(In)equality. Faces of modern Europe

2nd International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference (Międzynarodowa Interdyscyplinarna Konferencja Naukowa, MIKN) entitled “(In)equality. Faces of modern Europe.” is organised by the IDE Academic Circle (Koło Naukowe Interdyscyplinarnych Działań Europejskich, KN IDE) and the Willi Brandt Centre for German and European Studies (Centrum Studiów Niemieckich i Europejskich im. Willy Brandta we Wrocławiu, CSNE) of the University of Wrocław.

The subject matter of the conference arises from the need to understand the phenomena and processes taking place in contemporary Europe. The goal of this conference is to promote young scientific talents: students and PhD students, and to propagate the idea of interdisciplinary research. This event is not only going to be an opportunity for spreading the current research, but for some it would also be a chance to present a paper for the first time.

The event will take place on November 19-21, 2021 in a hybrid form. Speakers (active participants) can deliver a paper at the CSNE in Wrocław or in the form of an online report (via the ZOOM platform). Similarly to first edition, the 2nd MIKN sessions will be held in two languages: both in Polish and in English. The speakers declare their preferences regarding the form of presentation in the application form.

After the conference, it is intended to publish the texts in English in a monograph, whereupon such publication authors gain 20 points. The work will be published by the Publishing House of the Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies of the University of Wroclaw.

We invite speakers who represent various disciplines, such as sociology, history, political science, economics, law, management, international relations, philosophy and psychology. We encourage the participants to try answering one of the detailed research questions in the areas mentioned below, divided into two paths: research and analytical. The conference is an opportunity to undertake an international discussion about current inequalities, attempts to eliminate them, expected consequences and solutions, as well as it becomes a field for broadening perspectives of analysis through discussion of methodological and analytical orientations.

We encourage students and PhD students from various academic centers around the world to participate. The idea of the international conference was born out of the need to start a dialogue between citizens of many countries and to look at contemporary research discourses. On this basis, four main goals of the conference were set: 1) exchange of thoughts, views, scientific experiences, 2) promotion of the idea of civil society and activation of social life, 3) initiating interdisciplinary cooperation between representatives of various scientific disciplines, 4) attempt to find solutions to eliminate contemporary social inequalities.

Source: University of Wroclaw

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Next Post

EUniWell : a short video to support the UK based universities in european alliances

Fri Oct 29 , 2021
The University of Nantes, as a member of EUniWell – the European University for Well-Being, works hand in hand with the Univesity of Birmingham. Based in the United Kingdom, this partner is therefore imapcted by Brexit. EUniWell, along with other institutions of the European University Initiative (EUI), has created a […]

European Higher Education Organization is a public organization carrying out academic, educational and information activities on higher education in Europe.

The EHEO general plan stresses that:

  • Higher education systems require adequate funding and, as an investment in economic growth, public spending in higher education should be protected.
  • The challenges faced by higher education require more flexible governance and funding systems, which balance greater autonomy for education institutions with accountability to stakeholders.

Thus, EHEO plans:

  • improve academic and scientific interaction of universities;
  • protect the interests of universities;
  • interact more closely with public authorities of European countries;
  • popularize European higher education in the world;
  • develop academic mobility;
  • seek funding for European universities.