Summer School 2015
2015: Summer School «Sustainable development: Conflicts and their Solutions on Post-Soviet Space»
The main objective of the Summer School “Sustainable Development: Conflicts and their Solutions on Post-Soviet Space” is to analyze the contemporary political and economic processes that take place in nowadays Ukraine and Post-Soviet countries and get better understanding of the local conflicts and their possible solutions.
Main subjects of the Summer School are:
History of Local Conflicts – historical perspective of the Post-Soviet countries identification and reasons of different conflicts in the region;
Politics and Geopolitics – peculiarities of International Relations of Post-Soviet countries after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the role of Russian and the USA in the modern foreign and internal politics in the region. European integration process in Ukraine and Georgia;
Public Policy – analyses of the role of Mass media and public policy in the conflict resolution process.
The modules of the Summer School consist from lectures, workshops, study visits, informal meetings with politicians and professors, national minority organizations, refugees from Donbass. At the end of the Summer School students are expected to prepare and present their projects on Effective Conflict Prevention and Resolution.
The main objective of the Summer School “Sustainable development: Conflicts and their Solutions on Post-Soviet Space” is to give students from the EU understanding of different conflicts on Post-Soviet space.
For this reason, we worked out an intensive educational program with huge practice component, showing the history and actual political problems.
Main subjects of our summer school are:
– “history”, historical perspective on the problem of conflict existence;
– “culture”, traditions and differences in mentalities and ideologies of peoples in post-soviet countries;
– “politics and geopolitics”, development of CIS, different points of view and political reasons of conflicts (including economic one) and, of course, a deeper look on all “conflicts on post-soviet space” and “conflict-management”.
All these modules consist of lectures, seminars and practical work, like meetings with national minority organizations or active workshops. To complete the program there will be also excursions around Kharkiv region, which are connected with topics of the modules.