Laure Delcour is an Associate Professor in International Relations and EU studies, University Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle. She holds a PhD in Political Science and an habilitation à diriger des recherches (Sciences-Po Paris). Her research interests focus on the diffusion and reception of EU norms and policies as part of the European Neighbourhood Policy as well as on region-building processes in Eurasia. She has been involved in EU-funded projects on the ENP/Eastern Partnership, both as a researcher under the H2020 project EU-STRAT ( and as a scientific coordinator of the FP7 project “Exploring the Security-Democracy Nexus in the Caucasus” (CASCADE,, FMSH, Paris). As part of a French-British research project (EUIMPACTEAST, ANR-ESRC, 2011-2014), she has investigated the EU’s influence on domestic change in four post-Soviet countries (Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). She has lectured on EU institutions and decision-making, the European Neighbourhood Policy, EU-Russia relations and Russia’s foreign policy (Sciences-Po Paris; Sciences-Po Strasbourg; INALCO Paris; MGIMO, Moscow).

Selected publications:

  • “Dealing with the Elephant in the Room: The EU, its ‘Eastern Neighbourhood’ and Russia”, Contemporary Politics, 24(1), 2018.
  • The EU and Russia in their “Contested Neighbourhood: Multiple External Influences, Policy Transfer and Domestic Change, London: Routledge, 2017.
  • “Beyond Geopolitics: Exploring the Impact of the EU and Russia in the “Contested Neighbourhood” (special issue co-edited with E. Ademmer & K. Wolczuk), Eurasian Geography and Economics, 57(1), 2016.
  • “Between the Eastern Partnership and Eurasian Integration: Explaining Post-Soviet Countries’ Engagement in (Competing) Region-Building Projects”, Problems of Post-Communism, 62(6), 2015.
  • “Spoiler or Facilitator of Democratization? Russia’s Role in Georgia and Ukraine” (with K. Wolczuk), Democratization, 22(3), 2015
  • “The EU’s Unexpected ‘Ideal Neighbour’? The Perplexing Case of Armenia’s Europeanisation” (with K. Wolczuk), Journal of European Integration, 37(4), 2015.
  • Shaping the Post-Soviet Space? EU Strategies and Approaches to Region-Building, London :Ashgate, 2011.