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Professor Nikolay Churilov

Director of SOCIS 

Centre for Social and Political Investigations

Ul. Schelkovicznaya 38, 4- floor/24


Ukraine                                                                                  11 June 2009

Dear Professor Churilov,

As a principal investigator of the ESRC-funded project ‘Europeanising or Securitising the “Outsiders”: Assessing the EU’s partnership-building approach with Eastern Europe’ (RES-061-25-0001) I wish to acknowledge your and your team’s invaluable contribution to the project.

Not only we have found your team’s participation, including organisation and delivery of the fieldwork results, to be most effective and punctual; we also have been very impressed with your intellectual engagement and your highly stimulating analytical discussions of the Ukraine’s position vis-à-vis the European Union. If I were to choose a partner again for my future work in the region, I would choose SOCIS without any doubt or hesitation, for its utmost professionalism and reliance.

I hope we will continue our fruitful collaboration in the future, and thank you once again for your contribution to the project!

With very best wishes,

Dr Elena A. Korosteleva-Polglase

Lecturer in European Politics,

Reviews Editor, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics,

Principal Investigator for an ESRC-funded project 'Europeanising or Securitising the Outsiders:

Assessing the EU's partnership-building approach with Eastern Europe'


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