Euroopa Liidu ja Venemaa suhted

märts 18 Reede


18. – 19. märts 2016. a


J. Skytte Poliitika Uuringute Instituut, Tartu Ülikool, Lossi 36



Paneelides analüüsitakse Euroopa Liidu ja Venemaa suhete hetkeseisu ja tuleviku perspektiive. Töökeel on inglise keel.

Saadaval ka Deutsch, English

Friday, 18 March

09.00 - 10.00

Registration (Lobby – Ground floor)


Welcome remarks - Room 215

Marco Kirm (Vice-Rector of the University of Tartu)
Stefano Braghiroli and Anna-Cara Keim (Conveners)
Elisabeth Bauer (Head of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung office for the Baltic States and Scandinavia)
Mariya Zubrytska (Vice Rector of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv)


Panel 1 - Room 215

Re-framing the post-Soviet space’s relationship with Moscow and the West
Irina Petrova (University of Leuven, Belgium) - EU and Russia in the shared neighbourhood: Strategic narratives approach
Oksana Krayevska (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine) - Ukraine and the EU: problems and perspectives of cooperation
Kiryl Kascian (Belarusian Review) - Belarus and Ukraine: constitutionalism vs. “Russian world”
Florian Hartleb (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany) - Putin's Russia and the far right in Europe. What's behind this new alliance?

Multi-disciplinary perspectives on the crises”''Book presentation session
Ana Maria Sanchez Resalt (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain) - Memory politics in Russia and its identity discourses: The recycling of the WWII narratives
Barbara Gaweda (University of Edinburgh, UK) - Gendered responses to political crises: pro-natalism and the return to traditional values as discursive strategies of moral panic in Poland and Russia
Alexandra Yatsyk (University of Uppsala) - (Neo)imperial biopolitics: the case of Russia-Georgian relations
Louis Wierenga (University of Tartu, Estonia) - The Eurosceptic and the Bear
Julia C. Holdsworth (University of Hull, UK) – Taking the next exit: understanding protest and conflict in eastern Ukraine

Book presentation session – Room 214
Post-soviet identities and nation building in culture and sports
Andrey Makarychev (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Alexandra Yatsyk (University of Uppsala, Sweden)
Discussion with Miguel Vázquez Liñán (University of Sevilla, Spain), Heiko Pääbo (University of Tartu, Estonia), Shota Kakabadze (University of Tartu, Estonia), Andriy Tyushka (Baltic Defence College, Estonia)

Lunch break

Panel 3 – Room 103 Interactions between domestic and external developments, and actors in Ukraine
Olena Podolian (Södertörns University, Sweden) - Ukraine: What went wrong and how to fix it
Olga Lavrinenko (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) – Influence of the “Ukrainian factor” on the choice of adaptation and confrontation strategies of coping with economic crises in Belarus and Russia
Maksym Kyiak (Central European Institute, Ukraine) - Evolution of Kremlin`s propaganda during the hybrid war against the West: from “fascists on Maidan” to “our Liza”
Petro Baykovskyy (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine) – The Transformation of States and Societies in Transition in the Era of Globalization: Challenge for Ukraine

Panel 4 – Room 215
Beyond geopolitics: What future for the EU-Russia relationship?
Olha Tkachenko (University of Warsaw, Poland) - Euromaidan in foreign press: identities, ideologies and discourses (Case-study of Polish press)
Sigita Struberga (University of Latvia, Latvia) - Russian-speaking non-governmental organizations as a tool for implementation of Russia's Influence. The Latvian case
Marco Siddi (Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Finland) – German foreign policy towards Russia in the aftermath of the Ukraine crisis. A new Ostpolitik?
Kaneshko Sangar (SSEES, University College London, UK) - Russia and the West: From rapprochement over the “War on Terror” to crises over the Middle East and Ukraine
Andras Toth (HAS Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary) - Crisis of globalization and economic nationalism: Understanding the moving away from the European Model

Coffee break

Stakeholder’s dialogue with academia “The future of the European Union in a changing Europe” – Room 214
*supported by the European Parliament Former Members Association (FMA)
Jan Mulder (MEP 1994-2014, ALDE, the Netherlands)
moderated by Florian Hartleb (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany)


Reception at University of Tartu Art Museum (Ülikooli 18)
Introduction to the aims and scope of “Eastern Platform” by Anna-Cara Keim and Kaneshko Sangar (SSEES, University College London, UK)

Saturday, 18 March


Panel 5 - Room 215
The crisis from different regional and national perspectives
Shota Kakabadze (University of Tartu, Estonia) – Prospects of the Russian Normative Hegemony in Georgia
Stepan Suchy (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic) - Understanding Nazarbayev regime and the conflict in Ukraine
Mukhtar Hajizada (Khazar University, Azerbaijan) – Challenges and opportunities for regional cooperation in the wider Black Sea area
Olena Nedozhogina (University of Tartu, Estonia) - Cultural trauma of political change: The Crimean example Viljar Veebel (Estonian National Defence College, Estonia) - Choosing between East and West: Vulnerability of selected CIS countries in their path to the EU

Panel 6 – Room 214
Global consequences of a regional crisis
Marianna Gladysh (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine) - Forced migration and internally displaced people: challenge for Ukraine and Europe
Vassilis Petsinis (Independent) - Contrasting Estonian and Croatian ethno-politics
Mykola Fesenko (Institute of World History of the National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine) - Ukraine as a factor in the transformation of International Order
Nicolas Miyares (SSEES, University College London, UK) - The economic patterns of unrecognized states in the post-Soviet region and lessons for Ukraine
Julien Theron (University of Versailles, France) - From ‘near abroad’ to ‘nigh abroad’: the transformation of Russian foreign strategy

Lunch break


Young voices: students’ panel and discussion – Room 103
Givi Gigitashvili (University of Tartu, Estonia) - Implications of the Ukraine crisis for the South Caucasus countries and breakaway territories in the region
Jaak Erik Laja (University of Tartu, Estonia) - Security of the Baltic states - not only a military question
Tengiz Sultanishvili (University of Tartu, Estonia) – Developments in the EU’s common security and foreign policy in the light of the Ukrainian crisis

Contacts and further information: Administrative and logistical issues (organisation of accommodation, travel, etc.): Oliivia Võrk,; (+372) 7376212
Issues related to the programme and panels: Stefano Braghiroli,; (+372) 7375582
Printable map of the city centre:


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