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Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies

Grant reference: RES-580-28-0009

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Organised event details

1st annual Assessing Accession research symposium : Central & Eastern Europe in the EU : silent partners?
‘Assessing Accession: Central & Eastern Europe in the EU’ is a new networking initiative that aims to bring together researchers, academics, students and practitioners with a specific interest in developing a broader understanding of how the EU’s political institutions and policy-making structures have impacted on, and been impacted by, the EU’s new Central and East European member states. Established at CEES, Glasgow, with support from CRCEES and the Adam Smith Research Foundation, the initiative reflects the fact that the time is now right to begin to substantially evaluate the 2004 eastern enlargement of the EU in terms of the place and role of CEECs within the EU and vice versa. This first symposium took the form of a roundtable-style workshop and focused primarily on evaluating whether the EU’s Central & East European member states have successfully managed to integrate themselves into the EU’s political structures or whether they should be viewed as ‘silent partners’ in a project still dominated by the old guard. It also incorporated a keynote address by Professor Geoffrey Pridham of the University of Bristol, who spoke on “The Arrival of Enlargement Studies: Patterns and Problems”. The initial meeting was also used to discuss the foundation of a permanent study group and new working partnerships. The network’s second symposium took place at the University of Győr, Hungary in May 2009.

Primary contributor

Organiser Eamonn Butler

Additional contributors

Speaker Geoffrey Pridham

Bodies involved

Organising body University of Glasgow

Additional details
06 June 2008
07 June 2008