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STEPIN Module 2016

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STEPIN - Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Module, University of Tampere

Stepping Stones to Working Life in the Field of EU-Russia Relations (STEPIN) is a bridge between the final stages of university studies at the Master’s level and the professional life. STEPIN consists of an intensive, one-week tailor-made training course on EU issues (EU-Russia relations in particular) with special relevance to the students orienting themselves in the working life. Focusing on skills and knowledge in a transversal sense, the training course provides the students with a concrete introduction to professional life in the academia, research institutes, administration, policy-making and the private sector, NGOs and civil society. It emphasises learning by doing and active participation of the students, teaching staff and visitors, with the aim of increased familiarity with the expectations of potential employers, actual career paths and experiences, and deeper understanding of the relevance of the students’ expertise and skills and different ways of putting them to use.

The course will be organised for the second time on 4-8 April 2016. It is aimed at Master’s level students, particularly those writing their theses on topics related to the EU and/or Russia. The language of the course will be mainly English, with practical exercises conducted also in Finnish. During the week, the daily programme will run approximately from 10 am to 4 pm. Completing the course requires written work both before and after the week’s programme, and will give 5 ECTS (part of POLKVS32, or RES013).

Thematically, the course concentrates on EU-Russia relations. A public seminar on the possibilities of cooperation between the EU and Russia in the crisis in Syria starts the week. It is organised by students of the Master's Degree Programme in Russian and European Studies (RES). As to skills, special emphasis is put on communicating one's research to wider audiences, both through TV interviews and briefing papers. Specificities of the Russian media, control of information and use of disinformation will also be discussed. The participants will even simulate EU careers entry tests.

The number of participants will be limited to 10-15. Those interested in taking part are invited to send a letter of motivation that also includes information about the topic and stage of the applicant's Master's thesis to Jean Monnet Professor Hanna Ojanen by e-mail ( by 29 February at the latest.

With the support of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union.
The Jean Monnet Programme
is part of the EU's Erasmus+ Programme.
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