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Graphic element for CBEES - the Centre for Baltic and East European StudiesThe Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) is tasked with stimulating, coordinating and developing Södertörn University’s research and doctoral education. It has a particular focus on studies of the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe and conducts its own research.

Since it was founded in 2005, CBEES has become a strong and thriving multidisciplinary research environment. The centre is a hub for cooperation throughout the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe, organising international conferences, seminars and workshops. The researchers’ expertise is in demand both within academia and in public debate. Research in the area is reflected in the international Baltic Worlds journal.

Many international visiting researchers have passed through the centre of the years, and more than 90 doctoral students have studied at BEEGS, the Baltic and East European Graduate School.

Network of Academic Institutions in Romani Studies


The Network of Academic Institutions in Romani Studies issues an online Newsletter twice a year. The Newsletter is distributed to all NAIRS members and is also available on this site.

Network of Academic Institutions in Romani Studies - Newsletter 1, 2017 [pdf-file, 205 kB]

Network of Academic Institutions in Romani Studies - Newsletter 1, July 2016 [pdf-file, 1,1 MB]



Third NAIRS Summer School for PhD Students (25-28 September 2018)

The Third NAIRS Summer School for PhD Students took place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 25-28 September 2018. The NAIRS summer schools are open to PhD students dealing with any aspects of Romani Studies. For more information, follow this link.

Logotype for University of HelsinkiFunding from the Future Development Fund, University of Helsinki

On 20 December 2016, the Dean of the Humanities Faculty of the University of Helsinki granted 23 500€ from the university’s 375 Future Development Fund to cover the costs of the Network’s international researcher cooperation. The funding will facilitate involving a larger consortium of Romani Studies researchers from NAIRS member institutions in a funding proposal for the Swedish National Bank (Riksbanken) Programmes.

The Programmes are long-term (6-8 years) projects carried out by groups of qualified scholars. The funding is aimed at a consortium of a maximum of 25 researchers. For more information, please follow this link. 

As part of the funding plan, NAIRS organised a kick-off meeting at the University of Helsinki on 27-28 February 2017. The meeting was attended by 12 members of NAIRS from 9 countries. The kick-off meeting will be followed by a conference at Södertörn University on 22-24 May 2017. During the conference, participants will present abstracts dealing with the Riksbanken project topic and continue developing the project. The conference abstracts will be edited and published by the end of 2017.
For the conference call, please follow this link.


Logotype for European CommissionMarie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks Proposal

On 10 January 2017, a consortium consisting of NAIRS members and partners submitted a proposal entitled “European Training in Romani Studies 2018-2021” to the European Commission H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) action. The proposal was aimed at strengthening Romani Studies networks and producing an international, multidisciplinary four-year programme for Early Stage Researchers (first four years of doctoral studies) in the field. Due to the highly competitive nature of MSC actions, the proposal was unsuccessful. Nevertheless, NAIRS aims to continue the search for international funding toward developing Romani Studies networks.

MSCA ITN projects aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit. For more information, please follow this link.

Bibliography of the works quoted in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Innovative Training Networks Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017. PART B. “EUTRAIN-RS” [pdf-file, 123 kB]