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IGSD Director Professor Elena Korosteleva is featured in SHAPEDEM-EU Podcast Series

Professor Elena Korosteleva is featured in the Democracy Support DialoguesLink opens in a new window, a podcast that takes a closer look at the European Union's support for democratic politics in its Eastern and Southern Neighbourhoods. Professor Korosteleva discusses democratic practices and the future of democracy in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood.

The episode is available through the following streaming services:

SHAPEDEM-EU launches its podcast series

SHAPEDEM-EULink opens in a new window, a transnational research project, where the University of Warwick is a partner, launched its podcast series “Democracy Support Dialogues”. In this podcast series we will explore the European Union’s democracy support in the Eastern and Southern Neighbourhoods. From best practices to shortcomings of Europe’s democracy support agenda in its Neighbourhoods, this 12-episode series walks through the policies of a variety of institutions and states to harness our collective democratic knowledge. Join the host, Fabian Schöppner, as he speaks with a range of guests and experts on democracy support in Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Lebanon, Palestine and Tunisia.

The first episode featuring Professor Michelle Pace, Roskilde University, is available at the following platforms:

Thu 29 Feb 2024, 16:25 | Tags: 2024, SHAPEDEM, democracy, EU funding, Elena Korosteleva, EU Horizon

New member of SHAPEDEM project - Dr Aijan Sharshenova joined us on 19/2/24

On 19 Feb 2024 Dr Aijan Sharshenova joined our SHAPEDEM project (and IGSD team) as a lead Research Fellow. Prior to this Aijan was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. Dr Sharshenova holds a PhD in Politics awarded at the University of Leeds, UK. Prior to joining the OSCE Academy, Dr Sharshenova worked at the UN and UNDP country offices in the Middle East, and taught courses in International Politics and Academic Writing. Aijan’s research interests include public diplomacy, the EU and Russian policies towards Central Asia, EU policies towards the eastern neighbourhood, and international development. Recently, Dr Sharshenova published her book ‘The European Union’s Democracy Promotion in Central Asia’ available here.

Aijan replaced Dr Asya Kudlenko, who is currently on maternity leave.

Just published: debating democracy at the heart of Europe

At the invitation of Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe, scholars, policy-makers and practitioners debate EU Democracy Promotion in this publication: "European democracy faces threats from both within and outside. To counter them, Europe needs leaders who are serious about upholding democratic values and addressing citizens' grievances'. Professor Korosteleva offered her take, as part of her work on SHAPEDEM-EU project. For more information please visit here.

Dr Pitidis attends RiskPACC 3rd Awareness Workshop

Dr Pitidis attended the EU-funded project RiskPACC 3rd Awareness Workshop organised at European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) and hosted by the 20th district City Hall in Paris between 12-13 February, representing the Warwick team.

The RiskPACC 3rd Awareness Workshop was organised by the RiskPACC team along with a Knowledge Exchange Event with Municipalities and local authorities from across Europe who were willing and eager to share views on the RiskPACC tools and solutions as well as best practices. Sharing past experiences as well as respective objectives is critical for the development of suitable, adaptive and fit for purpose solutions and methodologies and increase risk awareness and preparedness.

More information about the event can be found at the project websiteLink opens in a new window!

Thu 11 Jan 2024, 10:48 | Tags: Resilience, Vangelis Pitidis, RiskPACC, EU Horizon

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