PeaceLab: Hybrid Solutions to Hybrid Conflicts? Academia, Civil Society and the Arts

Deadline: 10 June 2018
Open to: students, PhD candidates, young NGO activists and artists (up to 35 years of age) from all fields
Scholarship: EUR 100-700, depending on country of residence


Viadrinicum is an annual summer school devoted to the countries of the Eastern Partnership region with a special focus on Ukraine. This year it will take place in the form of trans-sectoral PeaceLab, aiming to tackle the complex issues of peace and (military) conflicts from multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives. With a strong emphasis on the participatory element of educational process the school will allow its participants to deepen their knowledge with the help of academic seminars and enhance their practical and methodological skills in the framework of several project-oriented workshops.

The school seminars will be devoted to theoretical and empirical analysis of the role of memory and identity discourse in the conflict areas of the Eastern Partnership region. Among others, the program includes the following seminars and workshops:

Tatiana Zhurzhenko (Vienna): Memory Wars Before and After “Ukraine Crisis”

Andrii Portnov (Frankfurt/Oder): Understanding Violence and War

Lars Kirchhoff (Frankfurt/Oder), Anne Kraus (Frankfurt/Oder): Multitrack Conflict Management and Peace Mediation Method(s)

Vesna Hart (Harrisonburg, VA): Restoring the Social Fabric: Bridging Memories and Narratives

Marta Havryshko (L’viv): Gender and War: Women in the Ukrainian Military during the War in Donbas


You can apply for the scholarship if you meet the following requirements:

  • You are a student, a PhD candidate, an NGO activist or an artist up to 35 y/o, from any country of the world;
  • You have a genuine interest in transsectoral and interdisciplinary approaches to the problems of conflict and peace;
  • Your knowledge of English is sufficient to take an active part in the discussions.


Subject to final approval of the German Foreign Office and Deutsch-Polnische Wissenschaftstiftung (DPWS), European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) will be able to fund up to 30 travel scholarships (EUR 100-700, depending on country of residence).

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application.

For more information, please visit the official web page.