A workshop funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation on “fuzzy” borders in Europe has been held by the Institute for East European Studies at FU Berlin.
News from Oct 19, 2015
On the 2nd of October 2015, a workshop organized and conceptualized by Prof. Dr. Andrey Makarychev from the University of Tartu has been conducted at the Institute for East European Studies at the FU Berlin. The event revolved around the topic "Regions, Boundaries, and Russia - EU Disconnections" and tried to tackle and discuss the fuzziness of boundaries in today’s interconnected world. Discussed during the workshop were three regional foci: the Baltic Sea Region, the Caucasus as well as the partner countries of the European Neighborhood Policy.
Within the framework of the workshop, Prof. Dr. Alexander Sergunin, Prof. Dr. Valery Konyshev and Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers also discussed their first results from a one-year project financed by a joint funding scheme by the FU Berlin and the University of St. Petersburg. As a result of the workshop there will be a discussion paper presenting the different positions and assessments of the researchers - especially concerning the current foreign policy behavior of the Russian Federation, which will be published as an online working paper soon.