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For additional information please contact the organisers:
Nadia Cuk Skenderovic, Director of Agency: nadiac@...
Stanka Parac, Project Co-ordinator: pstanka@...
tel. : +381 24 554 600/ext. 116 or 554 587
fax. : +381 24 553 116
AGENCY OF LOCAL DEMOCRACY
Subotica, Trg cara Jovana Nenada 15, Yugoslavia
Call for papers:
International Conference: Decentralisation of government and concepts of
regionalisation Comparative Analysis and Practice in Southeast Europe (Case
study: Autonomous Province of Voivodina)
Subotica, Yugoslavia 15 - 17 March, 2001.
Agency of Local Democracy, Subotica is convening an international conference
to analyze, discuss and compare main aspects of decentralization of
government, concepts and forms of regionalisation in Southeast Europe, with
special regard to Voivodina, a region and autonomous province in the north
Recent profound democratic changes in the country have urged a need for
reconstruction of entire state structure, thus opening up perspectives of
regionalisation in Yugoslavia. This conference's main objective is to
exchange views on various models of regionalisation in Europe (Southeast
Europe in particular) and possibilities of redefinition of the concept of
regional autonomy inherent to Voivodina and its long historic background.
Beside legal, economic and political aspects, the following issues may also
* local and regional democracy
* management of local and regional self-government
* devolution of powers
* decision making at local and regional level
* regionalisation and modernisation
* regionalisation and multiethnicity
Apart from the participants from Yugoslavia, invited are the experts from:
Check Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Romania, Bulgaria. The 15 selected will be notified and asked to submit a
two page summary of their report by 28th February, 2001. A Collection of
Reports presented at the Conference will be published in English and Serbian
and therefore the selected ones should be submitted by 10th March 2001 at
Travel costs for the participants from Southeast Europe shall be
reimbursed.( Please note that available resources for travel costs are
limited). Hotel accommodation and food are covered by the organizers.
Simultaneous interpretation at the conference is provided in English and