Study Tour to Tallin, Estonia is one of the key components of the Training in Policy Development and Negotiation Techniques. The host agency and organizer of the Study Tour is a project implementing partner The Estonian School of Diplomacy.
The aim of the study visit of the participants of CBGL project is to focus on the central themes emerging from Georgia’s increasing co-operation with the EU, as well as to strengthen the international communication and negotiation skills of the Georgian trainees. In addition, the training course aims at deepening personal contacts between Georgian civil servants and representatives of Estonian political institutions. The entire module in Negotiation Techniques of the training program is delivered during this study tour by the Estonian Experts. The subject areas covered throughout the training tour includes:
- Bilateral & Multilateral Negotiations
- Experience of Harmonization of Estonian Legislation with the EU Aquis
- Principes and Mechanisms of Public Policy Formation on the State Level
- Policy Implementation
- EU Institutions and Decision-Making After Lisbon Treaty
The first Study Tour to Tallinn took place from the 7th through the 13th of April 2010. During the study tour, project participants have an opportunity to conduct individual meetings at the Estonian institutions on the issues relevant to their academic and professional interests. The project fellows are asked to identify and suggest Estonian governmental agencies, which they would prefer to visit or meet during their stay in Tallinn beforehand. The Estonian School of Diplomacy offers a guided tour of Tallinn, Old Town and other cultural programs for the project fellows.