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Start date: Nov 1, 2012, End date: Oct 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The main aim of this proposal is to establish and strengthen long-term new research partnerships between European Research Area (ERA) institutions and respected research institutions in USA that are specifically working on European studies. The proposal aims to create a network platform that involves partners awarded as Jean Monnet Center of Excellence in EU Studies, foster transfer and exchange of knowledge with a special focus on Euro-Transatlantic comparative perspective. Thus, the project aims not only to create research partnerships but also equip participating researchers with an unprecedented comparative perspective on EU affairs since it will combine outlooks from a founding EU-member state, Germany, a candidate country, Turkey and beyond the Atlantic, the USA. The project partners are: Middle East Technical University Center for European Studies (Turkey), University of Cologne Jean Monnet Chair for PoliticalScience and European Affairs (Germany), Yasar University EU Research Center (Turkey)University of California Berkeley EU Center (USA), University of Pittsburgh European Union Center of Excellence (USA). The proposal offers mobility of 14 researchers from ERA to USA and 12 researchers from USA to ERA in 3 years time specifically studying comprehensive security and governance with a comparative and transatlantic perspective. The proposal offers mobility of 26 researchers and the total period of secondments is 88 months designed ingroups of 1, 3 and 6 months.
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