23/11/2017 - Celebrating 25 years of the Schools of Political Studies

Berlin 25 webThe Association of Schools of Political Studies is proud to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the very first School in Moscow. The Moscow School came to life in 1992, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and inspired the creation of a network which has since grown to include 20 other Schools across eastern and south-eastern Europe and beyond.

To mark this special occasion, the Association of Schools of Political Studies held a seminar entitled "In Search of Lost Universalism", 22-23 November 2017 at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin.

Secretary General of the Association of the Schools of Political Studies, Jack Hanning, congratulated the School in Moscow for their tireless efforts to promote Civic Education. "I can join my voice to the many which yesterday paid tribute to Lena and Yuri and their wonderfully inspiring team...Thank you to them and thank you to all those who over the years have shared their knowledge and their expertise with successive generations of alumni. "

The Association's President, former Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Catherine Lalumière, commented: "25 years ago Lena had a wonderful idea and I am happy the Council of Europe supported and continues to support her initiative. To counter populism, hyper-nationalism, authoritarianism, xenophobia, racism and so on, the best defence and the best remedy remains education for all our fellow-citizens. Long live the Schools and long live all centres of knowledge, thought and freedom!"