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2nd International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference entitled "(In)equality. Faces of modern Europe.'' (Międzynarodowa Interdyscyplinarna Konferencja Naukowa, MIKN)
2nd International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference (Międzynarodowa Interdyscyplinarna Konferencja Naukowa, MIKN) entitled "(In)equality. Faces of modern Europe.'' is organized by the IDE Academic Circle (Koło Naukowe Interdyscyplinarnych Działań Europejskich, KN IDE) and the Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies (Centrum Studiów Niemieckich i Europejskich im. Willy Brandta we Wrocławiu, CSNE) of the University of Wroclaw. 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 our 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. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ EXPECTED RESEARCH AREAS RESEARCH PATH Research on inequalities – methodology, research problems and challenges of operationalization How are social inequalities defined and classified in various approaches and disciplines of science? How is the phenomenon of social, technological, ecological and political inequalities studied (methods, perspectives, research trends)? How have the methods of studying inequality evolved over the years? What are the research challenges facing scientists from different disciplines undertaking the study of inequality? Do contemporary inequalities require engaged research? Does the use of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research have potential for the analysis of inequalities? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ANALYTICAL PATH Gender Inequalities: Gender Studies and Critical Perspectives Is there a cultural and economic transfer of gender inequality from one generation to another in contemporary culture? Is the problem of gender inequality still relevant? What changes in research practice require changes in gender inequalities? Do gender inequalities manifest themselves in areas unrelated to work and family, such as access to health care, poverty, and diagnosis of specific diseases? Financial and economic aspects of inequality What is the impact of economic changes on the generation or elimination of contemporary inequalities? How does inequality affect mortality rates? How do inequalities resulting from the way the economy functions - including differences in the level of GDP – affect the public opinion about it on the international arena? Technological aspects of inequality What are the consequences of inequalities in access to technology in the modern world, and what groups are they most affected? What was the significance of technological inequalities (especially in Internet access) during the COVID-19 pandemic? The European Union and Europe: inequalities in supranational associations and the concepts of peripherality of states What are the contemporary inequalities between states at the supranational level (the concept of periphery, semi-periphery and centers)? Do supranational associations – especially the European Union - enable the elimination of inequalities in the territories of individual countries? Which countries in Europe face the deepest inequalities and where do they occur? Contemporary regional and minority inequalities What is the contemporary situation of inequality affecting regional areas and minority populations? Is social exclusion in national, ethnic, religious and regional minorities still an issue in the 21st century? Among which societies are the problems of inequality faced by people with disabilities visible? Which inequality problems have minority populations faced in the past and how have they been tackled? Leveling inequalities What steps are being taken to eliminate inequalities in: social, technological, juridical and political, environmental areas? How can the phenomenon of inherited inequalities be addressed as a structural problem? The future of inequality and the challenges of the "degrowth" idea How might transformations in the modern world affect the generation of new types of inequality? What are the actions envisaged over the next 50-100 years to eliminate inequalities (future perspective)? The Roundtable Panel: discussion on inequalities and conclusion of the 2nd MIKN ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PARTNERS: Economic education program Modern Business Management (Nowoczesne Zarządzanie Biznesem). Collegium Invisibile HONORARY PATRONS: Patronage of the Rector of the University of Wrocław, Prof. Dr. hab. Przemysław Wiszewski European Commission Representation in Poland. Patronage of the Wrocław Academic Hub. MEDIA PATRONS: Echo24 Television (Telewizja Echo24) Odra Monthly Magazine (Miesięcznik Odra) Radio LUZ APPLICATION FOR ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS: https://forms.gle/pifGiKwsk1xjn3ME9 APPLICATION FOR FOR LISTENERS: https://forms.gle/3ntE9C4eMmSiYmgM9 CONFERENCE EVENT: in Polish for speakers: https://fb.me/e/1I7xmf78T in English for speakers: https://fb.me/e/1Hxgboj4l for listeners: https://fb.me/e/3VLL2dOrO
the Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies (WBZ) and online (MS Teams)
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Strażnicza 1-3 Street, Wrocław (Poland) and online (MS Teams)
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