Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

15.8.2017 at 09:00 - 2.11.2017 at 23:59


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

Wed 8.11.2017
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 9.11.2017
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 15.11.2017
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 16.11.2017
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 22.11.2017
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 23.11.2017
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 29.11.2017
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 30.11.2017
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 7.12.2017
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 14.12.2017
12:15 - 13:45


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: Lecture on 13 Dec is moved to 14 Dec, time remains the same.

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

This course will give an introduction to environmental policy and sustainable development in post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe. The students will gain an understanding of the influence of the socialist legacy, transition and EU accession on current environmental governance in the region while also getting to know the concepts of sustainable development and environmental politics. They should be able to apply these into practical cases in fields such as pollution, energy, agriculture and environmental protection. In addition, the students will have improved their skills at contextualising inter- disciplinary problems and appraising complex policy-making processes.

Järjestetään lukuvuosittain

The course will proceed from an introduction to environmental policy and sustainable development to the particular aspects of environment in socialism, transition and post-socialism. In addition, it will discuss specific themes of environment and natural resources, pointing out inter-connections and conflicts.

1. Environmental policy and sustainable development

2. Environment under socialism

3. Transition: Activism, market economy and new environmental politics

4. EU accession and the environment

5. Civil society development and the environment

6. Pollution equals jobs: Problems of sustainable development

7. Climate change and international agreements

8. Sustainable energy policy

9. Water, food and security

10. Group discussion: Sustainable development in CEE

3 ECTS: Lectures 20 h, obligatory reading and weekly assignments

5 ECTS: Lectures 20 h, obligatory reading and an essay of 10-12 pages

Assessment: active participation, obligatory readings, weekly assignments (3 ECTS) or essay (5 ECTS)

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.

Contact person: ECEBB Planning Officer

ECEBB courses 2017-2018

The course can also be accepted as: XAK350I, XIK251, KUKA-IK508, ALKU-305, ALKU-313

Reading and other eventual material will be posted to Moodle (a virtual learning environment used at the University of Helsinki). ECEBB/Ukrainian Studies Planning Officer will send instructions how to log in for those who have registered to the course. NB: Moodle instructions will be sent to your University of Helsinki email address (Helsinki.fi).

Teacher: Emma Hakala, PhD Candidate, Aleksanteri Institute & Political History, University of Helsinki