The autumn session of the Online Intensive Programme in European Law and Economics at the Riga Graduate School of Law concluded on 17 December 2021. Training programme financed by the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United States of America was acquired online by 100 young professionals from 20 countries and territories of the European Union’s Eastern Neighbourhood Policy region, Central Asia and the Western Balkans.
“I would like to think of everyone in this programme as a leader of change. By deciding to join the programme you already changed something in your personal and professional lives, and on behalf of RGSL I am glad that we are part of these changes,” said Ieva Rācenāja, Director of Riga Graduate School of Law, in her concluding remarks to the graduates.
“Our experience in running capacity building projects shows that they also serve as a start of special and valuable friendship among yourselves – both professionally and privately. Therefore, we encourage you to stay in touch with each other and most importantly – stay in touch with us. We would like to follow your professional success, to hear your feedback, share our news with you and we are certain that we will meet you in person soon enough either here in Latvia or in your home countries.”
Ieva Rācenāja also thanked the programme’s long term partners – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and Government of the United States of America, as well the programme consortium – University of Latvia, Latvian Institute of International Affairs and European Institute of Public Administration.
The online Intensive Programme ran for 12 weeks. It brought together professionals representing public administration, civil society and the academic sector from 20 countries and territories in the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy region, Central Asia, and the Western Balkans – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, North Macedonia, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine.
The Riga Graduate School of Law has been successfully implementing its interdisciplinary programmes in European Law and Economics in priority regions designated by Latvia since 2014 in partnership with the University of Latvia, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, and the European Institute of Public Administration.
The programmes are financed from the development assistance policy funds earmarked in the budget of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with contributions attracted from the USA. Besides, courses under the RGSL programmes have previously been supported by Sweden, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland.
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