Ideologies, values and political behaviors in Central and Eastern Europe

The 15 th edition of the International Symposium “Ideologies, values and political behaviors in Central and Eastern Europe” Organized by the Politics Department, West University of Timisoara. The event aims to bring together researchers interested in Central and Eastern European politics. We welcome paper proposals from scholars on political topics in Central and Eastern Europe as detailed below. The proposal should be no longer than one page and it should include a short Curriculum Vitae. All selected participants will be informed before the 15th of March 2017. Selected papers will be published in a forthcoming volume of the Political Studies Forum, a journal edited by the Politics Department of the West University of Timisoara.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Timișoara!

Conference Board
Prof. Dr. Robert Reisz
Prof. Dr. Silviu Rogobete
Lect. Dr. Lucian Vesalon

The Organizing Team
Dr. Viorel Proteasa
MA Victor Prunar
Lect. Dr. Emanuel Copilaș

Website
https://events.uvt.ro/event/0/overview 

The XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress


The XXVIIth ESRS conference will be held in Krakow, Poland, July 24-27, 2017. The theme for the conference is ‘Uneven processes of rural change: on diversity, knowledge and justice’.

Europe is facing multiple processes of change that affect the rural in many ways: demographic evolutions, migration flows, renewed urban-rural relations, the rise and fall of alternative food networks vis-à-vis the seeming omnipresence of powerful food consortia, the changing power of constituencies of the rural, changing patterns of land use and valorizations of natural resources, rapid technological developments, etc. These change processes do not occur in isolation, but are embedded in a package of often interrelated external meta-trends (such as climate change, geo-politics, global markets) that position rural spaces in broader dynamics and result in uneven processes of change. The European Society for Rural Sociology has explored many of these processes in former conferences.

These uneven processes of rural change are interconnected and multi-level, involving multiple actors and governance approaches. They re-confirm the inadequacy of outdated concepts and dichotomies such as the urban-rural divide, the globalization-localization dichotomy or the disciplinary/academic segmentation of a complex reality. They are no longer able to capture the complex and systemic nature of today’s Europe, its countryside and the ongoing processes of change. We can question how we (in our multiple roles as scientists, citizens, policy makers, members of the business community or NGO representatives) can deal with this.

Read more about the THEMES of the Congress

ESoDoc – European Social Documentary

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 20, 2017

Go to the application form.

WHAT IS ESoDoc AND WHAT WE OFFER
ESoDoc – European Social Documentary is the training initiative for media professionals and “cross-thinkers” who want to increase impact and outreach of their documentary films and cross-media projects by developing new storytelling skills, networking over different platforms, discovering new forms of team building, of producing and financing and new distribution strategies.

ESoDoc offers three intense one-week residential sessions held over a period of six months, combined with Extended Online Sessions (EOS) for market related topics, project tutoring and networking with festivals and other market events.

With the support of top-rated professionals, participants will improve their storytelling skills, master the art of project developing, prototyping and pitching. You will discover new forms of team-building and networking and will get an insight in international coproduction, financing and distribution strategies.
During the workshops, participants are tutored by a network of international experts on the development of the projects. Emphasis is placed on building up strong storytelling  along with new production possibilities (collaborative media) and communication tools.
We explore new funding and distribution strategies, both on traditional channels as on new media channels, such as the web and the new crowdfunding platforms.

ESoDoc trains its participants to be better equipped for the challenges of the changing audiovisual market, and enables the professionals to better engage audiences across different platforms and maximize the outreach and impact of the projects.

The workshop is open for professional with or without an own project.

Participants without a project can not propose a new project during the training. They will have the chance to team up during the first session with a participant with a project. 

All participants who want to develop a crossmedia project are asked to have a graphic designer in their team by the second session.


WORKSHOP STRUCTURE


During the three sessions participants will:

  • assist ground-breaking lectures from prominent worldwide professionals and discover what is new, controversial and seminal in documentary film making;
  • work individually (one-to-one meetings) and in groups to develop their documentary or cross-media project;
  • take practical courses in storytelling/writing techniques, cross-media production, participatory media;
  • get trained in pitching skills and present their projects in front of renowned experts at the final public pitching session, as well as during one-to-one meetings;
  • participate to the Extended Online Sessions (EOS) for project tutoring and networking with festivals and other market events.


WHO SHOULD APPLY

ESoDoc participants are committed to social issues and eager to explore new creative forms and communication strategies to face the challenges of the changing media world.
We are looking for documentarians, producers, journalists, web-designers, programmers, game designers, and NGO-communication representatives who are willing to extend their production possibilities to new sectors, new forms and new platforms.
We can accept up to four participants from non-EU countries.

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee covers tuition, room and board for all three sessions. Please note that accommodation might be in single or a shared double room, according to availability. Travel expenses are not included.

FULL FEE
– with project: 1.500 EUR
– without project: 1.200 EUR
The full fee is applied to participants coming from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, UK

REDUCED FEE
– with project: 700 EUR
– without project: 600 EUR
The reduced fee is applied to participants coming from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia

SCHOLARSHIPS
Four (4) full scholarships are available. A „full scholarship” would cover the enrollment fee AND the travel costs for all three sessions. In case of a high number of scholarship requests, we might assign a „partial scholarship„, which would cover the enrollment fee OR the travel costs.
If you want to access scholarship funding, you must provide 1 copy of your latest official tax return and also explain the reasons for asking the scholarship together with your application. No other kind of document shall be considered.

ESoDoc 2017 SESSIONS’ DATES AND VENUES


Session 1: April 22-28, 2017 – Goldrain (Italy)


Session 2: June 22-28, 2017 – Tromsø (Norway)


Session 3: October 2017 – Vilnius (Lithuania)

READY TO APPLY?
Great! Then follow this link to fill the application form.
Or this link to check the guidelines for application!
Otherwise, if you have questions, check the FAQ section or contact us.

ESoDoc IS PROMOTED BY:

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ICUB Conference: Télévisions et nations

logo_icubTélévisions et nations en «semi-périphérie» européenne: comment constituer une identité nationale par la télévision (1958-1980). Études de cas : la Roumanie, la Bulgarie et la Belgique with Dr. Anne Roekens (Université de Namur)

The Social Sciences Division of the Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB) invites you on Friday, 25th of November, to a conference regarding the connection between television and national identity. The event will take place at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Assistance (Panduri Campus, Șos. Panduri no. 90), Room 102 starting at 15:00.

More information will be updated soon on ICUB website.

Apel lucrări Revista Sociologie Românească nr. 2/2017

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Call for Papers: Romanian Sociology issue 2/2017

“Youth in post-communist societies”

Guest editor: Sorin Mitulescu, Institute of Educational Sciences, Bucharest

The social situation of youth in post-communist societies still represents an important research interest for sociologists. Nearly 30 years of transformations passed since the fall of the Communism. However, these youngsters still don’t show all the time similar situation to their peer generation in the Western European countries. They are different both from their peers from the West, and from the prior cohorts.  Hence, a specific relationship between generations but also unexpected challenges coming from the direction of globalization and post-modernization.

Even though they experience the popular opposition and the fall of the Communist regime during their most impressionable years, the political socialization of the youngsters took place under difficult economic conditions, during times characterized by dramatic social and political change. There are similarities between post-communist countries and Western democracies as well, at least concerning the socialization of a new generation which shows law interest in organized politics, in school or in conventional family life.

Comparative research on the youth in different societies with either common past or with either the same market orientation to labour or education can bring interesting results. Researchers interested in youth in post-communist countries have to identify new strategies for living youthfulness (juvenescence), new spaces for socialization and promote new patterns of life. We should also asses to what extent young people can bring their contribution that development of their own societies is waiting.

The special issue of the Romanian Sociology (2/2017) is open for the papers that answer to questions such as:

  • How can we assess the condition of youngsters in societies in transition? Do they continue to be different or they are identifying with youngsters from other types of societies and first with the ones in the West?
  • Considering how they see themselves compared to older generations, are post-communist societies marked by intergenerational cleavages? What effects can these cleavages have on the perspectives of social development?
  • What specific contributions can youngsters bring to overcome faster and without social convulsions the transition period? Which would be their strong points and what about their weaknesses, to what risks are they subjected?
  • How are mixed in post-communist societies the transition constraints with the ones coming from globalization, radicalization, social fluidization, inter-cultural and geopolitical conflicts?

Field researches, case studies, examples of good practice and book reviews are welcomed.

Deadline for submitting of the articles: 1st of May 2017

Manuscript will be uploaded as files with the extension *.doc or *.docx using the on-line form available at: http://www.arsociologie.ro/en/romanian-sociology-journal/online-submission-form. Please follow the instructions for authors found at: www.arsociologie.ro/en/romanian-sociology-journal/instructions-for-authors. For any other questions please contact the coordinator of this issue, Sorin Mitulescu, email: sorin_mit@yahoo.com  

About the journal

Romanian Sociology is the journal of the Romanian Sociological Association, edited with the collaboration of the Quality Life Research Institute from the Romanian Academy, University of Oradea, “A.I. Cuza” University from Iasi, “Lucian Blaga” University from Sibiu, “Petre Andrei” University from Iasi, and West University from Timisoara. The reviewing process is double blind peer-review. The journal is indexed in international databases (CEEOL, ProQuest – Sociological Abstracts, EBSCO – SocINDEX with Full Text, ULRICHSWEB, and Index Copernicus). More information can be found at: http://www.arsociologie.ro/en/romanian-sociology-journal

A fost publicat nr. 1/2016 al Revistei Calitatea Vieții

Vă anunțăm că a fost publicat nr. 1/2016 al Revistei Calitatea Vieții. Articolele pot fi accesate pe pagina revistei la adresa www.revistacalitateavietii.ro.

cv-3-2015Director: Prof. dr. Cătălin Zamfir
Redactor şef: Prof. dr. Ioan Mărginean
ISSN varianta tipărită: 1018-0839
ISSN varianta electronică: 1844-5292
Editura Academiei Române

Numărul: 1/2016

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