RANEPA and European Public Law Organization expand cooperation
On June 19, the Presidential Academy hosted a meeting between RANEPA leadership, on the one hand, and Director of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) and ambassadors of the Organization's member states, on the other, where a cooperation agreement was signed to implement a double bachelor’s degree program with an in-depth study of a foreign language (a language of the region).
Rector Vladimir Mau, Advisor to the Rector Viktor Zorin, Director of RANEPA Institute of Law and National Security (ILNS) Stanislav Mogilevsky and Deputy Director of ILNS, EPLO Special Representative for Cooperation with the Russian Federation, CIS and EAEU Valery Smirnov represented the Presidential Academy at the meeting. On the EPLO side, Director Spyridon Flogaitis arrived in Moscow to sign the agreement. The meeting was attended by Ambassador of Portugal to Russia Paulo Vizeu Pinheiro, Minister Counselor of the Azerbaijani Embassy in the Russian Federation Samir Sharifov, Counselor of the Greek Embassy Gaspar Vlahakis, General Consul of the Republic of Cyprus Antonis Sammoutis, Counselor of the Romanian Embassy Constantiniu Laurentiu and representatives of the Eurasian Economic Commission – Head of Analytical Support Section, Protocol and Organizational Support Department Viktor Shakhmatov and Assistant to the Chairman of the EEC Board Denis Soskovets.
Vladimir Mau said at the meeting that RANEPA appreciates cooperation with the European Public Law Organization, which has been developing for six years, and hopes for further productive collaboration. He also pointed out that the Presidential Academy is the only Russian university that is a member of the Organization. Various European universities members of EPLO will be involved in the implementation of the new Global Integration Law undergraduate program, he added.
EPLO Director Spyridon Flogaitis noted: “Our cooperation with RANEPA is based on mutual trust as well as on the success story of implementing academic mobility programs. Today we are taking a new step in our long-standing cooperation.” EPLO Director also thanked Vladimir Mau for personal support of bilateral relations.
EPLO Special Representative for Cooperation with the Russian Federation, the CIS and the EAEU, Deputy Director of ILNS Valery Smirnov expressed gratitude to the meeting participants for their contribution to this unique project: “For the first time, we discussed the idea of a new bachelor’s program back in 2016 at Cambridge. Today is a truly momentous day for us. After three years, the idea is being translated into practical implementation.”
Enrollment in the new Global Integration Law double degree program which includes in-depth study of a foreign language (language of the region) at RANEPA ILNS will begin this summer. It was developed by RANEPA Institute of Law and National Security in collaboration with the EPLO European Law and Governance School. The program has no analogues in the world and is aimed at training legal analysts specializing in international law who will have deep theoretical knowledge and practical skills in legal regulation of integration associations.