The Centre for Small State Studies and Vilnius University offer an intensive five day winter course sponsored by an Erasmus+ grant, focusing on the changes in the security environment after the annexation of Crimea and their impact on small states in Europe January 24 – 30, 2016.
The Small States Winter School 2016 is part of a larger Erasmus+ strategic partnership project. The Centre for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland is the lead partner, with five other universities participating in the project: The University of Copenhagen, Vilnius University, Tallinn University of Technology, University of St. Andrews and the University of Malta. Students from all six partner-schools will be attending the Small States Winter School in Vilnius.
The six higher education institutions have been developing close cooperation in the field of small state studies. The grant is used to organize summer schools, seminars, student mobility and to develop cooperation with regard to teaching. The University of Malta, in cooperation with the Centre for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland, hosted the first open seminar of the project in May 2015 and the next seminar is scheduled for April 15 in Tallinn, Estonia.