Jean Monnet Programme

Project title: Jean Monnet ModuleTheory and Practice of European Integration”.

Duration: 09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021.

Project coordinator: Dinara Atabayeva.

Project group:

Dinara Atabayeva, Senior lecturer of the Department of World Economy and International Relations;

Yelena Shukusheva, Head of the Center of International Programs, Projects and Academic Mobility.

Project goal: to increase a theoretical understanding of the legal, political, economic and social aspects of the European integration and modern European phenomena by attracting interdisciplinary knowledge.

To achieve this goal, the following tasks should be fulfilled:

- formation of understanding, profound knowledge of evolution, achievements and current issues of European integration and diplomacy among students of higher educational institution;

- stimulation of the interest in research on theory and practice of European integration, functioning of the EU;

- improvement of the quality of the courses on integration processes and development of the European macroregion;

- promotion of the European values, evaluation and recognition of the experience of European integration by Kazakhstani society.

The foregoing tasks will help to inculcate an active citizenship and increase the civic literacy of the participants by improving their understanding of the specifics of regional integration processes.

Teaching and related studies on European integration in the framework of the this project will contribute to developing the European studies in non-European countries.

The results of the implementation of the Module throughout the project life will be used in the educational process and research activities.

Activities under the project Jean Monet Module "Theory and Practice of European Integration"




Teaching "Theory and Practice of European Integration" course



Roundtable debates “European Integration: progress, challenges and perspectives”



Preparation and publication of a monograph "Theory and Practice of European Integration"



Preparation and publication of scientific articles related to the project theme

throughout the period

Grant Implementation Report

2018 – 2019

In the framework of grant implementations senior lecturers of the Chair of World Economy and International Relations, Atabayeva D.T. and Shukusheva Y.V. had lectures and seminar classes on the theoretical and practical aspects of the European integration. During these classes issues related to the formation and functioning of the European Union were highlighted, the main mechanisms for the implementation of EU internal and external policies were considered. Students analyzed the main stages and peculiarities of the European integration. As a final work, students prepared essays on topics related to the relevant issues of the integration processes in Europe. Also, a student research work was conducted by writing articles and team projects in the framework of the studied disciplines.

Research work

On May 2-4, 2019 Gomel (the Republic of Belarus) hosted the International Scientific and Practical Conference for Students “Innovative Potential of Youth in the Modern World”. Within the framework of this conference, Urazbaeva Sh., a 1st year student, published a scientific article “On the issue of European identity” (scientific advisor - Atabayeva D.T.).

The senior teachers Atabayeva D.T. and Shukusheva Ye.V. have successfully completed the program of the international distance "Relevant issues of European integration and diplomacy" held in the period of 15-30 April 2019 (72 hours). The event was held in the framework of the project Jean Monnet Chair "European Diplomacy".

On April 26, 2019 the Omsk State University named after F.M. Dostoevsky ”(Russia) hosted the 20th All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference“Development of Political Institutions and Processes: Foreign and Domestic Experience”. Within the framework of this conference, a scientific article “EU International Programs in Higher Education” was published by Shukusheva Ye.V.

On April 19, 2019 the Moscow State University named after S.Yu. Witte (Russia) hosted the XVII International Scientific and Practical Conference of undergraduate and graduate students “Economics, Management and Law: Modern Approaches and Prospects”. As a result of participation, two scientific articles were published: by Shukusheva Ye.V., Bogatyreva O.N. “EU educational policy in modern conditions”; Shukusheva Ye.V., Persteneva S. (1st year student) "Kazakhstan vector in European diplomacy".

Useful links

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Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency -

National Erasmus+ Office in Kazakhstan -


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