Final Report Summary - TRANSFOR (Transition versus Transformation: comparing paths to democratic change in the former USSR using case study based evidence from civil society, international aid and domestic politics)
The research component explores the way post-Soviet consolidation has been conceived, implemented and applied to different political, economic and geopolitical realities across the region.
To this end the interactions between researchers from different research centres will be constructed around two main axes. First, the researchers will coordinate on a joint research project. Second, different organizations will form collaborations between themselves that will lead to a constant and systematic transfer of knowledge between partners.
The training component is composed of several activities:
-Secondment to another network partner so to get acquainted with a different working culture, geographical region, disciplinary focus and new research team;
-Joint network activities (workshops and conference panels) where all researchers can discuss their findings and identify possible dynamics for collaboration within this project and beyond;
-Joint publications and follow-up activities, at which researchers have been allocating roles and discussing how to continue their collaboration beyond this programme.