Jean Monnet Network: “Developing European Studies in The Caucasus“ (DESCnet)

In September 2015 the Centre for European Studies of the Yerevan State University has become member of the Jean Monnet Network “Developing European Studies in the Caucasus” (DESCnet project).

DESCnet is designed to enhance the level of European Studies in the Caucasus. The network consists of 9 partner universities from Europe and the wider Caucasus region and represents a novel approach towards promoting the idea of European Studies in the Caucasus. Major part of activities are aimed at establishment of the Association of European studies for the Caucasus /AESC/ and its operation.

Main Activities of the DESCnet Project are divided into three areas:

      1. teaching /seasonal schools for BA and MA Students/
      2. research enhancement/ research seminars for young researchers/, and
      3. outreach / AESC Annual convention/

The project is coordinated by the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Erasmus+ Jean Monnet programme under Grant Agreement 565086-EPP-1-2015-1-EE-EPPJMO-NETWORK