Post-graduate (PhD) Workshop  / 24 May 2018

(within the framework of the Conference ‘Approaches of the European Union and Russia to Transnational Security Challenges’ |24-26 May 2018)

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Dear PhD students,

We are pleased to invite you to take part in a PhD workshop organized on the occasion of the Conference “Approaches of the European Union and Russia to Transnational Security Challenges” at the Faculty of Law of Lobachevsky University (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia). Both events are organized in the framework of the Jean Monnet EUSECU-POLE Project and the Jean Monnet Module EUGLOBE implemented with the support of the European Commission.

The core objective of the PhD Workshop is to create a forum for young scholars working on European integration (law, politics and policy) where they could share their research ideas and achievements, difficulties they have faced in the course of their work, discuss research results with their peers. The workshop will also provide participants with extensive feedback on their research from senior scholars and international experts attending the Conference.

The workshop is intended to foster academic communication among young scholars, create research networks and provide PhD students with an opportunity to challenge or complement their research ideas and approaches thanks to constructive critiques from peers and senior experts.

The participants of the PhD Workshop will also be able to attend the plenary sessions and the round table of the Conference “Approaches of the European Union and Russia to Transnational Security Challenges” on 25 May 2018.


How to participate in the PhD Workshop:

Interested graduate students should submit an application including the following information:

  • CV;
  • area of research and the title of PhD thesis,
  • year of expected PhD defense;
  • abstract of the paper that will be presented at the workshop (400-500 words).


Applications should be sent to Andrey Leonov ( The deadline for applications is 25 March 2018.

PhD students whose applications are selected will be granted a scholarship to cover accommodation in Nizhny Novgorod from May 23 to May 26, 2018. Selected participants will be informed by e-mail by  1 April 2018.

PhD students selected for participation in the workshop will need to send their papers (3,500 – 4,000 words) to the above-mentioned e-mail address for further distribution among all workshop participants by 10 May 2018. Participants are expected to read each other work in advance and present their comments and questions during the workshop.

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


For any questions, please contact Andrey Leonov, Academic Coordinator of the EUSECU-POLE Project, at