CEFRES webinars for Ukraine

CEFRES webinars for Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marks the return of war to Europe. Although the war dates back to the 2014 armed conflict in Donbas, with the war of aggression against Ukraine, it is now taking on an unprecedented scale. This war is also fought in the field of information and interpretation, posing major challenges for the humanities and social sciences. Located in the heart of Central Europe directly affected by the war, CEFRES is hosting a series of webinars dedicated to the analysis of the war and its effects in the region from the position of humanistic and social scientific inquiry. 

Coordination: Jérôme Heurtaux (Director of CEFRES), Michèle Baussant (CNRS-CEFRES), Ronan Hervouet (CEFRES).

Webinar 1

The challenges of hosting refugees from Ukraine in Central Europe

Date: Tuesday, 22nd March 2022, 12:00 – 13:30 (CET)
Location: online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83104476667 (in case of any problems, write to cefres@cefres.cz)
Language: English

A Webinar organized in partnership with the GDR “Connaissance de l’Europe médiane”.

On the front line in hosting refugees from the war in Ukraine, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe are facing major challenges. How are they responding to this unprecedented demand for hospitality? Which actors (governments, local authorities, NGOs, etc.) are involved, and what are their resources and capacities? How does this new wave of Ukrainian migration differ from the previous ones? What are the contours of the solidarity shown by Central European societies? This webinar offers a comparative perspective by bringing together different experts to discuss the situation of Ukrainian refugees in Central and Eastern Europe (Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania).

With :

  • Dr. Olena Babakova, freelance journalist, an expert on Ukrainian migration to Poland.
  • Prof. MUDr. Vladimir Krčméry DrSc. academic, physicist, founder of St. Elisabeth Private University of Health and Social Work in Bratislava
  • Dr Ondřej Kopečný, analyst, STEM – Institute of Empirical Research (Prague).
  • Dr. Anemona Constantin, political scientist, a post-doctoral researcher at CEFRES.

Moderated by: Michèle Baussant (CNRS-CEFRES)

Illustration photograph by Martin Mádl (6/3/2022)