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

Objective

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. EU-STRAT 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?
Adopting an inside-out perspective on the challenges of transformation the EaP countries and the EU face, EU-STRAT will
• develop a conceptual framework for the varieties of social orders in EaP countries to explain the propensity of domestic actors to engage in change;
• investigate how bilateral, regional and global interdependencies shape the scope of action and the preferences of domestic actors in the EaP countries;
• de-centre the EU by studying the role of selected member states and other external actors active in the region;
• evaluate the effectiveness of the Association Agreements and alternative EU instruments, including scientific cooperation, in supporting change in the EaP countries;
• analyse normative discourses used by the EU and Russia to enhance their influence over the shared neighbourhood.
• formulate policy recommendations to strengthen the EU’s capacity to support change in the EaP countries by advancing different scenarios for developmental pathways.
EU-STRAT features an eleven-partner consortium including six universities, three think-tanks, one civil society organization and one consultancy. This consortium will achieve the research and policy relevant objectives of the project by bringing together various disciplinary perspectives and methodologies and strengthening links with academics and policy makers across six EU member states, Switzerland and three of the EaP countries.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society

Call for proposal

H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 683 483,75

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 446 875
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDATION MAISON DES SCIENCES DE L'HOMME
France
EU contribution
€ 110 625
Address
Boulevard Raspail 54
75270 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Universiteto G. 3
01513 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UKRAINIAN INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY CIVIC ORGANIZATION
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 153 750
Address
Palladina Avenue 46/2
03680 Kyiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET ST. GALLEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Dufourstrasse 50
9000 St Gallen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OSRODEK STUDIOW WSCHODNICH IM. MARKA KARPIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 193 750
Address
Ul.koszykowa 6A
00-564 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPOS SOCIALINIAI TEISINIAI IR EKONOMINIAI PROJEKTAI
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 72 500
Address
Jogailos Street 4
01116 Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE EDUCATIONAL-RESEARCH INSTITUTION CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SYMPA
Belarus
EU contribution
€ 113 958
Address
77 A 6 A Zakharova Street
220088 Minsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTUL PENTRU DEZVOLTARE SI INITIATIVE SOCIALE VIITORUL
Moldova
EU contribution
€ 81 500
Address
Iacob Hincu Str 10/14
2005 Chisinau
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 285 780
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments