Dr. Alla Akulshina is the academic coordinator of the ProEU project.Director of the Centre for international programmes and projects of VSU. Project сооrdinаtor of FP6 project «RegionERA -Regional Network for Support of S&T Cooperation between European Union and Russian Regions», coordinator from Russian side of FP7 project “E-URAL- European Union and Russia Link for S&T co-operation in the area of the environment”, partner of FP7 project «BILAT-RUS Advanced - Advancement of the bilateral Partnership in scientific Research and Innovation with the Russian Federation».In 2015 nominated by EACEA as a Higher Education Reform Expert. Member of The University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), co-chair of Working Group EU-Russia political relations of UACES Collaborative Research Network on EU-Russia relations.
Contact details:Centre for international projects and programmes,
Voronezh State University
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ProEU - To be European in Russia: pro and contra (2015-2017)
Erasmus+ project funded under Jean Monnet Activities
Most discussions on European identity start with idea that political community needs a common set of values and references to ensure its coherence and guide its actions. Europe faces a serious menace to lose its own civilization and cultural identity. Now we are observing the value-laden discord in EU-Russia relations. We need time for structuring new generation of politicians and enhancing base for Russia-EU dialogue through involvement of academic community and civil society focusing on basic issues of European civilization, evolution of its values and capacity to address both internal and external challenges.
The project is aimed at promoting discussion and reflection on EU issues via the cross-cultural analysis focused on identification of obstacles and benefits in being European in Russia. Project activities envisage fostering dialogue between the academic world, policy-makers and business community thus contributing to development of mutual understanding between the EU and Russian societies and helping to eliminate contradictions in perception “to be a European”.