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Jean Monnet Chair at the MGIMO European Studies Institute (ESI)

As a part of cooperation between the European Commission and the European Studies Institute at MGIMO University, the EU’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency has supported the project on Jean Monnet Chair at the ESI for 2015-2018 academic years. The official No of the Project: 565713-EPP-1-2015-1-RU-EPPJMO-CHAIR, the title of the project: Russia vs. the EU: the Post-Crimean European Security. The Chairholder is Prof. Dr. Oleg Barabanov, Deputy Director for Research at the ESI, Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The main focus of the Project is to prepare a special course on dramatic changes in the sphere of European security after the Ukrainian/Crimean crisis of 2014. That crisis has posed a totally new agenda in the conflict resolution practice, provoked serious challenges for the stability of European security, and practically clashed Russia and the EU (and the EU Member States) with their opposite approaches to the crisis. The evolution of the crisis, the diplomatic efforts to settle it (via the Normandy and Minsk formates etc.), and its influence on the Russia-EU relations at the whole are also among the topics of the course.

The course is to be lectured to students of the Master Programme on EU Politics of the ESI as the prime target group of the Project. Then, on the base of their remarks, the course is to be updated and reelaborated for students of other Master Programmes of the ESI and MGIMO.

Another part of the Project is the methodology discussions and workshops with professionals and ESI stakeholders (alumni included), and presentation of its results at various international conferences both in Russia and in EU Member States. There is also a framework of coordination of activitites between the ESI Jean Monnet Chair and the ESI Jean Monnet Network.


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