PROSPECTS FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION:
25-26 October 2013
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
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.
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)
9:00 Opening of the Conference
Gyöngyvér HERVAINÉ SZABÓ, CSc. Dr. habil.
Scientific Director of KJU
9:00 Session II:
Legal and societal challenges in Europe
11:00 Coffee break
11:00 Coffee break
12:00 Introducing EU Youth Exchange and Networking
11:15 Session III:
New horizons: the EU as a global power I.
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
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: email@example.com
• 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)
KJF Budapest Campus (Kodolányi János Főiskola). Frangepán utca 50-56. Budapest, Hungary
How to apply for participation?
The application is a two-step procedure and it includes the submission of Registration Form to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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).
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
• 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
• 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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 payable to the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy could be sent to the following postal address:
● Templom u 22., H-1028 Budapest, Hungary