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    About In Between? – Neighbours Meet in the Borderlands

    31 August–11 September 2021, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine – Usedom/Wolin, Carpathia and Roztocze

    In Between? is an educational project for students interested in exploring the history of the European borderland regions. The participants are given a unique opportunity to conduct academic research using oral history methodology and learn how to present the results with help of the newest technologies.

    The 2021 edition calls on students of:

    • Anthropology

    • Culture Studies

    • Ethnography

    • History

    • Journalism

    • Regional Studies

    • Sociology

    Participants will be selected in an international two-stage recruitment process. Successful candidates will take part in online interdisciplinary workshops and lectures on the historical context of the regions. They will learn how to conduct interviews, take pictures, make professional recordings and transform them into a podcast. Subsequently, the group will be split into smaller teams and travel to the borderlands to meet representatives of local communities. During the study visit, the teams will gather visual materials and sound recordings, and will prepare a podcast documenting their conversations. Should the crossing of the borders be restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemics, the bi-national teams will work separately on each side of the border and will meet online to create the podcast.

    All participants will present the results of their research at a closing conference in Berlin from 22-24 September 2021. In case of further coronavirus restrictions, the conference may be held online.

    Workshops, board and lodging will be free of charge. Applicants cover travel expenses to a place of the study visit.

    Dates & Locations


    Online workshops:

    31.08. and 02.09.2021

    Study visits:


    Closing conference:


    Study visits – Locations:

    German-Polish borderland on Usedom/Wolin islands: Golm / Świnoujście

    Polish-Ukrainian borderland in the Carpathia/Roztocze region: Lubaczów / Ivano-Frankivsk, the Carpathians

    Polish-Slovak borderland in the Carpathia region: Ustjanowa, Krościenko, Łosie / Svidnik, Medzilaborce, Bardejov

    Apply now!

    Interested? We are looking forward to your application!

    Before submitting your application, please read the ‘Rules’ carefully (link below). ‘The Rules’ include all the detailed conditions and requirements.

    Read the rules of application

    To take part in the project, you must have completed at least two semesters of your university course and have a good command of English (B2).

    Please take a short tour through the form before filling it in. Prepare the answers to the questions in a word editor and copy them into the form. The application form requires complete editing; there is no possibility of return.

    The form will also require you to upload your CV.

    To apply, click here


    Please note!

    The programme will run in accordance with government rules regarding COVID-19 of each participating country.

    Our COVID-19 policy will be issued in due course.

    Read about the project

    In Between? is an educational project for students and young professionals focused on oral history.

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