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The participants of the Summer School in Strelna are selected: from 30 applications, 20 were chosen. The participants come from 9 Russian cities. Also a student from Germany and a PhD student from the UK will take part.

The participants of the Summer School in Strelna are selected: out of 30 applications, 20 were chosen. The participants come from nine Russian cities. Also a student from Germany and a PhD student from the UK will attend the Summer School.

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On June, the 16th, a delegation of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) headed by the new Secretary General of the DAAD Ms Rueland visited the CGES. The current and future developments of the CGES were discussed.

On June, the 16th, a delegation of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) headed by the new Secretary General of the DAAD Ms Rueland visited the CGES. The current and future developments of the CGES were discussed.

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We received in total 76 applications for the following conference in Saint Petersburg.

 

We received in total 76 applications for the following conference in Saint Petersburg from willing participants of 21 different countries. As there were: Russia, Germany, United Kingdom, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Austria, Finland, Italy, France, Estonia, Czech Republic, Denmark, USA, Moldova, Sweden, Portugal, Ukraine, Thailand, Serbia and Switzerland. Even though most of the participants are from the host country, they come from 20 different cities of the Russian Federation.

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15.12.2011

Coordinating Committee meeting of the Center for German and European Studies will take place on December 22, 2011 from 10.00 until 12.00 in the White Hall of St. Petersburg State University


It will be reported on the activities of the Center for German and European Studies in 2011 and plans for 2012 will be discussed.

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24.01.2012

The results of the fourth essay competition in cooperation with the web-portal "Cogita!ru - Public News of the North-West" are published.


The winners are:

- Ekaterina Vopilovskaya

- Pert Zherebtsov

- Rustam Islamov

- Olga Harina 

For the complete information check the Russian version of the site and the information on Cogita!ru

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18.05.2012

Call for papers and presentations for the International Conference „Migration and Integration in Europe and Russia: New Challenges and Opportunities“ is opened.

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 July 2, 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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The DAAD-Magazin published an article about the Center for German and European Studies in St. Petersburg.

The DAAD-Magazin published an article about the Center for German and European Studies in St. Petersburg. The article in German can be found here: http://www.daad-magazin.de/18853/index.html

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The Fourth essay competition in cooperation with the web-portal "Cogita!ru".

The Fourth essay competition  in cooperation with the web-portal "Cogita!ru". This year's topic is: "Civic Initiatives in European and Russian cities" Essay submission deadline - 1/12/2011.

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We are glad to announce results of competition among post graduate students- participants of 5th Summer School .

We are glad to announce results of competition among post graduate students- participants of 5th Summer School Students European Union Studies: Methodological Opportunities and Limitsin order to receive grant for empirical research in any European university. There were 4 applications received. This year the winner is Ekaterina Studenzova, graduate student of MA SES. 

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A new Working Paper available: Steven Kelly. "Bilateralism vs. Multilateralism: An Analysis of the Evolution of EU Energy Policy for a Post-Lisbon Europe".

A new Working Paper available: Steven Kelly. "Bilateralism vs. Multilateralism: An Analysis of the Evolution of EU Energy Policy for a Post-Lisbon Europe". WP 2011-3.

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