NEMESIS Summer School “Imagining the Neighbourhood In Between: Russia, Europe, Memory and Security”
Summary (by Kerry Longhurst)
19 – 23 September saw the ‘NEMESIS’ Summer School take place at Collegium Civitas. NEMESIS is an EU-funded Jean Monnet network led by the Southern Federal University in Rostov-on-Don. Alongside Collegium Civitas the network involves the Universities of Amsterdam, Bremen and Applied Sciences in Vienna. The network comprises a multidisciplinary team of academics with a shared interest in Eastern Europe, the EU and the conceptual and practical interrelationships between security and memory.
The Summer School was attended by sixteen high caliber students from a diverse set of countries, including Germany, New Zealand, Syria, the UK, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Ukraine and Russia. A range of innovative teaching methods were used, including workshops, expert panels and role-play exercises on European identities and the evolution of integration in the former Soviet space. Students learnt about EU neighbourhood policy, the Eurasian Union, theories of memory in international relations, political risk and its effects and also developments in Russia’s relations with Europe and the contrasting historical discourses that surround them. Students also enjoyed visits to the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the Museum of the history of the Polish Jews.
Contribution of the Competence Center for Black Sea Region Studies
Johannes Leitner, head of our center, and Hannes Meissner gave lectures on “EU – a peace project?” and held the seminar “European Integration, European Identity and the role of memorization”.
There will be a second NEMESIS Summer School next year in Rostov. Details will be posted on https://www.facebook.com/groups/508129249355142/
This Summer School is part of the EU-project “NEMESIS”
Project Title: “Memory and Securitization in the European Union and Neighbourhood” (NEMESIS)
Co-funded by: Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
Project Number: 565149-EPP-1-2015-1-RU-EPPJMO-NETWORK
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