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Conference on "Emotional Dynamics of (In)security and Politics"

From June 11 to 13, the PROTEMO-team at Saarland University hosted a conference on “Emotional Dynamics of (In)Security and Politics” at its campus in Saarbrücken in the South-West of Germany. Researchers of various academic backgrounds coming from different corners around the world have contributed to improving our understanding of the many ways in which emotions matter in the world of politics. A wide array of interesting research topics has led to lively discussions and stimulating exchange among the conference’s participants.

The event was framed by inspiring key note lectures: The opening speech by Bethany Albertson from The University of Texas at Austin asked “What Counts as Protection in an Age of Insecurity?”, whilst the concluding key note lecture by Iryna Hubeladze from the Institute for Social and Political Psychology of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine analysed the “Sense of Security and Civic Responsibility: The Identity of Ukrainians in the Conditions of the Russian-Ukrainian War”.

The conference’s book of abstracts is available for download here.

In connection with the conference, the second synergy meeting took place between the PROTEMO consortium and representatives of its sister projects PLEDGE and MORES on the afternoon of June 13th, rounded off by the hybrid participation and informative input by the project officer at REA. In a very constructive discussion, the projects agreed on installing task forces for joint activities, e.g. communication, the organisation of events or outreach. We very much look forward to intensify the collaborative approach with our sisters!

Finally, the consortium took the opportunity to internally convene the day after for a discussion on first findings from the current literature reviews in work package (WP) 1 and to plan the upcoming surveys in WP2. In addition, the planning for future meetings and stakeholder workshops was presented and agreed upon by partners.

Being six months in the project, the consortium is on track and well prepared for the upcoming data collection.

📷 Katarzyna Hamer
📷 Sandra Türk
📷 Sandra Türk