Deadline: 1 July 2014
Open to: representatives of civil society and public officials from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Venue: 15 September-15 December 2014, in Riga, Latvia
Advanced Programme in European Law and Economics for Eastern Partnership Region and Central Asia is a special 12-week full-time training programme, funded by the Latvian government, offering education and practical knowledge transfer for public officials and representatives of civil society from the European Union Eastern Neighbourhood, including Eastern Partnership region and Central Asia.
The programme will focus on the understanding of the legal, economic and political aspects within the European Union framework, using an interdisciplinary approach that is based on both teaching and practical experience through group activities and experience-sharing study visits. The objective of the programme is to provide a training that is useful with regard to the relations between the EU and its Eastern Neighbourhood, and also to provide a knowledge transfer that is based on Latvia’s experience as a member of the EU. Riga Graduate School of Law will provide programme supervision in cooperation with the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Participants will obtain 18 ECTS credits that may be recognised when continuing in the Masters programmes at RGSL and at other cooperating educational institutions.
Public officials and representatives of civil society from the European Union Eastern Neighbourhood, including Eastern Partnership region and Central Asia can apply. In 2014 the programme countries include: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
The programme is for participants free of any costs. Travel costs to Riga, accommodation during the 12 week period of the programme, as well as a modest per diem for living expenses in Riga will be covered by the Latvian Government.
Applications should be submitted online together with all required documents:
- Motivation letter;
- Description of present job function;
- Curriculum vitae, which should include at least 2-3 years of professional experience;
- Copies of university diplomas;
- Recommendation letter;
- Confirmation of the ability to undertake studies in English.
The deadline for submitting the applications is 1 July 2014. The selection committee will announce the results by 15 July 2014 and will select group of 15 participants who will be admitted to the programme.
For further information please visit the official website.