“EU Approaches to Transnational Security Challenges: Focus on Policy Learning” (‘EUSECU-POLE’)




The Project “EU Approaches to Transnational Security Challenges: Focus on Policy Learning” (‘EUSECU-POLE’) 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 is being 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.

The Project is designed around two major events: Executive Training based at the University of Strasbourg (France) (a series of master-classes, workshop and study visits) and Conference based at Lobachevsky University (Russia) (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 also involves 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 two journal articles in leading international peer-reviewed academic outlets, an edited volume and a special issue of the UNN academic journal collecting papers from the project’s Conference. 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.

Coordinator of the Project: Andrey LEONOV, Assistant Professor (Department of European and International Law)

Project Team: Yulia ORLOVA, Ivan BOEV, Florence BENOIT-ROHMER

EU Funding: 57 448, 00 EUR

Period of Implementation: 2016-2018