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September 9th, 2019. Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev presented his paper “Terrorist Psychological  Operations Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies and Their Neutralization”at the 2ndInternational Conference “Countering Illicit Trafficking in Arms in the Context of Fighting International Terrorism”, Moscow. See more…

July 15th, 2019. The Final Document of the International Research Seminar “Artificial Intelligence and Challenges to International Psychological Security”. Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Moscow, June 14, 2019. See more …

July 12th, 2019. Palgrave Macmillan announced the release of a book titled «Strategic Communication in EU-Russia Relations: Tensions, Challenges and Opportunities» edited by Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev. The team of researchers from France, Italy, Romania, Russia and the USA (and among them the members of EU-RU-CM Network) took part in this publication. See more…

June 24th 2019. Sputnik published an article about the research on the possible threats of artificial intelligence from the perspective of international psychological security (IPS), which was done by Prof. Darya Bazarkina at the Department for International Security and Foreign Affairs of RANEPA and Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, a leading researcher at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Director of the International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting.  The material is available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

June 18th, 2019. RIA Novosti reported on the results of the research made by Prof. Darya Bazarkina at the Department for International Security and Foreign Affairs of RANEPA and Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, a leading researcher at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Director of the International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting, which was published in the journal «Russia in Global Affairs». Also, the preparation  of the forthcoming book «Terrorism and advanced technologies in information and psychological warfare: new risks, new opportunities to counter the terrorist threat», with the participation of researchers from eleven countries, was announced . See more…

June 16th, 2019. The panel discussion “Malicious use of artificial intelligence and international psychological security” at  the UNESCO Conference in Khanty-Mansiysk and the research seminar “Artificial Intelligence and Challenges to International Psychological Security”  at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation took place with active support of the EU-RU-CM Network. See more

June 14th, 2019. Members of the EU-RU-CM Network participated in the International Research Seminar «Artificial Intelligence and Challenges to International Psychological Security» organized by The Centre for Euro — Atlantic Studies and International Security at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting. See more…

June 11th, 2019.  Within the Second International Conference “Tangible and Intangible Impact of Information and Communication in the Digital Age” with Government of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra and UNESCO support, coordinators of the EU-RU-CM Network prof. Pashentsev E. y Dr. Marco Ricceri Panel moderated discussion on “Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence and International Psychological Security”. Among other researchers the discussion was attended by members of the EU-RU-CM Network from Russia, Belgium, France, Italy, Romania. See more…

June 10th, 2019. Prof. RICCERI Marco Director General of EURISPES and coordinator of the EU-RU-CM Network presented his investigation on «Impact of AI on Economic and Social Cohesion of Our Communities» at the Second International Conference «Tangible and Intangible Impact of Information and Communication in the Digital Age» which was held in Khanty-Mansiysk. See more…

June 10th, 2019. At the Plenary Session of the Second International Conference «Tangible and Intangible Impact of Information and Communication in the Digital Age» Dr. Gregory Simons, Researcher and Associate Professor of Uppsala University and Turiba University presented his speech on“The Dark Side of Social Media: Threats to the Stability of Governments and Society”. See more…

June 10th, 2019. Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, Leading Researcher of Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Director of International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting acted as a member of the Organizing Committee of The Second International Conference «Tangible and Intangible Impact of Information and Communication in the Digital Age» and also presented paper on “Artificial Intelligence: Current and Promising Threats to International Psychological Security”. See more…

May 17th, 2019. Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, leading researcher of ICIS of DA, Professor of Lomonosov Moscow State University submitted his report «Malicious use of artificial intelligence and new challenges for psychological security of Russia» within the research seminar on «Multipolarity as a factor of world stability and security of the Russian Federation» hosted by the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. See more…

May 12th, 2019. At the Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS)of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian foreign Ministry June 14, 2019. an international research seminar will be held with the participation of members of EU-RU-CM Network. See more…

May 5th, 2019. Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann, President of  EUROCONTINENT geopolitical research center, member of EU-RU-CM Network, presented his analysis of the counteraction in geopolitical interests of France and Germany with regard to the prospects of the EU expansion to the Balkans. See more…

April 26th, 2019.  International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting (ICSPSC), the Russian – Latin American Strategic Studies Association (RLASSA) and the European – Russian Communication Management Network (EURUCM Network) organized the panel “Strategic Communication and Media” within the Fifth Annual International Conference “Transformation of International Relations in the XXI Century: Challenges and Prospects” (TIR 5) which was held at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. See more…

April 26th, 2019. Members of EU-RU-CM Network took part in the International research seminar on “EU – Russia: challenges and opportunities for mutually beneficial strategic communication” which was held at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Philosophy. The book “Russia’s Public Diplomacy: Evolution and Practice” was presented within the event. See more…

April 25th, 2019. Members of  EU-RU-CM Network and RLASSA attended the round table “Strategic Communication Facing the Contemporary Political Challenges”, which took place in the Institute of Law and National Security of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)  and was moderated by Darya Bazarkina, Doctor of Sciences (in Politics), Professor at the Chair of the International Security and Foreign Policy of Russia and Evgeny Pashentsev, Doctor of Sciences (in General History), Professor, Leading Researcher at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Director of the International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting. See more…

14th of April, 2019. Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann, President of  EUROCONTINENT geopolitical research center, member of EU-RU-CM Network, published his article on the structure of the cybergeopolitical hierarchy and opportunities to protect the interests of European Union members under conditions of the changes taking place in the Internet space. See more 

9th of April, 2019Dr.Gregory Simons, a researcher at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University commented the meeting of the President of Russian Federation V. Putin and the Prime Minister of Sweden S. Löfven during the International Arctic Forum for «Radio Sweden». See more… 

Apri 8th, 2019. Prof. Darya Bazarkina by invitation of ASRIE (Association of Studies, Research and Internationalization in Eurasia and Africa) and EURISPES (European Institute for political, economic and social research) participated as a main speaker at several academic events, that were held in Rome 1-14 of April 2019. One of the papers was on “Communication Provision of the Countering Terrorism: Theoretical Approaches and Practical Experience” presented at The Centre for International Studies (Centro Studi Internazionali – Ce.S.I.). See more…

4th of April, 2019.  Professor Darya Bazarkina teaching and researching at the Department of International Security and Foreign Policy of Russia (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration) and School of International Relations (Saint Petersburg State University) participated in the EGIC conference Advanced Technologies and Terrorism Future Threats: Defence and Prevention speaking on the latest research. See more… 
4th of April, 2019.  Darya Bazarkina, professor at the Department for International Security and Foreign Affairs at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) took part in the seminar Islam and counter-terrorism strategy in Russia hosted by University of Rome Tor Vergata.  As the main guest speaker of the seminar Dr. Bazarkina presented her research ‘Counteraction to ISIS in the Social Media: The Russian Experience‘. See more… 
March 23rd, 2019. Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev made presentations in South Africa on the issue of unstable dynamic social equilibriums and various aspects of the malicious use of artificial intelligence. See more…

February 6th, 2019. Mini Track Call for Papers on the Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: New Challenges for Democratic Institutions and Political Stability at the European Conference on the Impact of AI and Robotics (ECIAIR). 31st October -1st  November 2019 at EM-Normandie Business School, Oxford, UK. See more…

February 5th, 2019. Professor Evgeny Pashentsev held a talk on Artificial Intelligence and Challenges to International Psychological Security in Internet at the round table at MIA “Russia Today”. See more…

10th, December 2018. The second part of the Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev interview “The State Strategic Communication“ for the Italian magazine L’EURISPESis published. This part is dedicated to the importance of strategic communication in the context of intensification of migration flows and the actualization of security issues and also the prospects for strategic communication in the context of global changes . See more…

7th, December 2018. Dr. Greg Simons, Associate Professor at Uppsala University participated in a panel discussion on the topic of «Russia’s Reshaped Role in the Middle East: Russia’s Military Involvement in Syria and its Impact», that was held in Washington. See more…

28th,  November 2018. Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev spoke on «Artificial Intelligence and Issues of National and International Psychological Security» at the round table at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. See more…

26th,  November 2018. The first part of the interview “The State Strategic Communication”   with Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, the coordinator of  the EU-RU-CM Network was published in the Italian   magazine L’EURISPES.  Prof. Pashentsev stated his position regarding the substantive content and organizational forms for development of the state strategic communications See more…

15th, November 2018. Dr.Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann, President of Eurocontinent geopolitical research center appreciated the idea of creating a European army as an utopia in the material of RIA Novosti news Agency. See more…

14th, November 2018. President of Eurocontinent research center Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann spoke about the existing contradictions in the creation of the  Combined European army on RT International. See more…

10th, October 2018. Prof. Pashentsev took an active part in a number of conferences and round tables in Italy. Among the topics of his speeches: Strategic communication and migration policy, psychological warfare with Daesh, Russian-Italian relations and strategic communication etc. See more…

8th, October 2018. Prof. E. N. Pashentsev gave an interview to Marco Bordoni for Saker Italia on the topic of interstate cooperation in order to solve joint problems. See more…

5th, October 2018. Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann, the director of the EUROCONTINENT, center for Geopolitical Studies, member of EU-RU-CM Network said that at least four EU countries — Hungary, the Czech Republic, Austria and Italy — are becoming less supportive of the anti-Russian orientation of EU policy. See more…

5th, October 2018. The US are more active in cyberspace and have a much larger arsenal of tools for espionage on a global scale comparing to other countries, said Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann, the president of the Eurocontinent, Center for Geopolitical Studies, while commenting on the situation with the accusations of Russian special services for conducting cyber-attacks against several Western countries. See more…

20th, September 2018. Russian researchers –  EU-RU-CM  members, took part in a series of round tables, seminars, submitted lectures on the issues of international security, development of modern technologies and their role in the psychological warfare. The academic events took place Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Sao Paulo. See more…

12th, September 2018. Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann, the director of the Center for Geopolitical StudiesEurocontinent, believes that the proposal of the European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker to move to the decision making in common foreign policy and security policies is intended to speed up the process of adopting EU sanctions against third countries. See more…

6th, September 2018. According to Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann, the director of the Center for Geopolitical StudiesEurocontinent, London uses incidents in Salisbury and Amesbury to damage the international image of Russia in order to strengthen NATO and prevent a possible rapprochement between Russia and the European Union amid the Brexit. See more…

6th, August 2018.Selcuk Colakoglu, Professor of International Relations and a Director of the Turkish Center for Asia-Pacific Studies, analyzed the possible geopolitical consequences of the BRICS expansion, revealed the reasons for Turkey’s interest in the organization, and assessed how Ankara’s possible joining BRICS is perceived in the East and the West in the interview with Eurasia.Expert. See more…

22nd, June 2018. The EU-RU-CM Network members will take part in the section «Information Security of the State in the Circumstances of the Global Information and Psychological Warfare» in the framework of the VI international  conference «Strategic communications in business and politics» STRATCOM-2018 which will be held  November 22-23, 2018 at Saint-Petersburg State University. See more…

8th, June 2018. The EU-RU-CM Network members will take part in the mini track on Psychological Warfare, New Technologies and Political Instability in Contemporary World  which will be held within the framework of  the 14th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, 28 February — 1 March 2019,  Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Mini Track Chair: Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev.  See more…

7th, June 2018. International Conference  Journalism across Borders: The Production and “Produsage” of News in the Era of Transnationalization, Destabilization and Algorithmization will take place in  September 26 – 28, 2018 at the Institute of Media and Communication Science, Technische Universität Ilmenau (Germany). Among the conference co-chairs —  Martin Löffelholz, the director of IMCS  and member of EU-RU-CM Network. See more…

6th, June 2018. Dr. Greg Simons, Associate Professor at IRES (Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies) at Uppsala University, said to TRT world about Putin’s visit to Austria. See more…

5th, June 2018. The EU-RU-CM Network members September 3- 5th will take part in the international round table New warfare theatres, methods and instruments from a Russian perspective, which will be held within the framework of the X National Congress of the Brazilian Defense Studies Association (ABED), September 3-5, 2018. in São Paulo. See more…

5th, June 2018. Dr. Greg Simons, Associate Professor at Uppsala University told to PressTV about possibility of resuming nuclear activities and Iranian upgrading of the power installations, including the process of increasing its uranium enrichment capacity. PressTV 05.06.18 (2.40 – 9.40) See more…

31st, May 2018. May 31, at the Institute of International Contemporary Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian foreign Ministry, a Discussion Club meeting was held. The event was attended by leading experts of the Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS). Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, a  leading researcher at the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies and International Security at ICIS delivered a speech on «Revolutionary changes in modern technologies and their impact on socio-political processes and the system of international relations». See more…

29th, May 2018. Selcuk Colakoglu, Professor of International Relations and Director of The Turkish Center for Asia-Pacific Studies has published a report about MIKTA’s (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia) opportunities to expand the global governance role of middle powers. See more…

18-19th, May 2018. Moscow hosted the «International forum  «Marx-XXI», dedicated to the 200th  anniversary of Marx’s birth with the participation of EU-RU-CM Network    members. See more…

About the Association

The general idea of the joint initiative of  Communication Management Section of the Central and East European Studies Association and the European  Institute of Political, Economic, and Social Studies (Rome)  is to create an expert community in the form of a permanent European network, specialized in studies of ways and methods of Media and Communication Management, as a support to the relations between Europe and Russia, to promote the exchange of information and documents, to eventually conduct research in common. 

The communication and media aspect of future international development will  be more and more topical, different kind media manipulations could do a lot of harm, its true as well the more or less objective media coverage of the local and global issues, accurate and responsible communication management will work for a democratic, civil society oriented and progressive alternative.  It seems very important not to polish the reality but to avoid the situation between Russia and EU when the media coverage, the public perception of these relations is worse than the objective situation. The academic research, the correct estimation of communication risks, educational media literacy and communication management programmes and the correspondent practical consultancy done on the international basis, by the international teams of experts could  supply a positive  impulse for the further development of the mutually beneficial relations between EU and Russia which are so  important for the international stability, peace and prosperity.  

EURUCM Network Coordinators:

Evgeny N. Pashentsev (Russia), DSc., professor, a leading researcher at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation, Director of the International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting, a coordinator of the section “Communication Management in Politics and Business” at the Central and East European International Studies Association.

Marco Ricceri (Italy), General Director of the Institute for Political, Economic and Social Studies (EURISPES), the Honorary Doctor of Science of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences.