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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                                                              The Centre for European Studies of the Yerevan State University is pleased to announce a call for applications for…

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Workshop on Erasmus Mundus Designed Measures: Case of DEGES project


On November 29 the Centre of European studies in cooperation with National Erasmus Office in Armenia, within the frames of Erasmus Info days organized a special workshop on Erasmus Mundus Actions.  The event started with presentation by the coordinator of the National Erasmus Office Lana Karlova, who introduced the participants…

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2023 Cohort Meets the Partner Universities


On November 1, the students of Master’s programme in Human Rights and Democratisation had a chance to meet with with GC Caucasus programme partner universities and listen to their presentations.  Dr Saniia Toktogaziaeva and Dr Kanykey Kasybekova from the American University in Central Asia presented the interdisciplinary module to be…

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REDEMOS Project Partners’ Workshop


On September 11th and 12th, 2023, the REDEMOS Project Partners’ Workshop was hosted by the  University of Surrey in Guildford, UK. During these two days the Project partners discussed  activities, work packages, project dissemination specifics.  Those two days were marked by significant progress, collaborative efforts, and the collective shaping of our…

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Workshop “Democracy Support Strategies in the European Union’s Neighbourhood”


On July 12-14 , REDEMOS project participated in the workshop on “Democracy Support Strategies in the European Union’s Neighbourhood” took place in Amsterdam under the hospices of the European International Studies Association (EISA). The workshop was supported by three Horizon Europe projects: REDEMOS: Reconfiguring EU Democracy Support – Towards a sustained…

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Launch of online HELP course on “Asylum and Human Rights”


On July 10, 2023 the Centre for European Studies jointly with the UNHCR Armenia and the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, launched an online course titled “Asylum and Human Rights” as part of CoE’s Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals – HELP programme adapted to the Armenian context. The event was…

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