VII Cross border Cooperation Summer School 13-17 August 2012.

07. August 2012

Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation has been organizing cross-border cooperation summer schools since 2004.

The current Summer School takes place on 13-17 August in Tartu, Estonia with the filed trips to the Lake Peipsi communities. Around 25  experts from Norwegian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Russian, Ukrainian  NGOs, local municipalities,  and high educational institutions are expected in Tartu. 

Cross-Border Cooperation Summer School covers  diverse topics starting from the EU cross-border cooperation policies and ending with collective memories of borderlands. Geographically the main focus is on Baltic  and Barents Sea Region; presenting the case studies of Norwegian-Russian, Finnish-Russian, Estonian-Russian, Lithuanian-Russian and Ukrainian border regions.  The presenters of the summer school attempt to cover not only intergovernmental relations but also non-governmental activities such as civil society and high educational organizations  in border areas.   

Moreover the participants will visit the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Branch Office in Tartu; in addition meetings with Tartu, Kallaste, Mustvee and Narva  town administration representatives will be organized. The field trip to the Estonian-Russian border communities will enrich the participants’ practical experience and they will have opportunity to know local people and culture.   The summer school will provide an efficient contribution to closer contacts and facilitate the initiation of joint projects on the cross-border regions, enhanced collaboration between officials and researchers and help to better promote the region externally. 

The summer school is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers NotaBENe project, Estonian Development cooperation Programme.


For more information

Margit Säre

Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation

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