The Maidan earthquake, the proclamation of independence by the Crimea and its accession to Russia, and the conflict between the Kyiv Government and the self-proclaimed Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, have raised various questions with regard to applicable international law, and made the issue of EU relations with the Eastern Countries and Russia one of the hottest political issues at the global level. The aim of this analysis of the relations between the EU and its member States on one hand, and the Eastern Countries and Russia on the other,  is to contribute to the evaluation and development of EU policies towards these countries. In particular, the research will focus on: a) the EU’s position on the various aspects of the Ukrainian “Crisis”, also considering the interests and orientations of Italy and the other EU Member States; b) the impact of the Ukrainian Crisis on the relations between the EU, its Member States and Russia, including the economic sanctions issue; c) the implementation of the new EU Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine and the process of harmonization of the legislation of Eastern Countries with the acquis communautaire; d) the implications of these tensions in Eastern Europe on other global and regional geo-political scenarios, particularly with regard to the relations between NATO and Russia, the management of the various ‘frozen conflicts’ in the Eastern Countries, and international cooperation in the Arctic. Higher education and institutional consultancy activities will be developed for use in the public institutions, universities and research centres of the Eastern Countries, possibly in cooperation with the UN, the EU and other Member States bodies.

Since July 2014, research, high education and institutional consultancy activities have been developed at various public institutions, universities and research centers in some EU Member States and in some Eastern Countries.

  • The Evolving Relations between the EU and Ukraine – Issues, Perspectives, Invited Lecture delivered by Gianfranco Tamburelli at the National Economic University, Kiev, Ukraine (21 November 2017) – Photos
  • Food Aid to Conflict affected Populations. The Case of Eastern Ukraine, Speech of Gianfranco Tamburelli at the Round Table on: “Integration Challenges – Internally Displaced People in Ukraine”, Annual Conference on: “Structural Changes and Social Tension” of the Kyiv Branch of Sociological Association of Ukraine, Faculty of Sociology of the “Taras Shevchenko” National University (25 May 2017) – Programme of the ConferencePhotos
  • Sfide e problemi attuali dell’Unione Europea, Incontro con gli studenti delle Specializzazioni in “Lingua e letteratura (italiana)” e “Traduzione
    (italiana)” e degli altri Corsi in cui si studia la lingua italiana in
    occasione del Festival delle Scienze, Mariupol State University, Ukraine (22
    May 2017) – Eventi CNR
  • The EU Relations with Ukraine, Invited Lecture by Gianfranco Tamburelli, Mariupol State University, Ukraine (20 May 2017) – Eventi CNR
  • The Crisis in Ukraine, Invited Lecture of Gianfranco Tamburelli at the HAS – Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies, Budapest (22 November 2016)
  • Unaccompanied Minors under International and European Law, Lecture of Andrea Crescenzi at the Faculty of Law of the “Taras Shevchenko” National University, Kiev, Ukraine (15 April 2016)
  • The End of Cold War and the Enlargement of Democracy to Eastern Europe, Invited Lecture of Antongiulio de’ Robertis at the Faculty of Law of the ‘Taras Shevchenko’ National University, Kiev, Ukraine (10 March 2016) – Photos
  • EU Foreign Policy: Eastern Partnership and the New Association Agreements, Course held by Gianfranco Tamburelli at the Faculty of Law of the ‘Taras Shevchenko’ National University of Kiev, Ukraine (October – December 2015) – Index
  • Accordo di Associazione tra Unione Europea e Ucraina: prospettive e nuove sfide, Lectio magistralis of Gianfranco Tamburelli at the “Taras Shevchenko” National University, Kiev, Ukraine (30 October 2014) – Note by Anna Ageyeva

Publications and documents

  • Memorandum of Understanding between the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy and the “Taras Shevchenko” National University, Kiev, Ukraine
  • The Crisis in Ukraine, Article by Gianfranco Tamburelli, published in La Comunità Internazionale (3/2016)
  • Food Aid to Conflict Affected Populations. WFP Emergency Operations – The Case of Eastern Ukraine, Article by Gianfranco Tamburelli, published in Proceedings of the National Aviation University (2-67, 2016)

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