2017 Winter school Stavropol

„European Integration and Anti-Corruption Studies in the Caucasus”

27 February – 4 March 2017, Stavropol
(Russian Federation)

North Caucasus Federal University as a part of the Jean Monnet Network "Developing European Studies in the Caucasus" (DESCnet) successfully held the second DESCnet Winter School on Anti-Corruption Studies in the Caucasus. The school was held from February 27 to March 4, 2017 and was hosted by the North Caucasus Federal University in Stavropol (Russian Federation).

The School was the first to take stock of experiences in fighting corruption in the socio-economic context of the Caucasus. The participants had an opportunity to study the experience of a variety of European countries in introducing innovative approaches to anti-corruption, e.g. e-governance, and new types of collective action models. An important part of the School were student projects, aimed at developing local solutions to the problem of corruption. 

The school brought together more than 20 students from Germany, Greece, Italy, Armenia, Georgia, Lebanon, Ghana, South Africa, Sudan, Pakistan, Uganda and Russia. Besides the study programme, the school offered its participants a rich cultural component, such as guided tours in Stavropol and vicinity, and a two-day study tour to the Karachay-Cherkess Republic. The academic workload of the school was 6 ECTS and working language of the school was  English.