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University of Tartu online course 2023

Are you interested to widen your knowledge about the context of the Eastern Partnership and EU-Russia relations? Would you like to know more about Russia’s perception of the Eastern Partnership and European Neighbourhood Policy as well as the impact and results of the Eastern Partnership on the participating countries? 

Join our brand-new e-course "Impact of Changing EU-Russia Relations on the Development of Eastern Partnership" launched by the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies (University of Tartu) and meet our lecturers in the virtual classroom! The MOOC is worth 1 ECTS and runs from 06.03.2023 to 09.04.2023.


What will you learn during the course?

During the course you are going to learn about:

  • the key concepts, institutional and historical developments related to the establishment and evolution of Eastern Partnership;
  • Russia’s perception of the Eastern Partnership and European Neighbourhood Policy;
  • the impact and results of the Eastern Partnership on the participating countries and EU-Russia relations;
  • the current and future state of the Eastern Partnership.


Why should you take this course?

By enrolling in the course, you will have access to video lectures from academicians and practitioners, specializing in regional studies and EU-Russia relations. There will also be academic commentary and round-table discussions from academic representatives from the region (such as Ukraine and Armenia) aimed at providing specific perspectives on different case studies in understanding the context of the Eastern Partnership.  The participants will also be able to benefit from a wide variety of readings, course supporting and interactive materials as well as a vibrant and international online community of peers with whom they can learn together and interact throughout the course. Upon successful completion of the MOOC, the participants will also receive a free digital certificate from the University of Tartu. 


Do you need any prior knowledge? 

Basic knowledge of the process of European integration and EU terminology is suggested. In addition, participants should have at least basic web communication skills and basic familiarity of using digital tools for information searching and learning. Participants should be able to work independently; and be able to work and contribute to a discussion in a multicultural online environment.  


Course schedule and deadlines:  

The course takes place fully online, on the learning management system of the University of Tartu – Moodle. Please note that all video lectures of the course are pre-recorded. Participants can watch the videos on the course page at the time of their convenience, provided they can meet course deadlines. 


Register here (before March 2, 2023)


For additional information: please contact Anna Beitane,  

The course is developed within the framework of the Jean Monnet Module ‘Neighbourhood, Enlargement, and Regionalism in Europe’ (NearEU) with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

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