Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

13.2.2018 at 09:00 - 21.3.2018 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Mon 26.3.2018
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 28.3.2018
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 9.4.2018
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 11.4.2018
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 16.4.2018
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 18.4.2018
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 23.4.2018
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 25.4.2018
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 2.5.2018
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 9.5.2018
10:15 - 11:45


All University of Helsinki degree and exchange students can take ECEBB modules and courses.

Aleksanteri Institute coordinates East Central European, Balkan and Baltic Studies (ECEBB). You can specialize in ECEBB in Bachelor’s Programme in Cultural Studies and the Master’s Programme in Area and Cultural Studies. ECEBB can also be taken as two study modules, ECEBB I (30 ECTS) and ECEBB II (15 ECTS).

NB 1: Teaching programme might be subject to changes and additions, so please check course-specific information before the start of the course.

NB 2: Registration is binding. In case you cannot participate, please cancel your participation in WebOodi. After end of registration time, contact the planning officer (see contact information below) for cancellation.

NB 3: New schedule has been updated!

Itäisen Keski-Euroopan, Balkanin ja Baltian tutkimuksen opintokokonaisuus 1.

The students will gain a broad overview of the various aspects of EU relations with the East. The course will discuss the process and consequences of the Eastern Partnership policy. The purpose is to cover also countries that are not on the agenda of the Partnership framework. We will investigate what is the relation of the Eastern Partnership countries intra-regionally and what are the common features and differences in their societal development. What is the relevance of Russian foreign policy changes on the choices of this region. The students will be acquainted with multidiscisplinary approaches and innovative pedagogical methods to understand the complexity of political and societal development of the area. The course will provide supplemental information to students who want to specialize in subjects and fields of research covered by the course.

Järjestetään lukuvuosittain

Topics elaborated in this course:

  • Eastern Partnership countries
    • Common development and differences of evolutionary paths
    • Advantages and challenges of the Partnership policy
    • Partnership policy from the target countries viewpoint
    • Partnership policy from the EU’s Eastern group’s point of view
    • Environmental cooperation between the EU and Partnership countries
  • Neighborhood and the goals of the EU in the region
    • Eurasian Union and the European Union
    • Energy- energy security
    • Post-conflict situation

Attendance, course readings, active participation in discussion and final exam.

Opintojaksossa käytettävä kirjallisuus määräytyy suoritettavan kurssin mukaan.

Opetusmenetelmät ja aktiviteetit määräytyvät kurssikohtaisesti. Palaute kerätään systemaattisesti.

Opintojakso arvostellaan asteikolla 0-5. Opintojakson arvosana määräytyy suoritustavan (esim. luentokurssi) mukaisesti määriteltyjen tehtävien, aktiivisuuden ja muiden suoritusvaatimusten perusteella. Arviointimenetelmät ovat kiinteässä yhteydessä osaamistavoitteisiin ja opintojakson opetusmenetelmiin.

The course is part of the Jean Monnet module "The East within Europe" that provides a fresh synthesis of Eastern European area studies and European integration studies. The project is funded by the European Union Erasmus+ Programme during 2015-2018.

The course can also be accepted as:

  • XAK350I, ALKU-303, ALKU-E313, ALKU-E319
  • 5 cr: 406706 Intercultural Competence - Interdisciplinary Perspectives to ICE (MKV320)

Reading and other eventual material will be posted to Moodle (a virtual learning environment used at the University of Helsinki). Moodle site will be published in the beginning of the course. Instructions how to log in will be sent for those who have registered to the course. NB: Moodle instructions will be sent to your University of Helsinki email address (Helsinki.fi).

Responsible teacher: Katalin Miklóssy, Senior Researcher, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki