Director Janis Sarts gave a lecture „How to counter propaganda?“ during the Small States Winter School that took place in Vilnius, January 24 – 30.

The Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University in collaboration with the Centre for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland organised an intensive five day winter course sponsored by an Erasmus+ grant, focusing on the changes in the security environment after the annexation of Crimea and their impact on small states in Europe. Students from all five partner-schools, the University of Copenhagen, University of St. Andrews, Vilnius University, Tallinn University of Technology, University of Malta, including the University of Iceland, will be attending the Small States Winter School in Vilnius.

The main goal of the course was to provide a platform to discuss the security issues in Eastern Europe after the annexation of Crimea and its impact on small states.  The winter school aimed to bring together advanced bachelor, master and doctoral students, along with academic scientists, researchers and experts to share their views and practical insights on how small states can best cope with current threats and build social resilience.