Analysing international policy processes and Lithuania’s role in them

The Eastern Partnership Programme

The Eastern Partnership Research Programme analyses the political, economic and socio-cultural processes associated with the Eastern Partnership countries and their foreign and domestic policies. Particular attention is paid to the process of integration of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia into the European Union, their internal reforms, the sustainability of democracy and the development of civil society. Publications and events aim to deepen understanding of the strategic and geopolitical objectives of Eastern European countries, their impact on Europe and transatlantic relations, as well as on Lithuania’s strategic objectives. We invite you to read.


Bulletin May 02, 2023
Crisis of Russia’s soft power in the CIS and Eastern Partnership countries

Against the backdrop of the objective decline of Russia’s external legitimacy, Russia has adopted a new Foreign Policy Concept, which was published in March 2023. This document emphasises Russia’s humanitarian cooperation with the world as a whole and its regions, particularly those where it has traditionally exerted an influence.

Denis Cenusa
Review Apr 15, 2022
Prospects for Ukraine’s accession to the European Union

The Eastern Europe Studies Centre and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania hosted the online discussion Perspectives of Ukraine’s Accession to the European Union to delve into the circumstances surrounding developments in Ukraine’s bid to join the European Union, starting with the proposals for state to be granted accession candidate status.

Rytų Europos studijų centras
Review Nov 04, 2021
Fixing EU (in) visibilities in the six EaP countries

Right now, the EU may be the most trusted international actor in the region, but to maintain sustainable visibility, it should be more proactive and inventive, the paper suggests.

Denis Cenusa
Bulletin Oct 28, 2020
The 2020 Presidential Elections in Moldova

The date of the elections was set by Parliament on May 21, shortly after the country had emerged from a 2-month COVID-19-related state of emergency.

Denis Cenusa
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About Eastern Partnership Programme

Established in early 2020, the Eastern Partnership Research Programme of the Eastern Europe Studies Centre analyses political, economic and socio-cultural processes related to the Eastern Partnership countries and their foreign policies. The research programme is coordinated by analysts and associate experts from the Eastern Europe Studies Centre.

Eastern Partnership Programme expert

Denis Cenusa

Associate Expert at the EESC and Research Fellow and PhD student at the Institute of Political Science at the Justus Lybig University of Giessen, Germany, researching global governance and the resilience of countries in the EU neighbourhood. He has published extensively between 2015 and 2021 on European integration, EU-Russia interaction, good governance and energy security in Eastern Europe. Mr Cenusa is also an Associate Expert at the Moldova think tank Expert-Grup, where since 2015 he has been coordinating a SIDA-funded joint project with the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels on Sakartvel, Moldova and Ukraine.