Research is among the most important components of the Center’s activities. The experts of the Center carry out comprehensive studies focusing on various issues of ongoing EU-Armenia and EU-South Caucasus cooperation. The researches conducted by the Center are not only of scientific and theoretical value, but of practical importance as well, and presently they are widely used both on local and international levels for making policy development and its implementation more predictable and effective. To ensure availability of already conducted researches on international level, a considerable part of those studies is translated into English. The Center staff is currently involved in a series of researches, which deal with EU-Armenia, EU-Turkey-South Caucasus relations as well as geopolitical importance of the South Caucasus for the EU.
Innovation in Research For the first time in Armenia the Center experts apply interdisciplinary method in research which allows them to study issues beyond the borders of the specific discipline and providing the best results.
The Centre for European Studies aims to pursue research that can be recognized as internationally distinguished in its quality and impact. The Centre has proved its commitment to ensuring the development of a sustainable research culture.
Research at the Centre for European Studies develops knowledge and understanding towards European value system, governance, policies and foreign affairs, and in collaboration with partners, it is mostly applied to produce policy documents.
The Centre aims at conducting research in the European policies connected with the broader Black Sea region, as well as regional stability and sustainable development.
Based on the vision on the CES we have prioritized the following main themes for conducting researches:
- EU Foreign and Security policy
- EU financial system
- European economy
- EU energy security
- Association Agreement
- South Caucasus
- RA-EU, South Caucasus-EU cooperation
- Social protection
- Economic competition
- Dialogue of cultures
Since 2007 CES has carried out number of researches on topics of International economics, International and European law, European integration, EU and South Caucasus, etc.
Completed research projects:
“GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ARMENIA’S ECONOMY”
“EU’s FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY IN SOUTH CAUCASUS”
This interdisciplinary study is dedicated to the South Caucasus policy in the context of EU security strategy, main factors affecting it and perspectives. The research is aimed at state and non-governmental organizations, officials and civil servants, academicians, as well as experts and research organizations dealing with the relations of the EU and the countries of the South Caucasus.
“TURKEY-EU-SOUTH CAUCASUS. OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES”
This interdisciplinary study is dedicated to the investigation of problems related to Turkey’s possible accession to the EU, as well as the opportunities and challenges for Armenia in this context. The research is aimed at state and non-governmental organizations, public figures and civil servants, academic circles, as well as experts and research organizations dealing with Armenia-EU, Turkey-EU and Armenia-Turkey issues.
“ATTITUDE OF YEREVAN CITIZENS TOWARDS THE PROCESS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION”, Analysis of the sociological survey results
The Center for European Studies has been granted the status of “EU information center” by the Delegation of the European Commission to Armenia, aiming at increasing the Armenian public awareness on current co-operation with RA and European integration structures, and implementing the dissemination of information on these processes. To further this objective the Center has elaborated “Information Dissemination Strategy Aimed at Increasing Public Awareness about the European Union”. For the implementation of the strategy and preparation of the action plan it was necessary to reveal the thoughts of the Armenian public on the processes of the European integration. For this purpose, in November 2008, the Center for European Studies (former Center for European Law and Integration) in co-operation with “Demos” NGO (which conducts sociological surveys in Armenia) surveyed citizens of the capital. 603 people (18 years and older) participated in the sociological survey carried out by the method of standardized interview. The results of the survey were analyzed and published in April of 2009.
For more and detailed list of completed projects please go to Publications section