Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS)

ZOiS Spotlight 24/2022 by Ivaylo Dinev

Bulgaria’s New Political Crisis

With a successful no-confidence vote in the Bulgarian parliament, the government of Prime Minister Kiril Petkov has failed after only six months. The renewed political crisis in the country struggling with corruption and poverty reveals deep rifts within the former "government of change".
ZOiS Forum

When Feelings Go Public: The New language of Emotions in Russia

Like other countries, Russia has in recent years seen the emergence of a culture centred on the management of subjective emotions, which relies on a psychological language. Since the start of the war against Ukraine, the language and norms of feeling have changed once again.
Lecture series

Ukraine: What Social Science Research tells/told us

The online lecture series, organised in cooperation with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, is timed to coincide with the academic summer semester in Germany, but is open to all. It brings together social scientists, among them many scholars from Ukraine, who will address aspects of the war but also long-term political and societal trends.

Russia's War on Ukraine

After a series of military, political and verbal escalations, Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on 24 February. Our online dossier gathers relevant background information from our archive in addition to recent articles and assessments by ZOiS experts.

War on Ukraine and cooperation with partners in Russia

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a war of aggression that we condemn in the strongest possible terms. Against this background, we have decided to suspend all institutional cooperations between ZOiS and Russian state institutions. However, in the spirit of academic freedom, the academic partnerships our researchers have established with individual researchers in Russia will continue, as far as this is possible.
Research Clusters

Reseachers from various academic disciplines do research in five clusters: Societies between Stability and Change, Conflict Dynamics and Border Regions, Migration and Diversity, Youth in Eastern Europe, and Political Economy and Integration.


Roundtable Osteuropa

Roundtable Osteuropa is a podcast by the Centre for East European and International Studies. Scholars of ZOiS and their guests discuss their research of Eastern Europe. We consider events in politics and society, while also trying to shed light on lesser-known issues – with insights from sociology, political science, geography, social anthropology, literary studies and theology.


External Academic Publications

Reseachers from various academic disciplines do research in five clusters and publish their result in peer-reviewed journals.