Intensive study programmes

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The intensive study programmes promote structured transnational cooperation linked to the above mentioned four teaching and research themes and are utilized in the development of the new and innovative curricula. Bringing together students and teachers to work together intensively in a multinational and multidisciplinary setting brings new perspectives on the topic studied. Furthermore, the intensive study programmes provide teaching staff with the possibility of exchanging views on teaching content, new curricula approaches, innovative teaching methods, development of joint courses and curriculum.


Summer School in Ljubljana – Enhancing Governance in Small States: Migration Crisis and Contemporary Challenges
20 August – 27 August 2017

The summer school was hosted by the Faculty of Administration at the University of Ljubljana in August 2017 under the heading „Enhancing Governance in Small States: Migration Crisis and Contemporary Challenges“. Twenty students from all the universities in the consortium took part in this one week programme that not only gave students insights into governance challenges related to the migration crisis in Europe, but also allowed the partners to develop the teaching material used in the curriculums created by the project. The Ljubljana summer school’s main focus was on teaching and research themes two and four: „Small states addressing the migration crisis“ and „Small states and the challenges of good governance“.



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Small State Summer School in Reykjavík 19 June – 1 July 2017 and 18 June – 30 June 2018 

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The consortium hosted two intensive study programs in Iceland, in the summer of 2017 and 2018. 21 students from all partner-schools attended each programme. The 2017 summer school was held in collaboration with the newly established Höfði Reykjavik Peace Centre and had a specific focus on refugees and immigration challenges in Europe. The 2018 school was the last intensive programme hosted by the project. Its aim was to combine different disciplines targeted in this project allowing the partnership to demonstrate how small state studies have been incorporated into different fields.


Small States Winter School in Vilnius – Economic Security and Foreign Policy in Small States: Challenges and Opportunities
29 January – 2 February 2018

In January 2018 the consortium hosted an intensive study programme at Vilnius University in Lithuania. The programme focused on foreign policy and economic security matters while also addressing the legal challenges small states face in the international community, thus linking together TRT 1 and TRT 3. The school served as an integral part in allowing partner researchers to develop their teaching in the the two teaching and research themes that the programme focused on. In addition students from these disciplines were introduced to the insights of small state studies and given training in how to apply its viewpoint to their research and future teaching.