ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, Norway
C3EU leader Professor Natalia Chaban was invited to visit ARENA Centre for European Studies at University of Oslo, Norway. On December 4, 2017, Natalia met with the Director of the ARENA Centre, Professor Helene Sjursen, and presented a briefing about C3EU theories and methods to Professor Sjursen and the ARENA’s H2020 and JM Network NORTIA research team. The main outcome of this briefing is establishing a new research collaboration between C3EU and a leading research institution outside the C3EU network. Professor Chaban and Professor Sjursen have cooperated in research and produced three conference papers in 2018 (presented at ECPR 2018 in Hamburg, UACES 2018 in Bath and EISA 2018 in Prague). These conference presentations focused on the case of the EU’s perceptions in Ukraine in the context of justice and conflict. Professor Sjursen has become a member of the EU-NZ Expert Group which is a new group of research collaborators within Professor Chaban’s Jean Monnet Chair (2018-2021).
Center for Europe / Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, Rutgers University, USA
On 5 April 2018, C3EU leader Professor Natalia Chaban visited Center for Europe at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, as a part of the non-EU countries outreach programme of the C3EU (see presentations by Natalia Chaban and Ben O’Loughlin at the conference “Contested Narratives” at George Washington University, Washington DC; at the EU Delegation to the US; and at Brookings Institute in April 2018 (https://jeanmonnet.nz/c3eu/outreach-to-stakeholders-public-events/).
Natalia briefed Professor Nancy Sinkoff, the Director of the Center for Europe and Academic Director of Rutgers Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, on the C3EU main findings and methods. The visit resulted in mapping avenue for future contacts (visits planned for 2019) within the framework of the Rutgers Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, with a focus on the analysis of EU perceptions in Israel and Palestine.
Center for EU Studies (CEUS), Ghent University, Belgium
On 14-17 June 2017, C3EU leader Professor Natlia Chaban visited the Center for EU Studies (CEUS) at Ghent University, Belgium. During this visit Natalia briefed the CEUS Director Professor Jan Orbie and the team of post-graduate students at the CEUS on the main findings and methods of the C3EU. Natalia also presented a research seminar “Metaphors in the images of the EU in Russian and Ukrainian media after Brexit”. The main outcome of this briefing is establishing a new research collaboration between C3EU and a leading research institution outside the C3EU network. One of the results of this visit is cooperation between Professor Orbie and Professor Chaban within two new research teams: COST Action “EU Foreign Policy Facing New Realities: Perceptions, Contestation, Communication and Relations” (ENTER) and Jean Monnet Chair “EU Foreign Policy from the ‘Outside In’ Perspective: EU external reception, perceptions and communication” (RCx-EU) (2018-2021) led by Prof Natalia Chaban
National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE), University of Canterbury, New Zealand
In March 2017, Professor Ben O’Loughlin visited the NCRE and briefed the research team of the National Centre for Research on Europe on the C3EU theoretical frameworks. On 17 March, Professor O’Loughlin presented the NCRE Research Seminar «Disinformation and Ukraine: The Competing Strategic Narratives of the EU, NATO and Russia». The outcome of this visit is two new research collaborations between the NCRE and Professor O’Loughlin: 1) Pilot project supported by UC (NZ) Contested narratives of climate change: Algorithmic flows and human interactions on YouTube led by Professor Natalia Chaban (UC, NZ) and 2) Jean Monnet Project Youth Opinion and Opportunities for EU Public Diplomacy: Youth Narratives and Perceptions of the EU and EU-Ukraine Relations in Ukraine and the three Baltic States (E-YOUTH) (2018-2020) led by Professor Natalia Chaban (UC, NZ).