Riga Summer School 2017 Receives Applications from 20 Countries

Saturday 24 June 2017
Riga Summer School 2017 Receives Applications from 20 Countries

The seventh year of this Summer School seems the luckiest one - and the luck has been earned!

Riga Summer School 2017 has received 60 applications from students in 20 different countries. Most applicants are from Austria, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. About 20 students are selected for participation this year, and they are now getting ready for their trip to Latvia. 

During the Riga Summer School, taking place August 1-13, 2017 in the Latvian capital, the participants will attend lectures, practical workshops, and social events. The goal of this year’s program is to empower students to understand the functions of media and other information providers, to critically evaluate their content, and to make informed decisions as users and producers of media content. In small creative teams participants will work on their projects – short documentaries about this year’s topic “Media and Information Literacy”.

Student films will be premiered at the Premieres and Closing Ceremony of the Riga Summer School 2017, which will take place on August 12 at 19:00 at the Goethe Institut in Riga. Everyone is welcome to attend the premieres; the event is free of charge.

This year the Riga Summer School for the seventh time is organized by the team of students from the Communication Studies Department of the Social Sciences Faculty at the University of Latvia in cooperation with partners such as the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and Goethe Institut Riga. More information about Riga Summer School can be found on summer school website at www.rigasummerschool.eu or on the Facebook profile.

Info, photos, videos: www.rigasummerschool.eu

Media contact: Kaspars Rūklis, Executive Director of Riga Summer School, or 0037129405048

Visual: During the Riga Summer School 2016

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