WP9: Perceptions and Roles of the EU in the Caucasus


  • To analyse Caucasian perceptions of the EU’s role, policies and activities in the Caucasus.

Specific objectives

  • To provide a comparative analysis of the degree of familiarity with the EU, and of the leading perceptions of the EU across the Caucasus;
  • To explain how perceptions of the EU are shaped and how they affect decision-making processes in partner countries;
  • To map discrepancies between perceptions of the EU’s actual and potential roles in the Caucasus;
  • To investigate the impact of Caucasian perceptions for the EU’s policy-making and to provide recommendations on the EU’s future engagement strategies in the region.

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