The Chair supports teaching, research, and outreach activities relating to the EU’s relations with the Russian Federation and partner countries of the EU’s Eastern Partnership policy (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine). The Chair supports teaching and reaches out to students with East European interests from a variety of academic programs. EUREAST also hosts research, outreach, and reflection events that will engage researchers and the policy community in Ottawa, facilitating discussion about the EU’s relations with Eastern Europe, how this reflects the EU’s changing global role, and what this means for Canada.

The Chair was established in 2011, supported by the European Union’s Life Long Learning Programme, and was Carleton’s first Jean Monnet Chair. Since September 2016 the Chair is supported by a grant from the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport and by Carleton University.

For information, contact the Chairholder, Professor Joan DeBardeleben,

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