Challenges of a New Europe

In between local freeze and global dynamics 

Inclusion and Exclusion in Contemporary European Societies Edition 2008

IUC Du­brovnik Croatia April 14-18 2008, Provisional Programme

Monday April 14:      Moving Europe (in what direction(s)?) 

09.15 – 9.45    Welcome and Introduction
Course Directors

9.45 – 11.30       Quo Vadis Europa, moving towards a cold winter or a new spring? 
                        Glocalization, seniorization, multi culturalization and other inconvenient truths.  
Bart van Steenbergen (Universiteit Nyenrode & Utrecht University, The Netherlands)       

11.45 – 12.30  Inclusion, Exclusion and Challenges for a New Europe: Personal Priorities
Informal Debate in Parallel Workshops

15.30  – 16.45 Romani and Romanians in Rome: the mechanisms of social exclusion
Anna Bleahu (Institute for the quality of life, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania)

17.00 – 18.30  Liquid Migration in Europe: In Between Local Freeze and Global Dynamics
Godfried Engbersen (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Tuesday April 15:      Enabling Europe

09.00 – 10.30  Disability studies in Europe
Douwe van Houten (University of Humanistics, Utrecht, The Netherlands)

11.00 – 12.30 Adult Education and Knowledge Society
Ladislav Rabusic (Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)

15.00 – 16.15  There is no work place for you here; about different kinds of employment discirimination in Croatia
Video and discussion
Jasmina Papa (UNDP, Zagreb, Croatia)

16.30 – 18.30 Participant Presentations in Parallel Workshops (4×4 = 16) 

Wednesday April 16: Constraining Europe 

09.00 – 10.15  Financial Crime (money laundering) in a Global Theatre
Brigitte Unger (Utrecht School of Economics, The Netherlands)

10.45 – 12.00  Does Europeanization mark the End to Democratic Politics? on the constraints imposed by the EU on local policy choice
Frans van Waarden (University College Utrecht, The Netherlands)

12.15 – 13.00  Information society, Europe computer illiteracy
Horea Todoran (Babes Bolyai University Cluj, Romania)

15.30 – 18.30  Participant Presentations in Parallel Workshops (6×4 = 24)

Thursday April 17:    Associating Europe

09.00 – 10.30 Plan D – is Diversity one of the elements in Democracy?
Allison Woodward (Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium)

11.00 – 12.30 Participant Presentations in Parallel Workshops (3×4 = 12) 

12.30 – 13.00  Introducing the Dubrovnik Declaration

15.30 – 18.30  Drafting the Dubrovnik Declaration on Social Rights:                        
The  New European Parliament in Action (role play)
Wieger Bakker (Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Friday April 18:        Outreaching Europe

09.00 – 10.30  Perceptual Divisions within the Turkish Elites and Social Groups on the Issue of                        the European Union
Hakan Yilmaz (Bosporus University, Istanbul, Turkey)

11.00 – 12.30  Do you have a word for it in your language?: transnationalism, translation, transformation
Paul Stubbs (Institute of Economics Zagreb, Croatia)

15.00 – 17.00  Interactive workshop events: translating the learned 

  • ·         1. Contrasting Futures: Scenario workshop
  • ·         2. Improving government performance
  • ·         3. Deliberative dialogues

17.15 – 18.00  Varieties of Europe: the Exhibition Project „Breaking the Stereotype“
Veronika Bernard (University of Innsbruck, Austria) 

18.00 – 18.30   Summary and Conclusion
Wieger Bakker  (Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, The Netherlands)