RRPP Conference; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; May 24-27, 2012 (Deadline: December 18, 2011).
Researchers and scientists are hereby invited to apply to participate at the annual RRPP Conference that will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 24th-27th May 2012, Hotel Holiday Inn.
The objectives of the conference are three-fold:
To provide opportunities for researchers focusing on the region to
present and discuss their research projects and papers, as well as to
create networking opportunities and an environment fostering further
cooperation and exchange of ideas within the region and beyond;
2. To improve skills and publishing opportunities for researchers from, and dealing with the region;
To discuss the current political and socio-economic situation in the
region—this year will emphasize the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Eligibility Eligible candidates are PhD graduates and PhD students focusing
on the Western Balkans, eager to present and discuss their research
with colleagues from the region and beyond. Proposals discussing
relevant concepts and empirical research results related to the RRPP
topic, "Social, Political and Economic Change in the Western Balkans", are greatly encouraged.
More specific themes include the following:
1) Rule of Law and Democracy (democratization,
decentralization and local governance, judicial reform, social
inclusion, strengthening civil society and democratic law-making,
2) Economic Development and Social Change (social
inclusion, inclusive market and value chain development, youth
employability, migration and remittances, human capital, other);
3) "Managing Diversity” (national, ethnic and religious identities, gender, youth, minorities incl. Roma).
to be presented can revolve around the region in general or focus on
specific processes in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo,
Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
candidates will be able to present and discuss their work in one of the
many methodological or thematic workshops to be defined based on
interested candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae (1 page), an
abstract of their proposed conference paper (max. 300 words) and a
short letter of motivation (all merged into one pdf. file) by 18th December 2011, to both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Selection Process The selection process for abstracts will be completed by the end of January 2012. Selected candidates will then be invited to submit full papers (up to 5000 words) by 13th April 2012. Please
note that selected participants will receive guidelines for the final
conference papers together with the decision. After the conference, a
team of editors will make the final selection of texts for a joint
participants will have their travel and accommodation expenses paid for
by the RRPP Management and/or will be provided opportunities for
co-financing if the costs in individual cases exceed the average
expenses per participant attending the conference.
selected participants will be informed about the programme and specific
workshops at the conference, as well as technical details, as they
become available. The conference tends to gather approximately one
hundred participants—including students, professors, policy-makers,
representatives of international organizations.
For more information about our previous conference held in 2011, please visit our website: http://www.rrpp-westernbalkans.net/conference-2011