Knowledge Institutes

The Netherlands hosts a wide variety of knowledge institutes working on Russia and Eastern Europe related topics. This page provides a non-exhaustive overview of relevant organisations that have agreed to become part of the REKA network.

LINKS Europe

LINKS Europe is a foundation based in The Hague promoting the peaceful resolution of conflicts and a secure and prosperous Europe in friendship and solidarity with its neighbourhood. Amongst its activities, LINKS Europe manages commonspace.eu an independent information and analysis website, providing original content on a range of topics affecting Europe and its neighbourhood.

University of Amsterdam

At the University of Amsterdam, the students and staff of Eastern European Studies focus on the political, social and cultural history of Russia, Ukraine and Central and Southeast Europe in the twentieth and twenty-first century. The students and scholars of the Russian and Slavic Studies department explore Russian, Polish, Czech, and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language, culture, literature, and media. 

The Central and East European Studies Centre

The Central and Eastern European Studies Centre is an interdisciplinary platform of scholars of Leiden University. The Centre’s mission is to bundle together, strengthen and disseminate existing research into the history, politics, and culture of the region, spanning the new member states of the EU, but also Ukraine, Moldova, the Western Balkans and Russia.

Radboud Centre for Philosophy and Society

The major questions society currently grapples with demand a new philosophy; a more constructive, involved and approachable one. The Radboud Center for Philosophy and Society (RCPS) contributes to these developments within philosophy and its researchers place themselves at the crossroads between philosophy and society in their quest to obtain fresh, significant insights. At RCPS, prof. Evert van der Zweerde focuses on Russia and the former Soviet Union.