Displacement and Exile in Eastern Europe. Power and Paralysis

Donnerstag, 15. Juni 2023, 18:00 – Freitag, 16. Juni 2023, 21:00, Dokumentationszentrum Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung
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Displacement and Exile in Eastern Europe. Power and Paralysis

Annual Conference of the German Association for East European Studies – in Cooperation with the Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation

War, displacement, and exile are once again shaping developments in Eastern Europe. Almost ten million people have fled Ukraine since 24 February 2022. At the same time, Belarus and Russia have evolved into dictatorships. More than a million people have left these countries for fear of political persecution or conscription. The exodus continues.

The Baltic States, Poland, Georgia, as well as Germany have become places of refuge. Old and new exile groups come into contact with one another. The diaspora communities are heterogeneous and dynamic. The refugees struggle to exert social and political influence on their old and new homelands.

In turn, societies in host countries oscillate between solidarity and rejection, political support and a fear of being undermined themselves, while governments in these countries fear losing their ability to act. In this situation, disputes over agency arise at different levels.

This conference aims to shed light on current developments from a variety of perspectives.

Conference Programme

Conference Languages German and English

Conference Venue Dokumentationszentrum Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung Stresemannstraße 90 10963 Berlin

The evening event on 15 June will be live streamed on the YouTube channel of the Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulison, Reconciliation.

Concept German Association for East European Studies and Documentation Centre for Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation in cooperation with Tsypylma Darieva, Centre for Eastern European and International Studies

Registration Participation in the conference is free but registration is obligatory.