PECOB Portal on Central Eastern and Balkan Europe

Description
PECOB is a connecting space built between Italy and Eastern, Central Europe, the Balkans and the Post-Soviet space. The Portal aims to provide both expert and generic users with scientific contents such as Politics, Economics, Society, Culture, History, and the Media coming from or focusing on the involved countries. The project of the Portal is implemented with the collaboration of the Italian Association of Slavists (AIS) and the «Europe and the Balkans» International Network. It permits to collect up-to-date information, to produce new scientific contents, and to strengthen international collaboration among research groups, scholars, PhD and Master's students on specific issues. The Portal offers a friendly and intuitive interface, a database of relevant sources, a fast and advanced search opportunity, a community, and the possibility to access education courses through an e-learning platform.
Website
http://www.pecob.eu/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/EN/IDPagina/1

European, National and Regional Identity

Date
March 24—26, 2011
Site
Oradea, Romania
Organiser
Partium Christian University, Oradea, University of Oradea and University of Debrecen in the framework of the project ENRI (European, National and Regional Identity – Theory and Practice), financed by Hungary-Romania Cross-Border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013, HURO/0801/180
Topics
Identity has become a central issue in recent decades, almost all social science giving it a unique perspective. Thus, the landscape of theoretical approaches is very large, and very few all-encompassing theories appeared. While identity processes can be explained in a social psychological framework, the process of construction of social identities is not entirely endogenous: local, regional global trends shape the public perceptions and attitudes. Besides, identity has an own conceptual history within philosophical tradition. As a result, not only the explanatory paradigms are conflicting, but also their predictions on the effects and intertwine of identities. The conference aims at clarifying the implications of these perspectives on the actual state of identity throughout European space. The focus is double: on the way all the theories fit the available data, both qualitative and quantitative, but also how philosophical paradigm shifts affect the way we interpret these results. The conference approach is mainly sociological, psycho-sociological and philosophical. However, contributions from anthropology, economics, political sciences and social policy studies are very welcomed.
Language
English, except the section 5 where you can use also German
Deadline
January 20, 2011. Abstracts for papers of about 250 words, together with author’s affiliation and email address should be sent to the section chair’s email and to
E-mail
enriconference@socioumane.ro
Website
https://sites.google.com/site/enriconference/

Sections

  1. Cultural Diversity and Social Capital. Chair person: Adrian Hatos ahatos@gmail.com;
  2. Qualitative Methods in the Research on European, National and Regional Identity. Chair persons: Bernáth Krisztina krisztinabernath@gmail.com, Bögre Zsuzsanna, PhD.;
  3. Social identity and well-being. Chair person: Sergiu Bălţătescu bsergiu2@gmail.com;
  4. Identities, representations and prejudices. Chair person: Istvan Muranyi muranyi@chello.hu;
  5. Identity and the idea of Europe as philosophical problems. Chair persons: Éva Biró-Kaszás kaszas@puma.unideb.hu, Tamás Valastyán;
  6. Levels of identity: Europe, nation, region. Chair persons: Attila Demeter demetermartonattila@gmail.com, Zoltán Zakota;
  7. Institutions and identity. Chair persons: István Bujalos, Beáta Kassai kassai.beata@gmail.com

First Euro-Mediterranean Forum for Young Researchers

Date
April 13—15, 2011
Site
Istanbul, Turkey
Topics
This Forum will provide an open platform for exchanges and debates among postgraduate and doctoral students as well as young professionals engaged in research activities throughout the Mediterranean region. Areas of expertise include: anthropology, sociology, history, geography, economics, law, international relations, political science, communication and media studies, migration, security and cultural studies. Applicants must be under 35 years of age and should submit their Curriculum Vitae together with an abstract of 500 to 700 words. Abstracts must be written in English and include an original contribution to the academic debate.
Language
English
Deadline
January 31, 2011. Proposals can be submitted electronically to
Contact
Mathieu Rosselin
E-mail
mathieu.rousselin@cima-online.org
Website
http://isa-sociology.org/cforp412.htm

Human Security and Security Strategy: Institutions and Policies in a European Perspective

Date
May 26—29, 2011
Site
Kiev, Ukraine
Organiser
Jean Monnet Programme, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture, International Association for Institutional Studies
Topics
The conference’s participants are young faculty in European Security Studies, post-doctoral and advanced doctoral level students, young practitioners from civil society groups, and policy staff from national governments and international organisations. The main theme of the conference is “New Developments in EU Security Strategy”: Human Security on Selected European Union Foreign Policy Agendas; The Development of EU Military Capabilities; Getting the Balance Right: Military and Civilian Tools of EU Conflict Management.
Language
English
Deadline
January 15, 2011
Contact
Dr. Tatyana Malyarenko, DonSUM, Ukraine
E-mail
tatjana@dsum.edu.ua
Website
http://stefanwolff.com/projects/human-security-and-security-strategy

International Summer School Seggau "US Europe – Towards a Multicultural Continent”

Date
July 2—16, 2011
Site
Seggau, Austria
Organiser
the University of Graz, in cooperation with the Commission of the European Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) and the Diocese Graz-Seckau
Topics
This Summer School is designed for highly motivated students, who wish to discuss and deepen their understanding of current European affairs by focusing on European identity, on the EU on its way towards a possible United States of Europe, and Europe’s position as part of a global system.
Language
English
Fee
300€—450€
Deadline
March 20, 2011
Tel.
+43 316 380 1242
Fax
+43 316 380 9155
E-mail
mateja.haberler@uni-graz.at
Website
http://www.uni-graz.at/bibwww/bibwww_summerschools/bibwww_soe_seggau-2/bibwww_soe_seggau_aktuell

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