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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 70 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]


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. Please see page 3 for the NAIRS open call.
For more information, 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 purpose of the proposal is to strengthen Romani Studies networks and produce an international, multidisciplinary four-year program for Early Stage Researchers (first four years of doctoral studies) in the field.

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.

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017-EUTRAIN-RS Bibliography [pdf-file, 118 kB]