Go East

Go East - The development of European Studies as a research and study discipline

The aim of the project is to share experience of European Centres in V4 countries with their colleagues in Ukraine and Armenia. The purpose is also help with building the European Study centres and study programs, help with training of trainers, developing study materials and sharing the contacts with other European Centres in Western Europe.


The project Go East has held three meetings. The project was launched with a meeting at Memorial University in Kiev, Ukraine in September2012 with the participation of most partner institutions. Each department presented its conception of European studies as a scientific and academic discipline.

In December 2012 a broader meeting of all partner institutions along with a 3-day workshop was held in Prague's Charles University. During thisworkshop the approaches were compared according to the individual disciplines of European studies: history, political science, law, economicsand culture.

The final meeting was held in April 2013 at the Armenian Yerevan State Linguistic University and the Centre for European Studies at the Yerevan State University. In addition to numerous meetings with Armenian colleagues, participants conducted a discussion with CET students.

During the project, reciprocial transfer of expertise was carried out between the Visegrad countries and the countries of the Eastern Partnershipin teaching European studies, exchanging syllabuses, identifying key issues, specifying the methods of scientific research and teaching, teaching materials, etc.. The output of the program became the first draft of the reformed European studies programs in these countries.

Project participants created a working group which intends to meet regularly. Go East is a pilot project and on its basis, Charles Universityapplied for the title of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the purpose of focusing on central European cooperation extending to Eastern Partnership countries. Another application for a TEMPUS project grant has been submitted and is focused on the reform of curricula andteaching content.


Project manager: prof. PhDr. Lenka Rovná, CSc.


Timeframe: September 2012 - September 2013


Partners of the Department:


Donor:


International Visegrad Fund






Go East

Go East - The development of European Studies as a research and study discipline

The aim of the project is to share experience of European Centres in V4 countries with their colleagues in Ukraine and Armenia. The purpose is also help with building the European Study centres and study programs, help with training of trainers, developing study materials and sharing the contacts with other European Centres in Western Europe.


The project Go East has held three meetings. The project was launched with a meeting at Memorial University in Kiev, Ukraine in September2012 with the participation of most partner institutions. Each department presented its conception of European studies as a scientific and academic discipline.

In December 2012 a broader meeting of all partner institutions along with a 3-day workshop was held in Prague's Charles University. During thisworkshop the approaches were compared according to the individual disciplines of European studies: history, political science, law, economicsand culture.

The final meeting was held in April 2013 at the Armenian Yerevan State Linguistic University and the Centre for European Studies at the Yerevan State University. In addition to numerous meetings with Armenian colleagues, participants conducted a discussion with CET students.

During the project, reciprocial transfer of expertise was carried out between the Visegrad countries and the countries of the Eastern Partnershipin teaching European studies, exchanging syllabuses, identifying key issues, specifying the methods of scientific research and teaching, teaching materials, etc.. The output of the program became the first draft of the reformed European studies programs in these countries.

Project participants created a working group which intends to meet regularly. Go East is a pilot project and on its basis, Charles Universityapplied for the title of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the purpose of focusing on central European cooperation extending to Eastern Partnership countries. Another application for a TEMPUS project grant has been submitted and is focused on the reform of curricula andteaching content.


Project manager: prof. PhDr. Lenka Rovná, CSc.


Timeframe: September 2012 - September 2013


Partners of the Department:


Donor:


International Visegrad Fund