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ONLINE Study-Trip 2021 - Call for Applications

Call for Applications: DAAD Digital Study Trip 2021:

"World politics and the EU as a global actor", October/November 2021

Annually, the joint German-Ukrainian Master program “German and European Studies”
is organizing a study trip for Ukrainian Bachelor students to Germany. The study trip is
part of the DAAD-funded cooperation project DSG “German and European Studies
(DES)” implemented by Kyiv Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) and Friedrich Schiller
University Jena (FSU).

This fully funded study trip aims to offer the participants a first insight in the political
system and sphere of Germany and getting a detailed knowledge about current German
and European political debates through high level expert discussions.
Since 2020, due to restrictions as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, most international
exchange was stopped. Still, for Ukrainian experts and DES peers, there is a significant
interest in analysing current challenges facing the European Union. That is why we are
offering a high-panel digital lecture series in October/November 2021 for the following
target group:

- Ukrainian students in Bachelor programs in the 3rd or 4th year
- very good level of English (knowledge of German is an optional advantage)
- interest in learning more about / entering the NaUKMA-FSU Double
Master-Programme in “German and European Studies (DES)”, after finishing their B.A.
The NaUKMA and FSU Jena cooperation project
Master’s program in German and European Studies
Nationale Universität „Kiewer Mohyla-Akademie“ • wul. Wolos’ka 8/5 • Korpus 4 • Büro 224 • UA-04070 Kiew
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena • Institut für Politikwissenschaft • Carl-Zeiß-Str. 3 • Büro 446 • D-07743 Jena
Week 1: Monday, 25th and Friday, 30th October 2021
Week 2: Monday, 1st and Friday, 5th November 2021
Week 3: Monday, 8th and Friday, 12th November 2021
● Time*:
Normally from 5 pm to 8.30 pm
● Place:
Zoom Online Study Trip Room
Deadline for application:
Friday, October 15th, 2021 (Deadline is extended to October 22nd).

* Dates and Time may vary due to short-term schedule changes, participants will be informed as soon as
possible if changes occur

● Background:
In 2021, the world is more connected than ever, and in this multipolar world, the EU is a
unique political actor. Within its over 60 years of existence, the EU grew from an economic
community to a multilevel political union with an internal single market, collective
European institutions, and 27 member states. The Union acts, in many political areas, as
one unified player in the multipolar world of the 21st century.
During the last few years, the EU was faced with several internal challenges and obstacles.
However, in our digital lecture series, we want to shift the attention from the inside to the
outside and examine the EU as a global actor in world politics in twelve individual
sessions. These sessions will be guided by experts from local academia as well as
members of political and research institutions. The aim of the lecture series is an enriched
understanding of the EU not only as a system of political institutions and 27 countries, but
as a global actor in a multipolar world. Over the period of three weeks in October and
November 2021, we will offer regular expert discussions on the following topics, as of

● The future of the EU as a whole
● Belarus and the Eastern parts of the EU and relations with Russia
● The challenge of corruption
● Global EU Development politics
● EU foreign military deployment and cooperation with UN peacekeeping missions
● EU-China relations
● EU-Turkey relations
● The challenges of post-Brexit
● EU-US relations and consequences for NATO
● The normative aspects of the EU

Furthermore, the participants will get additional information about the FSU Jena as a
study destination, and the DES M.A. program specifically.

For more information about the program, see or If you want to learn more about past study
trips, see

Application process:
If you are a student in the third or fourth year enrolled in Bachelor programs in Ukraine
and would like to join the trip, please send in your application. The knowledge of
German is no precondition for the application; you do, however, need a sufficient (very
good) English level.

The application form has to be completed; please fill out the application form under
_WetXO_Eu-ow/viewform?usp=sf_link - Application deadline is October 15th, 2021.

Please keep in mind:
It is the participants' own responsibility to make all arrangements with their current
university instructors to avoid any problems that can perhaps arise because of the
participants' absence from other studies. Organizers of the program can provide proof of
participation but cannot decide on individual arrangements.

Coordination contacts:
If you have any questions about the study trip, do not hesitate to reach us:
PD Dr. Angelos Giannakopoulos, DAAD-Professor at NaUKMA
E-Mail : or
Marie-Claire Brenner, Project Manager at FSU Jena University
E-Mail :
Jonathan Becker, Student Assistant at FSU Jena University
Rita Theresa Kopp, Student Assistant at FSU Jena University

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