Implementation, introduction of best practices

Task leader: TLU
Other involved partners: DIHR, WSI
Duration: Months 6-36


The integration of the research centre in to the European research area will be given due attention based on the best practices of the participant institutes. The creation of communication channels for publication, strategic partnerships and European research priorities will be discussed by the commission, and policies in these areas will be made available to the unique needs and requirements of the research centre.
The sustainability of the research centre will be assured by building and maintaining research excellence through the implementation of best practices of participating institutions in financial management and performance of project tasks.

Financial management

Sustainability of the research centre will be guaranteed by the funds from Tallinn University, Estonian Ministry of Education, Government assignments, EU funding, project funding and other self-financing possibilities. Furthermore, the initial funding will be decided by the commission for staff and in particular for research and development costs. Also a realistic financial plan will be introduced to operate at a budget surplus based on external funding. Doctoral School budget will be subject to different conditions as per the legislation.
Project based funding will be given an additional attention to ensure the best practices of partner institutions are applied in drafting a project corresponding to European research priorities, monitoring human rights in focus regions

Performance of tasks

Following the initiation of a project, the optimization of performance of tasks by the research staff will be addressed in publication of guidelines. The commission will give clear directives and research staff from participating institutions will work on the publication.
Research staff: Finding research professionals and staff whose interests are aligned with the centres priorities.

Doctoral School

Launch of the doctoral school

The launch of the doctoral school is essential for achieving the general goal of the project – it is only through the continuous entry of new academics into the academic circles that the sustainability of the world-class research at TLU can be maintained. Although TLU does not have a doctoral degree program in law yet, the establishment of such program is strategically planned. The Twinning project cannot assume the task of establishing a doctoral degree program, sine the latter depends on a variety of institutional and domestic educational political matters, but the project can increase the capacity of TLU Law School to participate in doctoral level teaching in the area of human rights.


Two colleagues from TLU will spend one week in 2016 as participants in a doctoral school format organized by the DIHR elsewhere. This participation will be followed by a planning discussion how to proceed with the organization of the doctoral school at TLU.
In autumn 2016 will be shorter visit by DIHR to TLU to meet with the relevant academic personnel from the Law School and other disciplines for providing an interdisciplinary doctoral school in Tallinn in summer 2017.
There will be planning meetings in Copenhagen in 2017 – two shorter visits – for Law School’s own first doctoral school in 2018.
In 2018 all participants will participate in conducting the doctoral school in Tallinn.

Role of the partners

The DIHR will provide the strategy for the launch of the centre; the WSI will assess the feasibility of the proposed measures. TLU will implement the guidelines provided by the other partners.


Tallinn University’s International Rese arch Centre of Fundam e ntal Rights launched