Jean Monnet Centre of ExcellenceCENTER FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES

Bridging Perceptions of Security: Integrating the Black Sea



Following their network visit to the NATO headquarters in October 2006, three research fellows of CES were awarded a NATO research grant with a 5 partner project. Dr Burcu Gültekin together with Dr Sait Aksit is coordinating the NATO Colloborative Linkage Grant of the project titled “Bridging Perceptions of Security: Integrating the Black Sea Region”. The project involves partners from Romania, Russia, Moldova and Georgia, and aims to generate new qualitative and quantitative data on the region on the themes such as security perceptions, environment, economic transactions and mobility of people. The study will analyse issues of regional relevance, compare approaches and perceptions being developed by countries in the region, and provide innovative and meaningful input towards the elaboration of policy strategies of the main actors to be developed for effective integration of the Black Sea region.


Dr. Burcu Gultekin

Dr. Sait Aksit