4EU+ Plurality of Memories: Emerging Leaders Workshops for students from Ukraine

"Plurality of Memories in Europe in a Global Perspective" is 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.

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.

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. The detailed programme of the workshop will be announced on the seminar website soon.

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, University of Geneva and University of Copenhagen

Location: Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Date of the workshop: 10 and 11 November 2022

Working language: Ukrainian and English

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

Call for participation (PDF)