The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission announced the results of selection 2016 for Jean Monnet Actions proposals. The Project “EU Approaches to Transnational Security Challenges: Focus on Policy Learning (EUSECU-POLE)” submitted by Lobachevsky University (coordinator Andrey Leonov) has been selected for EU co-funding. EU funding for the project is € 57448.
The Project aims to enhance knowledge, promote discussion and policy learning of EU legal and policy responses to various transnational security challenges among various Russian audiences (academics, students, policy-makers, civil servants, legal practitioners, civil society). The Project will be implemented by Lobachevsky University of Nizhny Novgorod (UNN) in partnership with the University of Strasbourg. The Project will reach its key objectives by successfully integrating various types of activities. It is designed around two major events: Executive Training (a series of master-classes, workshop and a study visit) and Conference (panel discussions, round-table and presentation of double degree MA programs on European law at the UNN). They will be held in 2017 and 2018.
The project will also involve a series of pilot lectures and seminars on various aspects of EU approaches to security for MA students of the UNN and other Russian universities. The project’s main deliverables will include journal publications and an edited volume. Through its support to cross-fertilization of ideas the Project will strengthen UNN profile in the field of EU studies and, in particular, EU Law in Russia and internationally. It will also provide grounds for further collaborative training and research initiatives with Russian and EU-based partners including further development of joint MA programmes and work on high quality applications for external research funding. The project will also facilitate the ongoing policy learning of EU approaches to transnational security challenges and contribute to development of a broad transnational community of academic experts and legal practitioners promoting EU studies in Russia.