30 September - 05 October 2019 Chernivtsi, Ukraine
The Summer School was conducted at the Yurii Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University in cooperation with the University of Osnabrück.
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schneckener, Iris Rehklau, Sebastian Schäffer
Prof. Dr. Anatolyi Kruglashov, Nadja Afanasieva, Prof. Dr. Sergiu Musteaţă
Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe
Ukrainian Institute for International Politics, Kyiv
State Pedagogical University “Ion Creangă”, Chișinău
The project was funded by the DAAD.
The project had two main goals. On the one hand, the participants were informed about the current political situation in the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in the context of the Eastern Partnership and the Eurasian Economic Union. The existing conflicts and secession efforts in both countries are becoming even more challenging due to the international constellation between the EU and Russia. The question of statehood played a central role with regard to intra-territorial conflicts and efforts to achieve autonomy. On the other hand, the participants were sensibilised to their own conflict-related issues through an intercultural workshop and then developed scenarios for the future of Europe together in mixed groups from Germany, Moldova and Ukraine. Through this, theoretical knowledge was put into practice, and a contribution to conflict resolution strategies was developed by the participants under the guidance of the lecturing team.
The workshop consisted of three main blocs:
(1) an intercultural competence workshop to facilitate communication across cultural divides;
(2) a teaching bloc on identity, conflict and state fragility as well as on the EU and its relation to the Eastern neighbourhood;
(3) a group exercise to develop scenarios for conflict transformation & resolution in the region