The main objective of the project is to establish a strong research network for the Northwest and Baltic states. It will aim at building up an all-round academic expertise on the themes presented and create a multi-purpose network between the participants. Through the seminars and workshops the network will aim to produce a number of peer reviewed articles in relevant scientific journals like Cooperation and conflict, Scandinavian Political Studies, European Journal of International Relations, International Affairs, Review of International Political Economy, Security Studies and International Studies Quarterly, and an anthology to be published by an international publisher.
Moreover, the network offers a forum for the extension of small states research and study to the small autonomous entities of the West-Nordic region – Greenland and the Faroes – in particular. Furthermore the project aims at strengthening ties with the Baltic states.
VU IIRPS, The universities of Copenhagen, Stavanger and Iceland, the Estonian International Centre for Defence Studies and the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, the universities of the Faroes and Greenland