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Jean Monnet Module  /  2020-2023

Shifts in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Multi-Dimensional Analysis (EUSHIFT)




The Project “Shifts in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Multi-Dimensional Analysis” (EUSHIFT) sets to produce significant impact in the academic field of European Union (EU) legal and interdisciplinary studies in Russia. Within this overarching goal, the project identifies three specific tasks:

(1) develop tailor-made EU law and policy courses at the Department of European and international law of Lobachevsky University and mainstream teaching of EU law into other educational programmes at the Faculty of law and related disciplinary fields such as Politics, Public Policy and International Relations;

(2) enhance research potential of academic staff and young (PhD) researchers in the field of EU law and policy through relevant capacity-building activities;

(3) facilitate relevant cooperation of Lobachevsky University at national and international level and strengthen its position as a leading research centre in EU studies.

Thematically, this Jean Monnet Module is dedicated to teaching of and research on European Union law covering various facets of the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (EU AFSJ) which is one of the most developed and dynamic policy areas in the European Union. This project will rely on the rich expertise in EU studies accumulated at Lobachevsky University and will consistently build upon and develop achievements of the two Jean Monnet projects (EUGLOBE (2015-2018) and EUSECU-POLE (2016-2018)) implemented at the Department of European and International Law which is one of the leading Russian centres of EU legal studies. The Department currently offers several courses in EU law developed via EU-funded projects implemented by UNN, including several Jean Monnet Projects (in 2011-2018). The thematic focus of the Project confirms the continuity of research and teaching priorities in EU studies identified at Faculty of Law as well as relevance of synergetic approach in project implementation.

The Module’s work programme spans teaching, research and dissemination activities and will engage both academic and non-academic audiences. It will provide the Department with a chance to continue active tailor-made curriculum development for promoting EU studies among students, scholars and wider public. By enlarging the scope of its EU-focused teaching and incorporating best international practices (such as EuroSim teaching model, EU Law and Policy Working Group and PhD workshops) in EU-related teaching and research.

The project will reach its objectives by successfully integrating various types of activities, such as delivering a new tailor-made in-depth specialized course and some teaching modules on EU AFSJ for BA and MA students, organising a series of research events engaging PhD students and early career researchers from Lobachevsky University and partner universities (Moscow State Law University, Higher School of Economics (St Petersburg)), public dissemination events and academic publications.  The research component of the Module includes a series of academic events spread over the duration of the project that will lead to multiple publications such as peer-reviewed journal special issue, individual journal articles, edited volumes.

The interdisciplinary and multi-faceted nature of the project will develop and strengthen collaborations within Lobachevsky University (Institute of International Relations and World History, Faculty of Social Sciences) and with wider academic community. This will provide grounds for further collaborative training and research projects with Russian partners (in the Volga Federal District, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kaliningrad), EU-and UK-based partners (Newcastle, Bristol, Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, Grenoble, Catania, Braga, Flensburg). Thanks to its design (International Advisory Board, a strategy of user engagement, research-led teaching activities, continuous dissemination and impact-generating activities) the Module will contribute to development of teaching and research networks on EU Law and Policy in Russia and across the European Research Area.


EU Funding: 30 000, 00 EUR

Period of Implementation: 2020 – 2023





Project Head

Assistant Professor at the Department of European and International Law, Faculty of law, Lobachevsky University





Team member

Head of the Department of European and International Law, Faculty of law, Lobachevsky University




Team member

Associate Professor at the Department of criminal law and procedure, Faculty of law, Lobachevsky University




Team member, guest lecturer

Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations and Academic Supervisor of the MA Programme ‘Comparative Politics of Eurasia’, Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies, HSE University – St. Petersburg




Guest lecturer

Professor at the Department of Integration and European law, Kutafin Moscow State Law University




Guest lecturer

Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, Northumbria University




Teaching activities

BA and MA Course ‘EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Internal and External Dimensions’
Dr. Oleg KORNEEV (guest lecturer)
Dr. Helena FARRAND-CARRAPICO (guest lecturer)

⇒ Syllabus 


Teaching module ‘The CJEU Сase-law and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’ 


Dr. Paul KALINICHENKO (guest lecturer)

⇒ Syllabus