Project Team conducts Jean Monnet mini-modules on EU- and Ukraine-related topics at the University of Agder

In terms of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Laboratories of Differentiated Integration in a Post-Brexit Europe”, coordinated by Project Leader Anne Pintsch, the Project Team recently conducted two mini-modules on topics related to the EU and Ukraine relations. The idea of Jean Monnet mini-modules is to share knowledge about European topics within various courses, taught within the University of Agder, mixing disciplinary perspectives and approaches.

On 28 September 2022, Project Leader Anne Pintsch gave a lecture on “European refugee policy and practice, with a particular focus on the war in Ukraine” in the course “Critical Perspectives and Current Debates in Global Development” for students, focusing on development studies. Policies vis-à-vis Ukrainian refugees are currently broadly debated and researched both in the EU and in EEA countries, such as Norway, with a prospect to develop new ‘best practices’ for asylum law and collective protective regulations.

The mini-module by Post-Doc Maryna Rabinovych, offered to the master students of Media Studies, was titled “Key narratives of the EU media systems vs Russian hybrid information warfare”. Maryna conducted it on 18 October under the auspices of the course “Social Science Ways of Thinking: Driving Forces in Societal Change”. The mini-module covered the peculiarities of and current developments in the media landscapes in the EU and Russia with a focus on how the EU and other democracies counter Russian disinformation, in general, and with respect to Russia’s war against Ukraine, in particular.

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