Interesting events during summer

Dear Tartu law student,

We are sending you information about several events scheduled during this summer/early fall which we hope will be of interest to you. These projects are open for thinkers of all levels; thus, we wholeheartedly encourage Tartu BA/MA/PhD students/candidates to consider applying for one (or more) of these opportunities — to sharpen and to expand your interests.

Two more comments: (1) Our apologies if (some of) these events are ones which already have been brought to your attention (and one is very late notice from us; sorry but: Meglio tarde che mai); and (2) Please feel free (feel ‘encouraged’, in fact) to share these with others…”the more the merrier”, right?

Health Law:

1. June 17–28: “Riga-Summer Course on European Health Law & Ethics” (Riga). This should be of particular interest since there are a few scholarships still available for UT law students; designed to explain and to examine European Union health law as well as the role of the Council of Europe human rights law in health care (informed consent, privacy, medical research, genetics, organ donation, etc.). Although the deadline for the registration is indicated as 1 March on the website, Prof. den Exter (Erasmus University Rotterdam) recently mentioned to us that some places still are open for Tartu students. 


2. June 24–July 5: “Summer School on Health Law and Ethics” (Rotterdam, also from the vision of Prof. den Exter). Designed to enhance the preparation of professionals confronted with legal and ethical issues. The course focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects of health law and ethics.


Cross-Border Conflicts:

3.  June 15-22: Summer School on Civil Society in Cross-Border Conflicts: (Tbilisi).  To promote cross-border tolerance and understanding and to expand the political space for reconciliation and compromise in the Caucasus region while relying to the positive experiences from the rest of the world, including Estonia.



4. September 18–September 24: “Changing Policies and Cultures in Europe and Russia: Environment, Resources, Energy” (Tartu).  This one-week intensive ‘Autumn School’ seeks to provide a general and multidisciplinary understanding of the region’s cultural, political and economic specificities in terms of energy policies.

(Facebook event page:

Comparative Law:

5. September 24–September 30: “Late Summer School of Comparative Law” (Vilnius). Focuses on comparative approaches to intellectual property law – especially in the field of IT Law. The course is 275Lt (80 Euro); the formal application deadline is 3 June. This communication is just on the border (once again, sorry for that); but motivated students from Tartu still should submit an application.

See the PDF file or Facebook page:

Please direct any questions which you may have directly to the organizers of the event(s) which interest(s) you.

Risa Teshigahara

MA Student, EU-RUSSIA Studies
Euro College, University of Tartu
Research Assistant of Professor Simons