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The EU as regional player. Cooperation and integration in Eastern neighbourhood


Jean Monnet Life Long Learning Programme - Key Activity 1


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The overall objective of the project is the development of knowledge in the EU issues in its Eastern frontier countries as basic premise of promoting a process of research convergence.


The specific objectives of the project are:

  • OBJ. 1. Creating a favourable context/framework for open dialogue, debates, reflections, exchange of ideas;

  • OBJ. 2. Improving knowledge and skills in the field of ENP of target groups (researchers, professors, civil society) through transfer of experience;

  • OBJ. 3. Promoting a support for having speeches in front of an audience;

  • OBJ. 4. Reducing disparities in knowledge and consolidating the cooperation relationships;

  • OBJ. 5. Identifying the directions of development of the Eastern dimension of the ENP (challenges, good practices, solutions), with a special focus on Ukraine and Moldova.


Expected results:

  • 120 trained MA students, PhD candidates and Post-Doc fellows, academic staff and civil servants and civil society representatives mainly from Romania, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, but also from other neighbouring countries;

  • Established dialogue and cooperation between different stakeholders from EU and ENP/EaP states;

  • Improved understanding of the actual challenges and tendencies in the Eastern dimension of the ENP by including the expertise of the key note speakers;

  • International conference "The EU as regional player. Cooperation and integration in Eastern neighbourhood" (main event);

  • Publications (edited book with the articles presented at the conference; the most valuable articles will be published either in the Eastern Journal of European Studies or in CES Working Papers collection, pertaining to our Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in European Studies);

  • About 50 published articles in a edited book, with a transnational content with a special focus on the Eastern neighbourhood;

  • The formation of a new generation of specialists in European integration issues (up to 120); for the partipants coming from the neighbouring countries will also represent a new experience which could considerably contribute to their theoretical and practical knowledge, taking into account that the organisation of such events is rather rare within their universities;

  • The promotion of the research results to different target groups (MA, PhD, Post-doc fellows, civil society representatives);

  • The organising of two workshops;

  • The organising of one round table;

  • Disseminating project's publications both hard copies and electronically;

  • Dissemination materials (both an informative brochure and leaflets will be produced for the participants and the broad public which will include in a concise and focused approach the latest political, economic and security achievements of the EU in its Eastern neighbourhood);

  • The possibility of multiplication and extension of project results will facilitate the transmission of ideas and solutions generated to the policy-makers and to the civil society, contributing in this way to the enlargement of a necessary dialogue on substantive issues of ENP in neighbourhood's countries.


  • Stronger civil and academic society for promoting the EU policies towards its near abroad;

  • Improved knowledge on European Studies with a special focus on the Eastern dimension of the ENP/EaP;

  • Increased awareness of students and young researchers vis-a-vis European matters;

  • Enhanced organisational capacity of the staff members involved in the implementation;

  • Stronger cooperation with other universities/research institutes (both inside and outside EU borders), with the local authorities, mass-media, civil society - transnational cooperation;

  • Institutional development and sustainability in European studies issues;

  • Increased visibility, with the possibility of multiplying the project's results, through the creation of a system of information for target groups (website/forum);

  • The possibility to offer feedback regarding the quality of information/organisation.




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