1st Balkans Forum of Social Sciences (BFSS): “Sociology and Social Sciences in Balkans: Experiences, Problems and Challenges”. Date: 22.11.2011. Site: Tirana, Albania. Deadline: 01.11.2011
Organiser: The Albanian Sociological Association
Topics: The Albanian Sociological Association invites the representatives of national associations of sociologists, of social sciences faculties and departments of the Universities of the Balkan countries and other social science scholars from the Balkan region to the 6th International Conference of the Albanian Institute of Sociology on
Sociology and social sciences in the Balkans.
The objectives of the Balkans Forum of Social Sciences are:
- to establish a permanent cooperation between the existing (and forthcoming) national sociological associations in the Balkan countries, as well as between the Faculties and Departments of Social Sciences of the universities of the region; to organize an annual conference of the Balkans Forum of Social Sciences by turn in each country;
- to promote activities of the BFSS members in journals, newsletters, websites edited in each country.
The aim of BFSS is: Promoting National Associations (NAs) of Sociology and other social sciences in Balkans; Institutionalization of the cooperation between NAs, sociologists and other social scholars of Balkan region; Helping thee development of sociology and other social sciences in this region; Stressing the disciplinary identity and the intellectual tradition of sociology and other social sciences; Improving communication among sociologists and other social scholars of Balkan countries; Providing a more substantial cooperation between associations, institutions and networks of Balkans countries; Making social sciences more visible to policy makers of Balkans countries; Identifying the common problems of Balkans countries and developing supra-national research networks; Changing information, studies, databases as well as scholars and students.