CfP – EEGA Summer School

The ScienceCampus EEGA organises a Summer School in Leipzig from September 22 to 25, 2019.

The programme of the second international Summer School with journalists organised by the Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” (EEGA) includes presentations, workshops, mutual coachings, lectures and discussions with prominent guests. The experimental exchange, moderated by freelance journalist Gemma Pörzgen, combines academic contributions with practical collaboration. Young academics are made aware of the tasks and working conditions of media professionals and, in return, enrich journalistic texts and topics with expert knowledge. In addition, various lectures will provide an insight into new media formats and suitable presentation forms and strategies. The aim of the Summer School is to establish networks and contacts between academics and media professionals in order to establish a long-term platform for cyclical transfer.

During the four-day symposium, young academics and journalists will discuss topics such as:

  • How can the “self-reinforcing process” of “ever the same” academics in the media (Frank Schweizer) be overcome?
  • Which new research results on populist movements and regimes are available and how can these be taken up in journalistic work?
  • How should “fake news” be dealt with and what counter-strategies are called for?
  • Is an alliance of journalists and academics (Russ-Mohl) possible?
  • What are the new challenges posed by populist trends and the simplification of politics?

The ScienceCampus EEGA organises a Summer School to discuss how these highly relevant questions can be transferred into the public debate, especially with regard to Eastern Europe and its global interdependence. How can academics and journalists deal with simplifications, misinformation, hate comments and insults in the discussion forums?

The EEGA invites academics, especially at PhD and postdoc level, to submit abstracts (max. 350 words + CV) for paper and poster presentations on the above and related issues.

Applications can be submitted until August 2, 2019 via e-mail to

For more information on the Call for Papers click here.

Click here for more information on the event.

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