The school is organized in the framework of project “Establishing of the EU Center in the Barents region of Russia” with financial support from EU. More than 40 persons participate in it. The Russian representatives are from Petrozavodsk and St. Petersburg and foreign representatives are from Finland, France, the USA, Hungary, Slovenia and Canada.
Kulikovskaya L.Y., director of the Institute of International Programs of PetrSU, the head of the Center of EU in Barents Euro-Arctic region Lassi Heininen, the Arctic politics professor of the University of Lapland, and Tepani Kaakkuriniemi, head of the educational programs of Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki, made an opening speech to welcome the participants.
The students of the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Philology and the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of PetrSU and the students of the University of Lapland (Finland), the University of Eastern Finland (Finland), the University of Tampere (Finland), Paris Descartes University (France) has already attended 2 lections: «Making Sense of Historical Time and Space for Karelia: Discrepancy of Meanings and Meanings of discrepancy» (I.M. Solomesh, acting Head of Department of the Northern European Countries History of the Faculty of History of PetrSU); and «Sovereignty and federalism» (Tepani Kaakkuriniemi).
In the second half of the day the students had an opportunity to discuss the themes of the lections in working groups and to do professors’ tasks.
A whole week of interesting presentations and essential discussions with the lectors from St. Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, Finland and France is ahead.