The Ukraine Project examines the phenomenon of transcultural contact zones. To illustrate and ensure public access to ongoing findings, the GCE launched a website under the name Ukrainian Regionalism: A Research Platform. Besides providing public access and promoting interdisciplinary cooperation in Ukrainian studies, the website offers access to statistically representative data and analysis on Ukrainian regionalism. The platform further includes completed and ongoing projects and provides an overview of publications and conference activities of affiliated researchers. Affiliated scholars presented the platform at several academic conferences in Switzerland, Ukraine, the U.S., and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in Bern. For more information please go to www.uaregio.org.
Governance in Vocational and Professional Education and Training (GOVPET)
Since 2015, the research project Governance in Vocational and Professional Education and Training (GOVPET)examines the governance of dual training systems in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland. The GOVPET leading house in St. Gallen cooperates with the University of Lausanne, the EHB Zollikofen and the University of Cologne. Researchers at the Leading House explore how dual training systems can be adapted to changing societal and economic demands. In addition, researchers examine how state policies can induce private actors to promote social concerns voluntarily, even if these do not appear to be in the short-term interests of the actors. For more information please go to www.govpet.ch