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CertificateIntensive Programme in European Law and Economics

Overview

The Intensive Programme is developed for professionals from public administration, NGOs and academia. During six weeks, the programme provides comprehensive training on the legal, economic and political functioning of the European Union (EU). In addition, the Programme includes a week-long study visit to Brussels and Luxembourg for in-person meetings in the European Parliament, the European Commission, the European External Action Service, the Court of Justice of the EU and other EU institutions.

The Intensive Programme in European Law and Economics is implemented by Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, the government of Switzerland, the Swedish Institute and the government of the United States of America.

The academic and professional backgrounds of the Programme lecturers are varied and include extensive international experience. They represent the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, the University of Latvia and the European Institute for Public Administration.

Participating countries or specific regions are decided upon by the Programme donors.

Eligible country for the Spring 2020 session is: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Palestine, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Programme structure

The programme is composed of three sections: legal, economic and political, each including two separate courses.

Each course has teaching for 7 hours per day, including seminars, study visits, special events and class preparation. The weekly workload is estimated at 35 hours, and each course corresponds to 1.5 ECTS credits. Participants may also choose an elective English language support during the main modules.

Depending on the study curriculum, the study visits may include experience sharing with institutions such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Finance, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Parliament, the Constitutional Court, and the Supreme Court.

Apply now! Short duration course 2020/21
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 26, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Short duration course 2020/21
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 26, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States