Skip to main content

SHADOW: An exploration of the nature of informal economies and shadow practices in the former USSR region

Objective

Extending from Eastern Europe to Eastern Asia, from the Caucasus to Central Asia, the post-USSR region, occupying almost one sixth of the world’s territory, has an immense potential for the EU as source of natural resources and potential market for EU companies. In spite of this, the region is often seen as a highly hazardous one to deal with, given its “uncertain business and investment climate with widespread opportunism and corruption, misuse and misappropriation of state assets and conflicting information flow”

SHADOW is a research and training programme with the goal of producing strategic intelligence on the region and train a generation of specialists on informality in post-Soviet spaces. Our goals are two-fold: 1) we intend to construct an index to provide an accurate measurement of the level of shadow activities in our target countries; 2) we aim to conceptualise a taxonomy of shadow practices in the post-USSR region in a cross-country and cross-regional perspective. Both goals are intended to contribute to a much better understanding of the threats and opportunities that the former USSR region, of fundamental importance for the EU, offers.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 180 000

Participants (7)

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KIEV INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SOCIOLOGY LLC
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Illinska Street 9
04070 Kyiv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTER FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES
Georgia
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
33 Paliashvili Street
0179 Tbilisi
Activity type
Other
STOCKHOLM SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS IN RIGA SIA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Strelnieku Iela 4A
1010 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 112 500
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MESSINA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Piazza Pugliatti 1
98122 Messina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

INDEPENDENT NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION YURI LEVADA ANALYTICAL CENTER
Russia
Address
Nikolskaya 15
109012 Moscow
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTING LLC
Kyrgyzstan
Address
147 Moskovska Street Office 1
720000 Bishkek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JAHON IQTISODIYOTI VA DIPLOMATIYA UNIVERSITETI
Uzbekistan
Address
Mustaqillik Avenue 54
100077 Tashkent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NON COMMERCIAL JOINT STOCK COMPANY KAZAKH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY NAMES AFTER AL-FARABI
Kazakhstan
Address
Al Farabi Avenue 71
050038 Almaty
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments