The forum "Supporting Sustainable Communities in Times of Emergency: Participation, Empowerment and Democratic Innovations at Local Level". Date: 14-17.09.2011. Site: Athens, Greece. Deadline: 15.06.2011
Organiser: ISA Research Committee on Sociotechnics/Sociological Practice, RC26, with the Direction of Sociology of Work, Postgraduate Programme, Department of Pedagogy, University of Athens and the Sociology of Work Laboratory, of the Sociology Department, of the University of the Aegean Topics: This is a forum whereby the organizers wish to discuss the diverse aspects of globalization and the issues of empowering local communities, the role of social capital and the social economy in such processes.
The agenda includes the following topics: The contemporary dynamics of social capital, the impact of globalization on local communities and common perceptions of world tendencies; Social economy innovations and sustainable communities; Inclusive recovery and local city employment governance; Cellular Globalization in between Local and Global social dimensions; Empowerment of citizens/workers/consumers/minorities/youth; Innovative community social development and Education (NGOs, environment/culture/education); Social policies, entrepreneurship and social cohesion re-examined; Organizational sustainability in times of crises, decline, turmoil and change.
Language: English Fee: 60-180 €
Deadline: June 15, 2011; Abstracts should be send to all the Members of the Acting Scientific Committee of the Conference of the ISA Research Committee on Sociotechnics/Sociological Practice, RC26: Prof. George Tsobanoglou, G.Tsobanoglou@soc.aegean.gr; Prof. Nikita Pokrovsky, Nikita@gol.ru; Prof. Hans Pruijt, firstname.lastname@example.org; Prof. D. Daskalakis, email@example.com.
Contact: G. Tsobanoglou