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Riga Summer School 2017 Welcomes Applications
Jānis Tamužs
15.03.2017

Call for applications for participation in Riga Summer School 2017 is now open. The Department of Communication Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Latvia organizes an international summer school for students from all over the world in the Latvian capital from August 1 – 13, 2017. Some scholarships are available for students for participation in Riga Summer School 2017. The application deadline is 23:59 on May 20, 2017.

This seventh edition of Riga Summer School will have two directions: traditionally for journalism, media and film students it will feature a hands-on documentary filmmaking program, which will focus on media and information literacy issues; and in parallel a program for information science and librarianship students and young professionals will be organized with emphasis on UN Agenda 2030 in Libraries and library contributions towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In addition to lectures and workshops, the participants of the Riga Summer School will have an opportunity to work in small creative teams on their own creative short film projects. Media students will focus on creating short documentaries about media and information literacy in Riga, but librarianship students will work on creating audiovisual and visual materials on SDGs that can later be used by libraries. In addition, the summer school will also feature a rich social and cultural program for all participants in Riga and other locations in Latvia. 

The participation fee for the Riga Summer School is 500 EUR, including tuition, accommodation, local travel and meals. Participation fee should be paid after receipt of confirmation on your acceptance into the program, which should be expected by the end of May. The transportation to and from Riga, Latvia is not included in the price. Information about scholarships can be found on the Riga Summer School website.

All interested students are invited to apply until May 20, 2017 via online application on Riga Summer School website. Detailed information and the electronic application form, as well as films and photos from previous years are available on Riga Summer School Facebook page and website.

Info, photos, videos and application form: www.rigasummerschool.eu.

Media contact: Kaspars Rūklis, Executive Director of Riga Summer School, Kaspars.Ruklis@gmail.com or 0037129405048