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2021 Jean Monnet Workshop: Call for Participants

The EU’s Cyber Security and Digital Diplomacy: Towards an Integrated Teaching and Research Programme

March 22-26, 2021 Odesa, Ukraine


The aim of workshop ‘The EU’s Cyber Security and Digital Diplomacy: Towards an Integrated Teaching and Research Programme’ is to enhance the linkage between research, teaching and policy-making in European Security Studies with particular focus to cyber security and cyber defence and contribute to the development of research-led teaching and evidence-based policy-making in the area of cyber protection.

Workshop themes

- The EU’s cyber foreign and security policy;

- Joint EU diplomatic response to malicious cyber activities, including preventive measures;

- EU cyber diplomacy tools, including capacity building, strategic communications, joint investigations, political and cyber dialogue;

- The linkage between research and teaching in cyber security and digital diplomacy.

The workshop participants

Young professionals, civil society activists and young scholars are the workshop target groups. Applicants with an interest in international relations, public policy, politics, journalism, civil society, and business are particularly encouraged to apply.


Abstracts of policy paper/research project/training proposal/case study or simulation game of no more than 500 words to be presented during the workshop should be sent to Prof. Tetyana Malyarenko (e-mail: and Prof. Stefan Wolff (e-mail: Please also enclose a short CV, detailing relevant practical experience. Selection criteria include high-quality research and teaching potential, motivation and long-term interest in the topic. The project will give preference to public servants and civil society activists from Ukraine whose professional interests are related to crisis management and conflict resolution.

Jean Monnet Scholarships

A limited number of merit-based Jean Monnet scholarships may be granted to junior non-local participants, representing broader security community, such as academia, civil society, media and government, including the army, police and security organisations from the EU and Eastern Partnership countries. Scholarships will cover costs of hotel accommodation (5 nights, single room) in Odesa and buffet breakfast and lunches during conference days. Travel grants may also be provided in duly justified cases.

Covid-related issues

The workshop will be conducted in a hybrid format, including class room presentations and discussions combined with online teaching. The project team will do its best to provide a secure learning environment according to the Ukrainian legislation for the workshop participants who will arrive to Odesa. However, every individual workshop participant is responsible for his/her health security himself/herself. The workshop participants are kindly asked to take all possible security measures, including social distancing, masks, and medical insurance.

Deadline for submitting the application: February 20, 2021.

Since number of places are limited earlier applications are welcome.

Prof. Tetyana Malyarenko

Non-Governmental Organization ‘Ukrainian Institute for Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution’

Prof. Stefan Wolff

Professor of International Security

Department of Political Science and International Studies

University of Birmingham


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