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by Ionela Flood

APEL ÎN SPRIJINUL CELOR CARE APĂRĂ FRONTIERELE LIMBII ROMÂNE

,,Bogaţi în lipsuri, în îndatoriri şi în iubiri de moşie, apropiaţi-vă de sufletele noastre, ridicaţi-le până unde poate vrednicia şi conştiinţa voastră trează. Aşa Vă vrem!’’ le spunea în cuvântul de întâmpinare participanţilor la al V-lea congres învăţătoresc din 5-7 august 1923 ţinut la Arad N. Cristea în numele învăţătorilor arădeni.

Congresul Naţional al Învăţătorilor din România şi al Învăţătorilor Români de peste Hotare va avea loc în 6-7 septembrie 2008 la Palatul Parlamentului. Congresul se desfăşoară sub patronajul Ministerului Educaţiei, Cercetării şi Tineretului şi al Camerei Deputaţilor. Contăm pe prezenţa la eveniment a conducerii celor două camere ale parlamentului, a Primului Ministru, a comisiilor de învăţământ şi a comisiilor de politică externă ale parlamentului si a europarlamentarilor care reprezintă România la UE şi CE.
La congres, pe lângă 550 de învăţători din toate judeţele României vrem sa fie prezente şi 50 de cadre didactice de etnie română din Ungaria, Transcarpatia, Bucovina de Nord, Basarabia de Sud, Transnistria, Republica Moldova, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Timoc, Banatul Sarbesc.
Pana in prezent nu am lansat invitatiile pentru colegii de peste hotare fiindca nu avem inca asigurata finantarea cazarii si mesei lor pentru 2 zile si cheltuielile de transport. Ar fi deprimanta o neparticipare a lor fiindca Congresul se cheama si al Invatatorilor Romani de peste Hotare. Conform statutului nostru avem o structura in care fiecare comunitate de peste hotare isi delegă reprezentanti. Ar fi dezolant ca dupa ce s-au inscris la noi in asociatie sa nu ii avem intre noi pe reprezentantii acestor colegi care traiesc in alte state dar APARA FRONTIERELE LIMBII ROMANE la cel mai important eveniment.
Medalia de aur (înregistrată la Banca Naţională) acordată Congresului Învăţătorilor în 2006 a fost dată în păstrare până la viitorul congres învăţătorilor români din Tiraspol-Transnistria. Aceşti învăţători din Transnistria au făcut suprema dovadă a ataşamentului faţă de şcoala românească. Au apărat-o la propriu de armata, poliţia şi autorităţile separatiste, au suferit agresiuni fizice şi morale, au făcut şcoală fiindu-le tăiată apa şi curentul luni de zile, au convins elevii şi părinţii că limba nu se păstrează fără sacrificii. În timpul conflictului armat au fost învăţători şi elevi ucişi pentru că mergeau la şcoala cu tricolor românesc. DACA NU SE GĂSESC RESURSE ACEŞTI COLEGI NU VOR FI PRINTRE NOI şi deci NU VOM AVEA LA CONGRES NICI MEDALIA DE AUR A CONGRESULUI NOSTRU.
Cei doritori sa sprijine participarea la congres a acestor colegi din comunitatile amintite pot depune cat cred de cuviinta prin ordin de plata sau mandat poştal în contul IBAN RO32CECEAR0137RON0355948 al Asociatiei Generale a Invatatorilor din Romania (cod fiscal 23564572). deschis la CEC Bank Arad (sucursala CEC Bank Arad are adresa Arad B-dul Revolutiei nr.5-7 cod postal 310139) –cu specificatia ,,pentru cadrele didactice de peste hotare,, sau pot sa ne solicite sa achite direct atunci in Bucuresti cheltuielile pentru unul/unii oaspeti sau o delegatie intreaga.
Informatii suplimentare la vioreldolha@yahoo.com ; 0723259290 ; 0744195155

Viorel Dolha
presedintele Asociatiei Generale a Invatatorilor din Romania

ASOCIAŢIA GENERALĂ A
ÎNVĂŢĂTORILOR DIN ROMÂNIA
str. Mucius Scaevola nr.9, Arad, cod fiscal 23564572,
cont CEC Arad cod IBAN RO32CECEAR0137RON0355948
TEL 0357407799, 0744195155, 0723259290 fax 0257282441 didactic@rdslink.ro ; vioreldolha@yahoo.com
www.aiarad.ro www.invatator.org

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CONFERINTA INTERNATIONALA CALITATE INOVARE INTEGRARE EUROPEANA, SIBIU 18-20 SEPTEMBRIE 2008

In perioada 18 – 20 septembrie 2008, Sibiul va fi gazda primei editii a Conferintei Internationale Calitate – Inovare – Integrare Europeana, eveniment organizat de catre Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti, in colaborare cu Universitatea Erlangen – Nuremberg din Germania, Universitatea Tehnica din Viena si Universitatea Tehnica din Cluj-Napoca.

Conferinta Internationala Calitate –Inovare – Integrare Europeana, la prima sa editie, isi propune sa reuneasca intr-un amplu schimb de experienta, personalitati din mediul academic, cercetatori, doctoranzi, consultanti si oameni de afaceri din intreaga lume.

Obiectivul principal al Conferintei il reprezinta stabilirea unor conexiuni intre reprezentantii mediului academic si specialistii din practica economica, implicati in managementul calitatii si inovatiei, cu interese interdisciplinare in domeniul afacerilor si integrarii europene si cei preocupati de cele mai recente orientari privind: standardele europene de excelenta in afaceri, antreprenoriat, inteligenta organizationala si dezvoltarea competitiva, proprietatea intelectuala, managementul intreprinderilor in context multicultural, sistemele integrate de management calitate – mediu – securitate, dezvoltarea durabila.

Vor fi, deasemnea, dezbatute problemele actuale de interes privind dezvoltarea Comunitatii Europene, ocazie cu care se va reflecta la evolutia procesului de integrare europeana, precum si asupra dinamicii generate de aceasta evolutie.

Lucrarile conferintei se desfasoara in plen si pe sectiuni paralele, cu prezentari academice si practice, precum si ateliere de lucru dedicate mediului de afaceri, referitoare la urmatoarele teme: 1) Imbunătăţirea sistemului de evaluare a performanţelor întreprinderilor mici şi mijlocii din România, în relaţie cu modelul european de management al calităţii; 2) Managementul strategic şi operaţional al organizaţiilor în contextul globalizării economiei; 3) Inovaţia deschisă: Ce şi de ce? Soluţii posibile pentru mediul economic din România.

De altfel, conferinta se doreste a fi un prilej excelent de socializare, alaturi de o incursiune in cultura locala pentru participantii directi la lucrarile conferintei. Cei care opteaza pentru participarea cu lucrari pe temele generoase ale conferintei vor avea oportunitatea unui network academic si profesional publicistic de inalta tinuta.

Lucrarile pot fi depuse online pina la data de 28 iulie 2008, confirmarea acceptarii acestora facandu-se pana la data de 8 august a.c. Inscrierea participarii Dvs. la Conferinta Internationala Calitate – Inovare – Integrare Europeana se poate face pina la data de 1 Septembrie 2008, prin accesarea adresei de website a acesteia: www.qiei2008.ase.ro

Evenimentul este sponsorizat de catre Remtours Travel Agency din Romania, beneficiind de urmatoarele parteneriate media: Postul de Radio Romania Actualitati, Revista “Calitatea –acces la succes” din Romania si Societatea Romanca din Marea Britanie.

Secretariatul Stiintific al Conferintei Calitate-Inovare-Integrare Europeana, Sibiu, 18-20 septembrie 2008
Contact : conferenceqiei2008@yahoo.com

Consemneaza pt Societatea Romanca
Ovidiu Lapusneanu.

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QUALITY – INNOVATION – EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
18th- 20th September 2008, Sibiu Romania
www.qiei2008.ase.ro

The first goal of the QIEI 2008 International Conference on Quality – Innovation – European Integration is to provide an opportunity for academics, scientists, business leaders, consultants, and other professionals from various business related fields from all over the world to come together and learn from each other.

The second goal of the conference is to provide a place for scholars and professionals involved in quality and innovation management with cross-disciplinary interests related to business and European integration to meet and interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines.

A third goal of the conference is to draw attention to recent issues concerning the development of the EU, but also to provide an occasion to reflect on the evolution of European integration since the Treaty of Rome and the dynamics that have underpinned this evolution.

The conference format includes plenary and parallel sessions with both academic and practitioner presentations and workshops. Additionally, the conference will provide excellent networking opportunities together with a taste of local culture.

The conference is partially sponsored through the UEFISCSU research projects ID_856 and ID_828.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

ACADEMY OF ECONOMIC STUDIES BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
UNIVERSITY ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG, GERMANY
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY VIENNE, AUSTRIA
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA

Honorary Chairs:

Prof. Dr. Ion Gh. Rosca, Rector, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr. h.c. mult. Albert Weckenmann, Chair Quality Management and Manufacturing Metrology, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
O. Univ. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. P. Herbert Osanna, Abteilung Austauschbau und Messtechnik (AuM)
Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria
Prof. Dr. Sorin Popescu, General Director for Higher Education in Romania, Ministry of Education, Research and Youth, Romania

Conference Co-Chairs:

Prof. Dr. Viorel Lefter, Vice-Rector, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. M. Numan Durakbasa, Abteilung Austauschbau und Messtechnik (AuM), Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria
Prof. Dr. Aurel Vlaicu, Vice-Rector, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Prof. Dr. Stelian Brad, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Prof. Dr. Marieta Olaru, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania

Program Chair and Conference Secretariat:

Prof. Dr. Carmen Paunescu, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Liviu Crisan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dr. Ionela Flood, Romanca Society, London, United Kingdom
Nicoleta Ciornei, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest Bucharest, Romania
Raluca Dudescu, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
ACADEMY OF ECONOMIC STUDIES BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
UNIVERSITY ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG, GERMANY
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY VIENNE, AUSTRIA
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA

The QIEI 2008 International Conference on QUALITY – INNOVATION – EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

www.qiei2008.ase.ro

September 18-20, 2008
SIBIU
ROMANIA

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
(alphabetical order)

Prof. Dr. Ioan Abrudan
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Prof. Dr. Fabrizio D’Ascenzo
University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy
Prof. Dr. Ioan Blebea
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Prof. Dr. Constantin Bob
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Florina Bran
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Calabro
University of Messina, Sicily, Italy
Prof. Dr. Gheorghe Cârstea
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Cornel Ciupan
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Prof. Dr. Vasile Dinu
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Irina Dragulanescu
University of Messina, Sicily, Italy
Prof. Dr. Ikushi Egawa
University of Hyogo, Japan
Mik Flood
Culture Action Europe, United Kingdom
Prof. Dr. Liviu Ilies
“Babes-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Peter Inkei
Budapest Cultural Observatory, Hungary
Prof. Dr. Jacek Koziol
Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Prof. Dr. Bogdan Onete
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Constantin Oprean
University “Lucian Blaga” of Sibiu, Romania
Prof. Dr. Rodica Pamfilie
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Ioan Pop
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Prof. Dr. Daniela Popescu
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dr. Sophie Reboud
Burgundy School of Business, Dijon, France
Prof. Dr. Costache Rusu
Technical University “Gh. Asachi” Iasi, Romania
Prof. Dr. Roxana Sârbu
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Christina Marta Suciu
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Schweig
Univ. of Applied Sciences, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Eva Waginger-Koroschitz
University of Economics, Vienne, Austria

CONFERENCE TOPICS

Submissions from academics, consultants, managers, and other professionals are strongly encouraged and should focus on the following topics (note the conference language is English):

Globalization and European Integration
Policies and Strategies for Managing Quality and Innovation
European Union Policy for Quality and Innovation Promotion
European Standards for Business Excellence
Management and Marketing in Universities
Research for Excellence
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Education
Organizational Intelligence and Competitive Development
Competencies Management
Knowledge Management
Innovation Management
Change Management
Innovation Marketing
Intellectual Property
Technological Innovation
Techniques and Tools for Innovation and Quality Improvement
Project Management
Process Management
Corporate Government
Communication and Public Relations
Customer Relationship Management
Intercultural Management
Integrated Management Systems
Total Quality Management
Management for Sustainability
GUIDELINES FOR PAPER SUBMISSION

• Maximum 8 page-long papers, with an abstract of 200 – 250 words, followed by 3-5 keywords.
• Times New Roman 10, single spaced, justified; Margins: top = 20 mm, bottom = 25 mm, side = 15 mm; Two-column format A4; Portrait.

Please review the paper template for further details. Maximum two papers are accepted for any participant.

Papers will be submitted to: conferenceqiei2008@yahoo.com.

CONFERENCE FEE

The conference fee is 80 Euro/participant and includes: conference proceedings (CD), conference program, welcome reception, coffee breaks and refreshments, conference lunches and the conference banquet.

For Ph.D. students enrolled in the Doctoral School, master students, and undergraduates the registration fee is 40 Euro/ participant.

The conference proceedings (CD) will be edited with an ISBN issued by the Publishing House of the Vienna Technical University. Furthermore, a volume will be published after the conference, as special issue of the Romanian review “Calitatea – Acces la succes”, year 9, no. 92, 2008 – review edited by the Romanian Society for Quality Assurance. This review is classified in the category B+, according to The National Council for Scientific Research in Higher Education (CNCSIS) and is included in the international databases EBSCO Publishing, ISSN 1582-2599

IMPORTANT DATES

July 28, 2008 – Submission of papers
August 8, 2008 – Acceptance with any changes/ rejection of papers
September 1, 2008 – Submission of final papers and conference fee payment

Contact information:
To contact the conference secretariat, please email conferenceqiei2008@yahoo.com

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE- SIBIU, 18-20 SEPTEMBER 2008

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We have the pleasure to invite you to the 2008 edition of the international conference on QUALITY – INNOVATION – EUROPEAN INTEGRATION that will be held in Sibiu, Romania from September 18th (Thursday) to September 20th (Saturday), 2008.

The Conference will be the gathering place for scientists, managers, consultants and other professionals from quality and innovation management field with cross-disciplinary interests related to business and European integration, from all over the world.

You are cordially invited to submit papers, written in English, to conferenceqiei2008@yahoo.com. Guidelines for paper submission are provided in the appendix. In addition, a paper template is enclosed with this email.

Please note the following deadlines:

July 15, 2008 – Submission of papers

August 1, 2008 – Acceptance with any changes/ rejection of papers

September 1, 2008 – Submission of final papers and conference fee payment

Any inquiry should be addressed to the Conference Secretariat, at conferenceqiei2008@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing all of you in September at Sibiu.

With best wishes,

The Conference Organizing Committee

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We have the pleasure to invite you to the first edition of the international conference on

QUALITY – INNOVATION – EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

The first goal of the QIEI 2008 International Conference on Quality – Innovation – European Integration is to provide an opportunity for academics, scientists, business leaders, consultants, and other professionals from various business related fields from all over the world to come together and learn from each other.

The second goal of the conference is to provide a place for scholars and professionals involved in quality and innovation management with cross-disciplinary interests related to business and European integration to meet and interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines.

A third goal of the conference is to draw attention to recent issues concerning the development of the EU, but also to provide an occasion to reflect on the evolution of European integration since the Treaty of Rome and the dynamics that have underpinned this evolution.

The conference format includes plenary and parallel sessions with both academic and practitioner presentations and workshops. Additionally, the conference will provide excellent networking opportunities together with a taste of local culture.

The conference is partially sponsored through the UEFISCSU research projects ID_856 and ID_828.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

ACADEMY OF ECONOMIC STUDIES BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
UNIVERSITY ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG, GERMANY
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY VIENNE, AUSTRIA
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA

Honorary Chairs:

Prof. Dr. Ion Gh. Rosca, Rector, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr. h.c. mult. Albert Weckenmann, Chair Quality Management and Manufacturing Metrology, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
O. Univ. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. P. Herbert Osanna, Abteilung Austauschbau und Messtechnik (AuM)
Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria
Prof. Dr. Sorin Popescu, General Director for Higher Education in Romania, Ministry of Education, Research and Youth, Romania

Conference Co-Chairs:

Prof. Dr. Viorel Lefter, Vice-Rector, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. M. Numan Durakbasa, Abteilung Austauschbau und Messtechnik (AuM), Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria
Prof. Dr. Aurel Vlaicu, Vice-Rector, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Prof. Dr. Stelian Brad, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Prof. Dr. Marieta Olaru, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania

Program Chair and Conference Scientific Secretariat:

Prof. Dr. Carmen Paunescu, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Liviu Crisan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dr. Ionela Flood, Romanca Society, London, United Kingdom
E-mail: conferenceqiei2008@yahoo.com
ACADEMY OF ECONOMIC STUDIES BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
UNIVERSITY ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG, GERMANY
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY VIENNE, AUSTRIA
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA

The QIEI 2008 International Conference on QUALITY – INNOVATION – EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

September 18-20, 2008
SIBIU
ROMANIA

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
(alphabetical order)

Prof. Dr. Ioan Abrudan
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Prof. Dr. Fabrizio D’Ascenzo
University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy
Prof. Dr. Ioan Blebea
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Prof. Dr. Constantin Bob
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Florina Bran
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Calabro
University of Messina, Sicily, Italy
Prof. Dr. Gheorghe Cârstea
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Cornel Ciupan
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Prof. Dr. Vasile Dinu
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Irina Dragulanescu
University of Messina, Sicily, Italy
Prof. Dr. Ikushi Egawa
University of Hyogo, Japan
Mik Flood
Culture Action Europe, United Kingdom
Prof. Dr. Liviu Ilies
“Babes-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Peter Inkei
Budapest Cultural Observatory, Hungary
Prof. Dr. Jacek Koziol
Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Prof. Dr. Bogdan Onete
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Constantin Oprean
University “Lucian Blaga” of Sibiu, Romania
Prof. Dr. Rodica Pamfilie
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Ioan Pop
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Prof. Dr. Daniela Popescu
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dr. Sophie Reboud
Burgundy School of Business, Dijon, France
Prof. Dr. Costache Rusu
Technical University “Gh. Asachi” Iasi, Romania
Prof. Dr. Roxana Sârbu
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Christina Marta Suciu
Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Schweig
Univ. of Applied Sciences, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Eva Waginger-Koroschitz
University of Economics, Vienne, Austria

CONFERENCE TOPICS

Submissions from academics, consultants, managers, and other professionals are strongly encouraged and should focus on the following topics (note the conference language is English):

Globalization and European Integration
Policies and Strategies for Managing Quality and Innovation
European Union Policy for Quality and Innovation Promotion
European Standards for Business Excellence
Management and Marketing in Universities
Research for Excellence
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Education
Organizational Intelligence and Competitive Development
Competencies Management
Knowledge Management
Innovation Management
Change Management
Innovation Marketing
Intellectual Property
Technological Innovation
Techniques and Tools for Innovation and Quality Improvement
Project Management
Process Management
Corporate Government
Communication and Public Relations
Customer Relationship Management
Intercultural Management
Integrated Management Systems
Total Quality Management
Management for Sustainability

GUIDELINES FOR PAPER SUBMISSION

• Maximum 8 page-long papers, with an abstract of 200 – 250 words, followed by 3-5 keywords.
• Times New Roman 10, single spaced, justified; Margins: top = 20 mm, bottom = 25 mm, side = 15 mm; Two-column format A4; Portrait.

Please provide the full names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of the authors, indicating the contact author. Please review the paper template for further details. Maximum two papers are accepted for any participant as author or co-author.

Papers will be submitted to: conferenceqiei2008@yahoo.com.

CONFERENCE FEE

The conference fee is 80 Euro/participant and includes: conference proceedings (CD with ISBN and a volume edited after the conference as special issue of a Romanian review classified in the category B+ according to CNCSIS), conference program, welcome reception, coffee breaks and refreshments, conference lunches and the conference banquet. Only the papers presented at the conference will be included in the proceedings.

IMPORTANT DATES

July 15, 2008 – Submission of papers
August 1, 2008 – Acceptance with any changes/ rejection of papers
September 1, 2008 – Submission of final papers and conference fee payment

Contact information:

To contact the conference secretariat, please email conferenceqiei2008@yahoo.com

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Intercultural Cities Conference 1-3 May 2008 Liverpool
An official UK event for the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008

In the cities of today and tomorrow, how can people from different cultures really live together – rather than just rub along side one another?

As part of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, the Intercultural Cities Conference, will look at migration, diversity and urban life in a fresh way. New thinking is needed on how diverse communities can co-operate in productive harmony instead of leading parallel or antagonistic lives.

The conference is organised by EUCLID and Comedia, in association with the Liverpool Culture Company, and with the support of the European Commission and the Council of Europe.
Taking place in this year’s European Capital of Culture the conference will not only provide an opportunity to look at how different cultures can live together but how mixing can be turned to economic, social and cultural advantage – key issues particularly for those responsible for planning and regeneration, the local economy, community cohesion, education and the cultural services.
The three day event will feature various European and international speakers, such as globalisation guru Saskia Sassen, the world authority on diversity and city planning Leonie Sandercock, Lord Bhikhu Parekh, who says it is time to rethink multiculturalism, city leadership expert Carol Coletta, Keith Khan who leads the campaign to make the London 2012 Olympics an unprecedented intercultural festival, and leading European city politicians including Ilda Curti and Pascale Bonniel Chalier.
The conference format will break with convention in pursuit of maximum interaction between delegates and speakers. There will also be the opportunity to get out into Liverpool to see some examples of intercultural dialogue and delegates can also choose from various extra activities, such as a dinner at Anfield, the home of Liverpool Football Club, featuring comedian Shazia Mirza.

Full details can be found at http://inter.culture.info/icc including the early bird booking fee, only available until 31 March!

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