Research activities and publications

The European Neighbourhood Policy Chair conducts research into European Union and EU Member States’ foreign and security policy towards the (wider) EU neighbourhood – East and South – with a focus on the transposition of EU norms, values, rules and regulations as well as conflict management, and also works on political and economic transition and conflict in the EU’s 16 eastern and southern neighbours.

Past and current research projects have been concerned with the law and politics of association in the context of the EU’s European Neighbourhood Policy and its Eastern Partnership respectively, its impact on neighbourhood partner countries, EU democracy and human rights promotion, EU conflict management, neighbours’ compliance with EU norms and rules, EU and EU Member States’ governance of migration, narratives of EU external relations, the resilience turn in EU foreign policy, the politics of recognition in the EU’s neighbourhood, the politics of disinformation in Eastern Europe, political reform and regime change in Eastern Europe and the Southern Mediterranean.

"The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy"

Tobias SCHUMACHER with Andreas MARCHETTI & Thomas DEMMELHUBER, Oxon, Routledge, 2018.

“States, International Organizations and Strategic Partnerships”

Lucyna CZECHOWSKA, Andriy TYUSHKA, Agata DOMACHOWSKA, Karolina GAWRON-TABOR and Joanna PIECHOWIAK-LAMPARSKA (eds.), Edward Elgar, 2019.

Kateryna WOLCZUK

Research areas and expertise:

  • Domestic politics, political regimes and reforms in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova
  • EU’s policy towards the eastern neighbourhood countries
  • Russia’s policy towards the eastern neighbourhood countries
  • Design and implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy
  • National and ethnic identities, nation-building and nationalism


  • ‘Hegemony without Leadership: Russia’s strategy in the post-Soviet space’, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Fall/Winter, XXVIII(1), 2022 
  • ‘Mind the Gap: Role Expectations and Perceived Performance of the EU in the South Caucasus’, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 2020 [with L. Delcour]  
  • State building and European integration in Ukraine’, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 2019, 60(4).  
  • ‘Well-Meaning but Ineffective? Perceptions of the EU as Role as a Security Actor in the South Caucasus’. European Foreign Affairs Review, 2018, 23(1) [with L. Delcour


  • The Ukraine Conflict: Security, Identity and Politics in the Wider Europe, co-edited with D. Averre (Routledge: London and New York, 2017)   
  • Beyond geopolitics: exploring the impact of the EU and Russia in the “contested neighborhood”. Special Issue of the Eurasian Geography and Economics, 57(1), 2016 [guest co-edited with Ademmer, E. (Germany) & Delcour, L. (France)]  
  • Ukraine between the EU and Russia: The Integration Challenge (Palgrave Pivot, 2015) [with R. Dragneva]  
  • Eurasian Economic Integration: Law, Policy, and Politics, co-edited with R. Dragneva (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013)  
  • Ethnic Diversity, Muticulturalism and Xenophobia in post-Communist Societies, Special Issue of Nationalities Papers (May 2008) [guest edited with G. Yemelianova].   
  • Region, State and Identity in Central and Eastern Europe, co-edited with J. Batt (Frank Cass, 2002)  
  • The Moulding of Ukraine: The Constitutional Politics of State Formation (Budapest: CEU Press, 2002).