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The Strategic Goal of our initiative is two folded:

    (i)      To stimulate academic research & public awareness on the impact of EMU and its value for further integration,

    (ii)    To involve policy makers on our research outcomes so as to ensure effective impact on governance and civil society level.

Thus, our initiative has a broad spectrum of target groups, namely: researchers, academics, civil society, respective institutions/Jean Monnet research bodies, EU’s official delegations, policy-makers and opinion makers.  In short, the following groups constitute the project’s stakeholders:

    1st Group: Academics & Researchers: having embedded in our project several PhD Researchers, our research results will facilitate them in their relevant research work.

2nd Group: Policy Makers & International Organizations

3rd Group: Civil Society & Intermediaries


The proposed scheme of research activity aims to establish the necessary integrated academic network that will facilitate joint cross-national research and the organization of joint debates and a final Conference. This includes the development of a series of meetings that will coordinate our research, involve policy makers and strengthen the links between all institutions. Information and Knowledge sharing is crucial for the success of such a multilateral endeavour, which is facilitated through the Internet and disseminating events. Moreover, this present Interactive Website will provide the necessary link to local community and any other interested party as well as being the perfect medium for conducting the Final Conference on an interactive basis and transmitting it through live streaming in all our cooperating partners and stakeholders.

The Research Group aims to bridge the gap between the academic community, policy makers and civil society arriving at certain policy proposals for EMU’s governance and economic impact. To achieve that a certain set of tools and channels will be used for involving all interested parties and disseminating the centre’s outcomes and products. These tools are the following:

1)        Internet: Setup of the relevant Website + internet based communication of our activities. Moreover, the Website will be the interactive tool through which our researchers and stakeholders may rate, elaborate and submit their policy ideas.

2)        Dissemination Events: Final Conference, Workshops, Meetings, Debates, Seminars.

3)        Publications & Articles published in the Press: Newsletter, Paper series, policy briefs, article, Collective Final Book with research results from each Research Pillar published by “Cambridge Scholars Publishing” or another Publishing house.

4)        Other: The development of unique Logo (European Research Study Group - ERSG) is crucial for the Research Group.

          5) Academic International Network: Several colleagues of the region of South-Eastern Europe participate in this project, giving a unique focus in new and aspiring member states of the EU.
          6) Final Conference: The Final Conference aims to be organized on an interactive basis encouraging the active involvement of all participants. This will be realized through real time and on-line submission of questions to the panels as well as through real time and on-line polls and voting systems.