25th UNICA IRO Meeting and 3rd UNICA Summer & Winter Schools meeting in Tallinn


The UNICA IRO meeting 2019 will be kindly hosted by Tallinn University and Tallinn University of Technology, 7-8 May 2019 and will be preceded by the 3rd UNICA Summer & Winter Schools meeting (6 May 2019).

The IRO meeting 2019 will also feature the 25th anniversary of UNICA IRO meetings (a celebratory session will take place on 7 May) and the election of the IRO Observer to the UNICA Steering Committee, which will be held on 8 May.



6 May (venue: Tallinn University)
  • 12:45 - 16:30: 3rd UNICA Summer & Winter Schools meeting 
  • 17:00 19:30: Social programme: trip by bus to Lahemaa National Park and guided tour, followed by Welcome reception (both for the participants in the Summer Schools meeting and in the IRO meeting)
7 May (venue: TalTech - a transfer service by bus will be organized for the participants)  
  • 09:15 - 16:45: IRO meeting
  • 16:45: return to Tallinn city centre by bus
  • 19:00: Dinner 
8 May (venue: Tallinn University)

09:00 - 15:00: IRO Meeting 



The IRO meeting will focus on two topics, which were chosen based upon the main interests expressed by the participants in the IRO meeting 2018:

  • Crisis management at International Relations Offices (the final objective of this session will be to come up with an action plan to finalize the UNICA Guidelines for actions of IRO Officers in crisis situations, which were developed by Karen GRANEVI (Director of International Office, Stockholm University) and Veronika HUNT SAFRANKOVA (former Director of International Relations Department, Charles University ) following the discussions at the IRO Meeting 2017 in Copenhagen;
  • Cooperation beyond EU (successes &challenges, funding, tips).


Preliminary programme of the IRO Meeting 2019



3rd UNICA Summer & Winter Schools meeting, 6 May 2019 

The meeting is open to organisers of the Summer & Winter schools and other short mobility programmes from UNICA member universities, but also to IROs interested in the topic.
The purpose of the meeting is to exchange experience and good practices and to discuss ideas on possible cooperation and joint summer/winter activities that UNICA members could undertake together. 

The first part of the meeting will be structured as a round table where the participants will have the opportunity to briefly introduce the model of Summer School at their university and to discuss on the different models.

For the second part of the meeting, we are looking for colleagues willing to contribute on one of the following topics:

  • Possible funding schemes for summer schools
  • How to motivate lecturers to engage in summer schools? 
  • Cooperation with Asian universities: How to make it successful and sustainable and how to establish new partnerships? 

In case you are interested in sharing your experience on one of the above-mentioned topics, please contact the international summer and winter school project manager of Tallinn University Birgit Kirsimägi (birgit.kirsimagi@tlu.ee) by March 11th.


Schedule of the 3rd UNICA Summer & Winter Schools meeting



The University of Tallinn and TalTech have kindly pre-booked a number of rooms for the participants at discounted prices at the following hotels: 


1. Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn (https://www.parkinn.com/hotel-centraltallinn, Narva mnt 7C) - INFORMATION ON RATES & BOOKING (No booking deadline, subject to availability) 

2. Sokos Hotels Tallinn (www.sokoshotels.fi) - INFORMATION ON RATES & BOOKING (Booking deadline: 22 April)

3. Nordic Hotel Forum (https://www.nordichotels.eu/en/) - INFORMATION ON RATES & BOOKING (Booking deadline: 7 April)



Please fill out and submit the registration form by Monday, 15 April 2019.

IMPORTANT! The IROs willing to attend the Summer & Winter Schools meeting do not need to fill out the second registration form: you only need to select the option "Yes, I will attend the Summer & Winter Schools meeting" on the IRO meeting registration form. 




Practical Guide for the participants prepared by Tallinn University & TalTech



For any questions, please contact Laura Brossico: office@unica-network.eu 



Monday, 6 May, 2019 to Wednesday, 8 May, 2019
Host Institution: 
Tallinn University
Tallinn University of Technology