A training programme in post-Soviet affairs for early career researchers
This project, during the years 2013-2017, provided a world class PhD training programme based on a network of dissertation topics and more experienced researcher interactions, all focused on post-Soviet affairs, and in particular post-Soviet tensions. Tensions here is understood as both tangible tensions (conflicts, war, riots) and less tangible (or latent) ones (such as social tensions that have not as yet been manifest in a violent form).
The network and this website will now continue as a network of experts on the post Soviet region, who work both on individual research agendas and other collective projects.
You will find some of our work on this website and via the links of its founding partners, and its coordinator the Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction, at Dublin City University Many of us are also involved in an equivalent project on the Caspian Region
The original programme ran for four years, starting in May 2013, and was funded by the European Commission under FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN (Grant agreement number: 316825).
The project supported the development of a team of 14 early stage researchers, who have regional specialisation, a rigorous methodological training and three years’ experience of working in an international and intercultural environment.