Every six months, in February and in July, the Jean Monnet Department organizes two-day intensive courses on the most pressing problems of European integration and the most important issues of the relations between the European Union and Russia.
During the two days, some of the best specialists in European studies in Russia, members of the Jean Monnet Department, associate professors of the European Studies Department of the SIR (School of International Relations) SPbSU tell participants about the topical problems of European integration, the institutional architecture of the EU, its economy and politics, its external relations and relations with Russia.
The courses are held on Friday and Saturday, taking into account the busy schedule of course participants working in business, non-profit sector, municipal and regional authorities, participants teaching in universities and schools in St. Petersburg and the region. The courses also suggest the possibility of participation of master’s students and post-graduate students of various St. Petersburg higher educational institutions.
In addition to the classical lectures, the intensive courses programme assumes interactive forms of learning, so the number of participants is usually limited to twenty. As a rule, the quantity of applications outnumber the quantity of vacant places, which forces the organizers to conduct some selection in such a way that the interests of the candidates selected for participation coincide to the greatest extent (potential participants indicate their interests when filling out registration forms).
Winter Intensive Courses in 2018
The work of the second winter school on European integration and topical problems of relations "The European Union and the relations between Russia and the European Union today" was completed. The main listeners of the school were representatives of the city administration and municipal bodies, as well as members of non-governmental organizations, teachers of the city"s universities, entrepreneurs. read more
Winter Intensive Courses in 2017
February 8-9, 2017, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Saint-Petersburg State University conducted intensive courses "The European Union and relations between Russia and the EU today." read more
Winter Intensive Courses in 2016
The Winter school "European Union and relations between Russia and the European Union today" took place at St. Petersburg state University on February 9-10. The major participants in the event were teachers, business representatives, as well as young researchers from among international relations students of SPbSU. Project "J. Monnet Centre of Excellence", which is being implemented at the SPbSU Department of European studies, allows providing information and methodological support to researchers dealing with the issues of the European Union. read more
Summer intensive Courses in 2014
July 4-5, 2014, the Sixth Intensive Course "European Union and Russia-EU Relations Today" was held at the Faculty of International Relations. This summer we talked about the crisis in relations between Moscow and Brussels and the prospects for their development. Traditionally, not only St. Petersburg businessmen and university professors, representatives of the nonprofit sector and government bodies showed interest in the courses, but also employees of the universities of Moscow, Rostov-on-Don and, most importantly, Kiev. read more
Winter Intensive Courses in 2014
On January 31 and February 1, 2014, the fifth intensive courses "The European Union and Russia"s Relations with the EU Today" were held at the Faculty of International Relations. Given the current heightened interest in the WTO, we repeated the themes of last year"s winter courses and again touched on the role of the WTO in the process of European integration and in the relations between the European Union and Russia. read more
Summer Intensive Courses European Union and EU-Russia Relations - 2013
On July 5 and 6, 2013, the regular summer intensive courses "The European Union and EU-Russia Relations Today" were held at the School of International Relations. This meeting was devoted to comparing the processes of European and Eurasian integration and analyzing the extent to which the EU experience is used to develop the Eurasian Union and, in particular, the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. We are very pleased that representatives of business, government authorities, non-profit organizations and teachers of higher educational institutions, not only of St. Petersburg and the region, but also Rostov-on-Don, took part in the courses. read more
Winter Intensive Courses in 2013
On January 25 and 26, 2013, the regular intensive winter courses "The European Union and EU-Russia Relations Today" were held at the School of International Relations. This meeting was devoted to the role of the WTO in the process of European integration and in the relations of the European Union and Russia. We are very pleased that this time among the participants of the courses there were representatives of business, non-profit sector, municipal authorities and higher education not only of St. Petersburg and the region, but also Moscow, Rostov-on-Don and Kazan. read more
Summer Intensive Cources European Union and EU-Russia Relations - 2012
On July 6 and 7, 2012, the Summer Intensive Courses "European Union and Russia-EU Relations Today" were held at the Faculty of International Relations. This meeting was devoted to the modernization of relations between Moscow and Brussels, the Partnership for the sake of modernization in 2010, its first political and economic results, as well as the prospects for modernization in the context of Russia"s internal processes and the EU and the relationship between the two partners. read more
Winter Intensive Courses in 2012
The first courses "The European Union and EU-Russia Relations Today" were held on January 27 and 28, 2012. 20 people took part in the courses, among the participants there were St. Petersburg businessmen, employees of municipal authorities of St. Petersburg, Leningrad region and Vyborg, representatives of non-profit organizations and teaching staff of St. Petersburg and even Rostov-on-Don universities. More than 80 applications were submitted for participation in the courses, and the selection of participants was carried out in such a way that the interests of the applicants for participation in the courses coincided to the greatest extent. read more