Short duration programmes

Intensive Programme in European Law and Economics

Programme duration
6 weeks
Study language
Official length of the programme in credits
9 ECTS credits
Tuition fee
Free of charge

Programme details

Participant profile

Programme is designed for professionals from public administration, NGOs and academia with at least 2 years of professional experience.


•    6 weeks of training 
•    Programme divided in 3 sections: legal, economic and political
•    2 courses in each section
•    Study visit to Luxembourg and Brussels 
•    Certificate received upon completion, allowing for later possible conversion toward a full Master's degree (at the personal expense of the students)


The following 6 courses are offered:

•    EU Law and Integration
•    Project Management for the Public Sector
•    National Policy Development and Good Governance
•    Fundamental Rights
•    Economic Crisis Management and the Rule of Law
•    International Relations and Economic Diplomacy

Each course is awarded 1.5 ECTS.

Fees & funding

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


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

Eligible countries

Participating countries or specific regions are decided upon by the Programme donors.
The eligible countries for the 2018 spring session are:

•   Albania
•   Armenia
•   Azerbaijan
•   Belarus
•   Bosnia and Herzegovina
•   Egypt
•   Georgia
•   The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
•   Moldova
•   Montenegro
•   Palestine
•   Serbia
•   Ukraine

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Key dates

Autumn 2018 session Graduation20 December 2018
Application deadline for the Autumn 2018 session3 September 2018
Opening of the Autumn 2018 session12 November 2018