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01.10.2012

Receipt of applications for the fifth article and essay competition on the topic: „Migration and integration of migrants in Europe and Russia“ is closed.

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01.10.2012

New publication - Philipp Steltemeier, "Das Wahlergebnis der Partei Bündnis 90/Die Grünen bei der Landtagswahl in Baden Württemberg 2011. Ein theoretischer Erklärungsversuch mithilfe des Ann-Arbor-Ansatzes".

Full text of the working paper in German: http://www.zdes.spbu.ru/assets/files/wp/2012/WP_2012_5__Steltemeier.pdf

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27.08.2012

The fourth Working Paper is available - Elena Rudneva "City Branding as an Instrument of Urban Strategic Development in Russia and Finland (cases: Vyborg, Russia and Lappeenranta, Finland)"

Full text of the working paper: http://www.zdes.spbu.ru/assets/files/wp/2012/WP_2012_4__Rudneva.pdf

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15.08.2012

Call for papers for the International Conference „Migration and Integration in Europe and Russia: New Challenges and Opportunities“ has been extended until the 27th of August

The Conference will take place in November 16-18, 2012 in St. Petersburg.

Please send your applications including an abstract of the proposed presentation as well as the author’s short CV and should be sent to: info@zdes.spbu.ru until August 27, 2012.

The Conference will reflect new challenges and opportunities migratory systems are facing in the contemporary world both in Russia and European countries. Movement and mobility are important to the functioning of contemporary societies. Changing infrastructure such as new border crossing facilities, accessibility of visa services, new and accessible transport connections provides incentive for making borders more transparent for travellers. As a result, people discover their neighbouring or even distant countries as a place for life, work, study or leisure which leads to diversification of cross border mobility and types or categories of migration. On the other hand, intensive migrations produce new challenges for the nation states stimulating debates and policies of integration of migrants. The Conference provides an international and cross-disciplinary space to explore these issues. 

The questions for the presentations can be formulated as follows:

  • What are the main characteristics of migration flows to EU countries and Russia?
  • What are the main mechanisms of integration and what is their influence on migrants’ lives?
  • How a variety of is migratory forms and groups is being expended, and how is this process affects migrants and their families?
  • What new theoretical and empirical perspectives are appropriate and fruitful in migrant studies?

In the framework of the Conference, three panels are planned:

Panel 1 Migration: Flows and Tendencies (political and legal regulation of migration regimes, international relations in the migration policy, global and regional migration flows, general concepts, migration and mobility, legal and illegal migration)

Panel 2 Integration of Migrants (integration and adaptation concepts, migration in the language, civil and inter-ethnic conflicts, multiculturalism, tolerance)

Panel 3 Different Groups and Types of Migration and Migrants (labor migration, high-skilled migrants, marriage migration, tourism, forced migration, student migration)

In addition, on the first day of the Conference political and civil society round tables with a practical focus will be organized: “Migration Regulation in the EU-Russian Cooperation” and “Integration of Migrants in St. Petersburg: Ideas and Practice, Possible Application of European Experiences”.

Further information can be found at www.zdes.spbu.ru and www.eu.spb.ru/ces  

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15.08.2012

New Working Paper available - Olga Malkina "Representation of corporate social responsibility on the websites of а multinational company (The case of European branches of PricewaterhouseCoopers)"

Full text of the working paper: http://www.zdes.spbu.ru/assets/files/wp/2012/WP_2012_1_Malkina.pdf

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13.08.2012

New Working Paper available - Natalia Nefedyeva "Factors of shaping discourses on European Integration and Europeanization in Britain"

Full text of the working paper: http://www.zdes.spbu.ru/assets/files/wp/2012/WP_2012_3__Nefedyeva.pdf

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01.08.2012

New Working Paper available - Olga Kokhanova, "Europeanization of National Public Spheres: Comparative analysis of the readers’ online debate on European issues in German and Spanish newspapers".

Full text of the working paper: http://www.zdes.spbu.ru/assets/files/wp/2012/WP_2012_2_Kokhanova.pdf

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09.07.2012

Are you interested in European topics and in the Russian-European Relations? Apply for our Master programme „Studies in European Societies“. Application deadline is the 13th of July.

All further information in English: http://www.european-studies-st-petersburg.com/

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02.07.2012

Summer School 2012 in Strelna was successfully completed. Some photos may give you an impression about the Summer School 2012.

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04.06.2012

The results of the competition among students of St. Petersburg St. University to participate in the Summer European Academy 2012 in Germany has been summarized.

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