08 November 2018 - 11 November 2018
Vyborg, Russian Federation

Lassi Heininen as invited keynote speaker at EU Study Week in Vyborg, Russia

European Union Study Weeks provide Russian students with most recent information on the EU, give opportunity to share experiences on EU in different areas, examine principles of EU–Russia relationships from a variety of angles, shed new light on this relationship, and to encourage further debate and networking.

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Some 30 senior graduate and postgraduate students from North-West Russia were selected to the EU Study Week in Vyborg. The participants are students and European experts working on international relations, economy, and politics.

The topics covered: 1) Quo vadis Europe: future of European integration, migration crisis, elections in Europe etc.; 2) Northern Dimension; 3) Arctic: interests and strategies of the main actors; 4) EU-Russia cross-border cooperation; 5) EU scholarships.

Watch Lassi Heininen's interview here

Since 1997, more than 60 EU Study Weeks have been organized all over Russia with over 2000 students and post graduate students participating the events. The alumni from this framework generally advance to high-level positions in the Federal Government, regional administrations, regional media and academic institutions.

This wide geographical approach has given a chance to hundreds of students and graduates of Russian universities to network with well-known experts, such as scientists, professors, journalists, business and NGO professionals, to discuss EU-Russia relations, as well as to discuss the most recent perspectives on local and regional topics like migration, media, responsible tourism etc.

The EU delegation to Russia has been running this project since 2007 in different cities spanning from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. The topics cover EU-Russia relationships, Reforming EU, Education and cooperation in science Challenges of the EU region Multicultural challenges and migration challenges in EU and Russia Conflicts of ethnic origin and their resolutions in EU and Russia EU foreign policy International relations and global problems

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