The Leibniz Association had already agreed to the extension application at the beginning of the year and approved a total funding amount of around 800,000 euros. On 16 September 2020, EEGA’s partners convened together to sign the new cooperation agreement. This will enable the joint project, which was initiated in 2016, to continue and expand its research on the positioning of Eastern Europe in global processes and conflicts. The agreement officially enters into force with the start of the second funding phase on 1 October 2020.
Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe - Global Area” (EEGA)
In cooperation with research institutions in Eastern Europe, EEGA examines processes such as migration and mobility, economic interdependence, political integration, but also cultural and intellectual perspectives and identities. The aim is to expand the often one-sided information about Eastern Europe and to open up differentiated access to this region of the world.
Partners in the EEGA network are the Universities of Leipzig, Halle and Jena, the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL), Leibniz Institute for History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy (IMW). The new network member in the second funding phase is the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow.