Call for Presenters & Panelists

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Call1Europe seems perennially poised at a crossroads of late: about to embark on a vigorous program of federalization at one point, breaking up and dividing at another. Its citizens are variously depicted as rejecting the diktats of consumer capitalism and seeking to resolve inequalities on the one hand and, on the other, increasingly turning to right wing, nationalism-fuelled political parties. The economy is slowly recovering one day and about to plunge into a ‘triple-dip’ recession the next. The current social, political and economic situation in Europe defies any easy classification and even the long-term prospects seem unclear. Have we reached the tipping point where Europeans have to adjust to the falling living standards and disproportionate international weight which they have long enjoyed? Are we on the brink of a brave new world order or is this just another example of the cyclical nature of crisis?

With this as a backdrop, the IP topic seems particularly pertinent and valuable as we seek common approaches to accepting, managing and profiting from this change. For let one thing be clear –change is a Janus-faced beast but need not be negative. Upheaval and change can also be the catalyst for innovation, creative input and the reversal of status-quo – after all, without revolutions, the engine of society could never turn.

Now, more than ever, there is a need to follow these processes, to analyse them with a critical eye, understand why there is resistance and learn how to adapt to it, while learning when and how to build up resilience in the face of crisis.


Now, more than ever, we need to seek inspiration from those who study these processes, live them, are engaged in them, academically, professionally, culturally, artistically. We need to engage our students and fellow academics and practitioners in critical discussion, spur debate, action and change.

We invite you to share your knowledge, experience, expertise and perspectives in this year’s call for panelists and presenters at the Euroculture Intensive Programme in Krakow, Poland. The conference will host over 80 students from all over the world, as well as approximately 20 academic staff and coordinators from 8 European universities and their 4 non-EU partners.


  1. Resistance, Resilience and Adaptation: Understanding a Changing EuropeMonday, June 24th – panel discussion: 11:30 – 13:30
  2. Change and the City: Urban Spaces as Catalysts for Change
    Tuesday, June 25th – lecture: 10 – 11:30; panel discussion 12 – 13:30
  3. The Shifting Borders of Inclusion/Exclusion: Europe as a Space of Change
    Wednesday, June 26th – lecture 10 – 11:30; panel discussion 12 – 13:30
  4. Europe’s Place in a Global Setting: Unified, Divided, Multi-track or Simply Lost?
    Friday, June 27th – lecture 10 – 11:30; panel discussion 12 – 13:30

For detailed description of the sub-themes click here.



3 presentations (one for each sub-theme):

  • Duration: 45 minutes + 30 minutes for discussion
  • Format: lecture, presentation of a project (artistic, academic, professional, etc), workshop, other propositions are welcome.
  • Submissions: individual or collective (up to 3 people)
  • Audience: 100+ students, scholars, public

3 panel discussions (one for each sub-theme)

  • Duration: 15 minutes per presentation (max 4 people on panel) + 30 minutes for discussion
  • Format: short presentation + questions for discussion amongst panelists (key questions given by moderator at the start of the panel and panelists will take a position or engage with the questions during their presentation and in the discussion period).
  • Submissions: individual or collective (2-4 people presenting different or opposing points of view, or representing various sectors of society and professions)
  • Audience: 100+ students, scholars, public


Presenters: a written proposal of the presentation (indicating sub-theme, title, format, collective or individual). Proposal should not exceed 500 words. Attachments of supporting materials may be included.

Panelists: a written abstract and key questions for discussion (indicating sub-theme, title, format, collective or individual). Abstract must not exceed 300 words.

All submissions must be made to the following address:

Deadline for submissions: February 28th, 2013.

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