The Study Missions are part of an innovative training format designed to offer to university students the unique opportunity to deal with today’s most pressing challenges in international relations, going beyond what they have been learning during their academic career.
After the fall of the Soviet Union, and a period of deep economic and cultural crisis, the Russian Federation has regained its leading role in the international arena. Today Moscow is, along with Washington and Beijing, one of the three centers of world power.
Historically, Moscow has always been a pole of power centralization, as it was the capital of the USSR, the protagonist of the Cold War. Moscow kept its status of capital of the biggest country of the world since 1991.
Several elements define the influence of Russia in world politics: the permanent seat in the UN Security Council, the possession of the world biggest nuclear arsenal, its military industry and arms market and the leading position in oil and gas production make Moscow the best place for a Study Mission addressed to students who want to discover more about Europe’s ambivalent neighbor.
Moscow is also the biggest city of Europe and, with over 15mln inhabitants, it is characterized by a galvanizing dynamism. Restored Soviet monuments dominate the cityscape, alongside futuristic skyscrapers, which represent the revitalization of Russian power in Putin era.
Moscow is fierce of its cultural identity, which is nor European nor precisely Russian, but a mix coming from different regions of the former Soviet Union, which makes Moscow unique.
The WiP – Study Mission project will help students to understand the mechanisms of power of the Russian economic and political leadership and will orient participants to elaborate analysis on controversial topics: transatlantic relations with the US, Russian influence in foreign electoral processes and its role in war-torn countries.
The stay in Moscow will also be a unique opportunity to interact with Russia’s ruling class.
By the end of the program, students will have gained a deeper understanding of Europe’s most influential neighbor.
The goal of the project is to allow participants to open their minds and leave the pre-existing narrative behind. We will try to understand what obstacles hinder the cooperation with the EU and what are the future prospects, in light of the recent isolationist and populist tendencies, that seem to have taken hold all over the world, from the United States to Europe and look at Russia as the main political partner.
Participants will also have the opportunity to discover in practice how dialogue and collaboration constitute always an asset: the extraordinary economic and commercial partnership between Russia and the EU, despite the ongoing sanctions regime, make this relationship inevitable and – you will realize – even indispensable.
Participants will also have the opportunity to discover in parctice how dialogue and collaboration constitute always an asset: the extraordinary economic and commercial partnership between Russia and EU, despite the ongoing sanctions regime, make this relationship inevitable and – you will realize – even indispensable.
The structure of the WiP – Study Mission is divided into three parts:
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What is included in the participation fee?
Transport: Due to the historical value and efficiency of Moscow’s metro, it will be the preferred mean of transport from one meeting to another. In special cases, transfers by bus will be organized by EWEI.
What is not included in the participation fee?
The goal of eastwest European Institute is to involve students, selected on merit, providing them with specialized training, finalized to a career in diplomacy, international affairs, advocacy and international business.
EWEI scholarship credits will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:
It will not be asked any documents to prove the indicated criteria, but we will count on the responsible statements of the candidates.
To participate to the WiP – Study Mission, candidates must successfully pass a selection interview. Selection criteria will include the candidate’s motivation to participate in the program, their interest in international relations and a good level of English.
Interview results will be communicated to the applicants within 48 hours.
Candidates who successfully pass the interview will receive the Wip – Study Mission Service Contract via the email address indicated on their application form.
The student undertakes to pay the amount referred to in the contract (net of the scholarship awarded), by paying the above amount to the following bank details within 72 hours of subscription:
Wire transfers should be sent according to the following instructions:
UNICREDIT Bank S.p.A. – account number: IBAN IT 23 T 0200 8032 92000104987144
Any bank charges related to the cost of the transfer are charged to the student.
It is possible (upon request) to pay in installments the cost of participation. The installment payment method for the student will take place only via Wire transfer.
For additional information about Study Mission Moscow and how to participate, contact:
Email: [email protected]