We are pleased to announce that scholars of the Department of National Security will conduct research financed by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe framework programme. Decisions taken in mid-July and early August resulted in grants to finance research projects concerning European security in the Eastern Neighborhood and related to the EU's ability to better understand contemporary China.
The project "Invigorating Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy for a Resilient Europe" (InvigoratEU) was submitted in response to the HORIZON-CL2-2023-DEMOCRACY-01 call. Its aim is to analyze the prospects for the enlargement of the European Union (EU) in the context of the state of European integration, as well as threats and challenges caused mainly by Russian military aggression against Ukraine and tensions in the EU's neighbouring countries. Cooperation with the countries of the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Western Balkans will be explored with regard to the strengthening of the neighbourhood policy and improving enlargement prospects. Emphasis will be placed on the key variables of Europe's resilience to disturbances and crises which determine the neighbourhood policy and the chances of further enlargement of the EU. A group of researchers from the Jagiellonian University will conduct in partnership with the Finnish Institute of International Affairs research within the Work Package 8: Security and defence in the EU's neighbourhood. Prof. Artur Gruszczak is a coordinator of this work package, and Prof. Piotr Bajor and Dr. Agata Mazurkiewicz are members of the research team.
The project „EU Glocal Counter-Terrorism” (EU-GLOCTER) was approved as part of the HORIZON-MSCA-2022-DN-01 action. Its objective is to establish doctoral networks based on partnerships of organisations from different sectors across Europe and beyond. Jagiellonian Unviersity is a partner in a consortium led by Dublin City University. Prof. Artur Gruszczak is a coordinator of the programme on behalf of Jagiellonian University.
Another project, "European Hub for Contemporary China" (EuroHub4Sino), granted in the HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ERA-01-06 call, aims to strengthen the EU's ability to better understand contemporary China by developing a modern digital knowledge platform about China, utilising it for the conduct of research and communication projects, as well as developing an innovative and sustainable business model for a follow-up after the end of the project. Dr. Dominika Dziwisz and Dr. Błażej Sajduk will participate in the research team.
Congratulations on the achievements and good luck in their implementation!
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