The Leibniz ScienceCampus »Eastern Europe – Global Area« (EEGA) is committed to developing new research perspectives on Eastern Europe, engaging in knowledge exchange activities on the region with stakeholders, and promoting young researchers.
The focus is on Eastern Europe’s diverse, tension-filled, and sometimes paradoxical globalisation projects »from within« and »from the outside«, and thus, on the self-positioning of Eastern European societies under conditions of globalisation.
Together with partners from the region, EEGA explores the fields of migration and mobilities; business strategies and political economies; cultural and intellectual perspectives and identities; and political integration in a changing global arena.
Overcoming prejudices and clichés, some of which are rooted in the era of the Cold War, and promoting an informed understanding of Eastern Europe in its diverse traditions and positions, developments and (internal) dynamics, serves as the primary mission.
The Leibniz ScienceCampus brings together knowledge and expertise from researchers affiliated with both universities and research institutes in the Leipzig-Jena-Halle science region. It is committed to stimulating an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary discourse with and on a diverse and changing region.