Dr Peter Balazs is the Jean Monnet Ad Personam Chair at the International Relations department of the Central European University (CEU). His research activities are centred on the foreign policy of the European Union and problems of the modernisation and integration of the Eastern part of the continent. He also analyses questions of European governance including the future of European institutions. Balázs heads the Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS) at the CEU, combining his experience as a trained diplomat with academic research. Péter Balázs will be an academic researcher on this project. With his strong practical experience in this field, he will mainly deal with the EU foreign policy and the questions of European governance.