Our Partners

The Centre for EU-Russia Studies collaborates with a wide range of partners, including universities, think tanks, governmental organizations and NGOs in teaching, training, research and societal outreach. Scholars affiliated with CEURUS are members of leading scholarly networks and professional associations in the field of Russian and East European Studies.

Networks & Consortia

CEURUS and the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu are members of a number of university networks and consortia, including:

  • the UPTAKE consortium – the UT is a member of the UPTAKE Consortium (University of UPpsala in Sweden, University of TArtu in Estonia, and University of KEnt in the United Kingdom), which was committed to increasing research excellence and productivity in Russian and East European Studies through cooperation and joint activities and research. UPTAKE was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 691818  from January 2016 to January 2019. Following the end of the project, the three universities have continued to cooperate and have continued to jointly organize the Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies.
  • PONARS Eurasia – a network of over 125 academics mainly from the post-Soviet states and North America that focuses on pursuing and advancing new research approaches on politics, security, economics, and society in Russia and Eurasia. The mission of the network is “to connect scholarship to policy on and in Russia and Eurasia and to foster a community, especially of mid-career and rising scholars, committed to developing policy-relevant and collaborative research.” PONARS Eurasia is led by  the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University and funded in part by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
  • Network for the study of populism in Central and Eastern Europe. CEURUS and the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies are members of a network for the study of populism and illiberalism in Central and Eastern Europe, led by the University College London. The activities of the network are currently supported by two projects funded from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research programme, including POPREBEL and FATIGUE.

Study and fellowship programme partners

Universities

Governmental Organizations