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The Balkans Dialogue:
Conflict Resolution and EU Accession Politics in the Balkans and Turkey
International Conference - 89 February, 2013

 

 

Conference topics
Political, economic and legal aspects in ethnic and national minority conflict resolution. Impacts of European Union accession policies/processes. Emerging security challenges.

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Participant and Speaker Registration Form [English]

Conference Brochure [English]

Konferencia felhivas [Hungarian]

Regisztracios lap [Hungarian]

Authors and titles of accepted papers

Information for Speakers

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Aims
This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural meeting welcomes presentations on the political science, sociology, laws, history and economics research and cross border cooperation within the Balkans region and Anatolia. The conference is supported by three institutes and aims 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
After the registration and opening ceremony, the following Keynote Speakers will hold their speech.

Invited speakers:

H. E. Gordan Grlić Radman, Ambassador of Croatia to Hungary
H. E. Darko Angelov, Ambassador of Macedonia to Hungary
H. E. Željko Janjetović, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Hungary
Edit Lorinczne Bencze, lecturer at Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences
Ferenc Bosenbacher, Director, Center for Security and Defense Studies Foundation
Omer Bilal Almak, President, Dialogue Platform Association, Hungary
Andras Lorincz, founder of the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy

Conference days consist of lectures by invited speakers, members of ICRP Advisory Board as well as presentations of guest speakers and Q&A sessions.
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.
The main language of the conference is English (English and Hungarian for guest speaker applicants).

 

Conference themes
(Possible directions may include, but are not restricted to, the following)
• Cultural and Political Approaches (Country Analysis);
• Regional Development, Transformation Processes, Regional Identities;
• Geography & Governance;
• Diplomacy and Interstate Relations in the Balkans;
• Social Change, Ethnic and Social Issues;
• National and Ethnic Minority Question;
• Diaspora and Kin-state Policies;
• European Union Pre-accession Strategies;
• Economic Processes and International Commerce;
• Interfaith Dialogue, Contemporary Islam in the Balkans;
• Legal Problems of International Relations, International Law Issues, Border Disputes;
• International Conflict Resolution, Regional Security Issues;
• Tendencies and Policies for International Migration. Refugee Resettlement.

Conference location
KJU Budapest Campus, (1139) Budapest, Frangepán utca 50-56. (Map and directions)

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 Balkan countries and Turkey.
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served during the program. (Lunch not included in the price)

 

Tentative conference agenda

Day 1

Time

Mins

Session

0800-0900

60

Registration

0900-0930

30

Opening Session (H.E. Ferenc Bösenbacher and András Lőrincz)

0930-1000

30

Lecture by H.E. Gordan Grlić Radman

1000-1010

10

Q&A, discussion

1010-1020

10

Coffee, tea, refreshments

1020-1050

30

Lecture by Ádám Petheő

1050-1100

10

Q&A, discussion

1100-1110

10

Coffee, tea, refreshments

1110-1140

30

Lecture by H.E. Željko Janjetović

1140-1150

10

Q&A, discussion

1150-1300

70

Lunch

1300-1330

30

Lecture by H.E. Darko Angelov

1330-1340

10

Q&A, discussion

1340-1350

10

Coffee, tea, refreshments

1350-1505

75

Session 1. Role of the  European Union; Pre-accession Strategies

1505-1525

20

Q&A, discussion

1525-1545

20

Coffee, tea, refreshments

1545-1700

75

Session 2. International Conflict Resolution; Border Disputes I.

1700-1720

20

Q&A, discussion

1720-1740

20

Coffee, tea, refreshments

1740-1840

60

Session 3. National and Ethnic Minority Question; Ethnic and Social Issues I.

1840-1855

15

Q&A, discussion

2030-

 

Private dinner for presenters

 

Day2

Time

Mins

Session

0845-1000

75

Session 4. Legal Problems of International Relations; International Law Issues

1000-1020

20

Q&A, discussion

1020-1040

20

Coffee, tea, refreshments

1040-1155

75

Session 5. Interstate Relations and Diplomacy

1155-1215

20

Q&A, discussion

1215-1330

75

Lunch

1330-1445

75

Session 6. Regional Security Issues

1445-1505

20

Q&A, discussion

1505-1530

25

Coffee, tea, refreshments

1530-1630

60

Session 7. National and Ethnic Minority Question; Ethnic and Social Issues II.

1630-1645

15

Q&A, discussion

1645-1705

20

Coffee, tea, refreshments

1705-1805

60

Session 8. International Conflict Resolution; Border Disputes II.

1805-1820

15

Q&A, discussion

1820-1835

15

Closing Session - (Ömer Bilal Almak)

 

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 (30 EUR). Deadline of submission & payment: 25 January, 2013.

How to apply for English (or Hungarian) 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 (60 EUR). Deadline of submission: 4 January, 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.

 

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

Authors and titles of accepted papers here >>>>

Notes
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.

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.

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

• 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.

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 words. 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: 15 minutes maximum.
Use Microsoft PowerPoint for your presentation.
 

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Downloads

Participant and Speaker Registration Form [English]
Regisztracios lap [Hungarian]

Conference Brochure [English]
Konferencia felhivas [Hungarian]

 

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:
● Csilla u. 7., 2030 Erd, Hungary