Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies

The Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies conducts policy relevant analysis on Russia and Eastern Europe and serves as a platform and meeting place for national and international discussions and exchanges on Russia and Eastern Europe.

The Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS) was established by a Swedish Government decision in August 2021 and is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden.  SCEEUS is independent and separate entity organizationally based at the Swedish Institute at International Affairs (UI) and started its activities in Spring 2021. Throughout the period 2021 -2023 the range and scope of activities will continuously expand. The Centre replaces the previous Russia and Eurasia Programme at UI.

The Centre provides policy relevant analysis and research on Russia and other countries in Eastern Europe (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).  The Centre will also serve as a common platform for other Swedish institutions and networks that work with the region as well as offer a national and international meeting place for discussions and conversations on the region.

Focus areas:
The Centre’s activities will address domestic, foreign and security policy aspects of Eastern Europe as well as economic and social in the region. Sweden’s, the European Union’s (EU) and the West's policies in relation to the individual countries as well as the region will also be highlighted. The Centre shall provide analysis, research and recommendations on issues of the area with particular importance to Swedish interests.  

In 2021, the Centre publishes a special series of reports focusing on security and human rights related to the protracted conflicts in Eastern Europe and the OSCE.

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