Results and materials

Organizations participating in the project have agreed on holding 6 round tables in the UK, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovenia, Italy and Russian Federation.

The target groups of the project — the expert community, representatives of the political elite, civil society, the media and the education sector are directly involved in all roundtables held within the framework of the project. During discussions they are exposed to different points of view and learn more about the process of growing radicalism in the political landscape of EU, which is useful for them in their future activities at national, European and international levels.

By the end of the project a network of participating organizations will be created to continue the studies of the political processes in the EU countries, which will eventually be able to include a number of new members. The objective of this network will be further improvement of the research methodology and enlargement of the geographical coverage.

At the round tables there are discussions on how the shift to radicalism in these countries affects the activities of national (national, regional and local bodies of executive and representative authorities) pan-European (European Parliament, European political parties, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and others) and international (international associations of political parties) political institutions and organizations.

The results obtained in the course of the roundtables — knowledge of the political mechanisms and trends leading to the rise of radical political movements and Euroscepticism in the EU countries, which is crucial for overcoming of such tendencies and further promotion of information about the process of European integration, since the political parties and movements play a key role in shaping public opinion today, including this issue.

This knowledge is also be very important for the Institute of World Civilizations, which is one of the Russian research centers dedicated to the study of Geopolitics, including the European Union processes and issues and its political institutions, as well as for the representatives of the Russian political elite and the media, whose usual activities are related to the European Union.

Political relations between Russia and the European Union are currently not in the best shape and still sufficient number of Russian politicians, representatives of civil society, including the expert community, the media and the younger generation are interested in their normalization. Therefore, it is essential for them to understand the basic trends for development of the modern political institutions of the EU.

As the intellectual output of the project, the special digest has been developed. You can find it by the links below:

Presentations and relevant materials from the meetings