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The Department of Political Science of the University of Latvia opens the selection for study within the framework of a one-semester English-language intensive training module on European studies (the Young Professionals`School) in Riga.
The Department of Political Science of the University of Latvia opens the selection for study within the framework of a one-semester English-language intensive training module on European studies (the Young Professionals`School) in Riga.
 
Training period: from September 20 to December 18, 2020.
 
The module consists of two integrated parts:
1. European studies - Foreign Affairs
2. European studies - Domestic Affairs.
 
The module is designed for students from Ukraine.
 
This project focuses on mutual exchange of experience, especially on political processes in Latvia and Ukraine, taking into account the peculiarities of Ukraine's European integration.
 
The University of Latvia, with the support of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will cover the costs of selected students for transfer to Riga and back (economy class round trip), tuition and health insurance, and will provide a monthly stipend of € 370 to support daily living expenses and living in student dormitory.
 
To take part in the selection:
 
- Those interested should send an e-mail to iveta.reinholde@lu.lv a letter of application for participation in the competition, a motivation letter, a resume and an extract with grades no later than June 7, 2020.
 
- After the organizers of the competition receive your applications, they will arrange online interviews (in Skype or Zoom) with potential candidates in the period from 10 to 20 June 2020.
 
- Selected candidates will be notified of enrollment in the program by June 30, 2020.
 
However, due to uncertainties related to COVID-19, enrolled students will receive regular organizational information about Young Professionals`School.
 
Within this intensive, students will receive credit points (ECTS), which will be guaranteed by special certificates of the University of Latvia.
 
The following English language courses are planned, which provide a total of 24 ECTS:
- Governance and management of the European Union (6 ECTS);
- Europeanization: from partnership to membership (6 ECTS);
- Foundation of the European Union (6 ECTS);
Seminars:
- Politics and policy in Latvia (3 ECTS);
- Strategic communication and public diplomacy (3
ECTS).
 
Additional courses may also be introduced.
 
So we wish you success in the selection!