The DAAD East-West Dialogue serves to promote dialog and understanding, as well as conflict research and the development of concepts and instruments for conflict management and conflict prevention in the respective target country. The programme pays particular attention to democratization processes, the rule of law and the protection of minorities, as well as good governance and the development of civil society.

DAAD East-West-Dialogue 2024

Spring School with our partner university Tashkent State University
We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the Spring School “Dispute Settlement & the Rule of Law”, which took place at the Europa-Institut of Saarland University from April 14 to 21, 2024. During this event, students from our partner university, the Tashkent State University of Law in Tashkent, had the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of dispute settlement and the rule of law. Through a series of lectures by our experts, including Prof. Dr. Marc Bungenberg and other renowned lecturers, the students discussed the topic and exchanged their knowledge.

In addition, the students had the opportunity to visit Strasbourg, where they gained an insight into the work of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). They also had the honor of meeting Judge Ivana Jelić, who represents Montenegro and answered the students' questions about her work as a judge at the ECtHR.

The students also visited the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in Frankfurt. Here they received practical insights from Europa-Institut alumni Dr. Adilbek Tussupov and Dr. Andrés E. Alvarado-Garzón, two lawyers who specialize in international investment arbitration.
The students got to know the Europa-Institut and were given a tour of the library of the Europa-Institut, which is one of around 50 European documentation centers in Germany.At the welcome and farewell dinner, the participants had the opportunity to get in touch with the local restaurant culture and discuss the lecture topics.Overall, the Spring School was a success and we look forward to welcoming our partners from Tashkent State University of Law to the Europa-Institut again in the future!

The Spring School was financially supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Academic Exchange Service.

Project Period: 01.01.2024 – 31.12.2024
Planned guest research stays at Saarland University

In addition to the Spring School held in April 2024, a guest semester for a total of three scholarship holders from Tashkent University of Law at Saarland University's Europa-Institut is also planned as part of the East-West Dialogue 2024.