Publications

RESULTS FROM THE EXPERT ASSESSMENT OF THE EU COUNCIL’S ROTATITING PRESIDENCY

The team that participates in the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the Department of European Studies at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” presented the results of the first of its kind expert assessment of the Rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, carried out by Bulgaria in the first half of 2018.  [...]

Democratization through Integration?

The accession to the EU is an indisputable sign of establishing democratic governance, but the problem is that some of the Central and Eastern European countries that are already considered consolidated are showing signs of retreat. [...]

How and Why Did the Laggards Turn Out to Be the Forerunners of a Major Transformation in the EU’s Integration Strategy?

How and Why?

Conference proceedings with the reports of the Fifth International Conference of the European Studies Department, “United We Stand Strong”

The Conference proceedings “United We Stand Strong” presents the reports of the Fifth International Conference of the European Studies Department, which took place in Sofia on 31st May – 1st June 2018, organized within the framework of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, with the support of Erasmus+ Programme. [...]

The Eastern Enlargement of the EU

The Eastern Enlargement of the European Union is an extraordinary European achievement. It becomes possible, due to a series of compromises among the Member States, based on their national interests. Taken in their entirety, although important on their own right, they give shape to an inconsistent enlargement policy.

EU post 2020 – New Europe in a New World

The Sixth International Conference “EU post 2020 – New Europe in a New World”, organized by European Studies Department – “Jean Monnet” Center of Excellence of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, with the support of “Erasmus Plus” Program of the European Union and “Hanns Seidel” Foundation, took place in Sofia, House of Europe, on 30-31 May 2019.

The Sixth International Conference “EU post 2020 – New Europe in a New World”, organized by European Studies Department – “Jean Monnet” Center of Excellence of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, with the support of “Erasmus Plus” Program of the European Union and “Hanns Seidel” Foundation, took place in Sofia, House of Europe, on 30-31 May 2019. This year our annual conference was dedicated to the 20-anniversary of the European Studies Department and the 30 anniversary of  Jean Monnet programme.

Salient topics for the future of the European Union in its civil, social, economic, financial and cultural dimensions were discussed during the event. Special focus was placed on the perspectives and challenges of teaching European studies as well as on the issue of future enlargement and the neighbourhood policy. The conference brought together scientists and researchers of European integration from Germany, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, North Macedonia,  Bulgaria as well as from China and Australia. The event was attended by more than 150 students from Bulgarian universities, who took a vivid part in the discussions.