Institute for Advanced Studies, Austria

IHS is a private non-profit organization. It was founded in 1963 by two prominent Austrians living in exile, the sociologist Paul F. Lazarsfeld and the economist Oskar Morgenstern, with the financial help of the Ford Foundation, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, and the City of Vienna. The institute carries out both basic research and applied and commissioned research. Several international rankings confirm the high quality of the scientific output of IHS researchers. IHS develops innovative solutions to current economic and sociopolitical problems. Profound theoretical knowledge is translated into high-quality applied research. The range of tasks covered in applied research at IHS is very broad and extends from economic and political analyses to sophisticated evaluations and feasibility studies. IHS projects are commissioned by banks, departments, government, companies, interest groups, and the European Commission.

Contact: Dr. Alexander Chvorostov,
Address: Stumpergasse 56, 1060 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +431 599 913 04
Fax +431 522 43 46

Dr. Daniela Grozea-Helmenstein,                                                         Phone: +43 159991 226

Institute for Advanced Studies,  Austria
 CEASS- Center (Center for Comparative Eurasia Studies and Surveys)              

The “Center for Comparative Eurasia Studies and Surveys” (CEASS-Center) is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental working group established within the Economics & Finance Department of the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna (Austria). Its main mission is the acquisition and implementation of international comparative research projects in various fields of Social Sciences, as well as developmental, consulting and technical assistance projects. The CEASS-Center initiates and coordinates such projects or participates as an expert partner within international networks. Geographically, the main focus of CEASS-Center expertise lies on the “new” members of the European Union (EU) and the Eastern neighborhood of the EU, embracing Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet republics (including the Caucasus and Central Asia) and Balkan countries. Our network includes reliable and high-qualified experts and local partners at the leading universities or private research companies in all these countries. The CEASS-Center has a longstanding experience in project management and implements, amongst others, projects tendered or commissioned by the World Bank, United Nations (UN) institutions and governmental organizations.

Contact: Dr. Alexander Chvorostov, 
Director of CEASS-Center
Address: Stumpergasse 56, A-1060 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 15 9991 304
Fax: +43 1 522 43 46

Oxana Lychuk,
PhD Candidate, Research Fellow
Phone: +43 159 991 307

Anna Staudinger,
Financial Issues
Phone: +43 1 599 91 314

PR, Communications & Project Development Assistant
Phone: +43 1 599 91 314

Dr. Victor Cebotari,
Postdoctoral Researcher
Maastricht University, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG)/United Nations University (UNU-MERIT)
Keizer Karelplein 19, 6211 TC Maastricht
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 64 282 1872

Sub-contracted project partner:

The Association of International Law of the Republic of Moldova  (AILRM)

AILRM was founded in 2000 on the initiative of leading domestic international lawyers. The main purpose of the association is to promote the integration of both scientific and intellectual potential of science and practice, share experience for progressive development, actualization and effective implementation of public and private international law. Today the association unifies all persons interested in the problems of modern international law, living and working in the Republic of Moldova. Its doors are open to academics, teachers and students, as well as to practitioners from other countries, interested in its activities.

The association promotes publishing activities; the Moldavian Journal of International Law and International Relations as well as textbooks, and lectures on international law and international relations for the university are published under its auspices.

The association actively cooperates with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, other public organizations of Moldova, is involved in international projects under the auspices of the UN, EU, OSCE, CIS.

Contact: Prof. Alexandru Burian, 
Adress: 31 august 1989 str. 82, MD2012 Kishinev, the Republic of Moldova
Phone: +373 691 85 527, +373 22 23 44 17
Fax  +373 22 43 03 05 

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Dr. James Scott
Project manager
Ph: (+358) 50366 0653
Project information
Project duration: 01.03.2011-28.02.2015
Lead partner: University of Eastern Finland
Total budget: 3 386 700 €
EU contribution: 2 644 090 €