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EP32 - When crossing borders becomes a necessity

Season 2, Ep. 13
Which role for CEE in the Ukrainian refugee crisis? 

“Ursula von der Leyen said very pointedly: This is our family. The Ukrainian people are the European family.”  

 According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, since the Russian invasion of Ukraine and by the end of march 2022, more than 4 million refugees have left the country while about 6 million people have been displaced internally within Ukraine.   

Europe is experiencing the largest mass migration crisis since the end of WWII, the first of its kind since the war in ex-Yugoslavia. A situation that is sadly not without precedent...  

Daniel Martinek (IDM) discusses with Almina Besic, Assistant Professor at the Department of International Management of Johannes Kepler University in Linz.    

Our guest recommendation:   

Located in Sarajevo and Kyiv, The War Childhood Museum exposes children's memories of contemporary conflict, post-conflict, and resettlement zones. With projects held in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Lebanon, Ukraine and the United States, the museum gives voice to current and former war children.  

CEE - Central Europe Explained is a podcast series produced by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, powered by Erste Group.    

Guest: Almina Besic, Assistant Professor at the Department of International Management of Johannes Kepler University, Linz.  

Host: Daniel Martinek, Research Associate IDM    

Production and editing: Emma Hontebeyrie, Research Associate IDM  

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