About us

YSU’s Centre for European Studies (CES) is an  educational and research institution, founded in July 2006 as a result of fruitful cooperation between Yerevan State University and EU Delegation to Armenia. Being a unique educational and research institute specializing in EU studies, the Centre aims to foster and promote EU-Armenia cooperation and the process of Armenia’s European Integration through implementation of versatile and interdisciplinary researches, educational programmes, facilitation of degree and non-degree training of young scholars, experts  and mid-career professionals. CES provides graduate education in the field of European Studies and Human Rights and Democratisation, implements various Jean Monnet Activities, 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.


The Center for European Studies carries out the following activities

  • Interdisciplinary graduate education
  • Non-credit trainings
  • Interdisciplinary and  specialized researches in the field of European Studies, Human rights and Democratisation
  • Promotes European Integration in Armenia
  •  Serves as EU information Center (EUi)


The Vision of CES is to see Armenia in Europe, which presupposes:

  •  Well-informed society
  • Knowledge-based society
  • Research- based governance
  • Active civil society
  • Democratic country


  • Support EU-Armenia cooperation and to promote  Armenia’s  European integration
  • Promote formation of knowledge- and European value based society through providing high quality and competitive education
  • Promote the efficiency of Armenia’s European integration process through theoretical and empirical interdisciplinary and specialized studies