Eastern Europe — Global Area — Leibniz ScienceCampus Leipzig – Halle – Jena
The Leibniz ScienceCampus »Eastern Europe – Global Area« (EEGA) is committed to developing new research perspectives on Eastern Europe, engaging in knowledge exchange activities on the region with stakeholders, and promoting young researchers. It follows the idea tha the multi-disciplinary and multi-faceted examination of processes of globalisation are a key for a better understanding of societal developments. The focus is on Eastern Europe’s diverse, tension-filled, and sometime paradoxical globalisation projects »from within« and »from the outside«, and thus, on the self-positioning of Eastern European societies under the global condition.
Together with partners from the region, EEGA explores the fields of migration and mobilities, business strategies and political economies, cultural and intellectual perspectives and identities, and political integration in a changing global arenas.
Overcoming prejudices and clichés, some of which are rooted in the era of the Cold War, and promoting an informed understanding of Eastern Europe in ist diverse traditions and positions, developments and internal dynamics are the primary mission. EEGA is committed to disseminate this paradigm not only amongst a new generation of international researchers, but also within the German media and wider public discourse. It does so by supporting postdocs, contributing to PhD-training, developing an emphasis in a Master’s degree course on Eastern Europe in a global perspective and seeking targeted dialogue with journalists.