Russia, the EU and the US: is Golden Ratio Possible in the European continent?
HSE Moscow, May 14, 2018

The conference was organised together with International Analytics Club of Higher School of Economics (HSE). It gathered a number of experts in world economy and world politics, prominent entrepreneurs and businessmen, as well as students and those interested in global affairs to generate new strategies for cooperation and building a mutual understanding on the European continent.


Participants discussed the current situation in relations between Russia, the European Union and the United States.

Dmitry Suslov, Senior Lecturer of the Faculty World Economy and World Politics, HSE gave a realistic overview of the current and future relations between Russia and the European Union, as well as covered the role of the US as one of the key factors for the EU foreign policy, and thus its impact on EU-Russia relations.

European Identity in the Times of Post-Truth Politics
LSE London, February 23, 2017

On February 23rd, the Youth Association for a Greater Europe and the LSE SU European Society invited students and the public for a panel discussion on “European Identity in the Times of Post-Truth Politics” at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.


The speakers - Roger Casale, founder of New Europeans and former Member of Parliament for Wimbledon, and Dr Hratch Tchilingirian, member of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford, discussed many aspects of European identity in the light of a broad variety of current ‘crisis moments’.


The event chairs Lars Miethke, PhD Candidate at the LSE European Institute, and Kinga Kuchta from the University College London, guided a vivid discussion with some 40 active attendees, which could not be held back by the winds of “Storm Doris”, which has been ravaging the UK in recent days.

Greater Europe and the prospects for cooperation between Russia and other European countries
HSE Moscow, April 5, 2017

The Youth Association for a Greater Europe had the great honour to welcome the following special guests at its conference on EU-Russia relations:

  • Mr Vygaudas Ušackas, His Excellency European Union Ambassador to the Russian Federation,

  • Mr Ulf Schneider, Founder and Managing Partner of the SCHNEIDER GROUP, and

  • Mr Albert Grigoryan, General Representative in Russia and Ukraine & Head of the Representative Offices of Moscow and Kiev at ENGIE.


The discussion was chaired by Mr Dmitry Suslov, Senior Lecturer at the HSE, Program Director of the Valdai Club and the Deputy Director of the Centre of Comprehensive European and International studies, who also added valuable insights on the Russian ‘mainstream’ views throughout the event.

Normandy Format Student Conference
MGIMO University Moscow, May 13, 2016

The conference was a simulation of the “Minsk negotiations” to find realistic solutions to the conflict in Ukraine. The simulation gathered students’ teams from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France, each of them representing their country’s position and looking for realistic ways out of the status quo.

The moderators of the conference were:

  • Dr. Eva Bertrand, deputy director of the Centre d’Etudes Franco-Russe, Doctor in political science of Sciences Po Paris

  • Dr. Igor Istomin, doctor in political science. Delivers lectures and seminars within the framework of the Department of International Political Analysis at MGIMO, Executive editor of the International Relations magazine “Mezdhunarodnye Processy” (


This was a first attempt of a student simulation for YAGE, which was positively received by many of the participants and public, as it gave the opportunity for students to participate in a unique discussion format, understand the differences between their countries’ positions and the difficulty of finding an agreement. It also generated some deeper reflection on the stakes of diplomatic talks.