Advanced Programme in European Law and Economics

Deadline:  08 July 2019
Open to: professionals from public administration, NGOs and academia with at least 2 years of professional experience
Tuition fee: the programme is free of charge


The Advanced Programme was developed for professionals coming from the European Neighbourhood Policy Countries, Central Asia and the Western Balkans. Over a period of 12 weeks, it provides a comprehensive training on the legal, economic and political functioning of the European Union (EU). In addition, the Programme includes a week-long study visit to Brussels and Luxembourg for in-person meetings in the European Parliament, the European Commission, the European External Action Service, the Court of Justice of the EU and other EU institutions.

Mandatory courses:

•    European Union Law
•    Challenges to Democracies
•    European Political Economy 
•    Economic Development and International Trade
•    International Law
•    European Integration

Elective courses:

•    Fundamental Rights
•    International Sales Law
•    Project Management for the Public Sector
•    Economic Crisis Management
•    Society and Social Issues in the European Union
•    Negotiation Techniques
•    National Policy Development
•    Legal Drafting and Legal Certainty
•    Modern Taxation, Health and Social Policy
•    Budget Planning
•    Good Governance, Fraud and Corruption

Each course is awarded 1.5 ECTS.


The following documents have to be submitted in the online system to apply:

•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Description of present job function
•    Motivation letter
•    Copies of university diplomas
•    Recommendation letter from current employer
•    Confirmation of the ability to undertake studies in English

Participating countries or specific regions are decided upon by the Programme donors.
The eligible countries for the Spring 2019 session are:

•    Armenia
•    Azerbaijan
•    Belarus
•    Georgia
•    Moldova
•    Kazakhstan
•    Kyrgystan
•    Tajikistan
•    Turkmenistan
•    Ukraine
•    Uzbekistan

Tuition fee

The programme is free of charge.

The covered costs include:

•    Study process and materials 
•    Travel to and from Riga, including insurance 
•    Accommodation in Riga
•    Travel to and from Brussels and Luxembourg, including insurance
•    Accommodation in Brussels and Luxembourg
•    Daily subsistence for everyday needs


Deadline of application: 08 July 2019 23:59 Europe/Riga time

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, please write to:

The official web-page.