27 August 2015 | EIC | News

Luiza Bialasiewicz successful in Jean Monnet Network call

'European Identity and Culture'-theme leader Luiza Bialasiewicz has been succesful in a Jean Monnet Network call of the European Commission. The Erasmus+ grant has been awarded for the NEMESIS project: Memory and Securitization in the European Union and Neighbourhood.

The Eastern Neighborhood currently represents one of the key challenges to the progress of European integration, as a key symbolic as well as strategic battleground across which competing geopolitical, socio-economic and identitary claims are articulated. In many such understandings, imagined or real collisions of cultures are transposed into civilizational arguments, whether regarding the ‘spiritual unity’ of Eastern Slavs or the ‘genuinely Western character’ of Central Europe, or ‘the European community of values as opposed to the post-Soviet space. Such arguments present a key challenge for the European Union in its relations with its Eastern Partners, as well as the wider region. The aim of the Network NEMESIS is to shed new light on these dynamics.

Participating institutions:

  • Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia (coordinator)
  • University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Collegium Civitas, Poland
  • Universitaet Bremen, Germany
  • Fachhochschule des BFI Wien Gesellschaft M.B.H., Austria