Members, associated or only in dialogue with the European Union, the states of the former communist bloc share some common characteristics ranging from geopolitics to cultural sphere that differentiates them from Western Europe countries. Therefore, in shaping policies towards these states, any international actor should have a deep understanding of the region’s particularities.

The objective of this program is to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of social, economic and political situation of Eastern Europe, in the wider context of interactions between the states from this geographic area and the European Union. The main geographical focus of the program is represented by Romania, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as the historical communities of romanians around the borders of Romania.