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

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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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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Study Visit to the UN Office in Armenia


On December 6 the students of the Centre for European Studies had a visit to the UN office in Armenia. Among the hosts there were the UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia Shombi Sharp, UNICEF Representative in Armenia Tanja Radocaj and Deputy UNDP Resident Representative Mihaela Stojkoska. At the beginning of…

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Workshop: Textbook Development on European Studies in the Caucasus


On November 22- 24 , 2019 the Association of European Studies for the Caucasus in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Georgia hold first workshop on Textbook Development on European Studies in the Caucasus in Tbilisi. The interdisciplinary textbook is planned to be prepared in English and subsequently to be translated to Armenian,…

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EaP Conference on Promoting Common Values Through Education and Culture


On June 25-26 an  EaP Conference on Promoting Common Values through Education and Culture took place in Tbilisi which was devoted to 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership. The aim of the conference was to discuss key issues related to citizenship, common values and inclusiveness in education, youth and culture…

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