‘Approaches of the European Union and Russia to Transnational Security Challenges’

—  24-26 May 2018  —

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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Conference ‘Approaches of the European Union and Russia to Transnational Security Challenges’ organized by the Faculty of law of Lobachevsky University (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) in the framework of the Jean Monnet EUSECU-POLE Project and the Jean Monnet Module EUGLOBE supported by the European Union on 24-26 May 2018.

The Conference will include:

24 May – post-graduate (PhD) workshop

25 May – plenary thematic sessions and a round table

26 May – cultural programme.  


A series of consecutive plenary sessions and a round table will give an opportunity to discuss various approaches to core transnational security issues faced by the European Union and Russia: terrorism, human trafficking, “illegal” migration, radicalization, cybercrime, etc. Particular attention will be paid to opportunities for sharing experience and best practices between Russia and the EU to counter cross-border security challenges.

The Round table will focus on issues pertaining to conducting research on and teaching of European and international law at a university level. Participants will be invited to discuss key issues in this field, to analyze prospects for studying and disciplinary development of European law in Russia, its relationship with other branches of law and other social sciences, as well as mechanisms and ways of creating and strengthening interdisciplinary links and research networks for overall development of European studies in Russia.

The Conference will bring together leading Russian and foreign experts in the field of international law and European studies, representatives of public authorities of Nizhny Novgorod region, representatives of civil society.


Programme Committee:

Paul Kalinichenko (chair, O. Kutafin University (MSLA))

Andrey Leonov (deputy chair, Lobachevsky University)

Ivan Boev (University of Strasbourg)

Oleg Korneev (University Paris-13)

Svetlana Tikhonova (Lobachevsky University)

Svetlana Krepysheva (Lobachevsky University)


Post-graduate (PhD) Workshop (24 May 2018) venue:  Nizhny Novgorod, Ashkhabadskaya street, 4, room 11

Conference (25 May 2018) venue:  Lobachevsky University, Gagarin Avenue, 23, Building II.


Working languages: Russian and English (simultaneous translation).

There is no registration fee for the Conference. It is supported by the Jean Monnet EUSECU-POLE Project, the Jean Monnet EUGLOBE Module and the Faculty of Law of Lobachevsky University.


In order to take part in the Conference please submit your application to the following email address:  andrei_leonov@yahoo.fr  by 25 March 2018.


For more details about the Post-graduate (PhD) Workshop please click on this link >>>


For any questions, please contact representatives of the Conference Organizing Committee (with “EUSECU-POLE Conference” as the email subject):

Svetlana Tikhonova, Deputy Dean for Research of the Faculty of Law: sstikhonova@yandex.ru; tel. +7 (831) 428-90-64; fax +7 (831) 428-89-92

Andrey Leonov, EUSECU-POLE Project Academic Coordinator: andrei_leonov@yahoo.fr; tel.+7 (831) 428-90-64; fax +7 (831) 428-89-92