Universitą degli Studi di Catania
Facoltą di Scienze Politiche

Jean Monnet Centre

The European Union Neighbourhood Policy

Research Project


The Project aims at creating a network of political, economic and social scientists to study and research the European Union's relations with the countries that do not currently have a perspective of membership but share a border with the Union. These countries are Russia, Ukraine, Moldova Belarus, and the Southern Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Syria and Tunisia). Senior and young scientists of European and neighbouring countries universities will make the group.


Two study seminars are foreseen to set the research group.The first step will consist in an intensive one-week seminar aiming to foster knowledge on the ‘Neighbourhood Policy of the European Union’ and to provide academic support to invited young researchers starting individual research. The second step will consist in a one-week seminar to be held three months after the first seminar. Namely, in the second seminar researchers will be asked to discuss their research paper with local academic staff and external experts. The first seminar will be held during the week March 29 to April 3. The second during the week 5-9 July.
1st Study Seminar
, March 28 - Arpil 3, 2004
2nd Study Seminar, July 5 - 9, 2004


EU Official site and documents
On-line bibliography on Wider Europe Neighbourdhood Policy



Project Leader: Prof. Fulvio Attiną
Project Manager: Dr. Valentina Barbagallo

The Project is co-financed by the Faculty of Political Sciences and the European Commission in the framework of the Budget Line A-3022, 2003.