Global Politics Workshop Ukraine
The future of Ukraine between Europe and Russia looks quite difficult: Tensions remain in the occupied territories and the Minsk process seems to be heading towards a dead end, if it is not dead already. Despite the fact that the conflict in eastern Ukraine seems to have disappeared from European media coverage, CGP’s Global Politics Workshops in Ukraine regularly address the role of academia in dealing with and, more important, in moderating conflicts like the prevailing one. Every year, the faculty workshop invites young PhDs and PostDocs from Germany, Ukraine and other countries in the region to jointly work on a future oriented curriculum in the field of International Relations to possibly be implemented at a Ukrainian university in the near future.
The annual workshops comprise three main goals:
1. International academic exchange and cooperation in the field of curricula development
2. Academic exchange within Ukraine and career enhancement of young researchers
3. Supporting development and democratization processes in Ukraine
Since 2016, the project is being funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and since then jointly organized by the Center for Global Politics of Freie Universität Berlin and the Department of Political Science of Ukrainian Catholic University.