On November 7, 2013, Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University and Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Operating under this MOU, CEPA and IIRPS VU agree to the following areas of cooperation: pursuing mutually beneficial grant opportunities; featuring one’s another analytical products where appropriate; pursing future participation in the U.S.–Lithuania Program etc. This MOU will further strengthen the history of IIRPS VU–CEPA cooperation, which includes: IIRPS participation in the 2013 CEPA U.S.–Central Europe Strategy Forum, IIRPS VU expert analysis for CEPA publications and proposed joint programming activities.
CEPA’s mission is to promote an economically vibrant, strategically secure and politically free Central and Eastern Europe with close and enduring ties to the United States. Through published research, public events, fellowships and consultation, CEPA helps U.S. and Central European (CE) leaders shape their strategic priorities; helps U.S. and regional businesses navigate transatlantic policy environments; and helps future leaders, students and scholars develop more effective professional networks.
IIRPS’s mission is to educate the future members of the Lithuanian diplomatic corps, as well as to educate and empower people to work in a range of public administration, non governmental and private institutions and to continue learning in their future careers. IIRPS is establishing itself as the leading education and research institution in the Baltic region.