Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius university together with partners won Horizon 2020 funding for the project “The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries: An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment“. 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. The findings will be submitted to the European Commission.
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?
This project will be coordinated by Freie Universitaet Berlin and Universiteit Leiden and will involve eleven partners which are the leaders on this topic.
Groups of IIRPS research team: prof. dr. Ramūnas Vilipišauskas (leader of work package and IIRPS team coordinator), assoc. prof. dr. Dovilė Jakniūnaitė, assoc. prof. dr. Margarita Šešelgytė, dr. Laurynas Jonavičius