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EU-STRAT’s Midterm Conference forthcoming in October 2017 in Vilnius, Lithuania

2017-07-05 Institute News

Vilnius university and our 10 partners would like to invite to the midterm conference of EU-STRAT, an EU-funded research project entitled “The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries: An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment” (EU-STRAT). The conference will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, for October 5 - 6, 2017 (IIRPS Vokiečių str. 10, Vilnius). 

As EU-STRAT has been running since May 2016 and this midterm conference will present EU-STRAT’s intermediary research findings, related to varieties of social orders in Eastern Partnership countries, interdependencies with and soft power by the EU and Russia, and feature insights and debates on the future of the Eastern Partnership. Bringing together participants from the European Union and Eastern Partnership countries, as well as third countries, project team seeks to continue raising awareness of EU-STRAT's research agenda, one which is highly relevant in today's political climate.

The midterm conference features a keynote speech by Leszek Balcerowicz, Advisor to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, and a Roundtable discussion on the future of the Eastern Partnership among such participants as professor Tanja A. Börzel (The Jean Monnet Chair at the Center for European Integration, the Freie Universität Berlin), Taras Kuzio (Center for Transatlantic Relations School of Advanced International Relations John's Hopkins University), Dzianis Melyantsou (Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies) and other guests and representitives of partner institutions. Throughout the conference, all project partners, invited guests, and the interested public will have the opportunity to discuss EU-STRAT’s intermediary findings and debate its future research agenda.

Please find further information on EU-STRAT on our website www.eu-strat.eu

Please find the draft programme of the event here.

Please follow this link to register for the conference.

Call for papers "Small States and the New Security Environment (SSANSE)" - International Conference at the University of Iceland

2017-07-19 Institute News

This international conference for small states´ specialists will focus on security and defence policy choices and challenges of NATO small states and small NATO partner states in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and Oceania.

You can find more information here.

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