the weekly workload is estimated at 35 hours, which leads to the award of 1.5 ECTS credits per course.

English language support is offered as an elective with 4 hours per week throughout most of the programme. After each module, participants are requested to provide feedback on the courses and teaching, as well as the organisation of events, which is used for the continuous development of the programme.

Upon completion of the Programme, participants receive a special Certificate, allowing for later possible conversion, at the personal expense of the students, toward a full Masters degree.

Cost coverage for the participants will include travel to Riga and accommodation during the 12 week period of the programme, a per diem for living expenses in Riga, as well as study visits.
Participants are expected to contribute in the form of active participation and full dedication to the programme during the 12 weeks.

Apply now! Short duration course 2020/21
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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Short duration course 2020/21
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States