Program

Monday April 19:     Crisis and Social Inclusion

09.15 – 9.45    Welcome and getting acquainted 

9.45 – 11.30    Don’t look back in Anger. General Introduction to the theme: Challenges of a new Europe. Chances in Crises
Bart van Steenbergen (Utrecht University)

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

15.00 – 16.30  Is Europe Diverging? Income distribution and Unemployment before and after the crisis
Brigitte Unger (Utrecht School of Economics, The Netherlands)

17.00 – 18.00  Crisis, what crisis?
Forum Debate

Tuesday April 20:     Interdependent Europe, Governance and overcoming Exclusion

09.00 – 10.30   Systemic Interdependence of Risks in the Age of Globalization. What can we Learn by Comparing Finance, Food, News, and Infectious Diseases?
Frans van Waarden (University College Utrecht, The Netherlands)  

11.00 – 12.30  Challenges for a Renewed Europe: why the EU  needs the Western Balkans
Wolfgang Petritsch (Austrian Ambassador to the OECD in Paris)

15.00 – 18.00 Participant Presentations in Parallel Workshops

1. European Integration and Social Inclusion:
Chances for Overcoming the Social Exclusion of Vulnerable Groups?

2. Changing roles of Government and Civil Society:
Opportunities for solving Social Problems?

3. 20 Years after the Collapse of Communism:
Crisis, Amnesia and Nostalgia: an Assessment of Costs and Benefits

Wednesday April 21: Conflict, new Exclusions and Inclusion in the Making

09.00 – 10.30   Lost Children of the Transition? Arguments for a new empowering political economy
Paul Stubbs (Economic Institute Zagreb, Croatia)

11.00 – 12.30      Sex Education as Battlefield: Culture Wars in the Croatian Context
Alexander Stulhofer (Dept. of Sociology, University of Zagreb)

15.00 – 18.30  Workshops and plenary presentations of results

Workshop A: From Analysis to Intervention: strategies for policy development
Marianne Dobbe and Maurits Hoeve

Workshop B: Citizenship and Violence; the chances of cultural diversity
Douwe van Houten and Rene van Rijsselt

Workshop C: Creating Scenarios for an Inclusive Europe
Bart van Steenbergen, Paul Stubbs and Wieger Bakker

Thursday April 22: A Europe of Values & Migration

09.00 – 10.30 Values and attitudes in the Czech Republic in comparison with European countries. Main Trends 1991- 2008
Ladislav Rabusic (Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno)

11.00 – 12.30 No place for my name? Kosovo Roma’s Transnational Movements and Deportations in the European Union
Ana Devic (Centre for Racism, Ethnicity and Nationalism, University of Glasgow)

15.00 – 18.00 Participant Presentations in Parallel Workshops

4. Converging and Diverging Values in Europe:
Starting Point for Joint Policies?

5. Migration and the Economic Crises
Moving beyond Fortress Europe: liquid migration and flexible citizenship?

6. The New Generation:
Youth and Education after the Crisis

Friday April 23:        What can we do?

09.00 – 10.30  Redesigning Social Welfare in Serbia and coping with Crises
Gordana Matkovic (Centre for Liberal Democratic Studies, Belgrade)

11.00 – 12.30 New regional orientations
Forum debate

15.00 – 16.30  Building a political agenda of chances (parallel workshops)

17.00 – 18.00  Debating the agenda

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