The EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia
Programme's past events
Mon 19.12.2016 at 9:30-11:30
Wed 14.9.2016 at 10:00-11:30
Tue 30.8.2016 at 10:00-12:00
FIIA Comment 8
The EU’S Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme looks into the processes east of the EU with a special emphasis on Russia. The main research themes are:
The programme takes stock of the regional dynamics within the shared neighbourhood of Russia and the EU. The uncertainty of region’s future development, its potentially insufficient resilience in front of economic and social problems and security threats constitute a major challenge for the whole Europe. Questions related to energy, governance models, political orientation, interpretations of history, as well as security strategies remain highly sensitive issues in the region. Conflict in and over Ukraine and political evolution of Belarus are programme’s primary areas of study.
Consequently, the programme scrutinises the development of the EU’s Eastern Partnership with Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as the Europe’s policies towards Russia. In addition to studying the debate in Brussels and other European capitals, the programme analyses how the EU policies are perceived by the Eastern neighbours and what practical implications the policies have on the ground.