TARGET GROUP | Experts and mid-level officials from Commonwealth of Independent States countries plus Georgia working for central banks and finance ministries, as well as for state secretariats for European affairs and economics ministries. Applicants are preferably involved with policy advice on international and legal matters, financial stability, and issues related to the European Union (EU) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
DESCRIPTION | This one-week course deals with economic and monetary integration in Europe with a special focus on the EU and the EAEU.
It covers a wide range of topics. The focus is on the experiences and lessons learned from crises, financing mechanisms and on experiences made in the various integration models.
It examines integration in both unions, including both a historical overview of EU integration as well as the outlook for the future after the crisis. It also covers the new financial architecture in the EU, regional financing instruments and mechanisms in the EU and the EAEU, together with the management of capital flows. Furthermore, the course examines the European Neighbourhood Policy, regional cooperation between both participant countries and the EU/EAEU, and possible strategies for the bridging of the two unions.