The Nordic-Baltic Migration Conference 2019: Education as a Driver for Integration was organised by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia, the University of Tartu, the Ministry of the Interior of Estonia and the Estonian Contact Point for the European Migration Network and took place at KuMu Art Museum in Kadriorg, Tallinn. Since 2012, the conference became an annual event focusing on a specific theme. This year the main attention of the conference was devoted to migration policies, [...]
Our partner organisation, the Russian Museum of Estonia, takes part in the discussion panels organised by the Ministry of Culture of Estonia within the framework of the of public consultation round preceding the formation of “Culture 2030” (Kultuur 2030) policy.
Additionally, our Research Assistant Katarina Budrik also participated in the discussions, providing minority-focused perspective. The panel discussion was titled “Culture in Estonia in 2030 – from where do the new creators of pictures, words, figures, spaces and sounds come?” [...]
ICELDS Board Chair Dr. Hanna Vasilevich was among the authors of the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Volume 10, edited by Oliver Scharbrodt, Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašić, Jørgen S. Nielsen and Egdūnas Račius, and published by Brill in November 2018.
In her entry entitled “Belarus” (pp. 95-105), Dr. Vasilevich provided a comprehensive overview of the developments, events and trends of the Muslim communities in this country in 2017.
As the editors emphasize in the Yearbook’s Preface (pp. IX-XIII),
“The country reports have provided [...]
On 26 November 2018, ICELDS Board Chair Dr. Hanna Vasilevich took part in an expert international workshop “The Crimean Tatars: Past and Future of Indigenous People”, organized by the Department of Russian and East European Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University. The event took place in the House of National Minorities in Prague.
Hanna Vasilevich’s presentation was entitled “Crimean Tatars as Indigenous People: Political Participation and Conflict Resolution“. The presentation of Dr. Vasilevich tackled upon the [...]
On 29-30 November, ICELDS Board Member Dr. Alexander Osipov took part in the Annual Conference of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies at Södertörn University (Sweden) “Contested Europes: Legacies, Legitimacies, and (Dis)Integration – Baltic, Eastern and Central European perspectives”.
The conference was dedicated to the anniversaries of two dates critical for the European history that are 1918 and 1968. Each constitutes a reference point from which Europe traces back its historical legacy and political legitimacy. Each of the [...]
On 27 November, ICELDS Board Member Dr. Alexander Osipov who is currently a visiting researcher at the Institute for Russia and Eurasian Studies (IRES) at Uppsala University made a presentation within the series of IRES seminars. The presentation entitled “What lessons could be learned from the post-Soviet ethnopolitics?” was devoted to the origins of the post-Soviet legal and political frameworks of diversity governance, to the sources of the said frameworks efficacy and stability and to methodological approaches to the [...]
On 15-18 October 2018, Yerevan hosted an international conference “From the Baltic to the Black Sea: Armenians in Cultural, Economic and Political Processes“.
The conference was co-organized by the Foundation for Development and Support of Armenological Studies “Aniv”, the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Russian-Armenian University, the Scientific Research Institute of Ancient [...]
On 8-9 November 2018, ICELDS Board member Dr. Alexander Osipov took part in the Third Annual conference of RUCARR – Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research – at Malmö University, Sweden.
RUCARR is a research platform that geographically focuses on Russia and the Caucasus as areas of primary concern also covering other post-countries. RUCARR facilitates multi-disciplinary research and scholarly dialogue aimed at political, social, cultural, economic and other dynamics and processes. Its areas of interest include contemporary politics, history and [...]
On 26 October 2018, ICELDS Board Chair Dr. Hanna Vasilevich participated in the ASEN Diaspora Nationalism Workshop hosted by the London School of Economics.
At the workshop Dr. Vasilevich presented the preliminary results of her research on Russia’s policies towards its diaspora communities abroad titled “Russian World” and compatriots’ policies. In her presentation, Dr. Vasilevich focused on the framework and limitations of the Russian policies towards compatriots and the perception of these policies in a number of the post-Soviet countries, [...]
From 20 to 27 October 2018, the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution in Stadtschlaining (Burgenland, Austria) hosted the pilot Specialisation Course on Protection of National Minorities in the OSCE Area.
As a part of this course, ICELDS Board Member Dr. Kiryl Kascian provided trainings on Promoting Effective Partnership in Public Life and Human Rights Monitoring and Reporting.
The course was organized under the Auspices of the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe and OSCE High Commissioner on National [...]