Evgeny Romanovskiy, PhD Candidate Charles University Prague
Evgeny Romanovskiy holds an MA in Political Science from the University of Vienna, and is currently a PhD student in Prague. His research interests include Europeanisation, national and ethnic conflicts, as well as border & visual studies. He has collected working experiences in several think tanks, centers and media agencies both in Russia and Europe, and contributed to Eastern Europe Research Center, University of Vienna. His past contributions on international conferences focussed on European Union’s enlargement with particular interest in the Caucasus region.
During his stay in the Centre, February-May 2023 Evgeny works on cultural transfers between Europe broadly defined and the Caucasus region: how Europeanisation changes local communities and how local practices challenge European expectations of the enlargement process.
The study attempts to establish the relationship between the actions of the European Union beyond its borders, the spread of specific values as the main core by which the EU is recognised, and their perception on the territory of regions adjacent to Europe, which may not become part of the Community in the future, but which will guarantee security for the EU. On the other hand, the connection of Caucasian diasporas within the EU member states with their native territories on the North Caucasus (Dagestan/North Ossetia and Ingushetia) as a channel for spreading values in both directions will be studied. The North Caucasus is a territory that culturally, geographically and historically has been viewed as the natural geographical boundary of Europe, allowing understanding of European foreign policy rationale, as well as of perception of EU beyond its borders.
“Institute and Democracy Promotion in the South Caucasus: The Example of Georgia” in Oliver Reisner, Selin Türkeş-Kılıç, Gaga Gabrichidze (eds) Experiencing Europeanization in the Black Sea and South Caucasus Inter-Regionalism, Norm Diffusion, Legal Approximation and Contestation. Ibidem Verlag 2021