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?

The center is funded by yearly grants provided by the State Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science RA. Being a unique educational and research institute specializing 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 as well as educational programmes corresponding to European standards. YSU Centre for European Studies provides graduate education in the field of European Studies, carries out specialized and multidisciplinary researches and provides consulting to NGOs, public and private organizations dealing with EU affairs. To fulfill the aforesaid functions the Centre has recruited qualified professionals 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, has 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

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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Thesis Defence


On January 24 students of the Master’s Programme in European Studies defended their theses. The presentations were made before 6-member commission made of Centre staff, academics and external experts.  Students researched topics on Identity, Transitional justice, EU computational Law, Higher education reform, Migration, Public- Private Partnership, Collective Memory through the…

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Global Campus of Human Rights Meeting


On December 10, 2019 the Global Campus of Human Rights Assembly gathered at the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria. The organisational meeting of the Global Campus of Human Rights Assembly was organised within the frames of #HRDA20Years: Twenty Years of righting wrongs in Africa event which…

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CES Staff