The fourth EU studies school in Kemerovo State University
19-26 September 2005

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     The forth EU studies school took place in September 2005 in Kemerovo State University. The lecturers of the school were Pr. Eric Remacle (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium), Dr. Susanne Peters (University of Giessen, Germany) and Dr. Dieter Pesendorfer (University of Salzburg, Austria), experts in European Common Foreign and Security Policy, and Pr. Anselm Skuhra from University of Salzburg who coordinated and evaluated the work of trainees. In the first day of the school the head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary History and International Relations Pr. Yuri V. Galaktionov, Pr. Anselm Skuhra and Dr. Larisa Deriglazova greeted the participants.

     The school was started with a session led by Dr. Dieter Pesendorfer on "EU Policymaking". He aimed to show the process of EU decision-making in common foreign and security policy. During the session he stressed the ideas and main principals of European policymaking and analyzed its methods.

     Dr. Susanne Peters continued to discuss this topic during a session "EU European Security and Defence Policy". She stressed the controversies of European security and defense policy, its aims and activities and underlined the main tendencies of its development today. Pr. Eric Remacle examined "EU Common Foreign and Security Policy". During this lecture he presented his viewpoint on this problem and made a complex wide analysis of the CFSP development.

     On Thursday all trainees and lecturers had an excursion to Kedrovsky Cut, museum "Red Hill" and museum "Tomsk Pisaniza". They had an opportunity to get acquainted with the history of Kemerovo and Kuzbass, the life of pre-historic societies on the territory of the region. As the part of cultural programme trainees visited the Museum of Archeology, Ethnography and Ecology of the Kemerovo State University.

     Trainees participated in the scientific international conference "Second World War: lessons of history for Germany and Russia", organized by the Department of Modern and Contemporary History and International Relations with leadership of Pr. Yuri V. Galaktionov. Conference was held in two languages - Russian and German. Dr. Larisa Deriglazova has presented a paper on the problem of Holocaust in international relations. In the framework of this conference it was presented a manual "History of Germany" in 3 volumes prepared by Russian and German scholars.

     The progress of trainees in mastering EU problematique was evaluated by Pr. Anselm Skuhra, who organized feedback from trainees and pointed achievements and directions for further improvement. It is a good mark for trainees as well as for experts who did their best during the school.

     The work of the school was really versatile. Except of sessions and participation in the conference there were other activities which were based on preceded the school work of trainees such as writing abstracts on articles presented by the lecturers and reflection papers that help to formulate their viewpoints on the problem. The programme of the school was created in the way to give the trainees and lecturers an opportunity to harmonize scientific work, leisure time and informal communication

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