On April, the 29th the first students’ conference in the framework of Erasmus + Jean Monnet project «European identity via the policy of the European Union" was held at the conference hall of the main building of Voronezh State University.
The conference started with the welcoming speech delivered by Vice-Rector (Economy and International Cooperation) Oleg Belenov. He noted that the students’ conference theme fits into the large-scale study conducted in VSU, dedicated to the European identity and its image in Russia.
The PolidEU project leader, Head of the French philology department Elena Alexeeva in her opening speech stressed the complexity of the phenomenon of European identity and the importance of its study for a better understanding of the EU geopolitical, economic and social development.
The 3d and the 4th year students of the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology and the Faculty of International Relations took part in the conference. Their reports touched upon various aspects of fostering the European identity, mechanisms for disseminating European values as well as upon the most urgent problems of migration and euroscepticism. The participants presented their speeches in French.
All the speakers were awarded certificates in French and Russian languages, confirming their participation in the event.
Department of French philology would like to thank all the students who submitted the results of their research: