[PROJECT FINISHED, VII 2013]
„Egyptian Testimonies” was the first of the mini-series published on the CII blog. Identifying the demand on an up-to-date commentary on the events taking place in Egypt in July 2013 as well as the need to present the reflections of those directly influenced by the situation, we invited young Egyptians – journalists, opposition activists, students – to work together with us and present their perspectives on the situation in their country.
EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 2014
[PROJECT FINISHED, XI 2013 – VI 2014]
Project Coordinator: Barbara Marcinkowska
The elections to the European Parliament in May 2014 were the first ones after the Treaty of Lisbon entered into force. Both the elections as well as the preceding campaign were closely followed due to two main reasons: the changes the Treaty introduced as well as the campaign carried out by the European Union in order to arouse more public interest in European issues among the EU citizens. Within the framework of the “European Elections 2014” project we decided to analyse and comment on the results of the elections in the selected EU member states. Our commentaries appeared over the first two days after the official results were published.
[PROJECT FINISHED, III 2012 – VII 2014]
Project Coordinator: Łukasz Smalec
American Programme was launched in March 2012. It provided a forum for cooperation and exchange of views people interested in widely understood US issues, with particular emphasis on its role in the international system. In the spotlight of this programme was American foreign and security policy after the Cold War. All participants were also interested in the domestic policy and economic issues, among others in the eve of announced emergence of “new economic government”. The primary objective of the programme was to launch a debate on the current role of the United States in the international system.
[PROJECT FINISHED, VI 2011 – VII 2014]
Project Coordinators: Artur Malantowicz (2012-2014), Paweł Bieńkowski (2011-2012)
Asian Programme operated in 2011-2014 and constituted a platform linking young scholars working on contemporary dynamics of Asia – definitely the fastest developing continent and the current powerhouse of global economy. Research conducted in Asian Programme was multidisciplinary and ranged from politics and security issues, through economic and social dimensions, up to the vibrant cultures of Asian people. The aim of the Programme was to enhance the debate on future role of the continent in the global conditionings, to explore its strengths and weaknesses and finally to discuss relations of the West with the new centre of international order.
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TOWARDS THE NUCLEAR PROGRAMME OF IRAN
[PROJECT FINISHED, IX 2013 – VI 2014]
The primary aim of the research project “International community towards the nuclear programme of Iran” was to run a detailed analysis of attitudes, declarations and policies of actors playing a key role in shaping international response to plans of nuclearization of Iran and to answer the question whether Tehran joining the global “nuclear club” will stabilize or destabilize the international security order. The analysis was expanded by the presentation of nuclear non-proliferation regime and the history of the Iranian nuclear programme.
WORLD REACTIONS TO THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE
[PROJECT FINISHED, XI 2013 – III 2014]
Project Coordinator: Barbara Marcinkowska
During the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius (November 2013) the EaP states were to sign association agreements with the European Union. Yet, during the summit President Viktor Yanukovych declared that Ukraine would not sign the agreement. The government’s decision caused mass pro-European protests of Ukrainian citizens taking place on the Maidan in Kiev, which were then brutally suppressed by the authorities.The situation in Ukraine got even more complicated after the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula and the appearance of Russian and pro-Russia fighters in Eastern Ukraine. Taking into account the importance of the events in Ukraine, a research team of CII experts and co-workers analysed the position of the most important European actors.
YOUTH EASTERN PARTNERSHIP
[PROJECT FINISHED, VI 2009 – XII 2012]
Project Coordinator: Anita Sęk
Youth Eastern Partnership (YEaP) was an international research project, initiated by the International Relations Students’ Association (IRSA-KSSM UJ) of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, in November 2009, later coordinated by the Centre for International Initiatives. Until 2012 it developed into a network of students and young professionals from 10 countries of the European Union, Eastern Europe and South Caucasus.