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Deadline: "Regime Change and Transitions across the Danubian Region: 1989 – 2009"



The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), Vienna,
IDResearch Ltd (IDR), Pécs,
the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest and
the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Pécs,
are organising the sixth Summer School on Regional Co-operation
under the intellectual sponsorship of the Danube Rectors’ Conference.

Aims of the project:
- to enhance the awareness for the significance and possibilities of regional co-operation;
- to discuss and to develop strategies for the improvement of co-operation in the region;
- to bring young scientists from the countries of the Danube Region and Central Europe together to establish a regional scientific network within the European Research Area;
- to foster relations between the partner universities of the Danube Rectors’ Conference and with other regional actors;
- to prepare a sustainable series of events to be able to meet the tasks mentioned above.

Main organisers:
Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), Vienna
Mag. Dr. Susan Milford, Managing Director
IDResearch Ltd (IDR), Pécs
István Tarrósy, M.Sc., Managing Director

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest
Mr. Márton Zeibig, Rector’s Office

Target group:
- Young scientists from the Danube Region and Central Europe who have records in Political Science or other social science disciplines;
- Graduates who want to present their research projects to the students of the Summer School in the lectures;
- Interested persons from regional organisations, public administration and scientific institutions.

Time frame and location:
The 6th DRC Summer School will take place between 5 – 12 July 2009 at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest, Hungary.

Workshop items:
1. Revolutionary Changes and Their Political Impacts on Europe
2. Economic and Social Perspectives of Democratic Change
3. 1989 as Impetus for Regional Co-operation with Special Focus on Science and Research and for Development of Civil Society in CEE
4. New Geopolitical Era for CEECs? – The Danubian Region in International Relations 20 Years after the Fall of the Iron Curtain

Working methods:
- Lectures by high level scientists, young graduates and experts (politicians, civil servants, representatives of regional organisations, NGOs, EU officials);
- Presentation of Best Practice projects;
- Presentation of papers prepared by the participants;
- Discussions in parallel workshops;
- Presentation of the results of each working group and plenary discussion.

The working language is English.

The results of the Summer School will be published in a proceedings volume.

Applications for participation may be handed in by e-mail or fax until May 17th, 2009 and should include the application for which will be online on: http://drcsummerschool.eu, the CV of the applicant and an abstract max. 2 pages of the paper that shall be presented in the framework of the Summer School. The participants are selected by a jury taking into account the guidance of the presidency of the Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC).

The applications should be sent to

Mr. Zoltán Vörös
IDResearch Ltd.
Tel.: +36-30-867-1955
Fax: +36-72-522-624

Programme (6 working days):

Sun, 5 July Arrival, Afternoon Programme, First Meeting

Mon, 6 July Opening Session, Keynote Addresses, Introduction to the Workshops

Tue, 7 July Plenary Lectures, Workshops

Wed, 8 July Social Programme

Thu, 9 July Plenary Lectures, Workshops

Fri, 10 July Field Trip (in Budapest: Round Table Discussion, then Sightseeing Trip)

Sat, 11 July Presentation of the Workshop Reports, Closing Session, Concluding Results and Farewell Party

Sun, 12 July Departure

Follow Up

In addition to the special section on the DRC homepage (www.d-r-c.org) which has been reserved for the Summer School project, all information on the DRC Summer School can be find on the homepage especially created for this initiative: http://drcsummerschool.eu.

Partners and supporters:
Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC)
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest
University of Pécs, Faculty of Humanities

Central European Initiative (CEI), International Visegrad Fund (IVF), Working Community of Danubian Regions, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Erste Foundation, Erste Group, Volksbank Magyarország

Към новина: 29/04/2009 "Regime Change and Transitions across the Danubian Region: 1989 – 2009"

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