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“Greater Eurasia” Young Resarchers School

May 7 - May 13

From May 7 to May 13, 2018, the analytical media “Eurasian Studies” will hold in Kazan (Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation) the “Greater Eurasia” Young Researchers School (hereinafter – School).

The School will bring together 20 promising and talented young researchers specializing in international political and economic relations from different countries throughout the wider Eurasian continent: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Austria, Afghanistan, Korea, China and other countries.

The central theme of the School is integration, cooperation and trade in the common Eurasian space in the historical past and the prospective future through the prism of the traditionally important role of Tatarstan as a crossroads and center of integration processes in “Greater Eurasia”.

The school is divided into three sections, in which all researchers will take part: 1. research and education; 2. culture; and 3. “organization”. The working languages are Russian and English.

As part of the research and education section the young researchers will attend seminars on various aspects of Eurasian integration, which will be held both by the participants of the School themselves, as well as by representatives of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) (tbc), the Eurasian Development Bank(EDB) (tbc), the Kazan Federal University (KFU). As part of this section the participants will also take part in three project-analytical sessions (round tables) on the topic of integration processes in Greater Eurasia. The first session will be held at the open-air historical Museum of the Bulgarian civilization(UNESCO World Heritage site), the second – at Innopolis University, the third – at the Kazan Federal University. One of the results of the research and education section will be creation of a collective working paper the topic “EAEU and the Greater Eurasian Partnership: Challenges and Prospects”.

As part of the cultural section the young researchers will visit the Kazan Kremlin, the Innopolis Innovation Park, the Kazan Federal University open-air historical Museum of the Bulgarian civilization. On Victory Day (May 9th), the school’s participants will be invited to watch the Victory Day parade in Kazan, after which they will have the opportunity to lay flowers at the monuments to the fallen of World War II and to Lev Gumilev – one of the founders of the theory of Eurasianism.

As part of the “organizational” section the young researchers will discuss the establishment, activities and functioning of the “Greater Eurasia” International Discussion Club.

The participants will be accommodated in the “Regina” hotel complex, which is located in a picturesque pine forest only 30 minutes away by car from the historical city center of Kazan.

Terms of participation

20 young researchers specializing in international economic and political relations who study various aspects of Eurasian integration can take part in the School’s work.

To participate in the School it is necessary to fill out the application form and to pay a registration fee of 4000 Russian rubles (approx. 53 Euro or 65 US Dollars). The deadline for the applications is April 25, 2018. The deadline for payment of the registration fee is April 30, 2018.

The registration fee includes accommodation and three meals a day in the “Regina” hotel complex. Transfer by bus and the Schools program are provided by the organizing party. Travel to the venue and back is at applicants own expense.

The organizers of the School reserve the right to select participants.


Farkhad Gumarov, Ph.D. in History, analytic, “Eurasian Studies”, farkhadgumarov@yandex.ru , +7 903 341 39 20 (Kazan)

Yuri Kofner, editor-in-chief, “Eurasian Studies”, kofner1@yandex.ru, +7 926 342 89 80 (Moscow)


May 7
May 13


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