The influence of interest groups on the EU’s foreign policy: assessing and explaining the influence of human rights NGOs on the EU’s human rights promotion in the post-Soviet space

01 January 2018 → 31 December 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
Human rights promotion foreign policy of the European Union post-Soviet space human rights NGOs
Project description

The research project will examine (I) to what extent human rights NGOs influence the European Union’s promotion of human rights in the post-Soviet space, and (II) what factors explain that influence. To test the possible explanations, the project will use regression analysis based on quantitative data collected from original surveys with human rights NGOs and EU officials.