New workshop on ‘fuzzy’ European borders

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Borders are becoming less clear in the modern day. Image: Flickr - mtsrs

A new workshop, funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, on Europe’s increasingly unclear borders has been held by the Institute for East European Studies at FU Berlin.

News from Oct 19, 2015

Earlier this month, a workshop arranged and designed by Prof. Dr. Andrey Makarychev from the University of Tartu in Estonia was held at the Institute for East European Studies. The event focused on the topic "Regions, Boundaries, and Russia - EU Disconnections" and attempted to deal with the fuzziness of boundaries in today’s globalized and connected world. The workshop itself used three regional foci to help demonstrate its points: the Baltic Sea Region, the Caucasus, as well as the partner countries of the European Neighborhood Policy.

Throughout the workshop, Prof. Dr. Alexander Sergunin, Prof. Dr. Valery Konyshev and Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers also discussed their first results from a year-long project financed jointly by the Freie Universität 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 behavior of the Russian Federation in foreign policy, which will be published as an online working paper in the near future.

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