The Leibniz ScienceCampus EEGA pursues four strategic goals:
1) The Leipzig, Halle and Jena science-region comprises of a high density of higher education and research institutions and renowned knowledge and expertise in the study of both Eastern Europe and globalization. Providing an infrastructure and serving as a catalyst connecting universities, research institutes and individuals studying globalisation and/or Eastern Europe, EEGA integrates existing strengths and capabilities and builds bridges across disciplines and institutions towards synergetic and complementary collaboration.
2) The Leibniz ScienceCampus stimulates a research-led discourse on Eastern Europe and promotes knowledge transfer between science and the public, and between researchers in Germany and abroad, particularly with scholars from Eastern European Regions. Engagement and dissemination projects with both the public and specific audiences (e.g. journalism, political consulting) contribute to knowledge exchange and interaction between academia and society and enhance discussion culture. The exchange with partners (guest scholars, journalists, etc.) from Eastern Europe allows deepening the understanding of the region by combining internal and external approaches to making sense of the region.
3) EEGA pursues the objective of contributing to research capacity and network building within and outside academia. By promoting young researchers developing a career either within or outside academia, EEGA generates both scientists and experts in related fields. The Leibniz ScienceCampus provides a subsequent line of education that starts from Master’s courses, comprises PhD-research and training and completes with promoting research by and further qualification for PostDocs with reflexive knowledge about societies in Eastern Europe for highly qualified young academics.
4) Within Leibniz Association, the ScienceCampus EEGA strengthens the focus area „Eastern Europe“ (see the establishment of the working group “Eastern Europe” in 2014) and Area Studies in general by contributing its multi-disciplinary knowledge and expertise and sharing its broad range of experiences regarding research, network and knowledge exchange activities within the Leibniz community.