Ghent Russia colloquium

The first Ghent Russia colloquium. "EU-Russia Relations: How to get out of the 'midlife' crisis?"


EU-Russia Relations: How to get out of the 'midlife' crisis?

The EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy, adopted in June 2016, defined the relationship between the European Union and Russia as 'a key strategic challenge'. On the one hand, the conflict in Ukraine and the ensuing introduction of restrictive measures disrupt the potential for cooperation. On the other hand, the EU and Russia are largely interdependent in many areas. For this purpose, 'selective engagement' over matters of common interest such as energy, environment, education, research and cross-border cooperation remains on the agenda.

The purpose of the first Ghent colloquium is to bring together scholars and practitioners working in various disciplines to present their research on the evolution of EU-Russia relations. Selected papers may be published in an edited volume or a special issue of an international peer reviewed journal.


Colloquium programme


Ghent University, Aula + Campus Aula
Volderstraat 9 and 3
9000 Ghent


Participation to the conference is free. Participants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation.


A number of rooms have been pre-booked at the hotels listed below until the 21st of August. Participants can book a room via email using the reference “Ghent Russia Colloquium”.
•    Hotel IBIS Gent Centrum Opera: 97 €/night, email to ,
•    Hotel IBIS Gent Centrum St-Baafs Kathedraal (only until 14/08): 114 €/night, email to ,
•    Hotel Gravensteen: 115 €/night, booking form
•    Hotel de Flandres: 133 €/night, booking form

Prices listed above include breakfast and city tax. Please note that bookings made after the 21st of August are subject to availability.
Other options and budget hotels are available on the website of Visit Gent


Participants can register online until 15 September 2017.