Participant presentations

Provisional Schedule of Participant Presentations
(Both the schedule and titles can be changed)

Workshops Tuesday afternoon

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

Social Inclusion: the Heuristic Potential of Public Art Practices
Dmytro Zaiets (Ukrain)

Theatre as The Place for Overcoming Prejudice and Social Exclusion
Ivan Hromatko (Croatia) 

The emancipation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders in Albania
Frank Nieuwenhuizen (the Netherlands)

Minus and Minus is Plus: How the gendercrisis poses an answer to the economic crisis
Eline van Nistelrooij (the Netherlands)

Challenges and chances of the economic crisis for achieving gender equality in the EU
Veronica Marcinkova (Czech Republic) 

2. Economy and institutions beyond borders
European Integration and Social Inclusion B

 Informal Economy Increasing: Strategies of Coping with Crisis and Governmental Regulation of Economy (the case of Ukraine)
Oleksandra Nenko (Ukrain)

 The Effect of Money Laundering during the Financial Crisis on the Divergence of EU Member States
Joras Ferwerda (the Netherlands)

 Fanning the Flames or Criticizing the Credit? Media’s Role in the Financial Crisis
Sandra Jacobs (the Netherlands)

 The policy of the European Commission during the financial crisis: where does it go?
Yulia Lastochkina (Russia)

 The gold at the end of the rainbow: economic migrants. What motivates people to cross borders and start a new life?
Giselle Diego (Australia) 

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

 New chances for including the disabled in Croatia: the crisis and civil society’s role as implementer of public policies
Anka Kekez Koštro (Croatia)

 Croatian Policy for People with Disability – Analysis of Policy Goals
Ana Petek (Croatia)

 Distrust in social institutions: the Ukrainian case in an international crisis
Kate Tkachuk (Ukrain)

EU policy change in accession conditionality
Ana Ljubojevic (Serbia)

The changing position of the EU in the world
Michiel Tunnissen

 Workshops Thursday afternoon

 4. Where to turn to? 
 Crisis, nostalgia and ways forward

 Who to vote for in times of crises? The case of the Czech Republic
Petra Kuklova (Czech Republic)

 Low levels of social interest as a barrier for inclusion in the EU
Vitalii Iurasov (Ukrain)

 Young people in confrontation with unemployment in Macedonia
Andrijana Ilijevska (Macedonia)

 ‘Let’s Talk of a New Europe’; The Role of New Social Media in (Further) Creating a European Public Sphere
Evert Schot (the Netherlands)

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

 European values and European identity: common currency as a symbol in economic crisis 
Pavel Krchňák (Czech Rpublic)

 Political correctness – an obstacle of inclusion
Veronika Rejzkova (Czech Republic)

 The uniform European consumer: how smart is he/she really?
Frank van Schendel (the Netherlands)

Cultural violence as an obstacle to social inclusion in the Western Balkans. Ethnical stereotypes and national myths
Goran Tepsic (Serbia) 

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

 Retraining of young unemployed as a prevention of social exclusion in time of Crisis
Martina Čapková (Czech Republic)

 The knowledge is strength, the knowledge is power
Daniela Jocevska (Macedonia)

 EU-education policy after the crisis: a need for competition or socialism?
Jan Willem de Jong (the Netherlands)

 Czech tertiary education: step by step to its reformation
Vladimira Kubenova (Czech Republic)

 Creating an European Higher Education Area. A complicated mission confronted with the crisis
Merel Luichies (the Netherlands)