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National Question in Central Europe:
Democratic Responses to Unresolved National and Ethnic Conflicts
International Conference - 2224 March, 2013

 

 

Conference topics
Political, economic and legal aspects in ethnic and national minority conflict resolution. Cultural diversity of Central Europe. Impacts of European Union accession policies/processes.

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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 wider Central European region. The conference is supported by the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy (ICRP) and King Sigismund College (ZSKF). 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.

 Booklet of Abstracts [pdf]                                                         Conference Proceedings [pdf]

Programme summary
Invited speakers include diplomats, scholars, acting and former leading politicians or government officials from across Central and Eastern Europe.

Prof. Dr. Tibor Várady Former Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. University Professor at the Legal Studies Department of the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Member of the Hague Permanent Court of Arbitration. Member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Levente Salat President of the Ethnocultural Diversity Resource Center (EDRC Romania), Associate Professor at Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania. Member of the Scientific Council of the Research Institute of Ethnic and National Minorities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Oľga Gyárfášová, PhD co-founder, Program Director and Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO Slovakia) and lecturer at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Ádám Szesztay Director of the Strategic Planning Department of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

• Prof. Dr. Lia Pop Dean of Faculty of Political Science and Media Studies, University of Oradea, Romania.

Katinka Beretka member of the Hungarian National Council in Serbia.

 

See the full list of authors and titles of accepted papers here >>>>
 

Conference days consist of lectures by invited speakers, members of ICRP Advisory Board as well as presentations of guest speakers and Q&A sessions. Optional sightseeing programmes on last day of conference.
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 (English and Hungarian for guest speaker applicants).


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Conference themes
(Possible directions may include, but are not restricted to, the following)
• Regional development path of Central and Eastern Europe;
• Central and Eastern Europe compared to other European regions;
• Changing transnational structures of demography, interethnic relations, settlements and production;
• Society, Culture, Religions, Lifestyle;

• Economic issues;

• Modernisation processes (state administration, law, politics, ideologies);

• Culture and Art in Central Europe;
• Nation building, national ideologies, national identity question, ethnic minority issues;
• Diplomacy, diaspora policies and interstate relations
 

Conference location
King Sigismund College (Zsigmond Kiraly Foiskola). Kelta utca 2. Budapest (1039) Hungary

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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 foreign relations of the Eastern and Central European countries;
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served during the program. (Lunch not included in the price);
• Group sightseeing in Budapest is also part of the program.

 

Day 1

Time

Mins

Session

1000-1030

30

Registration

1030-1110

40

Tibor Várady (fmr. Yugoslav Minister of Justice)

1110-1120

10

Q&A

1120-1135

15

József Bayer (Rector, King Sigismund College)

1135-1140

5

Csilla Morauszki (CEO, ICRP)

1140-1200

20

Coffee, tea, refreshments

1200-1230

30

Ádám Szesztay (Director of Department, MFA, Hungary)

1230-1240

10

Q&A

1240-1310

30

Katinka Beretka (Hungarian National Council, Serbia)

1310-1320

10

Q&A

1320-1430

70

Lunch

1430-1830

240

Presentations of Guest Speakers

       

Day 2

Time

Mins

Session

1100-1130

30

Lia Pop (Dean of Faculty, University of Oradea, Romania)

1130-1140

10

Q&A

1140-1210

30

Olga Gyárfášová (Program Director, IVO, Slovakia)

1210-1220

10

Q&A

1220-1250

30

Levente Salat (President of EDRC, Romania)

1250-1300

10

Q&A

1300-1400

60

Lunch

1400-1500

60

Experience Balkan workshop

1500-1900

240

Presentations of Guest Speakers

       

Day 3

Time

Mins

Session

1000-1300

180

Interethnic Walking Tour

1300-1400

60

Lunch break

1400-1600

120

Sightseeing tour (City Centre)

 

How to apply for participation (listeners)?
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*). Deadline of submission & payment: 11 March, 2013.

How to apply for paper presentation (speakers)?
The application is a two-step procedure and it includes the submission of Registration Form to conference@culturalrelations.org and payment of registration fee (90 EUR*). Deadline of submission: 11 March, 2013. Authors will be notified of conditional acceptance or rejection within 5 working days after each 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 60 EUR for listener registration and 105 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 90 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 King Sigismund College of Budapest

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 (or handout in case of lack of full paper) will be included in the conference DVD published for the conference (if paper received by 11 March 2013). The full paper will also published online on the event's webpage (if paper received by final deadline 15 May 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.

Pubic transport: The 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 11 March). The full paper will also published online on the event's webpage (if paper received by 15 May). 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.

 

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)
• 15 minutes for presentation. Q/A session: 10 minutes maximum.
Use Microsoft PowerPoint or Prezi for your presentation.
 

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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):

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 60 EUR for listener registration and 105 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 90 EUR).

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:
● Csilla u. 7., 2030 Erd, Hungary


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