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Conference: 2012 Jean Monnet International Seminar "Ukraine-EU Cooperation in Crisis Management and Disaster Risk Reduction", Kiev, 7-12 May 2012‏


in partnership with

University of Birmingham, UK

Harvard Black Sea Security Program, Harvard University, USA

European Security Journal, Routledge

and financial support of Jean Monnet Program, European Commission

invite you to take part in 2012 Jean Monnet International Seminar


Cooperation in crisis management and disaster risk reduction (natural,
man-made disasters, terrorism, conflict and conflict-related
emergencies) is a priority and thematic platform of the Eastern
Partnership and an important sphere of cooperation between Ukraine and
the EU within the Ukraine-EU Action Plan, but it is an almost completely
neglected topic in the academic cur-ricula on EU/European
integration/security studies in Ukraine and other countries of the
Eastern Partnership. Similarly, very little research has been carried
out on diplomatic and politi-cal/institutional aspects of this subject,
which further diminishes the prospects of high-quality modules and
courses and effective education and training of current and future
academics and professionals working in this area. By organising a
workshop bringing together national and inter-national experts from a
variety of professional backgrounds with young scholars and advanced
postgraduate students and publishing the proceedings of the event, a
contribution will be made to improving the breadth and depth of higher
education provision in the area, a Ukraine-based sub-ject-specific
expert network will be established and consolidated, and interaction
between profes-sionals in the area with academics will be enhanced to
enable better-informed, evidence-based practice of effective and
efficient crisis management and disaster risk reduction in Ukraine, the
Eastern Neighbourhood and the EU.
The programme will be divided into 5 modules:

Module 1. Crisis Management of the European Union
Prof. Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham, UK

Module 2. Organizational Overlap and Crisis Management
Dr. David Galbreath, University of Bath, UK

Module 3. Cooperative Mechanisms for Nuclear Counterterrorism in the
Wider Black Sea Region
Dr. Sergei Konoplyov, Harvard University, USA

Module 4. Sociology of conflicts, crises and catastrophes
Prof. Anton Oleinik, Memorial University, Canada

Module 5. The Early Warning and Crisis Prevention Mechanisms
Prof. Tetyana Malyarenko, Donetsk State University of Management

Program of Seminar

9.00 – 14.00 Lectures
15.00 – 19.00 Presentations of case studies and research projects of
the participants


To apply, please submit the following:

A) A short CV and letter of motivation should be submitted via e-mail
( by 18 March 2012.
B) A registration fee of €20 will be payable by accepted
participants to contribute to-wards costs for course materials,
coffee-breaks and lunches during the seminar days.


The seminar will be held at Hotel Puscha Ozerna, Kiev,
Ukraine ( Accepted participants will have to
contact the hotel administration regarding their accom-modation
requirements. The cost of accommodation with breakfast will be around €
25-30 per person per night.


A limited number of merit-based scholarships covering accommodation and
board for the entire seminar (7-12 May 2012; twin room, breakfast and
lunch) will be available for PhD students and early career researchers.
If you wish to apply for scholarship, please attach case study on one of
the main thematic areas of the seminar to your application.

Requirements for case studies

Case studies in English of innovative teaching materials, based on the
results of applicant’s re-search, should be no longer than 5,000 words,
including references. They should be structured as follows:
introduction, the essential question to be discussed and a description
of the problem to be analyzed and the key factors that contributes to
the problem; background of the situation; narrative description of
the situation, including important factors and events; key
parties: descriptive analysis of the key parties and their
motivations and objectives; results; conclusion: lessons learned.

Thematic priority areas for case studies

1) Cooperation between Ukraine and EU member states in crisis
management and disaster risk reduction;
2) Cooperative preventive mechanisms for nuclear counterterrorism;
3) Humanitarian interventions;
4) Use of ICT-based learning in teaching of crisis management and
European security.

Author of selected case studies will be asked to present the results of
their findings. The selected case studies will be published in special
volume of the seminar.


International Association for Institutional Studies

Postal address:
Artema 58 Donetsk 83000 Ukraine
Head of the Association – Prof. Vyacheslav Dementyev
Executive director of the Association, academic coordinator of Jean
Monnet Project
Prof. Tetyana Malyarenko
Project Manager (administrative questions)
Mrs. Ermolaeva Natalya +38 (095) 879 34 83
E-mail for questions and applications:
Project web-site: