Executive Training / Journées d’étude et de formation 

       organised in cooperation with the University of Strasbourg



The European Union against Transnational Security Challenges:

Legal Framework, Policies and Practices


Scientific coordinators:

Andrey Leonov / Lobachevsky University of Nizhny Novgorod

Ivan Boev / University of Strasbourg


Training Venue:

University of Strasbourg (France)

Maison Interuniversitaire des Sciences de l’Homme – Alsace

5 allée du Général Rouvillois  – Strasbourg


16-19 october 2017


Overview of the Executive Training

The Executive Training is one of the two core EUSECU-POLE Project events. The rationale behind the Training is its “learning from experts” approach. Its main aim is to form advanced knowledge on the Project’s topic, as well as on methods of teaching EU law and policy for a group of Russian university teachers. The Executive Training focuses on EU approaches to transnational security challenges. Speakers address the origins, evolution and substance of the European Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, as well as its external dimension, focusing on institutional aspects and such  issues as counter-terrorism policies, migration governance, approaches to human rights and security issues, policies against organized crime, use of technology and data protection. Apart from specialized lectures, the Training includes an expert roundtable and study visits to European institutions in Strasbourg.


The Training has several major objectives:

First, it strives to enhance knowledge in a particular field of EU law and policy on such issues as EU migration governance and measures to protect the human rights of refugees, EU fight against human trafficking, cybercrime, radicalization of minorities and the threats of terrorism as well as other challenges of the common European security. The thorough examination of theses acute problems and EU responses to them will be achieved via advanced educational technologies, practice-oriented methods, invitation of highly qualified experts, use of roleplaying methods, visualization, open discussion, etc.

Secondly, the Training will specifically address pedagogical and methodological needs of Russian participants. EU-based experts will be asked to address their individual topics through a practice-oriented approach in order to combine discussions of theoretical aspects with real-life cases and outcomes. Using the field of EU internal security as a case-study, the Training sets to discuss and define the best methods of teaching EU law as a whole, strengthening pedagogical potential of its participants. The appropriate innovative knowledge dissemination methods are crucial for teaching EU law at various levels and for various audiences, including not only students but also public authorities, practicing lawyers, staff of NGOs and others.

Thirdly, the Training – thanks to it interdisciplinary and integrated nature – seeks to provide a communication forum for representatives of academic and non-academic communities, practitioners representing different universities and states, experts on narrow aspects of the topic from criminal law aspects of human trafficking and the political dimension of EU external action in this field, etc.

Fourthly, the Training should provide its participants with a possibility to familiarize themselves with the daily life of EU institutions thanks to a study visit to the European Parliament. The close contact with the work of EU institutions is undoubtedly one of the main and stimulating methods of teaching EU law. Moreover, in the context of the EU potential adherence to ECHR, as well as the existing ECHR case law on issues of migrants’ rights, removal, prohibition of compulsory work and slavery, directly connected with the theme of Training, a study visit to the ECHR will be of special relevance for the Training participants.

Fifthly, representatives of the Lobachevsky University participating in the Training, in particular members of the European and International Law Department, will be able to develop new advanced courses on EU law within the framework of the emerging MA programme on European and International law (with teaching in Russian and French).

Finally, acquiring the experience of training of trainers will enable the UNN team to carry out such activities at the Lobachevsky University for representatives of other universities and secondary schools from the Volga Federal District. Taking into account that Lobachevsky University has a rich experience in arranging lifelong learning training courses on human rights protection for practicing lawyers, developing one more track of such trainings on another relevant topic will be a logical result of this Project. Acquiring the experience of organizing such activities within the framework of the EUSECU-POLE Project will facilitate the creation of a system of trainings of trainers on EU-related topics at Lobachevsky University.


The Executive Training is supported by the European Commission through Jean Monnet Project activities (Erasmus +). It receives financial support from Lobachevsky University of Nizhny Novgorod and the University of Strasbourg. There is no participation fee for the Executive training.


Simultaneous interpretation (Russian, English, French):


Anna Chevrieux / anna.chevrieux@gmail.com

Irina Chunikhina / irina.chunikhina@gmail.com

Natalka Boiko-Jacura /sjacura@yahoo.fr

Natalia Yena /contact@yena.de




For more information:

Andrey Leonov

Lobachevsky University of Nizhny Novgorod

Tel.: +79065561846

Email: andrei_leonov@yahoo.fr

Web: http://euglobe.ru/eusecu-pole-project/