Gergana Noutcheva

Gergana Noutcheva
Address: Political Science Department
University of Maastricht
P.O. Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 43 388 2063


The Europeanization of the EU’s Greater Neighbourhood: Principles and Mechanisms

The project examines the EU potential to promote security and good governance in its neighbourhood through the mechanisms of conditionality and socialisation and by offering a varying degree of inclusion into its framework against reforms in the direction of Europeanization. It aims at a systematic comparison of the EU’s attempts to generate domestic change in three categories of neighbours – the EU candidate countries from South East Europe, the EU potential candidates from the Western Balkans and the non-candidates from the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Mediterranean currently included in the European Neighbourhood Policy. The project draws on three bodies of literature – Europeanization, international political economy and international relations theory – to analyse the EU’s potential impact on democratisation, economic reform and resolution of ‘frozen’ conflicts in its neighbourhood.










Gergana Noutcheva is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. She teaches International Relations and European Foreign Policy in the MA programme in European Studies.

Gergana Noutcheva holds a PhD degree in International Relations from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Her research interests focus on the EU’s foreign policy and relations with neighbouring countries from South East Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Mediterranean.

Gergana Noutcheva is Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels where she has published articles and policy briefs on the EU enlargement, the EU policy towards the Western Balkans and the European Neighborhood Policy.

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