The Leibniz ScienceCampus EEGA is committed to developing new research perspectives on Eastern Europe.
EEGA promotes young researchers and stimulates knowledge exchange together with other Eastern European stakeholders in this region. In this vein, EEGA contributes substantially to the integration of the Central German academic region, an area marked by the successful and longstanding cooperation of universities and research institutes.
The EEGA research agenda addresses the overarching question of the positioning of Eastern European actors through and within global processes, conflicts and a new world order. A multi-disciplinary and multi-faceted examination of globalisation processes is key for an informed understanding of societal developments.
Three main strategies serve as guidelines within the EEGA agenda:
- defining Eastern Europe through transregional entanglements rather than upholding compartmentalised approaches;
- connecting researchers, institutions and societies in Germany, Eastern Europe and beyond;
- promoting research, education and knowledge transfer through carefully targeted events and activities.
Such activities include PostDoc support, PhD training, publication opportunities, public events such as the EEGA Science Lounge and EEGA Summer School, or the MA programme “Global Eastern Europe” at Leipzig University.
EEGA’s novel paradigm champions an informed understanding of Eastern Europe as world region marked by diverse traditions, positions, developments and dynamics. In doing so, EEGA raises academic and public awareness for this highly relevant, yet often neglected world region and its crucial rule in global processes.
Prof. Sebastian Lentz, Speaker of EEGA, answers questions to the Leibniz ScienceCampus, its orientation and activities in a video interview: