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The international conference "Central Europe on the Threshold of the 21st Century. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Challenges in Politics and Society". Date: 02-04.02.2012. Site: Torun, Poland. Deadline: 01.01.2012


Organiser: Faculty of Political Sciences and International Studies, Nicolas Copernicus University Torun

Topics: The main aim of the conference is to deal with actual issues and their specific formation in Central Europe. The main focus will be set on social perspectives, coping with the transformation process and relations between the state and society. The conference will also focus on the perception of general problems on European and worldwide
scale and the influence of the totalitarian past and development deficits on them.

The international dimension of the event should lead the participants not only to an explanation of the political, social, economical and cultural phenomena, but also to communication and confrontation of different national perspectives on them. The aims of the conference shall be fulfilled by covering the complexity of social and transnational phenomena and discovering as well as identifying patterns of ongoing developments.

The following panels will be created:

1. Identity Issues or Geopolitical Questions;

2. Sustainability of the National Concept;

3. Political System and Economic Basics;

4. The Rule of Law and Threats;

5. Central European States as Actors in International Relations;

6. Central Europe in the European  Union; 

7.  The  Place  of  Visegrad  Group  after  Joining  the  European  Union; 

8.  Central  European  Civil Societies; 

9.  Cities  and  Local  Politics; 

10.  Cultural  and  Religious  Relations; 

11.  Migration,  Communication  and Cultural Transfer.

Language: English  Fee: 100€/400PLN (with accommodation); 75€/300 PLN (without accommodation)
Deadline: January 1, 2012

Contact:  Adam  Jarosz,  M.A.,  Nicolas  Copernicus  University  Torun,  Faculty  of  Political  Sciences  and
International Studies, ul. Batorego 39L, 87-100 Torun, Poland
E-mail: cgs@umk.pl
Internet: http://www.cgs.umk.pl/sites/generalconference.html