Programme

Challenges of Europe: the Strength of Soft Power

Inclusion and Exclusion in Contemporary European Societies,              Edition 8

April 16 – 20, 2012
Provisional Programme, version April 20, 2012

Monday April 16: Europe, citizenship and social exclusion

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09.30 – 10.15
Welcome and getting acquainted: Course directors
The course and the IUC
Bart van Steenbergen (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
10.15 – 11.00
Do Citizens get Excluded in Europe?
On Democracy versus Technocracy/Lawyocracy in the EU
Introduction into the theme
Frans van Waarden (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
11.30 – 12.15
Do Citizens get Excluded in Europe? – Part 2
Frans van Waarden
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15.00 – 15.45
Personal preferences and expectations
Short subgroup session
16.00 – 17.15
Croatian citizenship and EU accession: changing perspectives on inclusion and exclusion
Viktor Koska (Zagreb University, Croatia)
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Tuesday April 17: Education

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09.15 – 10.30
Demographic and non-demographic challenges to education systems
Martin Kreidl (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
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11.00 – 11.45
The Battle
Debate
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11.45 – 12.00
Workshop Commercials
15.00 – 17.30
Participant Presentations in Parallel Workshops (3×5)

Wednesday April 18: Economy and labour

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09.15 – 10.30
Soft Power for Making Citizens do their Duty to Pay Taxes
Brigitte Unger (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
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11.00 – 12.15
The Management of Labour Migration from Central and Eastern Europe
Godfried Engbersen (Erasmus University Rotterdam. The Netherlands)
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12.30
Reception at the Inter University Center.
And afterwards a free afternoon to enjoy Dubrovnik and its surroundings.

Thursday April 19: Youth and Adulthood in times of crisis

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09.15 – 10.30
Values from home: international comparative analysis of educational values that are taught in families
Ladislav Rabusic (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
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11.00 – 12.15
Transition to Adulthood in Europe; hard times and soft laws
Trudie Knijn (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
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12.15 – 12.30
Workshop Commercials
15.00 – 17.30
Participant Presentations in Parallel Workshops (3×5)

Friday April 20: Soft Power and change: criteria, consultancy, coordination and public opinion

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09.15 – 10.30
Consultancy as Flexible Power?: intermediaries and translation in interstitial spaces
Paul Stubbs (Economic Institute Zagreb, Croatia)
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11.00 – 12.30
From Yugoslavia to Yugosphere
Radmila Nakarada (Belgrado University, Serbia)
15.00 – 15.45
The Battle: Thesis
Debate
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16.00 – 16.45
Synthesizing Address
Wieger Bakker (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

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