PROSPECTS FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION:
25-26 October 2013
The European Union in the 21st century. Political, legal, financial, social aspects of the future of the European Union.
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
Booklet of Abstracts [pdf] Conference proceedings [pdf]
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
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.
|12:30 Lunch||12:30 Lunch|
|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: email@example.com
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)
KJF Budapest Campus (Kodolányi János Főiskola). Frangepán utca 50-56. Budapest, Hungary
Map and Directions
Participant and Speaker Registration Form
Information for Participants [pdf]
Authors and titles of accepted papers
How to apply for participation?
The application is a two-step procedure and it includes the submission of Registration Form 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 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).
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
- 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:
- 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).
International Conference venue
Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences
The Conference venue is located in the heart of the 13rd district, on Frangepán utca.
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.
Public transport ticket information >>>
• tram nr. 14 to Frangepán utca from Lehel tér.
• tram nr. 1 to Lehel street and 2 stops from there with tram nr. 14 to Frengepán utca.
• take the Metro line 3 to Lehel tér and then tram nr. 14 to Frangepán utca.
• take the Metro line 3 to Árpád híd, take 2 stops with tram nr. 1 and then 2 stops with tram nr. 14 to Frangepán utca.
• take the Metro line 3 to Gyöngyösi utca, then take 5 stops with bus nr. 105 to Frangepán utca.
• bus nr. 105 (from Buda or from Árpád híd metro stop).
• 10 minutes away from the city centre
• 3 minutes from the M3 motorway that leads directly to the Hungaroring and the Eastern part of the country.
N 47 32.051
E 19 04.870
We are looking forward to welcoming You here!
Prospects for the European Union: Borderless Europe?
List of presenters and sessions:
|█ Keynote speakers
|Gyöngyvér Hervainé Szabó, CSc. Dr. habil.:||Well-being for Borderless Europe: a New Vision or Just an Illusion?
|Csilla Morauszki:||Welcoming note
|Péter Balázs, DSc. Dr. habil.:||EU enlargement: problems and perspectives
|H. E. Roman Kowalski:||(Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Hungary)
|H. E. Gordan Grlic Radman, Dr.:
||(Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Hungary)
|György Schöpflin, Prof. Dr.:||(Member of the European Parliament, full member on the Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee)|
|László Dux, Dr.:||Further European integration: How far to enlarge? – The European Commission’s 2013 Enlargement Package
|Martina Maczalova:||(EU Regional Coordinator of OCEANS Network)
|█ Session I. – Economic perspectives of the EU
|John Wrieden, J.D., Frederick V. Perry & Wendy Gelman:
||Is there a way out of the euro?
|Péter Krisztián Zachar, Ph.D.:||The Danube Chambers of Commerce Association – a new advocacy organisation to develop competitiveness of the economies in Central Europe
|Carlos Santos Ph.D. & Maria Alberta Oliveira:
||A model of the savings rate decline and of the euro zone crisis: the case of Portugal
|Ulyana Petrynyak Ph.D. & Nataliya Voytovych, Ph.D.:||The investment policy: Ukraine as a factor of activation of foreign economic relations with the European Union
|Nataliya Voytovych, Ph.D.:||The importance of the processes of modelling the strategic planning in the EU|
|█ Session II. – Legal and societal challenges in Europe
|Krisztina Kállai:||Human trafficking in the European Union
|Renata Ribežl:||The indigenous multiculturalism in the European Union: Current situation and challenges for the future
|Adrienn Johanna Fehér:||Cultural pluralism in the EU: national or European identity?
|Viola Vadász:||Integration processes and sense of belonging: Iranian immigrants in Sweden and Hungary
|Georgiana Turculet:||Transnational migration and democratic states borders
|Nicasia Picciano:||EU–LEX KOSOVO: a sui generis judicial agent|
|█ Session III – New horizons: the EU as a global power
|Oleksandr Moskalenko:||Balancing as a dynamic method to tune the EU institutional machinery
|Ha Hai Hoang:||The EU’s normative power in development policy practiced in developing countries
|Edit Lőrinczné Bencze, Ph.D.:||Ten years after Thessaloniki
|Ágnes Váradi, dr.:||Facilitating the persecution of rights in the European Union (New tendencies towards a better access to justice)
|Granit Zela:||The journey of “Balkans” and “Western Balkans”, towards “South-Eastern Europe” after the Cold War
|Zaho Golemi, Ph.D. & Bernard Zotaj, Ph.D.:
||Globalisation and global power
|Viktor Milanov:||Macedonia’s prospects of joining the European Union in the near future
|█ Session IV. – Beyond the European Union
|Donila Pipa, Dr.:
||European integration process: yesterday and today
|Sînziana Preda, dr.:||Modernization, mobility and ethnicity
|Simona Gribulyte:||A multilevel and multidimensional analysis of the rights and duties of the European citizenship
|Scott Nicholas Romaniuk
||Facing “Frenemy” Fire: The South Caucasus between EU and Russia Security Interests
|Adriana Cupcea, Ph.D.:||Turkish and Tatar identity in Dobrudja region, Romania
|Mariann Miskovics, dr.:||The tendency of crimes committed with tools in Hungary|