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The Balkans Dialogue: Conflict Resolution and EU Accession Politics in the Balkans and Turkey, 8−9 February, 2013, Budapest

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The Balkans Dialogue: Conflict Resolution and EU Accession Politics in the Balkans and Turkey, 8−9 February, 2013, Budapest

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International Conference
The Balkans Dialogue: Conflict Resolution and EU Accession Politics in the Balkans and Turkey
8−9 February, 2013
Budapest


Organized by ICRP
Founded in 2012 in Hungary, The Institute for Cultural Relations Policy is a non-governmental organisation fostering scientific education and public discourse regarding cultural relations policy. Our institution is based in Budapest. ICRP focuses on global intercultural dialogue and forms of cooperation between intra-cultural entities, aiming to promote the protection of International Human Rights and recognition of cultural diversity and heritage in an interdependent world.

Conference topics
Political, economic and legal aspects in ethnic and national minority conflict resolution. Impacts of European Union accession policies/processes. Emerging security challenges.

Aims
This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural meeting welcomes presentations on the political science, sociology, laws, history and economics research and cross border cooperation within the Balkans region and Anatolia. The conference is supported by three institutes and aims to serve as a meeting point to facilitate the public exposure of the perspectives and interests of different communities, governments, international organisations, NGOs, businesses, scholars, thinkers and common citizens.

Programme summary
• After the registration and opening ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, Dr. Tibor Navracsics is invited to hold welcome speech.

Invited speakers:
• H. E. Gordan Grlić Radnan, Ambassador of Croatia to Hungary
• H. E. Darko Angelov, Ambassador of Macedonia to Hungary
• H. E. Željko Janjetović, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Hungary
• Peter Andras Sztaray, Hungarian Deputy State Secretary for Security Policy
• Edit Lorinczne Bencze, lecturer at Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences
• Ferenc Bosenbacher, Director, Center for Security and Defense Studies Foundation
• Omer Bilal Almak, President, Dialogue Platform Association, Hungary
• Andras Lorincz, founder of the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy

• Conference days consist of lectures by invited speakers, members of ICRP Advisory Board as well as presentations of guest speakers and Q&A sessions.
• Best presentations will be selected by a panel of judges and awarded during the closing ceremony.
• Submitted and confirmed papers will be published online and will be archived on DVDs.
• The main language of the conference is English (English and Hungarian for guest speaker applicants).

Conference themes
(Possible directions may include, but are not restricted to, the following)
• Cultural and Political Approaches (Country Analysis);
• Regional Development, Transformation Processes, Regional Identities;
• Geography & Governance;
• Diplomacy and Interstate Relations in the Balkans;
• Social Change, Ethnic and Social Issues;
• National and Ethnic Minority Question;
• Diaspora and Kin-state Policies;
• European Union Pre-accession Strategies;
• Economic Processes and International Commerce;
• Interfaith Dialogue, Contemporary Islam in the Balkans;
• Legal Problems of International Relations, International Law Issues, Border Disputes;
• International Conflict Resolution, Regional Security Issues;
• Tendencies and Policies for International Migration. Refugee Resettlement.

Conference location
KJU Budapest Campus, (1139) Budapest, Frangepán utca 50-56.

How to apply for participation?
The application is a two-step procedure and it includes the submission of Registration Form and payment of registration fee (30 EUR).
Deadline of submission & payment: 25 January, 2013.

How to apply for English (or Hungarian) paper presentation?
The application is a two-step procedure and it includes the submission of Registration Form and payment of registration fee (60 EUR).
Deadline of submission: 4 January, 2013.

For further information and registrations, please visit the conference website

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