Updated Provisional Program April 22-24

Challenges of a New Europe Chances in Crises

Inclusion and Exclusion in Contemporary European Societies
Edition 7

IUC Du­brovnik Croatia April 22-24 2010

Thursday April 22:    Crisis and Social Inclusion 

 09.15 – 9.45    Welcome and getting acquainted (with the Dutch)

 9.45 – 11.00    Don’t look back in Anger. General Introduction into the theme: Challenges of a new Europe. Chances in Crises
Bart van Steenbergen (Utrecht University) 

11.30 – 12.45  Challenges for a Renewed Europe: why the EU  needs the Western Balkans
Wolfgang Petritsch (Austrian Ambassador to the OECD in Paris) 

 15.00 – 16.15   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)

 16.30 – 17.45  Is Europe Diverging? Income distribution and Unemployment before and after the crisis
Brigitte Unger (Utrecht School of Economics, The Netherlands) 

 

Friday April 23: New Exclusions and Strategies

09.00 – 10.15   Lost Children of the Transition? Arguments for a new empowering political economy
Paul Stubbs (Economic Institute Zagreb, Croatia)

 10.45 – 12.45  Workshops and plenary presentations of results

Workshop A: From Analysis to Intervention: strategies for policy development
Marianne Dobbe, Maurits Hoeve, Rene van Rijsselt

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

14.30 – 15.45  Redesigning Social Welfare in Serbia and coping with Crises
Gordana Matkovic (Centre for Liberal Democratic Studies, Belgrade)

 16.00 – 18.30 Participant Presentations in Parallel Workshops

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

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

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

Saturday April 24:     Values, what can be learned, what can be done

 9.00 – 10.15    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)

 10.45 – 12.00 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)

 13.00 – 15.00 Participant Presentations in Parallel Workshops

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

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

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

 15.15 – 16.00   Summary and Conclusion
Wieger Bakker (Utrecht School of Governance, the Netherlands)