Russia and the Wider East Central Europe: A Fundamentally Transformed Relationship

May 2011 - December 2012

Project idea

The overall goal of the project is to facilitate dialogue and mutual understanding between Russia and East Central European (ECE) countries in addressing bilateral and regional issues of common interest and concern. The project applies an extended rather than a narrow definition of the region and seeks to address relations of Russia with the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
Anticipated publications shall help increasing the awareness in Russia about the evolution of the ECE countries and of their politics particularly over the past twenty years. Reciprocally, they should help increasing the knowledge of Russian developments and politics in the ECE.

Participating institutions

Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, Institute of international relations (Prague), International Center for Defence Studies (Tallinn), Hungarian Institute for International Relations, Institute for Social and Political Studies at University of Latvia, Center of Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding (Warsaw), Romanian Institute for International relations, Foreign Policy Association (Bratislava)