Visions for continued co-operation after the grant period – University of Copenhagen

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Visions for continued co-operation after the grant period

An important inherent point in the concept of this network is that it will be a mutual learning process of a special kind for the involved researchers, namely by the bringing together Cold War researchers not only from the Nordic countries, but also, and in an increasing scope, from the former West and East bloc, with differing national and societal experiences and professional traditions. The personal and scholarly synergies created in and by this process should provide solid and lasting basis for the network to continue operating after the grant period. Prospects appear evident for major joint Cold War research projects, e.g. in the framework of the EU research programs, across the old Cold War divide in (Northern) Europe. In the longer view, then, the present network would have contributed to blazing the trail for the reunification of the all-European scholarly community.