International Programme Analyses Local Governments in Baltic Region (Updated)


On 20 June – 1 July, a new intensive international study programme Local Governments in the Baltic Region: Present Challenges and Solutions will be taught in Kaunas, providing students with international experience and knowledge about local governments in the countries of the Baltic region.

In this intensive study programme worth 5 ECTS credits (3 Lithuanian credits), lecturers from Norway, Sweden, Latvia, Poland and Lithuania will introduce students to today’s local governments of the aforementioned countries. Only the students from these countries will be participating in the programme. 

The programme focuses on local governments as democratic institutions. Students, as representatives of the public sector, will review and analyze social services in the countries of the Baltic region. Another goal of the programme is to increase student and lecturer mobility among partner institutions. Local governments will be analyzed from multiple angles, including national rule, EU institutions and political networks).

Students wishing to receive 5 ECTS credits (or 3 Lithuanian credits) will have to write a paper (6-8 pages) in English until September 15, 2011.

This programme will be carried out in English.

Partners of the programme: Østfold University College (Norway), Oslo University College (Norway), Lindköping University (Sweden), Latvia University (Latvia), Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) and University of Economics and Innovation (Poland).

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