Prof. Peter van Elsuwege


Peter van Elsuwege is Professor of  European Union law at University of Ghent, Belgium. He holds a PhD in law from PhD in Law from University of Ghent (2007). His research activities focus on the law of EU external relations. Specific attention is devoted to the legal framework of the relations between the European Union and its East European neighbours. Peter Van Elsuwege is also the academic coordinator of a Jean Monnet Module on “The Legal Dimension of EU External Relations” and an affiliated member of the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) and the Centre for Russian International, Socio-Political and Economic Studies (CERISE). 

While at CEURUS, Prof van Elsuwege will give a public lecture and conduct research on the modernization of EU-Russia legal relations and teaching in the framework of an MA-level course on EU-Russian trade relations.


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“The Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS) offered a stimulating working environment. I very much appreciated the perfect accommodation and excellent research facilities. My visiting research stay significantly increased my knowledge of the region and the EU-Russia relationship. I also enjoyed staying in Tartu, which is a very cosy student town. Last but not least, the kind assistance of the CEURUS staff members made me feel home from the first day of my arrival.”