Are you interested in gaining a complex view of the key issues that determine the state of democracy globally as well as regionally? Do you want to understand the role of contemporary illiberal power structures, populism, biopolitics or the political use of history in the evolution of democracy? How about comprehending the significance of change and continuity of underlying area specific societal developments?
We kindly invite you to apply for the intensive course „Democracy in Crisis? Polish up your theoretical and methodological tools for studying the East of Europe“ which will take place from the 28th of November to the 4th of December 2021 in Vilnius.
The course includes lectures on:
This is an opportunity to learn to use a wide multidisciplinary toolkit and improve inter/transdisciplinary thinking. You will be a part of an international group of students and will improve your oral and teamwork skills, debating skills, interview techniques and scientific writing.
You will experience that learning can be fun!
Structure and completion
The seven-day intensive course will consist of different study formats (e.g. lectures, workshops, NGO café, group work, individual work, and a fieldtrips). Students are required to:
Applications and expenditures
The intensive course is jointly conducted by the
The course is part of the Nordplus funded project “Baltic-Nordic Network for the Advancement of Methodology in Area Studies (BAMSE 2020)”. You can find more info at the BAMSE network website.
Master’s students and advanced bachelor’s students of the universities listed above can apply. There are five places per university, except for the Vilnius University, from where 10 students can participate. Participants are selected by respective universities.
There are no tuition fees. Students from Latvia, Estonia and Finland receive a BAMSE 2020 grant for travel and living expenses. Accommodation will be arranged by the Vilnius University. Participants are expected to take care of their insurance themselves.
The course can be accepted to the following study programs:
University of Latvia
University of Tartu
University of Helsinki / Aleksanteri Institute
Note: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we might have to move the course online depending on the pandemic situation.
A letter of motivation (max. one page) together with your CV and academic transcript needs to be submitted in order to apply untill the 10th of October. Please send your application via email attached as one PDF file to the contact person of your university. Give the following title to your email: “Vilnius intensive course 2021 application”.