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5th Young Scholars Forum on Central and South Eastern Europe

Young scholars working on Central and South Eastern Europe in the fields of cultural studies, history, anthropology, media studies, political sciences, geography and sociology gathered from 17 different countries at the University for Applied Sciences in Vienna, on 1-2 December to attend the 5th Young Scholars Forum.
The event, organised by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), aimed at encouraging young scholars to engage with Central and South Eastern Europe, present their research to a wider public, exchange experience on topics, methods, sources and results as well as promote mobility within the region.
Under the title “Challenges and Opportunities of Migration in and from South East Europe”, the participants presented their research in four different panels moderated by Austrian experts. Participants addressed issues on brain drain, liquid migration - split households, return migration and remittances as well as emigration and expectation. The SEEMO Secretary General chaired a special panel on migrants who lost their lives along the Romanian border during communism.
Within the social programme of the Forum, the participants visited an exhibition about refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.
The conclusions of the event will be announced by the end of 2017 in the IDM publication series “Der Donauraum”.
The event was co-financed by the CEI Cooperation Fund.
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