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On Wednesday, 18 May, from 1 to 2 pm the IFES invites to a  Lunch Lecture on the topic "Hungary after the general elections: Down the path of autocratization?"Melani Barlai ans Balázs Dénes will talk together with Sonja Priebus and Zsuzsanna Végh about the domestic and European political consequences of the elections in Hungary. The event will be hybrid (LH101/102 or ZOOM). Registration at

The final version of the annoted course catalogue for the summer semester 2022 is now published.

The MES double master candidates were in Poznań on April 25 for a visit to AMU.

Dr. Susann Worschech published a guest article for Die Zeit (in German). In the article with the title Putin kennt die Ukraine nicht (translation: Putin doesn't know Ukraine) she looks at the Ukrainian civil society and describes what may follow after the Russian invasion.

The MES newsletter of the winter semester 2021/22 is here. Here you can find three interesting interviews with different people who talk about their experiences with MES.

The book Sociology of Europeanization will be available in retail from the 31.01.2022. The book which has been co-edited by Dr. Susann Worschech.

Three MES alumni*ae speak about their election campaign. Here you can read the interview (in German).

Programme Coordinator Dr. Kerstin Hinrichsen presents the MES in the online journal "EuropeNow": European Studies at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder): Critical, Interdisciplinary, and International.

All around Europe

In these extraordinary times, the Viadrina Institute for European Studies (IFES) would like to offer the IFES COVID19 blog as a platform to share analyses of the current crisis as well as reading recommendations.

In the latest contribution, Prof. Dr. Reimund Schwarze and Oleksandr Sushchenko analyse the economic stimulus and investment packages for post-Covid-19 reconstruction in the European Union and explore the question of how investments in climate protection have to be made in order to meet its future challenges.

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