Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) will launch the fifth session of the Advanced Programme in Law and Economics on 26 September 2016 with a group of 17 participants from eight countries. Programme director Peter Gjortler explains that “RGSL will launch the fifth session of the Advanced Programme, where participants will share their experience and learn more about European Union and international relations, economics, and law. The programme includes study visits to Latvian institutions and also to European and national institutions Brussels and Luxembourg. The study visits will provide practical experience to enhance the learning achieved on the programme, which the participants may apply in their homelands”. The Advanced Programme has 12-week duration and this autumn participants will come from Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Latvia, Moldova and Ukraine, financed by the governments of Latvia and Norway. In addition to the Advanced Programme, RGSL will later this autumn operate the 6-week Intensive Programme, financed by the governments of Latvia and USA. The objective of both programmes is to provide training that is useful with regard to relations between on the one hand the international community and the European Union and on the other hand the European Neighbourhood Countries, Central Asia and Western Balkans. Delivery of both programmes is supported by the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA), Latvian Institute for International Affairs, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and University of Latvia. The opening ceremony of the fifth session of the Advanced Programme in Law and Economics will take place on 26 September at 10:00 at the RGSL premises. Opening speeches will be delivered by incoming rector Mel Kenny and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.