On June 26 Nadia Bureiko, Quadrivium’s researcher, presented the research project ‘Bukovyna as a Contact Zone’ at the weekly seminar at the New Europe College
On June 26 Nadia Bureiko, Quadrivium’s researcher, presented the research project ‘Bukovyna as a Contact Zone’ at the weekly seminar at the New Europe College in Bucharest, Romania.
Since 2015 ‘Bukovina as a Contact Zone’ has been jointly coordinated by the NGO ‘Quadrivium’ (Ukraine), the Centre for European Studies of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Romania) and the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe of the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and is part of the ‘Transcultural Contact Zones in Ukraine’ research initiative.
The project aims at exploring from a bottom-up approach and a comparative perspective the present-day societal perceptions, identificational and attitudinal trends, attachments and loyalties existing on the two sides of the Ukrainian-Romanian borderland of Bukovina at the level of the two most relevant minority groups: those who self-identify themselves as Romanians, live in the northern part of Bukovina, and are citizens of Ukraine and those who self-identify themselves as Ukrainians, live in the southern part of Bukovina, and are citizens of Romania.
The analytical design of this research endeavour is based upon mixed-method research which combines both quantitative and qualitative instruments.
During the q&a, the greatest interest of the audience was sparked around the transformation of the national identity in Ukraine since 2014 and the language article of the Law ‘On Education’ and the way how it is perceived by the national minorities in Ukraine.