Teachers and students of the Institute of History, Political and Social Sciences took part in the events of the interdisciplinary seminar “Local Governance and Public Well-Being”.
On July 1-6 the Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen (Tubingen, Germany) held the international interdisciplinary seminar “Local Governance and Public Well-Being” supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
On behalf of Petrozavodsk State University Elena Chernenkova, the Associate Professor of the Department of World History, Political Studies and International Relations of the IHPSS, and the Head of the Department of Social Science and Social Work Yulia Petrovskaya engaged in organization and arrangements related to the participation of PetrSU teachers and students, as well as representatives of public organizations and media.
The seminar is the continuation of the cooperation between the initiative groups of the University of Tubingen and PetrSU that implement projects in studying practices of local government and social policy.
The seminar convened over 30 representatives of university communities, teachers and students of the twin-cities, public activists, and municipal officers of Tubingen.
The seminar was opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Professor Dr. Josef Schmid. The seminar featured several sessions dedicated to various aspects of studying the participation of local communities in improving social welfare. A separate session was dedicated to the students’ research relevant to the topic of the seminar.
As the seminar coincided with the 30-year anniversary of the twin-city relations between Petrozavodsk and Tubingen and was included in the official program of events, the participants of the seminar were invited to visit the Mayor’s Office of the twin-city of Petrozavodsk. Moreover, the delegation met with the administration and activists of West-Ost Gesellschaft (West-East Society).
Meetings were held at coworking centers of Tubingen and Mossingen (LebensPhasenHaus, Infozentrum Schwäbisches Streuobstparadies in Mössingen).
Alongside scientific and practical events the participants of the seminar from Petrozavodsk had an opportunity to see the sights of the state of Baden-Württemberg.
At the closing event of the seminar, the participants discussed the prospects of the cooperation.