Dr Derek Averre participated in a panel introduced by the European Union Ambassador to Moscow, his excellency Fernando Valenzuela, at the Days of Europe event at Kazan Federal University.

This was the fourth annual event, which included a televised debate in russian, in which Dr Averre participated, broadcast on tatarstan tv, a round-table on the theme 'Crisis in Europe – a threat to Russia?' and discussion sessions with local public officials and students of the university.