6.EuPRA Conference in Tirana/Albania:Call for Papers
- BRIDGING DIVIDES: EUROPEAN PEACE ARCHITECTURE OF INTEGRATION AND
6th EuPRA bi-annual Congress, 23-25 July 2009, TIRANA
European Peace Research Association (EuPRA), the European affiliate
of International Peace Research Association (IPRA) in cooperation
with Faculty of Social Sciences, European University of Tirana,
Albania is currently accepting submissions for its 6th bi-annual
Congress to take place on 23-25 July 2009.
Historically, Europe has experienced splits and divisions that have
created its unique and shared history and culture. As to Western
Europe, it is evident that the process of integration that was
initiated in economic terms, found its political momentum after 1989
with the unification of Germany, the dismantling of the Warsaw Pact
and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. The
integration that extended eastwards is evident not only in figures
but also in political terms. However, the future of an integrated
Europe and its identity face two challenges: the future of EU
institutions and functioning, and the issue of enlargement towards
Southeast Europe. The conference aims at promoting discussion of both
strategic and ethical questions surrounding issues of peace,
integration, security, and justice, while committed to balanced
discussions of diverse perspectives on division and engagement. We
are most interested in the cultural and political issues surrounding
peace and integration occurring between nations and peoples. We
invite papers on topics such as war, peace, global cooperation,
domestic violence, and interpersonal conflict resolution; including
questions of military and political security, the global and European
economy, and global and European environmental issues.
Submissions are welcome from political and social sciences, and
related disciplines. Our intentions are to welcome scholars from a
wide range of interests within the academic community and educated
members of the larger public. Doctoral students are also invited to
submit proposals for papers to be delivered at the conference. Papers
should be intended for a wide scholarship, though following academic
standards in quality and style. Original papers presented at the
Congress will be published.
Assoc. Prof. Enika Abazi, Ph.D.
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences,
European University of Tirana,
European University of Tirana,
Bul. Gjergj Fishta
Each applicant should submit a paper proposal (max. 250 words) and a
short bio (max. 100 words) of his/her academic affiliation/ research
topic/general research interests by March 31, 2009. Accepted papers
will be announced by May 1, 2009. As each panel will have a
discussant - an invited scholars from the relevant field, the
approved - candidates will have to submit a full-length paper by July
1, 2009. This is a strict deadline. Conference papers will be made
available to all participants in advance and included in the
publication of the conference proceedings. Proposals should be sent
by email to the address: eupra2009@...
For international travelers there are two main ways to get to Tirana:
Through Tirana International Airport (UET Vans will pick up and drop
Through the Port of Durres which is only a few hundred meters from
Many hotels are available in Tirana. We can bargain that the price of
a 4 star hotel during that period to be 40-45 euros (if we reserve in
Fees and Funding
Congress Fees are set at 100.00 Euros payable by bank transfer or
upon registration for all participants.
The fee covers expenses of for conference proceedings publication,
welcoming and farewell receptions, a trip to the coastal city of
Vlora and other local costs during the conference.
A number of grants for participation fees, travel and accommodation
are available. The deadline for funding application is May 1, 2009.