The East Central European, Balkan and Baltic Studies (ECEBB) is a multidisciplinary subject founded on the cooperation of several departments and units of the University of Helsinki. The aim is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge base in order to deepen their understanding of the recent history and current societies of the East Central European, Balkan and Baltic regions. You can focus on either a single country or region, or alternatively, approach the whole ECEBB from a thematic angle, be it history, culture, political development or environmental issues.

ECEBB studies can constitute a degree in the University of Helsinki's Bachelor’s programme in Cultural Studies and the Master’s programme in Area and Cultural Studies, or they can be included in your degree as study modules (15 or 30 ECTS). You can also include our courses in the Master’s programme in Intercultural Encounters (ICE) and the Master’s programme in European and Nordic Studies. For students of other Finnish Universities the ECEBB studies are available via Flexible Study Rights – JOO.

The Aleksanteri Institute is responsible for the administration and coordination of the studies.