TEMPUS Project

Master program “European Neighbourhood Policy Law and Good Governance –EUNEG”

EUNEG is a TEMPUS Joint project. It supports the development of higher education reform in the Partner Countries (Russia, Ukraine and Moldova), through cooperation with EU and in convergence with Bologna process and with EU developments deriving from the Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in education and training (ET 2020) and Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth (Europe 2020). 

Project Consortium consists from of 12 academic and 4 non-academic Partners from 3 partner countries (Moldova, Russia and Ukraine and from 4 EU countries (Germany, Italy, Romania and Slovenia. 

WIDER OBJECTIVE of Master program “European Neighbourhood Policy Law and Good Governance – EUNEG” is support of development of Partner Countries (PC), also through cooperation with EU, by High Education reforms, in convergence with Bologna process and with EU developments deriving from the Strategic Framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020) 2009/C 119/02 and EUROPE 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Project will impact the creation of the European Educational Area.


The studies will last 2 academic years or 4 semesters. The value of the studies will be 30 ECTS per semester, 60 ECTS per year - 120 ECTS altogether. The last semester will be dedicated to students’ research and preparation of Master Thesis as its result. Pilot studies will start at the beginning or at least during the third year of EUNEG’s duration.


9 mandatory courses and 2 Modules with 3 optional courses each, as two specializations. 15 courses altogether cover legal aspects of: 1) EU integration, 2) EU political, economic, and security external relations, ENP and EP, 3) EU-PC cooperation, 4) good governance, 5) democracy, 6) elimination of discrimination and 7) human rights.


In spite of the fact that all PC are members of Bologna process, of the Convention on the recognition of qualifications (CoE 165/1997) and of other relevant instruments, there are differences as to organization and duration of Master studies, the academic titles and the similar. In order to meet the particular needs of the PC will be possible, on the basis of specific procedure, to modify the courses in the optional Module if the modalities are not diminishing the basic content and quality of the EUNEG program of studies. The modifications, accompanied by comments of The Commission for curriculum and syllabuses (COCUSI) must be agreed by EUNEG Council. In case of modification will be the elaboration of syllabuses of justified and accepted specific courses the responsibility of particular University. The quality of syllabuses will be assessed by COCUSI.


After completing all obligations (120 ECTS) the student achieves the academic title: 1) Master in European Studies and EU Foreign Relations (first specialisation) or 2) Master in European Studies, Good Governance and Human Rights (second specialisation).


EUNEG will explore and try to find solutions for the national and international recognition of master diploma and / or of developing joint degree between the interested universities.

MAIN PROJECT’S OUTCOMES: curricula and syllabuses; up-dated teaching material and modern methodology, based on research and active engagement of students; educated and trained academic and administrative staff; beginning of PCU-EUU institutional cooperation with mobility flows of teachers and students; equipment and developed knowledge on computer aided teaching methods; relevant literature and developed EUNEG libraries; realized internal and external quality control; disseminated Project's results; ensured sustainability and multiplication of the Project’s results; efficient management pattern of this regional programme, which will include corresponding capacities of 12 academic and 4 non-academic Partners.

International scientific educational lab of project partnership is a network for realization of project work of Institute professors and representatives of foreign partner universities.

Currently Stolypin Volga Region Institute has more than 40 cooperation agreements with foreign partner universities. Cooperation within these agreements is provided in the form of projects. The lab realizes its work according to the plans, projects and programs for specific educational, scientific and research problems.

The following working groups are cooperating within the lab:


Representatives of foreign partner university

Representatives of the Institute


Prof. Dr. Silvo Devetak ,director of the Institute for ethnic and regional research, ISCOMET, Maribor, (Slovenia)

Chair for Economics,

Chair for Public Administration

Scientific interests, cooperation areas

Ethnic and regional research


Working group

Prof. Dr. Tilo Wendler, Department of Economics, Management and Law, University of Applied Sciences, Berlin (Germany)

Chair of Mathematics

Scientific interests, cooperation areas

Quantity methods and IT economics


Working group

Dr. Gabi Meissner, vice-rector

of University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration and Finances Ludwigsburg (Germany)

Prof. Dieter Kies, University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration and Finances Ludwigsburg (Germany), coordinator of joint master program «Public Management in Russia and Germany»

The Faculty of Political & Legal Management

Scientific interests, cooperation areas

Taxation system in Russia and Germany

Working group

Ms. Vlasta Macku, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, сoordinator

Chair of Economics

Scientific interests, cooperation areas

Developing, delivering courses and conducting research on trade-, investment- and development-related issues


Stolypin Volga Region Institute of Administration is a member of the UNCTAD Virtual institute (Vi)

The global scope of the Vi network and its direct link to UNCTAD contributes to raising the standing of their programmes, and has been a catalyst to obtain funding from external sources for academic projects, enrich their student bodies, contribute to international publications, and add a development perspective to their course offer.

Key players in the network are international organizations, which partner with the Vi to share their expertise with academia. By leveraging contributions from its partners and developed country members, the Vi has been at the centre of a learning network, facilitating the transfer of vastly more knowledge than would be possible just from the programme’s in-house resources.

The Vi works with member institutions of its academic network on a long-term basis by providing services in three areas:

Support to degree programmes:

The Vi provides advice on the design of university courses and programmes and develops teaching materials on trade and development issues, which the universities subsequently adapt to the contexts of their countries - by adding data and analysis on the country, translating into local languages, etc. It also organizes tailored training programmes for students at Geneva-based organizations (study tours).

Professional development for research and teaching:

The Vi offers training and learning opportunities for groups of academics (regional and national workshops) and individuals (mentoring, especially for junior researchers who work on research projects of specific interest to their universities, either in Geneva in the framework of the Vi fellowship programme, or at a distance).

Cooperation within the Vi academic network:

In addition to working bilaterally with the universities, the Vi also draws on the potential of South-South and North-South cooperation in its academic network and supports exchanges of experiences and joint projects among the members in the areas of research, development of teaching materials or professional development.

Partnerschaften mit Hochschulen in Ostmittel-, Südost- und Osteuropa sowie dem Kaukasus und Zentralasien (“Ostpartnerschaften“)

East Partnership (Ostpartnerschaft)

Stolypin Volga Region institute of Administration and Higher School of Public Administration and Finances, Ludwigsburg participate in the East Partnership program

The East Partnership Program supports cooperation of higher education institutions between Germany and the countries of Central, East and South-East Europe as well as the CIS Countries. It includes cooperation concerning research, improvement of teaching and research conditions, internationalization of the universities and offers the possibility of exchange of students, researchers or graduates.


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