Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS)

ZOiS Spotlight 20/2022 by Margarita M. Balmaceda

Energy Headaches for the G7

On 25–27 May, the G7 climate, energy, and environment ministers meet in Berlin. Here, too, the focus is on the Russian war against Ukraine. While in principle there is unity among G7 states about drastically reducing their energy dependence on Russia, important tensions simmer below the surface.
ZOiS Forum

Spółdzielnia/Cooperative: Invisible Activism in Manchester

Spółdzielnia/Cooperative shows the daily work of a socially engaged café in Manchester which is mainly run by Polish migrants. The film explores the activism of migrants and ethnic minorities outside of their commu-nity organisations.
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.