4EU+ Plurality of Memories: Emerging Leaders Workshops

"Plurality of Memories in Europe in a Global Perspective" invites students and junior researchers to participate in the “Emerging Leaders Workshop” that takes place on 10 and 11 November 2022 at Charles University, Prague.

Reflecting the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the current 4EU+ Plurality of Memories Emerging Leaders Workshop aims to inspire and connect the next generation of leaders. It will seek to equip the participants with tools and strategies to counter the negative effects of the war, further their analytical skills, and raise efficiency in fostering civic engagement and promoting democracy. The programme will consist of a series of interactive seminars with top academic experts in their respective fields who closely relate to the issues at hand in their research. 


Date: 10 and 11 November 2022

Location: Charles University, Prague.

The workshop is jointly organised by the Institute of International Studies FSV UK and by the Malach Centre for Visual History UK.


Thursday, November 10, 11:00 - 16:00

PhDr. Jiří Kocian, Ph.D. 

(Opening talk) Boundaries of transnational solidarity

Jakub Eberle, Ph.D.

German and Czech foreign policy and Russia’s war against Ukraine: Worlds apart?

doc. PhDr. Michal Smetana, Ph.D.

Russo-Ukrainian War in the Shadow of Nuclear Weapons


Friday, November 11, 11:00 - 16:00

Valeriya Korablyova, Ph.D.

Putting Ukraine on the maps: obstacles, strategies, reverberations

PhDr. Jan Šír, Ph.D.

Title of his seminar will be announced soon

PhDr. Jiří Kocian, Ph.D. 

Concluding talk

About the project

The project "Plurality of Memories in Europe in a Global Perspective" started as an interdisciplinary initiative developed by scholars in the fields of history, literature, political science and sociology from four universities of the Alliance: Charles University, Heidelberg University, Sorbonne University and the University of Warsaw. It aims to create a European pole of excellence in Memory Studies by encouraging students' and scholars' collaboration and mobility between the six universities of the 4EU+ Alliance. The seminar will nevertheless foster networking beyond those respective institutions.

Short-term mobility grant for the participants

We are now opening a call for students and junior researchers from Ukraine affiliated with any of the 4EU+ partner universities who have shown the tenacity and courage to stand up for Ukraine and its citizens during the ongoing conflict. We are looking for applicants who have demonstrated leadership abilities that contribute to enacting positive social change and inspiring others to do the same, from helping people to relocate, organizing donations or humanitarian aid, providing psychological assistance or volunteering otherwise, to spreading awareness about the ongoing events in Ukraine by organizing public debates or discussions. The selected participants will be awarded short-term mobility grants at a flat rate that should cover travel expenses, accommodation, and daily allowances.


Who can apply: bachelor's, master's and PhD students from Ukraine affiliated with any of the partner universities involved in the 4EU+ Alliance: University of Warsaw, Sorbonne University, Heidelberg University, University of Milan, and University of Copenhagen

Duration of the short-term stay: The short-term stay will last for 5-7 days around the date of the workshop

General requirements:

  • One-page motivation letter clearly demonstrating the applicant's civic engagement during the ongoing conflict and/or leadership abilities 
  • CV
  • Clear 4EU+ university affiliation

In addition, a limited number of fellowships for Ukrainian expert participants currently residing in Ukraine is also available. The application requirements include a motivation letter and a CV.

How to apply: All required documents are to be sent to the email 4euplus@fsv.cuni.cz with"4EU+ workshop, Prague" as a subject. 

Deadline: Last applications will be considered by 3 November 2022. The selection process will be carried out on a rolling basis.

Contact person: Klára Kosová; klara.kosova@fsv.cuni.cz