EU-STRAT bulletin

EU-STRAT bulletin

The EU-STRAT program is the acronym for a broader title - "EU-STRAT", which aims to study the EU's relationship with the Eastern Partnership countries, investigating a series Factors, actors, trends and sectoral processes that have a significant impact on the state of EU policy in Eastern Europe. 

Partner institutions. Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) (coordinating institution) Team leader: Prof. Dr. Tanja A. Börzel. Team:Dr. Julia Langbein, Dr. Esther Ademmer Kaja Kreutz, Elyssa Shea. Leiden University (UL) (co-coordinating institution) Team leader: Dr. Antoaneta Dimitrova, Team: Dr. Dimiter Toshkov Dr. Matthew Frear Dr. Honorata Mazepus. Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) Team Leader: Dr. Laure Delcour. Team: Dr. Sylvie Gangloff. Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University (VU) Team leader: Prof. Ramūnas Vilpišauskas, Team: Dr. Dovilė Jakniūnaitė, Dr. Margarita Šešelgytė, Dr. Laurynas Jonavičius, Eglė Kontvainė (administrative staff), Vilius Mačkinis (administrative staff). Ukrainian Institute for Public Policy (UIPP) Team leader: Mr. Ildar Gazizullin. University of St. Gallen. Team leader: Prof. Dirk Lehmkuhl, Team: Dr. Katharina Hoffmann. Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) Team leader: Dr. Marta Jaroszewicz Team: Dr. Adam Eberhardt, Dr. Szymon Kardas, Dr. Marcin Kaczmarski, Kamil Całus, Tadeusz Iwański, Kamil Kłysiński. European Social, Legal and Economic Projects (ESTEP) Team leader: Dr. Klaudijus Maniokas, Team: Renata Pakalnytė, Darius Žeruolis. The School of Young Managers in Public Administration (Sympa) Team leader: Ms. Ina Ramasheuskaya, Team: Dr. Tatsiana Chulitskaya. Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS Viitorul) Team leader: Dr. Igor Munteanu. University of Birmingham (UoB) Team leader: Dr. Rilka Dragneva, Team: Dr. Kataryna Wolczuk, Mr. Xavier Rodde.


  • How Bilateral, Regional and International Regimes Shape the Extent, Significance and Nature of Interdependencies
    Year: 2018 Author: Rilka Dragneva, Laure Delcour, Marta Jaroszewicz, Szymon Kardaś, and Carolina Ungureanu
    In discussing relations between post-Soviet countries, interdependence, and dependence on Russia in particular, is often portrayed as a natural inevitability. What this ignores, however, is that interdependence can be created and perpetuated by policy itself. It is the outcome of a political game where a range of interests is involved, resulting in a set of governance arrangements or regimes. Understanding this dynamic has important implications for the effectiveness of the European Union’s engagement in the region.
  • EU-STRAT S Midterm conference
    Year: 2017 Author: Kamil Calus, Elissa Shea, Sarah Pfallernoschke
    EU-STRAT S Midterem conference entiled ”The EU an Eastern Partnership Countries: and inside out analysis and strategic assessment took place in Villus. The midterm conference was dedicated to presentation EU-STRAT intermediary research findings related to varieties of social orders in Eastern Partnership Countries inter dependencies with ans soft power by the EU and Russia and featured and insight and debates of the future of the EaP.
  • A New Turn or More of the Same? A Structured Analysis of Recent Developments in Russian Foreign Policy Discourse
    Year: 2017 Author: Matthew Frear, Honorata Mazepus
    Russia and the European Union (EU) pursue active policies in their shared neighbourhood. The official Russian foreign policy discourses that we analyse here provide insights into the most important foreign policy ideas that Russia seeks to promote. They show how Russia perceives its role in the region and the world, as well as how it wants to develop its relations with neighbours. Building on previous studies identifying the main discourses in Russian foreign policy, this paper offers a new, comprehensive analysis of recent Foreign Policy Concepts and the annual Presidential Addresses to the Federal Assembly during President Vladimir Putin’s third term.
  • A look at science policies and international cooperation in the Eastern Neighbourhood
    Year: 2017 Author: EU-STRAT
    Vacation season may be coming to a close, but EU-STRAT has already been in full swing the last moths. Our study of the links between the EU and Eastern Partnership countries has taken us all over the continent, in search of answers to the following questions: First why has the EU fallen short of creating peace, prosperity and stability in the Eastern Neighbourhood? And second, what can be done to strengthen the EU transformative power in supporting political and economic change in the six EaP countries?
  • Welcome to EU-STRAT
    Year: 2016 Author: EU-STRAT
    Welcome to the fisrt edition off our newsletter that infrom you about lunch of EU-STRAT (The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries: and inside out Analyses and Strategic Assesment)
  • Pro-Russian turn of preservation of ”oligarhic” status quo? Moldova aftre presidential election
    Year: 2017 Author: EU-STRAT
    On the 13 of November the second round of Moldova”s first direct presidential electtion since 1999 took place. Igor Dodon the leader of the pro-Russian party of Socialist of the Republic of Moldova was announced the winer eith 52,11 per cent of the vote.
  • The EU’s communication with Eastern Partnership countries
    Year: 2017 Author: EU-STRAT
    Since the Eastern Partnership (EaP) was launched in 2009, the European Union (EU) has highlighted three major objectives of the initiative: stability, security, and prosperity. These catch words have laid the foundation for activities in the EaP framework and the EU has used a number of instruments to achieve them, such as supporting structural reforms, deepening economic cooperation, and reaching out to the public. But are these goals also reflected in the EU’s communication with EaP countries? Do political and societal actors on the ground receive these messages? While empirical developments cast doubt on the consistency of both the sending and receiving end, there is little systematic knowledge on how the EU communicates with EaP countries and how these messages are received; a research gap that EU-STRAT seeks to close.
  • The Elements of Russia’s Soft Power: Channels, Tools, and Actors Promoting Russian Influence in the Eastern Partnership Countries
    Year: 2017 Author: EU-STRAT
    Soft power can be exerted by a variety of actors using different channels and tools. This paper focuses on actors and channels transmitting Russian messages and discourses in the Eastern Partnership countries. It contributes to enhancing our understanding of Russian influences in the region in two ways. First, it maps the network of influential actors who have the potential to transmit Russian messages and target various audiences

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