An international conference

“A Harmonious Europe (?) - Integration policy in Europe in the 21st century”
“Saliedēti Eiropā (?) – Integrācijas politika Eiropā 21. gadsimtā”

Starptautiska konference
2013. gada 15.-16.maijā
Splendid Palace”, Elizabetes iela 61, Rīga, Latvia

    Wednesday, May 15th

    10:00 - 11:00 Registration of participants

    11:00 - 11:10 Opening of the conference 

    Parliamentary Secretary of Ministry of Culture Ms. Inese Laizāne

    Opening plenary

    Moderated by Olga Procevska, University of Latvia, PhD candidate

    11:15 – 12:00        “AFTER  AUSCHWITZ  THE CULTURA  REVOLUTION AND THE RISE OF  XENOPHOBIA IN EUROPE SINCE THE 1950S” 

    Prof. Dr. Leo LUCASSEN (NL), Professor of Social History, Leiden University Institute for History

    12:00-12:45           “UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF DIVERSITY”

    Michael PYNER (Ireland) Award winning social entrepreneur and creative advisor working internationally in civic engagement, leadership and creative industries.

    13:00 – 14:00                LUNCH in the Green Hall, Splendid Palace

    Panel 1 – Civic culture

    Moderated by Dace Akule, researcher, Centre for Public Policy “Providus”

    14:00 – 14:30          “DIVIDED CITY, SHARED CITY?”

    Hazel FRANCEY (UK) MA BSSc Hons, Good Relations Manager Belfast City Council

    14:30 – 15:00          “PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS AS POLITICAL ACTORS IN POST-COMMUNISTIC WORLD”

    Olga PROCEVSKA (LV) University of Latvia, PhD candidate

    15:00 – 15:30         “DISCOURSE OF THE INTEGRATION OF SOCIETY IN LATVIAN SOCIOLOGY SINCE 1991“

    Dr.  Vladislavs  VOLKOVS  (LV)  The  University  of  Latvia,  Institute  of  Philosophy  and Sociology

    15:35 -15:50                  Coffee-break

    Panel 2 – Social memory and historical memory

    Moderated by Olga Procevska, University of Latvia, PhD candidate

    16:00 – 16:30             “Politically united – commemoratively divided? Narrating (Historical) Diversity in Europe”
    Rainer OHLIGER (DE) Social scientist and historian, co-founder and board member of the Network Migration in Europe

    16:30 - 17:00           Childhood in Action: Social Memory, Portrayals of Blackness, and Meeting the “Other” in Latvia
    Lauren MONSEIN RHODES (USA), PhD, Visiting Lecturer Cultural and Social Anthropology Program, University of Latvia

    17:00 - 17:30          “Identity and politics of memory in Eastern Europe”
    Mārtiņš KAPRĀNS (LV) MOBILITAS Post-doctoral Research Fellow, PhD, University of Tartu, Estonia

    18:00 - 20.00          RECEPTION by the Ministry of Culture and National Integration Centre in cafe “TINTO”,  Elizabetes 61, Riga

    END OF DAY 1

    Thursday, May 16th

    9:00 – 9:30              Registration of participants

    Panel 3 – Education and Language

    Moderated by Olga Procevska, University of Latvia, PhD candidate

    9:30 – 10:00            „Inclusive education policy for migrants and minorities: inclusion in what?“
    Maria GOLUBEVA (LV) Senior Consultant at ICF GHK (BE), associated researcher at Center for Public Policy PROVIDUS (LV)

    10:00 - 10:30          “DIVERSITY IN SCHOOLS: CLAIMING THE BENEFITS, AVOIDING THE RISKS”
    Adam NEWMAN TURNER (UK) Senior Consultant iCoCo Foundation (UK). Director Real Outcome Learning (UK)

    10:30 – 11:00          “Crucial role of motivation in the process of integration”
    Vera GRIGORJEVA (LV) Headmistress of Bauska 2nd High School

    Panel 4 Democracy and Information Space

    Moderated by Dace Akule, researcher, Centre for Public Policy “Providus”

    11:30 - 12:00          “Framing Migration and Integration in the Media – Results of Content Analyses“
    Georg RUHRMANN (DE) Institute of Communication Research, University of Jena

    12:00 – 12:30          “The Role of Media in an ethnically diverse society: fuelling nationalism, exclusionism and xenophobia, or promoting a more inclusive society?”
    Inta MIERIŅA (LV) Assistant Professor at University of Warsaw Department of Sociology

    12:30 – 13:00          “Public Expression and Coverage of Sensitive Issues in the Digital Age”
    Rita RUDUŠA (LV) Open Society Institute Media program

    13:00 – 14:00            LUNCH in the Green Hall, Splendid Palace

    14:00 – 15:30          Closing discussion - Identity and Diversity

    Moderated by Dace Akule, researcher, Centre for Public Policy “Providus”

    END OF DAY 2

    LOGOs

    Should you have any questions with regards to content of the conference or technical queeries, please contact coordinator Maija Cēbere, +371 25458099 , maija.cebere@km.gov.lv

    Contact person: Maija Cēbere | +371 25458099 |

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