YSU Centre for European Studies (CES) is an independent educational and research institution, founded in July 2006 as a result of fruitful cooperation between Yerevan State University and EU Delegation to Armenia.

Who we are?

Being a unique educational and research institute specialising in EU studies, the Centre aims to promote EU-Armenia cooperation and the process of Armenia’s European Integration through implementation of versatile and interdisciplinary researches, academic postgraduate programmes and non-degree trainings. The YSU Centre for European Studies provides graduate education in the field of European Studies and Human Rights, carries out specialised and multidisciplinary researches and provides consulting to NGOs, public and private organisations dealing with EU affairs. To fulfil the aforesaid functions the Centre has qualified professional staff majoring in EU studies, hosts guest lectures, researchers, fellows, experts and students from partner universities. Though young, the Centre has already completed and published number of researches, established effective cooperation with renowned European universities and research centers, plans to carry out new studies and implement regional educational projects.

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Centre News

Presentation of “European Studies” Textbook


On January 27, the Centre for European Studies in cooperation with Konrad- Adenauer Stiftung organised public presentation of “European Studies” textbook. The welcome speeches were delivered by Dr. Jan-Philipp Wölbern (Desk Officer for Eastern Europe, Department of Europe and North America, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung) and Dr. Vladimir Martirosyan (Director of the YSU…

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CES Academic Council Meeting


On July 23, the Academic Council of the Centre for European Studies gathered to discuss two points on agenda: resignation of Dr Artur Ghazinyan from his position of the Director of the Centre and nomination of a new candidate for the Director’s position. 14 out of 16 members of the…

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Competence Trainings for Civil Servants


On June 15-30, 2021 the Centre for European Studies of the Yerevan State University in cooperation with the Civil Service Office of Staff of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia organised a series of competence trainings for civil servants. The trainings covered the topics on “Theory of change”(in…

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Education Preparedness Index in COVID-19


The EPIC index is one of the outputs of the project Enabling Learning to Happen for All Children in Emergency Crisis. The project is funded by Global Campus of Human Rights in partnership with the Right Livelihood Award Foundation. After the eruption of the global COVID-19 pandemics, the Center for European…

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Climate Change and Children: Impact , Rights and Participation


Opening and welcome speeches were presented by Dr Artur Israyeleyan, Vice Rector of YSU, Ms.Zhanna Andreasyan, Deputy Minister from the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, H.E. Andrea Wiktorin, Head of EU Delegation to Armenia, Mr Shombi Sharp, UN Resident Coordinator,  Prof. Manfred Nowak, Secretary General of the Global…

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CES Staff