Comparing the Baltics: New Agenda for Political Science

Joint Session of Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian Political Scientists

Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University (VU IIRPS) in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Office Lithuania is organizing a joint session “Comparing the Baltics: New agenda for Political Science” on 13-14 September 2019. This event will gather together the political scientists from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to discuss important political science issues, research projects and promotion of cooperation among the political science researchers from the three Baltic States.



Friday, September 13, 2019

12:30-13:15 Registration/Welcome coffee

13:15-13:30 Welcome speeches and greetings
  • Assoc. prof. Margarita Šešelgytė, director of the IIRPS VU
  • Elisabeth Bauer, Head of the KAS office for the Baltic States and Nordic countries
13:30-15:00 Panel discussion "Changes in political representation and party structures"

Panel coordinator/moderator: Dr. Raimondas Ibenskas

  • Dr. Jogilė Ulinskaitė (Lithuania)
  • Assoc. prof. Liutauras Gudžinskas (Lithuania)
  • Dr. Liisa Talving (Estonia), “EU attitudes across Estonian party voters”

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-17:00 Panel discussion "Social resilience and societal security"

Panel coordinator/moderator: Prof. Iveta Reinholde (Latvia)

  • Prof.. Zaneta Ozolina (Latvia), “From subjective security perception to societal resilience: Latvia's case”
  • Prof. Ainė Ramonaitė (Lithuania), “Social resilience and willingness to defend the country in Lithuania: new methodological approaches“
  • Dr. Piret Ehin (Estonia), “Integration of Russian-speakers: approaches and findings”

17:00-17:15 Coffee break

17:15-18:30 Foresight scenarios workshop (conducted by prof. Vello Pettai)

Saturday, September 14, 2019

9:00-9:30 Welcome coffee

9:30-11:00 Panel discussion "Patterns of political competition and electoral behaviour"

Panel coordinator/moderator: Dr. Martin Mölder (Estonia)

  • Assoc. prof. Mažvydas Jastramskis (Lithuania), “The State of the National Election Studies in Lithuania: Party System between Floating Voters and Non-partisan Presidents“
  • PhD candidate Harijs Karklins (Latvia) (on election forecasting)
  • Dr. Martin Mölder (Estonia), "Perceptions of the Estonian political space in a comparative European perspective"
  • Dr. Mihkel Solvak (Estonia), "Will digital participation replace paper voting? Findings from Estonian e-voter study 2005-2019"

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Panel discussion "Research in the Baltic States: opportunities for cooperation"

Panel coordinator/moderator: Prof. dr. Ainė Ramonaitė (Lithuania)

  • Assoc. prof. Inga Vinogradnaitė (Lithuania)
  • Dr. Piret Ehin (Estonia)
  • Prof. dr. Iveta Reinholde (Latvia)

13:00-15:00 Lunch

Hier finden Sie das Programm zum Download: Programme.pdf

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Elisabeth Bauer

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Leiterin des Auslandsbüros für die Baltischen Staaten

Elisabeth.Bauer@kas.de +371 67 331-266 +371 67 331-007

Augustina Zamuškevičiūtė

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Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Augustina.Zamuskeviciute@kas.de +370 5 269 11 79 +370 5 269 11 79


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