On November 17 & 18, the Centre for European Studies hold hybrid defence of 2020 cohort.  During the defence students presented their papers and participated in Q&A sessions. The Commission was comprised of head of commission and representatives from four universities who followed defence in person and online.

Students papers covered topics on right to education and impact of COVID 19, on protection of rights of persons with disabilities, sex-selective abortion, National Human rights institutions, etc. In total, 15 students  from Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Russia successfully defended their theses and were awarded with the degree in European Studies with Specialisation in human rights and Democratisation.