Horizon 2020: The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries: An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment

Project Coordinator:  Prof. dr. Ramūnas Vilpišauskas
Project duration:  3 years
Grant giver:  European Research Council
Project description:

The main goal of the project is to investigate under what conditions the EU’s strategies and instruments for  its Eastern neighbours can be more effective.

Ten years after its inception, the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) has fallen short of accomplishing its mission. The war in Ukraine and the rising tensions with Russia have made a re-assessment of the ENP both more urgent and more challenging. This project will address two questions: first, why has the EU fallen short of creating peace, prosperity and stability in its Eastern neighbourhood? Second, what can be done to strengthen the EU’s transformative power in supporting political and economic change in the six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries?The findings will be submitted to the European Commission.

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Institutions involved: FREIE Universitaet Berlin, Universiteit Leiden, Fondation Maison des Sciences de L'Homme, Vilniaus universitetas, Ukraininan Institute for Public Policy, Universitaet St. Gallen, Osrodek Studiow Wschodnich Im. Marka Karpia, Europos socialiniai, teisiniai ir ekonominiai projektai, The School of Young Managers in Public Administration, Institutul Pentru Dezvoltare si Initiative Sociale „Viitorul“, The University of Birmingham.
IIRPS academic staff involved: prof. Ramūnas Vilpišauskas, doc. dr. Margaritas Šešelgytė, dr. Laurynas Jonavičius, dr. Dovilė Jakniūnaitė

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