Hannes Meissner, senior researcher at the Competence Center for Black Sea Region Studies, brings a new project on the way to investigate conflict and competition between EU and EEU.

Hannes Meissner (center top) is the project coordinator of the EUCON project. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the event was held online. 

The kick-off meeting of “The EU and the EEU: Between Conflict and Competition, Convergence and Cooperation” (EUCON) Jean Monnet Network project was implemented on 17-18 of November 2020. It was held online due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. The host university was the coordinator of the project – the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna (Austria). During the meeting, the coordinator university presented the project plan and timeline, the methodology, quality control, and monitoring plan of the project, as well as reporting standards and rules for financial management. They informed the partners about the main important points of project implementation in order to achieve the envisaged results in an accurate manner. The project partners presented the activities they are going to implement throughout the project lifetime, also shared the methodology to be used for the implementation and realization of their role in the EUCON project. The EUCON project is aimed to explore the full range of EU-EEU relations, which is characterized by conflict and competition, convergence and cooperation (possible). For this aim, lots of events, researches, and teaching/training activities are foreseen for the following three years, so stay tuned for the new updates!

About the EUCON project:
Just as the Competence Centre for Black Sear Region Studies the EUCON project is a partner of the University of Applied Sciences BfI Vienna.
More information on the goals and EUCON project can be found on the EUCON-website