Welcome to the Centre for European Studies


Dear friend, in July 2006 when we founded this unique educational and research institution we had a vision of becoming a rock solid foundation for strengthening and deepening European values in the Armenian society. We believe in the vision of “Armenia in Europe” and we are certain the way to political, social and economic development should be paved with the embracing of European values. Hence knowledge-based society and research-based governance is the key to developing a welfare state.


To meet its goals, the Centre for European Studies has voluntarily taken the responsibility for enhancing the development of education society through graduate programmes and supporting the public sector with sound, data based and analytical researches. Hence, we welcome any initiative of innovation that is in tune with our vision.


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CES News
Hans Johan Schmidt visited Centre for European Studies PDF Print
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 17:41

photo_3The former Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany in Armenia Hans Johan Schmidt visited Centre for European studies. He gave a lecture to the students of EaP regional master's programme in human rights and democratization at Centre for European Studies. During the lecture he spoke about the Euro crisis and how EU is overcoming it and how EU must be structured in future. When EU was formed Great Britain was more interested in extending trade, the other European countries were interested in human rights and democratization, independent judiciary. One should take into account that EU is a soft power and questions take time. EU can't take decisions immediately like Russia or USA. EU is a unity of different countries and expresses the interests of all its member states. EU is one of the largest donors and EU invests a lot. 

EU is trying to foster intra trade relations and regional cooperation. It concluded the Partnership and cooperation agreement with the post soviet countries. Some years later, EU understood that it should take into consideration special interests of each country.  And now there is the Association Agreement.  One of the most important here is the trading part. Deep and comprehensive free trade agreement (DCFTA) is a huge challenge for Armenia and all the EaP countries as it will lead to the necessity to adopt 70% of acquis communaitair ( which include intellectual property rights, break of monopolist structure and etc). Hans Johan Schmidt is in favor of competing structures.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 12:06
Meeting of Armenian Civil Society with the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso PDF Print
Monday, 03 December 2012 16:12

openingOn December 1st the meeting between the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and the representatives of the Civil Society of Armenia took place at the Conference Hall of Matenadaran, Institute of Ancient Manuscripts in Yerevan. The meeting was organized by the Armenia in Europe Panarmenian Youth-Student Movement, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and European Movement in Armenia NGO.

During the meeting the opening speech was delivered by the director of the Centre for European Studies Artur Ghazinyan. Artur Ghazinyan underlined that it was a significant day for Armenia and the Armenian civil society, having the honour to host the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso in Armenia. The director noted that in order to meet the threats against Armenia we need to lean on progressive representatives of the society who are present at the meeting and also on our foreign partners who are in the same system of values such as freedom, democracy, economic development. Armenia needs to be more organized as the coming 5 years will play essential role in the geopolitical and internal political area. Idea of Armenia in Europe gathered the whole civil society: scholars, experts, students, analysts and NGOs. But we should admit that without political coordination we will be weak and vulnerable near the well - organized oligarchy and bureaucracy. This means that the lecturer, analyst, student, civil society representative must be well motivated and ready to enter the political life by creating new political movement that will establish strong ties among think tanks, universities and NGOs.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 11:44
Meeting with the Armenian National Platform of EaP Civil Society Forum PDF Print
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 14:38

IMG_0947On 19th of December, 2012 meeting of the students of EaP Regional Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democracy and European Studies with the Armenian National Platform of the EaP Civil Society Forum took place. The speakers were Boris Navasardyan (director of Yerevan Press Club) and Stepan Grigoryan (director of the Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation ). The opening speech was by the director of the Centre for European Studies Artur Ghazinyan. The meeting was on the role of civil society and on Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2012 12:52
CES students participated in model European Union Conference PDF Print
Friday, 23 November 2012 13:25

602424_506021119422848_1269338027_nThe model EU conference organized by AEGEE-Yerevan Youth NGO and the EU Delegation to Armenia took place on November 10, 2012. It was a political simulation of the European Parliament activities. The main topic was ”EU Policy towards the Eastern Partnership Countries; Advantages and Challenges.”  The conference had more than 100 participants, among them 1st year students of MA human rights and democratization of CES, Lili Sargsyan, Kostiantyn Iakovliev, Alexei Boris and Taras Repytskyi, who share their impressions about the conference below.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 December 2012 16:23

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