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PROSPECTS FOR THE  EUROPEAN UNION:
BORDERLESS EUROPE?

25-26 October 2013

 

 


Conference topics
The European Union in the 21st century. Political, legal, financial, social aspects of the future of the European Union.

Aims
This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural meeting welcomes presentations on the cultural studies, sociology, geography, political science, law, history and economics research and cross border cooperation within the European Union and its wider region. The conference is initiated by the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy (ICRP) and  hosted by Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences (KJU). Its aim is to serve as a meeting point to facilitate the public exposure of the perspectives and interests of different communities, governments, international organisations, NGOs, businesses, scholars, thinkers and common citizens.

 

 

Sessions and paper topics
(Possible directions may include, but are not restricted to, the following)
    • Further European integration: How far to enlarge?
    • European Union: New regionalism?
    • Countries attitude towards EU integration and EU policies
    • Cultural pluralism in the EU: National or European identity?
    • European citizenship
    • Minority and immigration issues
    • Security issues and future of joint military operations
    • New horizons: Multi-speed Europe?
    • Workforce mobility
    • Youth unemployment in Europe
    • Economic and financial crisis / European competitiveness
    • Sustainable development in the EU
    • EU institutions: Structures, governance, legislation
    • Euroscepticism



                                   Booklet of Abstracts [pdf]                                                    Conference proceedings [pdf]

 

Programme summary
The two-days conference includes lectures of invited speakers and presentations of guest speakers. Invited speakers include diplomats, scholars, acting and former leading politicians or government officials from across Central and Eastern Europe.

Prof. Péter BALÁZS
Former Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, former ambassador of Hungary to Denmark and Germany, former European Commissioner holding the Regional Policy portfolio. Professor at the International Relations and European Studies Department of the Central European University (CEU), Budapest.

Prof. György SCHÖPFLIN
Member of the European Parliament, member in the Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO) and Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET). Until recently he was teaching at the University of London and the University of Bologna, Italy.

H.E. Roman KOWALSKI
Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Hungary.

H.E. Gordan GRLIĆ RADMAN, Dr.
Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Hungary.

László DUX, Dr.
Director, Department for EU Justice and Home Affairs and Enlargement, MFA, Hungary.

Gyöngyvér HERVAINÉ SZABÓ, CSc. Dr. habil.
Scientific Director of Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences.

Martina MACZALOVA
EU Regional Coordinator of OCEANS Network.

• Best presentations will be selected by a panel of judges and awarded during the closing ceremony.
• Submitted and confirmed papers will be published online and will be archived on DVDs.
• In case of large number of participants, papers will be published in conference book as well.
• The main language of the conference is English
• Optional dinner in the evening of the 25th October (15 EUR)

 

 
Keynote lectures

25 October
 

 
Guest speakers

26 October
 

8:00 Registration

9:00 Opening of the Conference

Speakers:

Csilla MORAUSZKI
CEO of Institute for Cultural Relations Policy

Gyöngyvér HERVAINÉ SZABÓ, CSc. Dr. habil.

Scientific Director of KJU


9:30 Lecture
Speaker:
H.E. Roman KOWALSKI
Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Hungary

10:15 Lecture
Speaker:
László DUX, Dr.
Director, Department for EU Justice and Home Affairs and Enlargement

9:00 Session II:

Legal and societal challenges in Europe

 

11:00 Coffee break

11:00 Coffee break

11:15 Lecture

Speaker:
Péter BALÁZS, DSc. Dr. habil.
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hungary Director, Center for EU Enlargement Studies

12:00 Introducing EU Youth Exchange and Networking

Speaker:
Martina MACZALOVA
EU Regional Coordinator of OCEANS Network

11:15 Session III:

New horizons: the EU as a global power I.

 

 

12:30 Lunch

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Lecture

Speaker:
György SCHÖPFLIN, Prof. Dr.
Member of the European Parliament

14:45 Lecture

Speaker:
H.E. Gordan GRLIC RADMAN, Dr.
Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Hungary

14:00 Session IV:

New horizons: the EU as a global power II.

15:15 Coffee break

 

15:30 Coffee break

15:30 Session V:

Beyond the European Union

16:00 Session I:

Economic perspectives of the EU
 

17:30 Closing of 2nd day

18:00 Closing of 1st day

 

19:30 Private dinner

 

Publication / Call for paper
The ICRP is willing to publish a Book of Studies containing the papers which have been selected for the conference. The publication of papers is included in the registration fee. The Book of Studies will be published on CD (pdf format, with ISBN number) and online at ICRP website.
Papers and abstracts can be sent to: conference@culturalrelations.org

 

Benefits of attending
• The opportunity to present your research within a unique forum and collaborate with experts from wider regions and around the world;
• Conference papers/abstracts are peer-reviewed by members of ICRP international Advisory Board;
• Published papers in electronic format (Proceedings available on DVD and in on ICRP website, where they will remain accessible to thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide.);
• Get in touch with different views and new approaches;
• A chance to promote your research by presenting it to relevant people and organizations (active politicians, decision-makers, diplomats);
• To get more knowledge about the prospects for the European Union.
• Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served during the program. (Lunch not included in the price)
• Optional group dinner in the evening of the 25th October (15 EUR)

 

Conference location
KJF Budapest Campus (Kodolányi János Főiskola). Frangepán utca 50-56. Budapest, Hungary

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Map and Directions

Participant and Speaker Registration Form

Conference poster

Information for Participants [pdf]

Authors and titles of accepted papers

 

(Map and directions)
 


How to apply for participation?
The application is a two-step procedure and it includes the submission of Registration Form to conference@culturalrelations.org and payment of registration fee (25 EUR + 15 EUR money transfer fee*). Deadline of submission & payment: 15 October, 2013.

How to apply for English paper presentation?
The application is a two-step procedure and it includes the submission of Registration Form to conference@culturalrelations.org and payment of registration fee (45 EUR + 15 EUR money transfer fee*). Deadline of submission: 15 October, 2013. Authors will be notified of conditional acceptance or rejection within 5 working days after submission. Registration fee shall be paid by bank transfer or cheque prior to event or at the same time as first day registration.

NOTE that the international money transfer fee is 15 EUR. If you intend to transfer the conference fee outside Hungary the total sum will be 40 EUR for listener registration and 60 EUR for speakers. In order to reduce money transfer costs, speakers are entitled to make payment in cash during the registration (original speaker registration fee 45 EUR).

Downloads
        Participant and Speaker Registration Form
        Information for Participants



Submitted abstracts will be evaluated by an international reviewing committee.
Authors will be notified of conditional acceptance or rejection in 5 working days after submission

Event organised by the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy in cooperation with Kodolányi János
University of Applied Sciences and Dialogue Platform Association

The event targets a broad spectrum of undergraduate, PhD student, candidate,
lecturer and researcher participants, recognising the multidisciplinarity of
research in international relations and other related disciplines

 

Notes

Deadlines for publishing: the abstracts sent upon registration will be included in the Abstracts Booklet published for the conference. Full papers will also published on CD and online on the event's webpage (if paper received by final deadline, 31 December 2013).

Visa: Due to the international epidemic of attempted visa, entry permit, conference registration, and credit card fraud, the conference and its sponsors reserve the right to question any registration request and only honor it on receipt of valid proof of active research, studies or relevant experience in the field of the conference. In case of any issue, the decision will be up to the registration staff and conference organizing committee.  Please visit the following website to get information about your visa easily:
http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/how-to-apply-for-visa

Registration fees for the full conference include one copy of conference materials and covers the cost of refreshments, and all conference activities. These items are not separately priced. Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the meeting. The conference fee does not include public transport and accommodation fees.

Co-authors and groups: Please note that in case of group registration and papers with co-authors all registration fees are per person.

Public transportation: ICRP is happy to purchase Budapest transportation ticket upon request. A Budapest 24-hour travel card costs 6 euros and Budapest 72-hour travel card costs 15 euros. If you would like us to buy any of these travel cards for you please transfer the additional sum (6 or 15 euros) with the participation cost. Please transfer the accommodation and transportation cost together with the participation cost.

• Accomodation: The ICRP is ready to suggest first class, mid-range and low budget hotels in Budapest.

• In absentia presentations are possible under some conditions. In case of presenting in absentia the abstract of your paper will be included in the Abstracts Booklet. Your full paper will be included in the conference DVD published for the conference (if paper received by 31 December). The full paper will also published online on the event's webpage. The attendance certificate can be given only to those who attend the conference, however we can email you a certificate (upon request) showing that your paper was presented "in absentia." Registration fee for in absentia presentation is 60 EUR (plus 15 EUR international money transfer fee).

• Language: The conference language is English. No translation services will be available.

• Dinner: During the event, the ICRP is pleased to offer you optional social activity in the evening of the 25th October by organising a group dinner in a restaurant. Should you wish to attend this event, you will be required to indicate your choice prior to event or at the same time as first day registration. The group dinner costs 15 EUR. In order to finalize the number of participants at the restaurant, we encourage you to decide in advance if you would like to attend this meal (warmly recommended).

Abstracts and oral presentation
• Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than 3,000 characters. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.
• Paper of no more than 40,000 characters. Abstracts should be sent by e-mail at the following e-mail address: conference@culturalrelations.org
• 20 minutes for presentation. Q/A session: 10 minutes maximum.
• Use Microsoft PowerPoint or Prezi for your presentation.



Bank transfer information
Registration fees shall be paid by bank transfer or cheque. Please use the corresponding information below (please enter your name (or name of institution) as the payment reference):

The ICRP Bank Account:

Payee: ICRP Geopolitika Kft.
Address: Gyongyosi u. 45., 1131 Budapest, Hungary
Bank: K&H Bank
Address: H-1095, Budapest, Lechner Odon fasor 9.

For international transfers
International Bank Account Number (IBAN): HU78 1040 4065 5052 6668 8677 1005
Bank Identifier Code (BIC/SWIFT): OKHBHUHB
Chips Univ Id.: 295491 (Additional Routing codes)

For transfers within Hungary
Account Number: Kereskedelmi es Hitelbank 10404065-50526668-86771005


Cheques

Cheques payable to the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy could be sent to the following postal address:
● Templom u 22., H-1028 Budapest, Hungary