Research, Science and Teaching about Eastern Europe

The Leibniz ScienceCampus "Eastern Europe – Global Area" EEGA examines the self-positioning of Eastern European societies under conditions of globalization including migration, economic interdependence, cultural exchange and political integration processes, and focuses on five research fields:

  • Mobilities and Migration Regimes in Eastern Europe

  • The Self-Positioning of Eastern Europe in a New World Order In-The-Making

  • Business Strategies and Frameworks of Political Economies

  • Cultural and Intellectual Perspectives and Identifications

  • Eastern Europe in Times of Europeanization

The Business Strategies and Frameworks of Political Economies research area illustrates the interdisciplinary nature of the EEGA. The program is headed by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Henn, an economic geographer and managing director of the Institute of Geography at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Prof. Dr. Thomas Glauben, an agricultural scientist and director of the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Transformation Economies in Halle, as well as Prof. Dr. Thorsten Posselt, economist and institute director of the Fraunhofer IMW in Leipzig.

Professor Posselt appreciates the EEGA’s impact as an interdisciplinary network: "In combination with applied science and Fraunhofer IMW’s expertise in the Central and Eastern European region, EEGA is increasing the opportunities for research, science and teaching across Eastern Europe."