About the EDB Centre for Integration Studies
Deepening and widening of integration in Eurasia triggered by the establishment of the Customs Union (CU) and Common Economic Space (CES) by Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia requires comprehensive analysis. With this goal in mind, EDB established the Centre for Integration Studies (CIS) in 2011. CIS carries out research, drafts reports, prepares recommendations to the Governments of EDB’s member states. It also hosts round tables and expert meetings on a wide range of issues concerning regional economic integration. The findings of the Centre’s’ research can be found in a wide array of publications, in particular its series of Reports. See also its papers and monographs.
CIS carries out activities in the following fields:
- research on trade, economic and corporate integration, including assessment of the economic effects of CU and CES, unification of legislation, the activities of corporations in the post-Soviet states and the establishment of Eurasian multinational companies;
- research on events, phases and terms of establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union;
- research on fiscal, currency and financial integration, including the integration of securities markets,
- systematic research of Eurasian integration based on the theories and concepts of regional and global integration;
- publication of a range of periodicals (a quarterly Journal of Eurasian Integration in Russian, the Eurasian Integration Yearbook, and the hosting of conferences and round tables.
The Centre’s team is located in St. Petersburg.
191014, Russia, St. Petersburg,
Paradnaya Str., 7
Tel: +7 (812) 320 44 41 (ext.2413)