Baltic Sea Region Caucasus Network (BASERCAN+); (BASERCAN)


University of Helsinki

Contact details

Hanna Peltonen, hanna.o.peltonen(at)
Tapani Kaakkuriniemi tapani.kaakkuriniemi(at)


142 300

€120 000


6/2014 - 12/2015

6/2012 - 8/2014

Academic field

Social Sciences

Funded since



Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia
Ilia State University, Georgia
Belarusian State University, Belarus
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus

Brief Description:

The aim of the network is to generate and spread knowledge and to create sustainable partnerships between higher education institutions among network universities. This will support enhancement of education in the partners in Georgia and Belarus and help the modernization of teaching, research and administration processes.

Main activities have been student and teacher exchanges; by now altogether 18 students and 18 teachers has participated in BASERCAN+ exchange. In the end of May/June 2015 we will have an intensive course in Georgia. Amount of participant will be decided closet to the course, and it will include students, teachers and coordinators of the project.

All partners are involved in implementation of project activities. Partners also see that the cooperation between the project partner institutions will continue on the basis of the fruitful and effective BASERCAN+ project activities. The added value has been the opportunity for cooperation with new partners and sharing knowledge on international exchanges and teaching. Each partner institution has learned how to reach out more students and teachers to go for exchange (information channels and selection procedures) and despite of different academic cultures partners have been able to cooperate closely.

Funded Activities 2014-2015 2012-2014
Number of Teacher Exchanges: 18 16
Number of Student Exchanges: 18 22
Number of Administrative Visits and Network Meetings: 2 3
Number of Intensive Courses: 1 1

Brief Description of the Intensive Course(s):

”Between East and West: Conflict and co-operation in the Eastern Neighborhood” in Georgia (Tbilisi and Kazbegi) 23.-29.9.2013, 27 students, 13 teachers and coordinators. Teaching methods: advance study material, lectures, group work and presentation, field trip, public debate.


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