May 31, 2006

FinTAL - 5th International Conference on Natural Language Processing"

Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS), Departement of Information Technology, Université de Turku (Finlande) et Centre Tesnière.

Place: Turku, Finlande

Contact: Sylviane Cardey, tél. : 03 81 66 53 94,

First European University Handball Championship 2006

Our ambition

In a city and a region where handball is a tradition of excellence, the University Sport Committee wishes to bring its contribution by valorising meetings, exchanges, conviviality and open-mind attitudes towards Europe and the World. We expect that up to 16 men and 12 women teams will participate.

The organising committee has postponed the deadline for the General Entry Form. European teams are now allowed to apply for the championship until june 5th 2006.

C.R.Sport U. de Besançon
Maison de l'Etudiant
36 A, avenue de l'Observatoire
25030 Besançon
tél. + 333 81 66 61 16
fax + 333 81 66 58 42

CfP: 2nd European Conference on Filtration and Separation

12 - 13 October 2006 - Compiègne - France

Call for papers

ECFS2 (2nd European Conference on Filtration and Separation) will be held in Compiegne under the responsibility of the Filtration and Separation Working Party of European Federation of Chemical Engineering, Filtration Society, French Society “Génie de Procédés Industriels” and French Filtration Society, Pôle Régional “Génie des Procédés”, Institut de la Filtration et des Techniques Séparatives Liquide-Solide, University of Techology of Compiegne.

The conference will be organized on the following topics :

Towards predicting filtration and separation (including computer modeling, imaging, process monitoring, testing and validation, equipment selection)
Technical developments in filter media (for example, in woven and non-woven media, membranes, composite media, filter aids)

Advances in industrial filtration equipment (in, for example, thickeners, vacuum filters, pressure filters, filtering and sedimenting centrifuges, gaz filters, membrane filtration including microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nonofiltration, cyclones)

Emergent technologies (field assisted : electrical, magnetic, acoustic, vibrational methods in separation processes, and in pre-treatment / post-treatment operations ; bio- and chemical enhancement / coagulation and flocculation)
New filtration and separation applications (in, for example, water and waste water treatment, paper making, chemical and food industries)
The official language will be English

The Conference includes 3 types of presentation :

Invited papers on the main topics of the conference selected by the Scientific Committee
Oral presentations


The Conference Proceedings will include the papers accepted by the Scientific Committee.
Selected papers from the Conference will be published in FILTRATION the international journal for filtration and separation).

Authors have to follow these instructions.

Registration fees

Standard registration (before 30 July 2006 ) : 350 euros
Late registration (after 30 July 2006 ) : 390 euros
Students (incl. PhD students) : 180 euros
The registration fee includes attendance at all scientific sessions, the full proceedings of the conference, mid-session coffee breaks, lunches 12 and 13 October, cocktail at the City Hall and the dinner on Thursday evening.

Registration form (paper) , or registration form (in line)


Organisation :
ILC/pôle technologique
Tel : 33 (0)3 44 23 45 10
Fax : 33 (0) 44 86 39 46
E-mail : Scientific Secretariat :

Jean-Louis Lanoiselle/Josette Lemaitre
Tel : 33 (0)3 44 23 44 49
Fax : 33 (0) 44 23 19 80
E-mail :

25 Volunteer Camps in Czech Republic

SDA 101
12/04 - 29/04
Work: Outdoors - reconstruction of the former animal stable house to leisure and training centre, various spring works in the garden. Indoors – renovation work on our training centre building (e.g. windows painting) The work schedule may change.

sda 102
TvaroZnA Lhota I
24/04 – 08/05
Work: picking up herbs for infusion production (local NGO product – herbal teas), terrain work outdoors in children educational and tourist centre in a village vicinity, preparation for the opening of the local rural centre “salas Travicna” for the new season.

sda 103
29/05 - 15/06
Work: Outdoors - various works in the garden and fields (e.g. hay making, herbs picking), reconstruction of the former animal stable house to leisure and training centre. Indoors – renovation work on our training centre building (e.g. wall painting). The work schedule may change.

SDA 104
05/06 – 18/06
Work: Renovation of a castle park and courtyard, cutting off invasive plants, help in castle park in Svojsin.

SDA 105
Work: Work outdoors in archeological skansen (digs), construction of a historical museum of Slovanian houses from wood, bushes, hay and other natural materials.
Seminars, meetings: craftsmen handy making traditional products, meeting with experts in rural and countryside revitalisation, local folklore etc..

sda 106
UherskY ostroh
01/07 – 15/07
Work: Jewish cemetery reconstruction, and historical centre clearing

SDA 107
Work: Volunteers will help to reconstruct the former watermill into the cultural centre and museum. They are welcome to use their own artistic ideas (e.g. in painting the walls)

SDA 108
Work: Reconstruction of an old church and cemetary in a village of Slavice and archeological works on a hill of Krasikov on the place of a medieval castle.

SDA 109
Work: manual work outdoors - help in a farm construction, help with activities for public on the farm, picking of herbs for a local herbal tea.

SDA 110
Work: Volunteers will help with the last reconstructions , paintings and cleaning of the Atelier. They will also work on the relaxation garden (e.g. planting trees)

SDA 111
Work: Renovation of the old cemetery wall, cleaning the village parks

SDA 112
Work: There will be a big culture festival in the village, volunteers will help with technical organization. Also some garden works in the natural park Arboretum are planned.

SDA 113
TvaroZNA lhota III
07/09 – 24/09
Work: herb collection, collection of special local berries for making tea and local brandy. Terrain work on outdoors children centre (farm with sheep).

SDA 114
Work: Autumn gardening, collecting of fruits and preparing products (apple juice). Work for village benefit: cleaning of the public areas, wood making for winter, reconstruction work in a Centre.

SDA 201
18/06 - 01/07
Work: installation of tourist path, collection of stenes for the renovation of the castles, archaeological research. Take good terrain shoos!

SDA 202
hartenberg I
01/07 – 15/07
Work: work within the castle area: removing rubble and stones within the castle site, arranging of the paths and castle environment. Demanding manual work.

SDA 203
cimburk I
02/07 – 17/07
Work: You will help with securing castle statics. Kind of work is various: clearing walls from vegetation, building walls of stone, painting, auxiliary building activities, sorting archeological material.

SDA 204
Work:. Early baroque lodge from 1628 with also early baroque park around – volunteers will help in the park, caring for trees and plants, cleaning of the river forest.

SDA 205
Work: Archaeological digs in frame of archaeological research of Czech Academy of Science. Period of digs – 8.-9. century. Work includes also terrain arrangements of the area of National Cultural Monument "Valy" near Mikulcice.

SDA 206
Work: terrain arrangements of watch-out place, work in forest, cutting invasive plants, arranging of the paths and castle environment, a bit of archaeology digs

SDA 207
Work: work within the castle area: removing rubble and stones within the castle site, arranging of the paths and castle environment. Demanding manual work.

SDA 208
Work: work within the castle park, revitalisation of a park brook, cleaning of historical stairs, repairs of and old green house, cutting out invasive plants, removing wood after the calamity.

SDA 209

Work: Work is manual! Volunteers will work 7 hours per day in the castle park. Cutting and removing of the invasive vegetation within the castle park, cleaning, arranging of the park paths, building work. Less work in castle itself.

SDA 210
Work: Within former Jewish cemetery, removing of invasive plants and bushes, cleaning of the spot, help with technical preparation of the festival of Jewish culture in Holesov.

SDA 211
ZUBRNICE railway
Work: Manual work on railway, painting (carriages, railway building), work around railway (scything).Note that the work is rather hard and we require highly motivated volunteers who are interested in the topic. The motivation letter is required.

SDA 212
Work: Art work within the castle area: volunteers are welcome to use their fantasy to decorate the castle. This project is recommended to art feeling volunteers.

Informatii suplimentara despre: conditii de participare, inscriere si organizatie.


Str. Emile Zola 2/7, Cluj-Napoca
Tel; 0264/590717 (intre orele 15.00-18.00)

Pentru voluntarii din Bucuresti, inscrierile se vor face exclusiv la adresa, iar regulamentul de inscriere semnat se scaneaza si se trimite prin email sau se depune personal la sediul organizatiei Leaders din Str. Popa Tatu nr. 3, persoana de contact: Ioana Nicolau.

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11 Volunteer Camps in Denmark


CONS 12 VOLS 18+
WORK: The volunteers will construct a large picnic hut at a nature school in the woods of Aabenraa. The picnic hut will become a place where local youth can meet and enjoy themselves and do various activities close to nature, and even stay overnight. Free time activities could include: Kayaking, seal watching safari, and a visit to a pre-historic Viking centre, visit to Graasten Castle, plus a one-day trip to the
island of Aeroe, which is the site of the world’s largest solar cell energy facility. There will also be time for visits to private Danish homes and shopping in nearby cities.

WORK: The Vingsted Historical Workshop is a culture activity and teaching centre owned and run the county of Vejle. Vingsted Historical Workshop is divided into two sections – The Iron Age environment and Vingsted Mill, an old restored mill farm. Both are situated in beautiful scenic surroundings. Through the past 27 years a number of houses have been erected in the iron-age environment. Here school classes come to spend a few days living and working like people would have done during the
Iron Age. The Vingsted Mill contains workshops for old crafts like blacksmith, wood, textiles and pottery. The Mill is hosting a range of teaching activities. All activities of the workcamp will take part in the Iron Age environment, where workcamps in 2004 and 2005 have started the reconstruction of a manor farm consisting of 3 great long houses. The workshop will supply the necessary tools and instruction on how to use them and how to do the work. The concrete work projects will be: 1) Furnishing and decorating the living rooms and the gathering/ceremonial room. 2) Making clay walls. 3) Cutting wood for the pillars in the construction. The 3 work projects can be fitted to the participants’ technical skills, physical condition and stamina.

WORK: Practical assistance with the events (concerts etc.) at a Fair Trade estival at Bornholm, Denmark. The festival started in 2005 and was a major success. Several Danish and foreign world music and rock bands performed, and large sales of fair trade products from esp. Africa were carried out. The camp will contain a major study part about issues of fair trade and trade policies, global justice and the role of labor unions in creating the Danish welfare state, also since the sponsor of
the camp is the large Danish labor union 3F There will be visits to companies, meetings with labor unions and politicians

WORK: The iron-age village is a historical workshop, with reconstructed houses and environment, where schoolchildren come to try their hands at iron-age crafts and to experience what everyday life was like 2000 years ago. We will create a courtyard surrounding the recently constructed smithy, by building fences of intertwined branches. We will also renovate the reconstructed sacrificial place of the village to make it even more historically correct. When possible we will use tools in keeping with the iron-ages. The work will take place under skilled supervision.

08/08 FEST 10 VOLS 18+
WORK: The Vestpark Festival is a small, non profit, 3 day music festival that takes place every year in the little town Langaa. The music is rock, folk and jazz. Normally there is also a play for the smallest children. During the 3 days 5-600 people visit the festival. This workcamp is organized in cooperation with the group of local volunteers who are organizing the festival. Volunteers will work together with the festival people on preparing the festival area, setting up fences and tents, podium etc. During the festival they will take part in cooking, selling
tickets, helping the bands, cleaning etc. and cleaning and storing the equipment after the festival. During the 3-day festival, working hours will be long. The other working days the work will be 3-4 hours, and there will be various social events, such as tours to see the surroundings, nearby cities and museums; a football match (Team the World vs. Langaa) and canoeing trips.

23/06-07/07 KIDS/SOCI 8 VOLS 18+
WORK: Many of the residents in the Tingbjerg-Utterslevhuse area are children (33%) with a non-Danish cultural background (Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan, Yugoslavia, Morocco, and Lebanon). Most of the children come from families with unemployed parents that speak poor Danish. These families have no network and very little connection to Danish society in general. The children do not belong to a peer-group and drift around, especially during the summer vacation. They miss the opportunities to join
networks and groups that could create the references they need to really become integrated in the community. We think that the ethnic diversity is a resource and we want to highlight that in this project. The aim is to give the children shared experiences and insight into games, music, food and movement from different cultures. To give the participants an opportunity to discover what they have in common and how they are different through working together and to form a network outside school. Furthermore, many of these children desperately need positive
interaction with adults. They need to experience that grown-ups can be there for them. We don't expect their lives to change overnight, but we do expect them to get a more nuanced picture of grown-ups. After the last two years of summer activities, we have experienced closer contact and the children have been more open to taking part in different activities.

CONS 12 VOLS 18+
WORK: The volunteers will construct a large picnic hut at a nature school in the woods of Aabenraa. The picnic hut will become a place where local youth can meet and enjoy themselves and do various activities close to nature, and even stay overnight. Free time activities could include: Kayaking, seal watching safari, and a visit to a pre-historic Viking centre, visit to Graasten Castle, plus a one-day trip to the
island of Aeroe, which is the site of the world’s largest solar cell energy facility. There will also be time for visits to private Danish homes and shopping in nearby cities.

WORK: The Vingsted Historical Workshop is a culture activity and teaching centre owned and run the county of Vejle. Vingsted Historical Workshop is divided into two sections – The Iron Age environment and Vingsted Mill, an old restored mill farm. Both are situated in beautiful scenic surroundings. Through the past 27 years a number of houses have been erected in the iron-age environment. Here school classes come to spend a few days living and working like people would have done during the
Iron Age. The Vingsted Mill contains workshops for old crafts like blacksmith, wood, textiles and pottery. The Mill is hosting a range of teaching activities. All activities of the workcamp will take part in the Iron Age environment, where workcamps in 2004 and 2005 have started the reconstruction of a manor farm consisting of 3 great long houses. The workshop will supply the necessary tools and instruction on how to use them and how to do the work. The concrete work projects will be: 1) Furnishing and decorating the living rooms and the gathering/ceremonial room. 2) Making clay walls. 3) Cutting wood for the pillars in the construction. The 3 work projects can be fitted to the participants’ technical skills, physical condition and stamina.

WORK: Practical assistance with the events (concerts etc.) at a Fair Trade Festival at Bornholm, Denmark. The festival started in 2005 and was a major success. Several Danish and foreign world music and rock bands performed, and large sales of fair trade products from esp. Africa were carried out. The camp will contain a major study part about issues of fair trade and trade policies, global justice and the role of labor unions in creating the Danish welfare state, also since the sponsor of
the camp is the large Danish labor union 3F There will be visits to companies, meetings with labor unions and politicians

WORK: The iron-age village is a historical workshop, with reconstructed houses and environment, where schoolchildren come to try their hands at iron-age crafts and to experience what everyday life was like 2000 years ago. We will create a courtyard surrounding the recently constructed smithy, by building fences of intertwined branches. We will also renovate the reconstructed sacrificial place of the village to make it even more historically correct. When possible we will use tools in keeping with the iron-ages. The work will take place under skilled supervision.

08/08 FEST 10 VOLS 18+
WORK: The Vestpark Festival is a small, non profit, 3 day music festival that takes place every year in the little town Langaa. The music is rock, folk and jazz. Normally there is also a play for the smallest children. During the 3 days 5-600 people visit the festival. This workcamp is organized in cooperation with the group of local volunteers who are organizing the festival. Volunteers will work together with the festival people on preparing the festival area, setting up fences and tents, podium etc. During the festival they will take part in cooking, selling
tickets, helping the bands, cleaning etc. and cleaning and storing the equipment after the festival. During the 3-day festival, working hours will be long. The other working days the work will be 3-4 hours, and there will be various social events, such as tours to see the surroundings, nearby cities and museums; a football match (Team the World vs. Langaa) and canoeing trips.

Informatii suplimentara despre: conditii de participare, inscriere si organizatie.


Str. Emile Zola 2/7, Cluj-Napoca
Tel; 0264/590717 (intre orele 15.00-18.00)

Pentru voluntarii din Bucuresti, inscrierile se vor face exclusiv la adresa, iar regulamentul de inscriere semnat se scaneaza si se trimite prin email sau se depune personal la sediul organizatiei Leaders din Str. Popa Tatu nr. 3, persoana de contact: Ioana Nicolau.

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6 Volunteer Camps in Island

SEEDS 01 Suðureyri 22/05 - 05/06 ENVI
/ AGRI 18+ 12 vols
WORK / PROJECT: We will start cooperating with the local community of Suðureyri and the development of the area to attract more visitors to this remote place in the Icelandic Western Fjords. Volunteers will work preparing and putting up guiding signs, marking the attractions in the area and setting up a camping-site. Additional to that, volunteers might have the opportunity to work on a vegetable garden.
SPECIAL REMARKS / EXTRAS: Participation fee EUR 80,-

SEEDS 02 Þórsmörk & Landmannalaugar 05/06-16/06
ENVI/CONS 18+ 10 Vols
WORK / PROJECT: At this project we will cooperate with Icelandic touring/hiking associations and volunteers’ task will be mainly focused on construction, maintenance and marking of walking paths and hiking trails. Additional work might include maintenance of the mountain huts administrated by the associations in the Icelandic highlands. The first week will be spent in Þórsmörk and the second one in Landmannalaugar.
SPECIAL REMARKS / EXTRAS: Participation fee EUR 100,-. Remote places
located in natural reserved areas of extreme beauty.

SEEDS 03 Öxarfjörður 16/06 - 30/06
ENVI 18+ 10 Vols
WORK / PROJECT: Seeds, SEE beyonD borderS, cooperates with the local county in the North East of Iceland developing projects on environmental and nature-related issues. Volunteers will work mainly in three different tasks: First: Cleaning-up the coastline; due to drift currents, sea waste and big amounts of timber originally from Siberia come ashore in the area, our project will focus on this task. Second: Marking and maintenance of hiking paths; and third reforestation and erosion control
work in the area, basically planting trees.
SPECIAL REMARKS / EXTRAS: Participation fee EUR100,-.

SEEDS 04 Reykjavík & Þórsmörk 02/07 –
16/07 ENVI 8 Vols
WORK / PROJECT: Volunteers will work in the surrounding area of the Icelandic capital and one of its suburbs –Hafnarfjörður- during the first week of the project and then will move to Þórsmörk. In the first part of the project we will work tiding up the forest area, planting trees as maintaining and marking walking paths. During the second part, volunteers will basically perform reforestation tasks in Þórsmörk and will work on the hiking trails in the area.
SPECIAL REMARKS / EXTRAS: Participation fee EUR 140,-. Free entrance to the local swimming pool will be provided and excursions in the city will be arranged for participants in the workcamp.

SEEDS 05 Hvammstangi 12/07 – 26/07
ARTS / ENVI 18+ 8 Vols
WORK / PROJECT: Seeds Iceland cooperates with the local communities in the county of HúnaÞing Vestra. We will work during a youth arts festival held in Hvammstangi and also with the local office in charge of environmental matters. Volunteers with any kind of artistic skills are more than welcome and the organizers of the festival will try to involve them in the programme of its activities. Volunteers will work also planting trees and maintaining hiking trails in the area.

SEEDS 06 Sólheimar 19/07 – 02/08
ENVI / AGRI 18+ 12 Vols
WORK / PROJECT: Volunteers will have the opportunity to work in the Eco-village of Sólheimar in two main sections: Either working with the forestry department of Ölur or in the vegetable organic-growing greenhouses of Sunna. At Ölur, the forestry, the work will range from taking care and transplanting trees to actual reforestation work in the surrounding area.

Informatii suplimentara despre: conditii de participare, inscriere si organizatie.


Str. Emile Zola 2/7, Cluj-Napoca
Tel; 0264/590717 (intre orele 15.00-18.00)

Pentru voluntarii din Bucuresti, inscrierile se vor face exclusiv la adresa, iar regulamentul de inscriere semnat se scaneaza si se trimite prin email sau se depune personal la sediul organizatiei Leaders din Str. Popa Tatu nr. 3, persoana de contact: Ioana Nicolau.

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Deadline extended - Alternative Expressions of the Numinous

The Queensland Society for the Study of Religion (QSSR)

in conjunction with the

School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics,

University of Queensland

and the

Straight Out of Brisbane Festival (SOOB)

present the inaugural QSSR conference Alternative Expressions of the Numinous

Date: Friday 18 - Sunday 20 August 2006

Venue: School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics,

University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane,



Conference Chairs:

Helen Farley
Danielle Kirby, and
Julie Washington

Confirmed Speakers:

Professor Emeritus Philip C. Almond

Selected books:
The Witches of Warboys: An Elizabethan Story of Bewitchment (forthcoming)
Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England (2004)
Rudolph Otto: An Introduction to his Philosophical Theology (1984)
Associate Professor Lynne Hume

Selected books:
Popular Spiritualities: The Politics of Contemporary Enchantment (co-editor) (forthcoming)
Anthropologists in the Field: Cases in Participant Observation (co-editor) (2004)
Ancestral Power: The Dreaming, Consciousness and Aboriginal Australians (2002)
Witchcraft and Paganism in Australia (1997)

Associate Professor Richard A. Hutch

Selected books:
Lone Sailors and Spiritual Insights: Cases of Sport and Peril at Sea (2005)
The Meaning of Lives: Biography, Autobiography and the Spiritual Quest (2000)
Religious Leadership: Personality, History, and Sacred Authority (1991)

Call for Papers (Extended):

Abstracts (250 words) are invited for, but not limited to, the following strands:

Alternative expressions of major religions
Religions of re-enchantment
Popular culture religions
Indigenous religions
Paganism and Neo-Paganism
New Religious Movements
Personalised religion
Alternative methodologies

Abstracts: FRIDAY 16 JUNE
Submit to:
Registration is available at:
Earlybird registration available until 1 July

For more information contact:

Helen Farley
Conference Co-Chair
School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics
St Lucia Q 4072
Ph: + 617 3878 8723 (Outside Australia)
07 3878 8723
Fax: +617 3365 1968 (Outside Australia)
07 3365 1978

The Queensland Society for the Study of Religion (QSSR) is an incorporated not-for-profit association dedicated to fostering the interdisciplinary academic study of religion. It publishes a twice-yearly, peer-reviewed journal, Khthónios. A special issue of Khthónios will be published containing selected conference proceedings. Participants will also be invited to submit their papers to the Journal of Alternative Spiritualities and New Age Studies.

Straight Out of Brisbane (or "SOOB") is a festival of independent and emerging arts, culture and ideas. The festival runs this year from August 15th to 20th in Brisbane, Australia's 3rd largest city. Former speakers and performers include hip-hop artist Buck 65, religious renegade John Safran, political blogger Tim Blair and political correspondent, Cristian Kerr.

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JOB - Colliers International Romania

"We Accelerate Your Success"

Colliers International is a multinational real estate consulting company, with 247 offices in 53 countries. The company offers complete real estate services, consisting in: sale/lease of residential, office, industrial and retail spaces, land sales, valuations, market studies and investment advisory.

Colliers International is proud to have and nurture the largest and most professional team in Bucharest. Our experts are trained to provide prime quality consultancy in all segments of the commercial real estate.

Colliers International Romania is looking for motivated and diligent department assistants to be responsible for organizing and supporting the work of the divisions of the company. Your main objective will be to take on the responsibility for preparing activity reports and client presentations and coordinating all administrative activity of the department.

Other responsibilities include:

· Preparation of tour books, offers and contracts, organizing viewing tours,

· Verifying and updating the databases,

· Translating documents and

· Keeping the department correspondence.

In order to complete your objectives and tasks successfully you need to have:

· University degree or be in the last year of study,

· Ability to work with numbers and attention to details,

· Ability to work with minimal direct supervision, but remain responsible and accountable for your work and results,

· Interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a diverse group of individuals,

· Ability to meet multiple deadlines and prioritize tasks,

· Fluency in written and spoken English and Romanian,

· Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint),

· Previous experience is a plus.

Strong desire to succeed, self-motivation and ability to deliver results are important to your activity and essential in order to be promoted in Colliers International.

If you want to join the strongest real estate team on the market, send
us your resume:

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CfA: FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM 2006-2007 - The New Europe College

The New Europe College - Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania -, announces the Europa Fellowship Program, sponsored by the VolkswagenStiftung (Hannover, Germany).

The program targets especially researchers and academics from South-Eastern Europe. Applications from young Western scholars working on South-Eastern Europe are also welcome. Applicants must be doctoral students, or hold a Ph.D. title.

Duration of the Fellowship: a full academic year (10 months, October through July); one-term fellowships (October through February, or March through July) can also be considered.

Location: the New Europe College in Bucharest.

The Fellowship consists of: a monthly stipend of 600 Euro (tax free), accommodation, international transportation to and from the home country of the Fellows at the beginning and the end of the Fellowship, as well as for season holidays. Fellows who choose to stay for the whole academic year are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice (2 560 Euro for transportation, accommodation, and per diem).

The Fellows will be invited as members of a team, working in the framework of a research theme entitled Traditions of the New Europe. A Pre-history of the European Integration in South-Eastern Europe. Each Fellow is expected to pursue his/her own research project, and to take part in scientific events related to the project, and in other events organized by the New Europe College. Fellows are expected to hand us at the end of their Fellowship a paper representing the result of their research work, to be included in a NEC publication.

Working languages: English, French, and German. A good command of English is desirable.

The application must include a project addressing research questions related to the project. The deadline for sending the completed application is July 10, 2006. The applications will be evaluated by the Scientific Board of the NEC. We will get in touch with the applicants concerning the results of the evaluation process.

The application form and additional information on the Program and on the New Europe College can be downloaded from:

Contact person:
Irina Vainovski-Mihai, Program Coordinator, Tel. (+40-21) 307 9910,
Fax: (+40-21) 327 0774, E-mail:
Mailing address: str. Plantelor 21, 023971 Bucharest, Romania

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Opportunity for Professionals for ADVANCING HUMANITY

Welcome to Global Unification for advancing humanity. Global Unification is a privately funded, volunteer organization with Its headquarter in Australia. It's main objective is to empower the third world countries in Development matters and then create harmony between the developing and the developed countries thus
advancing humanity.

Why Global Unification in Asia?
In order to achieve this vision, GU has a appointed a Director of Affairs for each of the continents. Each Continent Director is directly Concerned with the
development of its continent and how to link up in harmony with the other continents.

Why you need to be a part of Global Unification?
With the current challenges faced by our World Leaders to bring an end To poverty in the 21st Century, Global Unification is inviting professionals, like you, to
join Global Unification where you can display your professional credentials and the services you provide to the International Community as well as the expansion of Global Unification in the Asian continent. If you believe your services can make a
difference, then please join us and help us in our campaign of Asian common issues.

How can we support to ADVANCING HUMANITY by involving in Global Unification ?
We can see there are so many non Asian people are working for Asian People as donor, volunteer, experts or development partners. We Asians also have such capabilities and qualities to work for our home continent. Global Unification Asia is initiative of Asians. We can jointly work with regional organizations eg. SAARC, AASEAN, APEC etc.

Global Unification Asia gladly welcomes Asian professionals in the organization to discuss and highlight the common Asian issues which can really supports to uplift human life in the developing world.

Please go through and write to Director for Asia.

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May 30, 2006

Summer School "The Quest for European Values" Vama Veche 20-26 August 2006

The Luxembourg Institute for European and International Studies is a forum of intellectual discussions and research as well as a platform of training and upgrading for undergraduates and young professionals from both western and eastern countries.

One of the Institute’s constant themes of research and debate has been the European integration viewed as a particularly dynamic and challenging process. The topic has been explored for the last 12 years under the form of summer schools organized by the Institute in cooperation with the Black Sea University Foundation and later on with the European Cultural Centre, Bucharest at Mangalia and Vama Veche in Romania.

The 2006 seminar looks into the question whether there are, can and should be common values for the upcoming Europe, i.e. the European Union and beyond. Should the Europeans strive for a common ethos giving the continent a genuine impetus in its political, economic and social endeavours? How far will these values be different from those in other places of the world and how far will they be compatible with those? To what degree is the past of any guidance? Is it wise to have such a debate on values or might such an effort even prove counterproductive in the longer term? How far can a value debate contribute to the shaping of a common identity and thus also to the definition of a possible future role for Europe in the international system?

Organized by the:

Luxembourg Institute for
European and International Studies
Black Sea University Foundation
European Cultural Centre, Bucharest

Application deadline 10 iulie


The course will be held at Vama Veche, a youth holiday village, which is situated at about 50 km south of Constantza, the main Romanian port on the Black Sea coast.

Access ways:

by air: Mihail Kogălniceanu airport of Constantza; transfer by bus/taxi (80 km)
by car: E60, E70, E81, E87
by train: railway station at Constantza or Mangalia; transfer by bus

The cost of 365 Euro includes participation fee, accommodation in double rooms with own bathroom and all meals.

The working language is English.

Application deadline: 10 July 2006

The environment

The weather at this time of the year is particularly nice and warm at the seaside. The sun is shining on the wide beach of Vama Veche, and the water temperature is well above 200 C, inviting to swimming parties. Besides, the Black Sea shore landscape is delightful, with large orchards and vineyards. Mangalia, the nearest town, whose ancient name is Callatis, boasts vestiges since the age of the Hellenic colonization in the 6th century BC through the times of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman rules.

For more information on the programme, you may like to contact:

Mrs. Maria Popescu, Executive Director

European Cultural Centre, Bucharest

49-51, Sf. Voievozi St., apt. 16

Bucharest-1, Romania




students, young researchers and professionals interested in the topic
representatives of higher educat-ion, of specialized institutions, of political parties, of NGO’s, of the mass-media


Director, Luxembourg Institute for European and International Studies


Lecturer, London School of Economics


President, Black Sea University Foundation Vicepresident, European Cultural Centre


University of Trier


Editor in chief of the Letzebuerger Land


�Are there universal values? Eternal values?

� The debate on oriental vs occidental values (Asian vs Western values; Islamic vs Christian values)

�Does it make sense to set up a catalogue of values?

�The historical legacies: Greek and Roman; Renaissance, Enlightenment; French Revolution. What remains of these values? What should be kept of them?

�How to preserve and defend values?

�The values proclaimed and propagated by the European Union

�Does the EU need a value discussion?

�Are there differences between Eastern European and Western European values? If so, can there or should there be a convergence ?

�How to promote values?

�Do we need new values - in Europe and beyond?

If you wish to join in the programme, please fill in the following application form:

Summer School

The Quest for European Values
Vama Veche, 20 – 26 August 2006

First name:

Last name:



Payment of the 365 Euro course fee will be made:

☐ in cash, at arrival

☐ by bank transfer

☐ I wish to apply for a scholarship

Candidates who request scholarships

should send the filled in Application Form together with:

Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Intention
Two letters of Recommendation
Application deadline: 10 July 2006

Please send the application documents to


Centrul European de Cultura

49-51, Sfintii Voievozi St., 4th floor, apt. 16 Bucharest-1, Romania

Tel./fax: +40213198145

The payment of 365 Euro ( 1,285 RON) can be made either in cash, at arrival, or by bank transfer to account

RO41RNCB5038000020240011/EUR (Euro) or RO20RNCB5038000020240001/ROL (Lei) opened by the European Cultural Centre at the Romanian Commercial Bank, Lipscani branch, 18-20 Lipscani St., Bucharest – 3, Romania

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Europeen School Marseille, "Motor Disabilities: Posture and Movement Analysis, Rehabilitation, Neurophysiology"

July 3 - July 13, 2006

Why do we need a European School on posture and movement analysis ?

This subject is one of the major priorities for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM). The European Board of PRM has supported the project of the Université de la Méditerranée, Marseilles in the organisation of this teaching programme.

Why should PRM doctors study posture and movement ?

There has been a drammatic increase in the number of peoples with motor disabilities.
New tools and methods to quantify posture and movement have been developing over recent years. Knowledge of these new tools and methods is indispensable in analysing problems of standing, walking, reaching and grasping, in order to prescribe and evaluate rehabilitation programmes, orthotics and prosthetics, functional surgery in peoples with motor Disabilities.

Who is involved in the European School Marseilles and who are the members of the organising committee?

Alain Delarque professor of PRM is lead of the European School Marseilles. The organising committee is composed of clinicians and scientists : professors André Bardot and Jean-Michel Viton, Serges Mesure, Laurent Bensoussan, Reinoud Bootsma and Michel Lacour.

What’s the teaching programme about?

The European School Marseilles will highlight the latest advances in physiology of posture and movement, will review new tools and new methods in laboratory and clinical evaluation of posture and movement and ambulatory monitoring of mobility. Modellisation and simulation of movement will also be included and clinicians will cover the results of posture and movement evaluation in peoples with motor disabilities.

Why is the teaching programme in English?

Because international journals and events use English as the common language, it is essential to know technical English. The European School Marseilles will allow you to enrich your vocabulary on posture and movement. Every effort will be made to make lectures easily understood. Students will receive abstracts before each session and key words will be explained. Lecturers will speak slowly and will be willing to go over points during their lecture.

Who is the teaching programme for ?

European School Marseilles is for trainees in PRM. If registered with the European Board of PRM (, registration fees will be waived. Those living outside France (in a limited number) will not have to pay accommodation.

The European School Marseilles is also for established specialists in PRM, with special rates for Board certified doctors.

Will there be an examination?

Yes for those who wish to take one. On passing, they will receive a certificate.

A certificate for regular attendance will be given to all others to satisfy continuing education requirements.

How do you register for the European School Marseilles?

Contact :
Professeur Alain Delarque, Professeur Jean-Michel Viton, Dr Laurent Bensoussan
Fédération de Médecine Physique et de Réadaptation
C.H.U. Timone
13385 Marseille Cedex 5
Tel : 00 33 (0)4 91 38 56 01
Fax :00 33 (0)4 91 38 46 12

What about accommodation?

Youth Hostels (auberges de jeunesse) in Marseilles
Auberge de jeunesse de Bois-Luzy, château de Bois-Luzy, allée des primevères, 13012,
tél et fax : 00 33 (0)4 91 49 06 18
Auberge de jeunesse de Bonneveine, 47 avenue Jean-Vidal 13 008
tél : 00 33 (0)4 91 73 21 81, fax : 00 33 (0)4 73 97 23
Apart’s Hotels
Three Apart’s Hotels in Marseilles, fully equipped in an ideal location at the heart of the city.
Ask for Citadine Parc Chanot or Prado Castellane, central reservation :
Tel : 00 33 (0) 825 333 332
Fax : 00 33 (0) 1 47 59 04 70
Email :
Web :

Hotels :
Without your own transport, it is advisable to choose a city centre hotel. There are many comfortable ones in and around "Le Vieux Port", old harbour of Marseilles founded by the Greek 2 600 years ago.
Hotel Hermes for example 00 33 4 96 11 63 63 is not too expansive
Hotel Résidence Vieux Port 00 33 4 91 91 91 22 all the rooms look out on the old harbour!

With support of :

European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (UEMS)
Académie Européenne de Médecine de Réadaptation
Swiss Paraplegics Foundation
Ministère de l’Education Nationale
Collège Français des Enseignants Universitaires de MPR Faculté de Médecine de Marseille
Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône
Conseil Régional PACA
Ville de Marseille
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Marseille
Association du Sud-Est des Médecins spécialisés en MPR
Clinique Saint-Martin

AIEC Australian International Education Centre

AIEC is an Australian managed free information and counselling service for all ages wishing to study, work, travel and live in Australia. Based in Budapest but assist all over the internet and telephone.

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CfP: Region, Regional Identity and Regionalism in Southeastern Europe

The 4th conference of InASEA (International Association for Southeast European Anthropology) will take place in Timisoara, Romania, 24-27 May 2007 and will discuss issues of "Region, Regional Identity and Regionalism in Southeastern Europe".

The Call for Papers can be downloaded at

Deadline for paper and panel proposals is November 1, 2006.

Best wishes,
Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer
Freie Universität Berlin
Garystraße 55
D-14195 Berlin

Tel.: +49.30.838-52028
Fax: +49.30.838-54036 (InASEA)

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CfP: The Late Ottoman Port Cities and Their Inhabitants

8th Mediterranean Research Meeting
Florence and Montecatini Terme, European University Institute
March 21-25, 2007

Workshop 7:
The Late Ottoman Port Cities and Their Inhabitants:
Subjectivity, Urbanity, and Conflicting Orders

Dr. Malte Fuhrmann,
Center for Modern Oriental Studies
Kirchweg 33, 14129, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Vangelis Kechriotis,

History Department, Bogaziçi University

34342, Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey

Life on the shores of the Levant during the 'Age of Imperialism' has often been described, both in contemporary and historiographic assessments, as an exceptional experience. Accordingly, within the past twenty years, the Mediterranean port cities under Ottoman sovereignty have been thoroughly researched and debated. Several approaches have been employed, with deviating results. Initially, port cities drew attention because of their pivotal position in the region's economy, supposedly linking them to the 'world economy'. This interpretation was challenged for various reasons, among others, because some scholars did not see the cities under discussion as sites oriented primarily towards European or global economic activities, but as the foremost centers of the Empire, indeed as privileged sites for the consolidation of Ottoman imperial hegemony. Another strain of research dismissed both the stress on multi-national networks and on the degree of integration into the state, focusing
instead on the role citizens took on in local institutions. Some of these studies even went so far as to pronounce the Levantine port cities 'models of conviviality'. These interpretations in turn received criticism on the grounds that they supposedly did not take into account the nationalist and communalist practices so prevalent in the 19th century, and that port cities were no exception. However, studies focussing
primarily on the role of individuals and less on institutions have shown that city residents could navigate their social and political relations fairly untouched by state identity politics. Is there a way to meaningfully engage in a dialogue between these varied approaches that does not lead to the dead-end of simply valuing one perspective over another?

This workshop intends to use the kaleidoscope of seemingly contradictory interpretations of the late Ottoman port cities as a point of departure to open the ground for a debate which will hopefully lead to a better insight of 19th century Eastern Mediterranean urbanity. Rather than debating which discourse was predominant, we raise the question of how groups and individuals navigated between them, and made their choices utilizing a range of possibilities. It is our thesis that the competing orders did not produce neatly divided camps among the cities'
populations, but rather a terrain permitting or even demanding individual interpretation and amendment. The panel aspires to bring together researchers who will present their work on port cities which were under Ottoman sovereignty for all or part of the period 1850-1922. Case studies might focus on socially or culturally defined groups within each city. Groups which have not been thoroughly studied as yet are of particular interest. But rather than just presenting micro-histories focusing on particular social practices, papers will be expected to demonstrate how these groups developed their respective varieties of urbanity in a social arena
dominated by discourses on citizenship, civilization and the Empire. Could they relate these constructs to their perceptions of the city and integrate them into their practices? Or did they form negative images of the 'other' which would allow them to strengthen their own group cohesion? And how did such perceptions and reactions change over time? By raising these questions, we believe that we can build upon a historiographical tradition in order to successfully compare urban experiences between far flung locations, various social strata, and cultural as well as ethno-religious groups and reconstruct the common political and cultural space of the late Ottoman Mediterranean urbanity which makes all these experiences meaningful.

For a more detailed workshop description, practical information, and submission of abstracts/applications please go to

All applications/submissions must be posted through this website.

Deadline for submissions is: July 10, 2006

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Appel à projets: Sécurité et Informatique

La sécurité des informations a été, est et restera un élément fondamental lié à toute activité humaine. Toutefois la situation est aujourd'hui profondément différente de celle du passé en raison de l'informatisation de vastes pans des activités humaines.

L’appel à propositions vise à renforcer les recherches en Sécurité et Informatique en sollicitant des projets originaux et ambitieux sur toutes les questions de sécurité informatique et des systèmes d'information, de vulnérabilité, de sûreté, de fiabilité, de disponibilité, qui se posent avec une importance cruciale, que ce soit dans des domaines économiques, écologiques, juridiques, médicaux, militaires ou policiers. Ces questions concernent aussi bien les aspects de souveraineté nationale que les libertés individuelles et sont souvent complexifiées par leur caractère distribué, ouvert, mobile ou ubiquitaire. Enfin, une caractéristique fondamentale des questions sécuritaires posées par l'informatisation globale est la transversalité des disciplines concernées. L’appel encourage donc la proposition de tout projet novateur sur le thème sécurité et informatique en soulignant qu'il concerne également les communautés scientifiques en droit, électronique, optique, automatique et traitement du signal.

Dans le prolongement de l’action de recherche amont SSIA (en 2005) et des ACI concernant la sécurité (de 1999 à 2004), cet appel à projet vise ainsi à développer une recherche fondamentale proposée par toute équipe de recherche, académique ou non.

Compte tenu de ce positionnement stratégique, les champs thématiques pour 2006 sont les suivants :

Sécurité des systèmes d’information
Sûreté des systèmes informatisés
Justification de la confiance
Informatique sécuritaire et société

- Date limite de soumission des dossiers : 15 juin 2006 à 12h00

La mise en oeuvre de cet appel à projets est réalisée par le CEA, à qui l’ANR a confié la conduite opérationnelle de l’évaluation et de l’administration des dossiers de subvention.

Date limite de soumission des dossiers sous forme électronique : jeudi 15 juin 2006 à 12h00.
Un accusé de réception sera envoyé au coordonnateur.

Le dossier sous forme papier devra être posté (pli recommandé avec accusé de réception) au plus tard le jeudi 22 juin à minuit (cachet de la poste faisant foi) à l'adresse suivante :

DPg/ANR-CI – Appel à projets SETIN 2006
Boîte 61 - Bât. 474
91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex

La lettre d'engagement devra être postée (pli recommandé avec accusé de réception) au plus tard le lundi 24 juillet à minuit (cachet de la poste faisant foi) à la même adresse.

Afin de faciliter la préparation de l'évaluation des dossiers, une saisie des résumés et de la liste des partenaires des projets est fortement souhaitée avant le jeudi 8 juin 2006 à 12h00.

Contacts et informations :

Délégation ANR/Calcul Intensif au CEA
François Robin,

Questions concernant la soumission en ligne :

Appels à projets: Concepts systèmes et outils pour la sécurité globale

Assurer la sécurité des biens et des personnes dans un espace de liberté et de justice, tel est l’objectif de la stratégie européenne de sécurité adoptée par le Conseil Européen. En cohérence avec les objectifs de recherche en sécurité du prochain programme cadre de l’U.E. (7ème PCRD), l’Agence Nationale de la Recherche lance un appel à projets de recherche en sécurité, qui aura pour ambition de faire avancer la connaissance sur un domaine par nature transverse et pluridisciplinaire.

L’approche pluridisciplinaire recouvre en particulier des travaux de nature collaborative permettant le rapprochement entre les sciences dites « dures » et les sciences humaines et sociales.

Les thèmes de cet appel à projets sont les suivants :

l’analyse des vulnérabilités des systèmes et les risques, leur définition et hiérarchisation ;

la gestion des alertes ;

les outils de modélisation, de simulation et d’aide à la décision ;

le traitement de l’information : la perception de la situation, la fusion des données, le traitement et l’exploitation ;

sécurité et société.
Le présent appel à projets vise à susciter une recherche scientifique et technologique de haut niveau, appelée à soutenir l’émergence d’une approche globale et systémique de la sécurité en favorisant les regroupements d’acteurs majeurs, académiques, industriels et d’utilisateurs finaux. Les projets attendus dans le cadre du présent appel à projet 2006, sont des projets de type « recherche industrielle » au sens de la définition de l’Union Européenne

- Date limite de soumission des dossiers : 14 juin 2006 à 12h00

Dépôt du dossier :

Dossier version « papier » (signé, en trois exemplaires dont l’original, agrafés ou reliés) à poster sous pli recommandé avec accusé de réception au plus tard le jeudi 15 juin 2006 à minuit (cachet de la poste faisant foi) à l'adresse suivante :
Université de Technologie de Troyes
Appels à Projets ANR –CSOSG
12, rue Marie Curie
BP 2060
10010 Troyes Cedex

Dossier version électronique à déposer avant le mercredi 14 Juin 2006 (12h) sur le site dédié (à réception des dossiers électroniques sera confirmée par courriel au coordinateur du projet, qui se verra attribuer un numéro d’ordre par projet sous 48 heures ouvrés).
Pour tout renseignement :

les personnes à contacter à l’UTT sont les suivantes :

E. Châtelet – – Tél : 0325715634
Ph. Cornu – – Tél : 0325715689

Responsable Programme Sécurité ANR :

Elwood Grimes Literary Scholarship

Books and Scholarships is currently hosting the second annual Elwood Grimes Literary Scholarship and we hope that you will apply.

Books and Scholarships is dedicated to helping college students achieve their education, dreams and goals by granting various educational scholarships and awards. We also work as a publisher and provide a resource for identifying, promoting and publishing talented writers, authors, and musicians.

Merit scholarship open to all United States High School Seniors graduating in 2006 and all United States College Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students attending school on at least a half-time basis.

Up to $5,000 in awards depending on number of applicants and current year cash donations.

Applicant must be at least a half-time student attending an accredited four year United States College or University during the 2006/2007 school year.
Applicant must provide a letter of acceptance and/or registration from an accredited four year College or University.
Applicant must submit a type written essay (no more than 500 words) on the book The Rambled Soul of a 21st Century Man.
Application must be postmarked by September 30, 2006.

First Place
One grand prize award winner up to $2,500.
Second Place
One award winner up to $1,500.
Third Place
One award winner up to $500.
Winners will be selected and notified by October 31, 2006.

CfP: Bishkek Management Conference

International Conference
Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN, September 21, 2006
Hosted by
International Ataturk Alatoo University


In today's competitive global world, there are only two ways to survive and thrive: "Do something better or new". But realizing or accomplishing these two is not so easy considering today's global competitive business arena characterized by constant change and uncertainty. There are many roadblocks on the way of success. The business success for the companies located in emerging markets and transition economies is far more difficult to get because the companies in such countries have to deal with many problems in unstable economies. In addition to their relatively weak market positions compared to world's incumbent multinationals, companies in emerging markets and transition economies suffer from economic and political upheavals, improper policies in business, corruption, unsatisfactory financial and banking systems, immature institutional environments, etc. Thus, surviving or thriving in business for these companies requires handling with (i) the global competition and (ii) the local challenges inherent in emerging countries and transition economies.

The conference aims at providing an academic opportunity for those who want to contribute to business life prosperity in emerging markets and transition economies like the first one organized last year.

The conference welcomes submissions of academic scholars, government experts, and all contributors from international organizations, private institutions and companies .

The conference seeks papers dealing with problems and success factors in business in emerging markets and transition economies on the following subjects:

. Common business problems and success factors related to the specific business functions, e.g. R&D, procurement, production, management, finance, accounting, human resources, marketing, sales, distribution, customer service, etc.
. Business problems brought by transition in Newly Independent Countries (NICs)
. Social responsibilities of companies and their functions on solving problems like poverty, education, health, etc.
. Sound business strategies of the success
. Information technologies
. Opportunities and threats of internationalization & globalization
. Banking and financial system development
. Business ethics and its effect on business
. Corruption and Business: Advantage or Drawback?
. Relations between business and politics
. Integration challenges and their effects on business
. Entrepreneurial challenges
. Small business development practices
. Economic growth and its implications
. Development of institutional environment and its implications
. Organizational theory and structure challenges
. Foreign direct investment characteristics, etc.

All the papers presented at the conference will also be published in the conference proceedings.

For all inquiries, contact Ibrahim KELES (conference coordinator) at

. Submissions should include in word or pdf formats:

1) Title of the paper, Abstract (not more than 350 words; please pay attention to provide a title and an abstract in line with each other, and the abstract should be informative for non-specialists), Key words (up to 5-6 ), Full names and affiliation of all authors, Corresponding author's name, full postal address, telephone number, fax number, email address

2) Resume(s) of the participant(s)

. Submissions are accepted in English, Russian, Kyrgyz, and Turkish languages
. Panels, roundtables and individual submissions are accepted.
. Proposals have to be emailed as attachments in word format to Ibrahim KELES (conference coordinator) at , before September 1, 2006

. Accepted papers will be announced at September 5, 2006

. Deadline for full-text paper submission (in word format) is September 15, 2006

Conference Fee

Conference fee is 50USD, for local participants it is 500 KGSom. Participants will be informed how to transfer the amount.

Funding and Accommodation
We regret that we cannot offer any funding for international travel expenditures. As to accommodation, the participants will be given rooms at the university's guest house (for three days).

Paper format
. All papers should be double-spaced with 11 font size (Times New Roman)
. Margins should be (4.00) at the top and left, (2.5cm) at the bottom and right
. Limits: Approximately 20 pages. If your paper is longer than these limits, we recommend you to shorten it before the submission.

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11th. Savaria International Summer University- Kõszeg, Hungary

Dear friends,

Enjoy Your Future Koszeg Team ( will like to bring your attention on the 11th Annual Savaria International Summer University which will take place in Koszeg Hungary between 26th of June and 7th of July, 2006.


From June 26th through July 7th a wide array of academics, professionals and
students will convene in Koszeg Hungary to reflect upon the progress of European integration, the role of Europe in the world and prospectives for the future.

Along with the rich academic program, the participants will experience the atmosphere of a medieval town shaped by the footprint of the Iron Curtain and awakened by the impact of the European Union.
The participants will also be provided with the opportunity to visit various regions of Western Hungary, enjoy a diversity of cultural events and will the
chance to spend informal time with students from around the world.

A number of scholarships are available, so don't hesitate!!

For information about the Savaria Summer University and the application form please visit:
or contact:

Information about Kõszeg:

Thank you and hope to see you in June!

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CfA: BEST Engineering Competition, Timisoara & Vezsprem

Local BEST Groups Timisoara and Veszprem are inviting students all over Europe to apply some more to their events. Both events are BEST Engineering Competitions and very cool ones also! You can apply from 29th of May til 11th of June, directly on the websites of the BEST Engineering Competitions. On the websites you will find explanations and directions on how to apply. Application will still be done by
motivation letter. Here are the links to the two events websites:


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PhD Studentship in Economics, University of Aberdeen

PhD Studentship in Economics (Farm Household Behaviour)

University of Aberdeen, UK (United Kingdom)
3 year funded PhD Studentship on Farm Household Behaviour
Department of Economics, Business School, University of Aberdeen;nr=4573

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Call for nominations: JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Award

The JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Award (JCI CYEA) is a new international award to be administered by JCI, in partnership with Flanders District of Creativity. JCI (Junior Chamber International) is the world's largest network of young leaders and entrepreneurs. As young leaders and entrepreneurs, we endeavor to find ways to
recognize and support outstanding examples in these areas. This program is designed specifically to recognize, honor and celebrate exceptional young entrepreneurs and the role of creativity in their success. The competition is open to all entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 40, JCI members and non-members alike. The entry form is located on the JCI International website, A file can be downloaded to allow thinking about the participants' answers,but applications are only to be made using the online form.

We are looking for creative young entrepreneurs that have started a new business using creativity in product development, service development, and in their approach to the market. Or, they have taken an existing business and incorporated creativity to solve a problem, or change a process, to create positive change in their business
operations. Your communities are full of young entrepreneurs who have used their imagination in solving problems and approaching the market. Your efforts in promoting this contest will assist in learning about, and honoring these young entrepreneurs in your community.

The rules, the online application form and all information is available:
* Online at (English)
* Online at (English PPT presentation)
* Over email:
* On the phone: 0723 261109
* By asking Mr. Marius SIGHETI - CYEA Program Coordinator, JCI Romania

All allowed information must be included in the pages of the nomination form supplied by the program organizers. Please respect the word limit shown at each question. All International semi-finalist contestants must be willing to travel to the JCI World Congress, and will be required to swear an affidavit attesting to
the accuracy of the information contained in their nomination form. JCI will cover the travel and accommodation for the three finalists whose businesses, and their use of creativity in their success as an entrepreneur, will be presented to the Congress, whereupon the finalists judged to be the winner will be granted the JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Award. GOOD LUCK!!!

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Enjoy Your Future May 2006 Newsletter

May 29, 2006

Concorso internazionale di Design

23 giugno 2006
Concorso internazionale di Design

El Concurso está dirigido a profesionales y estudiantes de Diseño Industrial, Diseño de Moda, Diseño Textil, Diseño de Joyas, Diseño Gráfico, Artes Plásticas, Arquitectura, Decoración y carreras afines, de cualquier nacionalidad.

"Artesanias de Colombia" e l’Ambasciata di Colombia in Italia bandiscono il concorso invitando i designer e gli studenti delle diverse scuole di design ad elaborare proposte innovatrici per lo sviluppo di nuove linee di prodotti, che contribuiscano a preservare la vitalità del patrimonio culturale e ad accrescere il ruolo dell’artigianato nell’economia del Paese.

Le modalità di iscrizione e maggiori informazioni sono reperibili nel documento allegato e sul sito nella sezione "CONCURSO 2006"

Il Termine per le iscrizioni è il 23/06/2006
I progetti devono pervenire all’Ambasciata di Colombia in Italia a Roma entro il 29 giugno 2006 ore 17.00.

La selezione finale avverrà a Bogota' il 26 ottobre 2006.

Français Langue Etrangère (Université de la Rochelle)

Les cours du CUFLE sont organisés par la Faculté des Lettres, Langues, Arts et Sciences Humaines de l'Université de la Rochelle.

Les enseignants du CUFLE travaillent tous à l'université et sont expérimentés en Français Langue Etrangère. Ils utilisent une pédagogie moderne et variée et encouragent les étudiants à s'exprimer le plus souvent possible, à l'oral comme à l'écrit. Le faible effectif des groupes (17 maximum) permet à chacun d'être actif. La maturité des participants (18 ans minimum) permet de travailler avec des textes et supports audiovisuels sur des thèmes de société, et en rapport avec le monde du travail.

Les cours de l'après-midi sont plus spécialisés : une fois par semaine une conférence est donnée par un professeur de l'université de La Rochelle. Ce cours de niveau universitaire, mais adapté au public étranger, apporte aux étudiants une ouverture culturelle privilégiée, et leur permet de se préparer à d'éventuelles études dans une université française.

Les professeurs proposent en plus du travail écrit, à faire chaque soir.
Des outils pédagogiques efficaces sont à la disposition des enseignants; par exemple ce laboratoire de langue multimédia. En dehors des heures de cours, les étudiants qui le souhaitent peuvent continuer à travailler en "libre-service" au Centre de Ressources Multimédia, qui leur est réservé, et profiter des cassettes audio, vidéo, des CD-ROM et de l'accès libre à Internet.

Informations :

Adresse :
CUFLE - Faculté des Lettres, Langues, Arts et Sciences Humaines
1, Parvis Fernand Braudel - 17042 La Rochelle cedex 1 (France)

Téléphone : + 33 5 46 45 68 23
Fax : + 33 5 46 45 68 70


Program summary
Courses are limited to a total of 17 participants per level.
Level 1 : Suitable for "beginners" (having learnt French for at least one year)

Level 2: Intermediate 1 Review the grammatical basics of the language and increase your fluency while at the same time familiarizing yourself with today's French way of living

Level 3 : Intermediate 2 : Reinforce skills in the French language and explore with us French culture and civilisation of the past and the present

Level 4 : Advance : Reinforce your French grammatical and cultural skills

Cost of the program

Levels 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 : € 800 (200 € deposit included)
This amount includes : the courses, guest speakers, workshops, field trips and fees (100 hours).

Housing in the University dormitory From Monday 26th June to Friday 21st July. Checking out by appointment only on Friday 21st July between 8 am and 5 pm.

A single room on campus : shared shower and lavatory facilities on each floor, sheets and blankets included, breakfast not included : € 253.

A studio apartment in town : kitchenette, bathroom and a shower, sheets and blankets included, breakfast not included : 380€ (Highly recommended, most students stay here).

Bus pass for a month required : € 26.

Housing in a French family : Amounts must be paid directly to the family.
From Monday 26th June to Friday 21st July, € 420 for bed , breakfast and 19 evening meals. supplement of € 4 per meal taken with the family at week-ends.

Eating facilities on the University campus
Meals at the University cafeteria everyday except on Sundays and on July 14 th.
Lunch or dinner : Students under 28 years : € 2.70

Bus passes/Tramway passes for students choosing a studio (in town centre) or for housing with a family
around € 26 for one month
around € 12 for ten trips

Other activities
Local French students will be supervising activities such as french video films, rowing, swimming, night clubs, museums, trips to town, meals in french restaurants, etc...

Admission to the program 18 years or older. A student's application is confirmed upon final payment of both tuition and housing.
Return as quickly as possible :
- the application and pre-evaluation form,
- 2 ID size photos (3cm x 3cm), No full size photographs please.
- a non refundable deposit of 200 € , in the form of a " bank cheque " or money order in Euros only ( no cash accepted), made payable to Monsieur l'Agent comptable de l'Université d'Orléans.
You will then receive notice of your certificate of acceptance in the program.
Please note that only cheques made out in Euros will be accepted.

Payment of the outstanding balance (See Bank Account Details)
The oustanding balance for courses and housing are due prior to May 31st. Send a bank cheque or money order in Euros only, made payable to Monsieur l'Agent Comptable de l'Université d'Orléans .
You will then receive :

- a certificate of final acceptance into the program,
- the details of your housing assignment.
- specific details concerning your arrival in Orléans and the program you will follow.
Cancellation and refunds
- Deposit of 200€ non refundable
- Before 31st May : the cost of course and the housing (single room or studio) will be refunded.
- From the 1st June : no refund for tuition or housing in a studio will be made.
- Up to June 24th, housing costs in a single room will be reimbursed for the full amount.
- After June 24th no refund will be made. Once the student has begun the program, no refund will be given for a withdrawal.
Upon your arrival in Orléans, you should present :
- a piece of identification.
- official proof of international medical insurance covering medical care and repatriation.
For further information or enrolment, please contact :
Madame Catherine COXHEAD (Assistante administrative)
Madame Marie-Thérèse FARMINE (professeur)
Université d'Orléans,
Service des Relations Internationales, Pôle Stages et Séjours Linguistiques
BP 6749 - 45067 Orléans Cedex 2 - France
Tél (33) 2 38 41 71 55 - Fax (33) 2 38 41 72 55
E- Mail :

Euroscience Open Forum 2006

Highlighting new research, new technology, new thinking!

ESOF2006 is the second pan-European General Science Meeting to be held in Munich at the Forum am Deutschen Museum and the Deutsches Museum (Museumsinsel 1, 80538 Munich, Germany)from July 15th to 19th, 2006.

View the exciting programme and register now!

As the name indicates, Euroscience Open Forum was brought to life by Euroscience, a grass-roots scientific organisation founded in 1997 with over 2,000 members in 40 countries. For more information on becoming a member of Euroscience, please click here.

ESOF2006 is initiated by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.

ESOF2006 is hosted by Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD), a non-profit organisation founded by the most significant research funding organisations in Germany. WiD’s purpose is to promote interaction and dialogue between science and the general public. Each year WiD organises, among other activities, the German National Science week (Wissenschaftssommer) at various locations. During this important science festival, current issues related to scientific research are presented through exhibitions, symposia, talk shows and cultural events. In 2006 Wissenschaftssommer and ESOF will be jointly held in Munich.

The registration for ESOF2006 is handled by EUROKONGRESS. For all related questions, please contact:

Isartorplatz 3
80331 Munich
Phone +49 (0)89 2109860
Fax +49 (0)89 21098698

ESOF2006 - Dates:

Saturday, July 15th 2006, (approx. 16.00h) until
Wednesday, July 19th 2006 (approx. 16.00)

All lectures and discussions will be held in English. For selected events there will be simultaneous translation.

Le Salon Européen de la Recherche (Paris)

8-11 juin 2006

La commission européenne inclus dans le projet de l'espace d'exposition "Recherche européenne", une structure d'accueil consacrée uniquement à informer les jeunes scientifiques ou étudiants sur les possibilités d'emploi recherche et de mobilité des chercheurs à la Commission, dans les laboratoires du Centre Commun de Recherche ainsi que sur les modalités de financements et de partenariats pour des projets de recherche.

Pour recevoir une invitation gratuite:

Plus de details:

Summer School Middlesex University

30 June to 10 August 2006
This year we are pleased to offer close to 140 courses over twenty seven subjects, each selected for its special interest and wide appeal.

These range from two days to five weeks in duration, with choices from introductory to more advanced levels.

Many courses can be studied for academic credit, while others are designed for those interested in developing creative, personal or professional interests.

We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds and experiences and our student population is made up of those already studying at universities in the UK and overseas as well as professionals and independent adult learners.

For information about our range of courses see choosing a course. If you have queries about any courses or other aspects of the Summer School, please do not hesitate to contact us.


University of Cambridge International Summer Schools

Summer programmes were established at the University of Cambridge in 1923 with a view to widening participation in education. Now the Summer Schools regularly welcome around 1000 students from approximately 55 countries worldwide. Anyone over the age of 18 before the Summer School begins and fluent in English are welcome to attend these programmes. Many participants are undergraduate or graduate students, who are able to gain credit towards their studies at their home institutions. Others are teachers, faculty members or academics seeking to refresh and develop their own knowledge. Other participants, representing a broad range of professions and interests, are simply taking the opportunity to broaden their horizons and exercise their minds. Some see the Summer Schools as a useful prelude - or affordable alternative - to longer-term study abroad. Whatever your reasons for attending you will be sure to experience a challenging and fulfilling summer in Cambridge.

Every year the University of Cambridge provides two interdisciplinary International Summer Schools (Term I and Term II) alongside 4 separate special subject Summer Schools focusing on Art History, Literature, from Shakespeare to the present day, History, medieval to modern and Science as well as a programme in English Legal Methods.

International Summer School Term I 10 July - 4 August 2006
International Summer School Term II 6 - 19 August 2006
Art History Summer School 9 - 29 July 2006
Literature, Shakespeare to the present day 9 - 29 July 2006
Science Summer School 16 July - 5 August 2006
History, medieval to modern 30 July - 19 August 2006


Programul DAEDALUS SummerShip este un program complex de practica adresat studentilor in anii 3-4 interesati sa faca o cariera in marketing. Scopul programului DAEDALUS SummerShip este pregatirea in avans a viitorilor specialisti in marketing.

1.Training intensiv
In prima parte a programului participantii vor beneficia de training intensiv care are rolul de a-i introduce pe acestia in domeniul marketing research.

2.Practica propriu-zisa
In urmatoarele doua luni, participantii vor lucra in proiectele de research aflate in derulare la acel moment. Vor beneficia de coaching din partea membrilor echipei la care vor fi alocati.

Pe toata durata programului, participantii vor beneficia de o bursa de lucru.

Conditii de participare:
- Studenti in anul 3-4 de studiu ASE sau Sociologie
- Cunostinte de marketing
- Cunostinte de statistica
- Foarte bune cunostinte de limba engleza
- Excelente abilitati de comunicare si lucru in echipa
- Foarte bune cunostinte de utilizare a pachetului Microsoft Office

Programul constituie o premiza pentru colaborarea ulterioara pe proiecte si/sau pentru angajare.

Perioada de desfasurare: 3 iulie –15 septembrie 2006

Trimite CV-ul si o Scrisoare de Intentie (scrisa de tine) pe adresa: Scrie: “Cod JMA” la subiect!

Termen limita de inscriere: 4 iunie 2006

Daedalus Consulting:

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CREATIVITY 3 "Love and Unity", an intercultural youth event in Greece

Dear friends around the globe,

We are very glad to invite you to participate in the 3rd edition of "Creativity" (!

CREATIVITY 3 "Love and Unity", an intercultural youth event organized by "Kids in Action" and aiming to bring together more than 200 young people from all over the world in order to express themselves in the themes of love and unity through a variety of artistic workshops.

Find all the information related to this activity under :

Should you have any question, please write to us on:
We want that you explode our mailbox!

Don/t hesitate to forward this email to all your contacts that might be interested !!

Warmest regards on behalf of "Kids in Action",

Eduard Gutierrez
External Communications
"Creativity 3" Steering Committee

REATIVITY 3 "Love and Unity"

Inspired an Initiated by:
Lagada, 12, 4th
0030 2310552655 (tel & fax)

"Kids in Action is a non profit, non governmental, independent youth organization that activates in the fields of inclusion and participation for all,
empowering and encouraging young people to pioneer in the construction of a peaceful and diversity respectful Europe of Knowledge"

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CfP: Proiectul "Inventiile lui Leonardo da Vinci"

Proiectul "Inventiile lui Leonardo da Vinci" urmareste realizarea practica a diferitelor inventii ale marelui renascentist. Asociatia Culturala Noua Acropola organizeaza o preselectie in urma careia se vor alege cei care vor participa la proiect.

Se cauta tineri (18-35 ani) cu aptitudini practice, creativitate, inteligenta, disponibilitate, rabdare si mult spirit de aventura, pentru a se constitui o echipa care va constru,i sub o indrumare de specialitate, diverse masinarii proiectate de Leonardo da Vinci.

Cei interesati sunt rugati sa trimita o scrisoare de intentie in care sa specifice motivul pentru care doresc sa participe la proiect si aptitudinile pe care le pun in joc. Masinariile construite de cei care vor participa la proiect vor fi
prezentate intr-o expozitie in luna octombrie-noiembrie 2006 in Timisoara, dupa care vor fi expuse in marile orase din tara. Realizatorii masinariilor vor fi facuti cunoscuti cu fiecare ocazie in care aceste masinarii vor fi expuse.

Scrisorile de intentie pot fi trimise prin e-mail.

Mai multe informatii:
Tel. 0256 492570, 0744 635490 (luni-vineri, între 19.00-21.00)

George Calin
Departamentul de Relatii Publice
Asociatia Culturala Noua Acropola

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May 28, 2006

Concorso per l'attribuzione di N. 118 borse di studio a cittadini stranieri non comunitari

E' indetto per l'A.A.2005/06 un concorso per l'attribuzione di n.118 borse di studio annuali dell'importo di € 4.000,00 ciascuna, destinate a cittadini stranieri non comunitari iscritti a corsi di Laurea dei vecchi ordinamenti, di Laurea triennale e di Laurea Specialistica a ciclo unico dell'Università di Bologna, a partire dal II° anno di corso e fino al I° anno fuori corso con riferimento all'A.A. di prima immatricolazione anche se avvenuta presso altro Ateneo.

Scadenza bando 26 giugno 2006

5ème rencontre Europe Amérique Latine sur la coopération et la formation technologique et professionnelle

Organisée par l'IUT Paris-Jussieu, Université Paris7-Denis Diderot, sous l'égide de l'Assemblée des Directeurs des IUT (ADIUT) et avec les soutiens de l'Assemblée des directeurs des IUP (ADIUP), et du MENESR. Elle se tiendra en Martinique, du 5 au 10 novembre et s'adresse à tous les enseignants de l'enseignement supérieur concernés par la professionnalisation, par les nouvelles méthodes pédagogiques et par la coopération internationale

4th International Workshop on the CCN family of Genes

18-22 October 2006. Setouchi-City. Okayama. Japan
Organisers : Pr. Masaharu TAKIGAWA and Pr. Bernard PERBAL
Administration : Annick PERBAL

Local secretary in Japan : Dr. Satoshi KUBO

Second International Seville Seminar on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (Sevilla, Spain)

(FTA), 28th- 29th September 2006

Building on the success of the joint EU-US Seminar on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) in 2004, a second event is being organised for the sharing of ideas and experiences among FTA experts, practitioners, and decision-makers.

The 2006 Seminar will focus upon the “impact of FTA approaches on policy and decision-making” and will place emphasis on the delivery of concrete and valued policy outcomes and impacts from FTA activities.

The seminar intends to enlarge the geographical base of participants from that of the previous seminar. Academics, practitioners and public and private sector decision makers from Europe, North America, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Australasia are therefore invited to broaden the network and to increase understanding of advances in the field of FTA.

The FTA acronym refers to strategic foresight, forecasting and technology assessment. The Seminar’s target audience includes:

The public sector,
Participants with an interest in business and other non-governmental FTA activities, and
Those active in areas where FTA tools and approaches have been newly-applied. The Seminar organisers are particularly interested in receiving abstracts concerning FTA adaptations to decision-making contexts in developing countries.
The Seminar will cover two full days, during which time, papers and multimedia e-posters will be presented. This announcement includes a call for paper and e-poster abstracts within four relevant themes, the details of which can be found in this web site.

The Seminar will also involve considerable “workshop” activity. In particular, specific issue-oriented working groups will meet and report back on recommendations to advance the FTA community and its processes.

CfP: Molecular Research in Environmental Medecine (Université Paris 5-René Descartes)

Theme of the Conference

There is a major concern that we should increase our knowledge of the effect of the environment on health Epidemiological studies suggest that numerous diseases are associated with noise, non-ionizing and ionizing radiations, airbone particles from industry and transport, dioxins, PCB, pesticides, endocrine disruptors and many other physical, chemical and biological pollutants. Toxicology and environmental medicine are necessary to provide causal evidences and to evaluate the hazards posed by these pollutants. The aim of this conference is to investigate the molecular mechanisms of health problems which are suspected to be triggered by environmental factors. They include cancers, allergies, auto immune and degenerative diseases, aging, effects on fertility and reproduction as well as effects on the nervous system. We hope to bring researchers up to date on the mechanisms of the effects of these environmental factors at both cellular and molecular levels as well as on the whole organism.

Main topics to be discussed will include :

A. Xenobiotics, signalling and biotransformation
B. Oxidative stress and environmental pollution
C. Environment, genome repair and cancer
D. Inflammation and immunotoxicology
E. Environment and ageing
F. Endocrine disruptors
G. Emerging risks

Abstracts can be submitted as an attached document in an email message to

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is June 15, 2006.

Abstracts will be selected for short presentations. Other abstracts can be accepted for poster presentation

CfP: Les Universités et leurs marchés

Première conférence internationale de RESUP

1. Présentation du RESUP
Le RESUP est un réseau de laboratoires de recherche créé en octobre 2001 avec le soutien du Ministère de la recherche. Il a pour but de fédérer et de susciter la recherche en sociologie, sciences politiques, sciences de l’éducation et économie dans le domaine de l’enseignement supérieur.

La direction du réseau est assurée par Georges Felouzis (professeur à l’université de Bordeaux 2, LAPSAC) avec un conseil scientifique composé de Thierry Chevaillier (professeur à l’université de Dijon, IREDU-CNRS), Marie-Françoise Fave-Bonnet (professeure à l’Université de Paris X Nanterre, CREF), Daniel Filâtre (professeur à l’Université de Toulouse le Mirail, CERTOP-CNRS) et Christine Musselin (directrice de recherche au CSOCNRS).

Depuis l’organisation du colloque de Bordeaux « L’enseignement supérieur en questions » des 16 et 17 mai 2002 (Université de Bordeaux II, LAPSAC), le RESUP est à l’initiative des journées d’études du 7 mars 2002 à l’Université Paris X Nanterre (CREF) sur les enseignantschercheurs, de la journée « jeunes chercheurs » du 19 septembre 2003 à Dijon (Université de Bourgogne, IREDU), des journées d’études des 3 et 4 juin 2004 sur « les figures territoriales de l’Université » (Toulouse Le Mirail, CERTOP - CIRUS/CERS)de la journée d’études du 4 février 2005 à l’Université Paris X Nanterre (CREF) sur l’offre de formation, de la journée d’études « Recherche universitaire et entreprises » à Sciences Po Paris, de la journée « jeunes chercheurs » du 16 septembre 2005 à Dijon (Université de Bourgogne, IREDU). Le prochain colloque « Regards croisés sur la question étudiante » aura lieu les 8 et 9 juin 2006 à Bordeaux..

D’autres informations (actes, annuaire des chercheurs, actualités, etc.) sont disponibles sur le site du RESUP :
2. Appel à communication Le monde universitaire a toujours été traversé par des compétitions et de la concurrence, mais ces phénomènes sont aujourd’hui plus accentués, mais aussi plus visibles et plus sensibles. Cela est lié notamment à la raréfaction des financements publics étatiques, à la stagnation, voire à la décroissance, des publics étudiants traditionnels, ou au nombre élevé de candidats à
une carrière scientifique qui ne trouvent pas les emplois auxquels ils aspiraient.
Mais plus que la course aux moyens, c’est aussi la transformation des dispositifs d’allocation et de gestion des ressources qui participe de cette dynamique. Le recours crois sant à des mécanismes incitatifs, à l’évaluation des résultats obtenus plutôt qu’à celle des objectifs et des projets, à l’exigence de rendre des comptes, à la fixation et au respect d’échéances imposées par des acteurs extérieurs à la communauté universitaire, au suivi analytique des recettes et des dépenses, etc. modifie le contenu de l’activité des universitaires et des chercheurs comme la nature des contraintes qui pèsent sur eux : autrefois essentiellement réglementaires et bureaucratiques, elles sont aujourd’hui plus comptables et économiques. Ces deux premiers facteurs ne sont sans doute pas sans lien avec la requalification (certes
controversée) à laquelle sont soumis les « produits » de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche. Alors qu’ils étaient jusqu’à très récemment regardés essentiellement comme des biens publics, cette caractérisation est actuellement remise en cause. Certains considèrent – en particulier du côté des économistes, mais ces arguments se retrouvent également dans les politiques publiques de certains pays – que les avantages apportés par l'enseignement supérieur à la collectivité sont faibles par rapport à ceux qu'il procure aux individus qui en bénéficient, ce qui justifie alors selon les tenants de ces thèses, l’abandon de la gratuité de
l’enseignement supérieur et de la prise en charge intégrale de ses coûts par les autorités publiques. L’importance accordée aux liens entre recherche et innovation comme moteurs de la croissance économique conduit par ailleurs à protéger l’accès à la connaissance par des droits de propriété intellectuelle (licence, brevets, etc.) qui génèrent des revenus à ceux qui en sont à l’origine (ou à leur institution) et qui encouragent leur exploitation industrielle en limitant leur accessibilité. Bref, enseignements et résultats scientifiques sont plus souvent que par le passé considérés comme des biens privés auxquels peut être attribuée une valeur

Enfin, les espaces de référence pertinents des systèmes d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche se sont étendus et multipliés. Alors que le 19ème et une bonne partie du 20ème siècle ont abouti à la constitution de systèmes nationaux ayant chacun des caractéristiques propres, le passage au 21ème siècle est marqué dans de nombreux pays, et notamment ceux qui avaient une forte tradition universitaire nationale, par la prise de conscience d’une certaine inadéquation du territoire national comme espace de référence et de pilotage de ce secteur. Derrière cela se profilent non seulement une intensification des échanges entre chercheurs/universitaires de différents pays, échanges qui ont une longue antériorité, mais aussi une modification de leur espace privilégié de coopération (les collègues partenaires des
projets de recherche ne sont plus seulement ceux du territoire national, mais aussi, voire surtout, ceux des pays voisins), une reconfiguration de leur espace « naturel » de recrutement des étudiants (pour l’étendre par exemple à l’ensemble des pays signataires du processus de Bologne, ou bien, au contraire, pour le recentrer sur le territoire et les besoins locaux), une évolution de l’espace de diffusion de leurs travaux scientifiques vers des langues et des revues étrangères, une extension de l’espace de référence pour le déroulement des carrières (pour qu’il ne soit plus seulement celui de l’établissement où l’on a fait sa thèse, mais dépasse les
frontières)… Il n’y a donc pas substitution d’un territoire pertinent à un autre, mais plutôt multiplication pour l’ensemble des universitaires/chercheurs (et pas seulement pour une petite élite) des espaces pertinents qui peuvent ainsi être locaux, régionaux, nationaux, européen ou supranationaux. Les lieux où se déroulent les mises en concurrence, le volume et la nature des ressources disponibles, les caractéristiques des dispositifs d’allocation et de gestion de ces dernières, la
requalification de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, sont autant de facteurs révélateurs de la transformation de la forme et du contenu de la compétition au sein et entre les systèmes d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche : d’essentiellement scientifique et liée en priorité à des formes de reconnaissance symbolique et réputationnelle, elle devient également marchande et de plus en plus indissociable de processus de valorisation, y compris monétaire. Ces différentes évolutions, qui touchent inégalement les systèmes universitaires et certains
secteurs au sein de ceux-ci, justifient par conséquent de s’interroger sur « Les universités et leurs marchés » et cette thématique sera au coeur de la conférence internationale qu’organise le RESUP pour célébrer son cinquième anniversaire, à Sciences Po les 1er, 2 et 3 février 2007.

A cette occasion, il s’agira aussi bien de rendre compte des transformations qui se sont produites ou qui sont en cours, que d’analyser leurs conséquences effectives. Pour cette raison, des communications portant sur plusieurs pays ou bien comparant les évolutions à l’oeuvre dans les systèmes d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche avec celles qui se produisent dans d’autres secteurs seront particulièrement bienvenues. Nous donnerons donc la priorité aux textes qui proposent des analyses plutôt que des jugements, qui s’appuient sur des faits étayés empiriquement plutôt que sur des anticipations ou des prises de position.

Plus précisément, des contributions sont sollicitées sur les quatre thématiques qui suivent.

1. Le marché des ressources, ou la transformation des modes de financement de la recherche et de l’enseignement universitaires Le financement de la recherche et de l’enseignement universitaires a connu deux grandes évolutions dans la plupart des pays développés : d’une part une diversification des sources de financements et d’autre part une transformation des modalités d’allocation et de gestion.

Concernant la diversification des sources de financement, les questions suivantes pourront être abordées : comment les autorités publiques ont-elles mené cette politique dans ce sens ? Avec quel degré de réussite selon les pays et le type d’actions publiques qui a été ms en oeuvre ? Quelle a été l’incidence au niveau de la composition des budgets des établissements ou des équipes de recherche ? La diversification a-t-elle modifié le rapport entre financements publics et privés ? Quels sont les mécanismes qui permettent de monter un projet de recherche dans cette nouvelle configuration et ont-ils été amenés à évoluer avec la multiplication des
sources de financement ?

Les nouvelles modalités d’allocation et de gestion des ressources prennent diverses formes. Plusieurs pays (notamment la France et la Suisse) ont introduit des procédures contractuelles entre les établissements et leurs différents partenaires. D’autres ont accordé une plus grande maîtrise de la gestion de leurs ressources/dépenses aux universités en globalisant les budgets. Dans de nombreux cas, l’attribution de tout ou partie des financements se fait en fonction des
résultats : primes aux doctorats soutenus aux Pays-Bas, crédits de recherche en fonction des performances scientifiques établies par le Research Assessment Exercise en Grande Bretagne, etc. Enfin, on observe aussi une dévolution des budgets soumise à conditions, entre les financeurs publics et les établissements, mais aussi au sein des établissements : le budget de fonctionnement des unités n’est ainsi abondé que si elle s’engage à assurer certains enseignements ou certaines activités de service, etc. En France, la récente réforme des procédures budgétaires de l'État, emprunte à plusieurs de ces mécanismes et devrait à terme entraîner des modifications assez importantes dans la gestion des établissements publics et dans l’établissement de leurs budgets.

L’enseignement supérieur et la recherche constituent par conséquent des terrains de recherche privilégiés pour analyser ces instruments et dispositifs. On peut notamment étudier comment ils ont été conçus et ce qui a motivé leur introduction mais aussi s’interroger sur leurs effets attendus et inattendus et sur la manière dont ils reconfigurent ou non les stratégies et comportements des acteurs. Ce pilotage par les outils de management n’étant par ailleurs pas propres à l’enseignement supérieur et à la recherche, une comparaison de leurs effets sur
différents secteurs apporterait un éclairage stimulant.

2. Le marché des universitaires : d’un marché de professionnels à un marché de
« travailleurs » universitaires ? Cette deuxième thématique est consacrée aux transformations qui affectent les marchés du travail universitaire, les relations d’emploi et l’organisation du travail scientifique ou pédagogique, et à leurs conséquences.

Pour ce qui concerne l’activité des universitaires, les évolutions récentes ont souvent modifié leur environnement de travail. On peut par conséquent se demander quels effets cela a eu sur le contenu de leurs activités, la conception qu’ils en ont, leurs identités professionnelles etc. Par exemple, gardent-ils la maîtrise de leur agenda de travail et restent-ils maîtres de la répartition de leur temps de travail entre les différentes activités ? Quelles incidences quantitatives et qualitatives ont l’accentuation du contrôle de leurs tâches et l’intensification
de l’évaluation de leur performance d’enseignement ou de recherche sur leur production ? Comment vivent-ils le renforcement de l’autonomie des établissements et la « hiérarchisation » des relations avec les responsables universitaires élus ? Dans ce contexte, comment évolue le lien entre enseignement et recherche ?
Une deuxième entrée sur ces questions est offerte par les établissements eux-mêmes et
consiste à s’intéresser à la manière dont ils investissent un domaine souvent nouveau pour eux : la gestion des postes et des personnes. Quelle incidence cela a-t-il sur les décisions de redistributions internes de postes ? Sur le profilage des postes et le recrutement des futurs collègues ? Sur la nature de la relation qui lie les universitaires à leur établissement ? Sur la représentation qu’ont les enseignants-chercheurs de leur travail ? Cela conduit-il à des rapprochements ou à des convergences entre des situations nationales ? Enfin, on pourra s’interroger sur les marchés du travail universitaire d’un double point de vue.

D’une part, celui de leur diversification et de la remise en cause d’un déroulement de carrière unique et « linéaire » au profit de cheminements plus variés et plus nomades. D’autre part, celui de leur rôle comme instrument de différenciation au sein de la profession universitaire. Observe-t-on une évolution des critères qui sont mobilisés lors des décisions de recrutement ou de promotions ? Devient-il plus fréquent de considérer que l’excellence scientifique ne peut être uniquement rémunérée en reconnaissance et en prestige mais qu’elle doit s’accompagner de revenus et autres gratifications qui la reflètent et qui distinguent les
« meilleurs » ? Dans quelle mesure les marchés du travail universitaires sont-ils les opérateurs de cette valorisation de l’activité universitaire ? D’une manière plus générale, c’est la singularité des activités universitaires et scientifiques
qui est à questionner et notamment la réduction de la distance entre elles et les autres activités salariées à l’heure où celles-ci connaissent également de profondes mutations.

3. Le marché des étudiants : des héritiers aux clients ? La transformation des publics étudiants est largement documentée et constitue l’une des composantes cruciales que doivent intégrer les établissements. Mais il en est d’autres qu’il est
moins fréquent de traiter et que cette thématique devrait permettre d’aborder.
La première concerne la transformation de la place reconnue aux étudiants dans les
établissements d’enseignement supérieur. De simples usagers, les mouvements contestataires des années 60 leur ont souvent permis (avec le succès mitigé que l’on connaît) de participer au fonctionnement de leurs institutions. Quitte à amplifier le phénomène, une autre étape semble se dessiner et les étudiants tendent de plus en plus à devenir des clients que l’on cherche à attirer, à satisfaire, mais aussi parfois à faire payer. Dans cette perspective, l’acquisition de connaissances, n’est plus le seul « produit » qui est délivré : ils doivent aussi pouvoir trouver un emploi, répondre aux besoins du marché du travail, et être traités de manière plus individualisée. Quelles sont les conséquences de ces tendances, qui existent à
des degrés très divers d’un pays à un autre et parfois d’un secteur à un autre dans un même pays ? Comment cela affecte-t-il la relation entre étudiants et enseignants ? Dans quelle mesure la constitution de l’offre de formation est-elle affectée et comment ? La seconde porte sur la tendance croissante à l’introduction de droits de scolarité et à l’augmentation de leur montant. Parmi les nombreux arguments développés en faveur de cette évolution, on trouve celui de l’inefficacité de la gratuité ou de la quasi-gratuité à démocratiser l’accès aux formations les plus prestigieuses, comme le démontre avec force la composition sociale des grandes écoles publiques françaises. Mais que sait-on des effets des droits d’inscription sur l’accès à l’enseignement supérieur ? Les mesures privilégiées (bourses au
mérite ou sur critères sociaux, emprunts à taux préférentiels etc.) en faveur des populations défavorisées ont elles un impact sur la composition sociale des étudiants, sur le choix des cursus suivis ? Y a-t-il des effets de seuil à partir desquels des effets pervers sont observables ?

4. Les universités, acteurs du marché : entre benchmarking, rating et ranking…
L’une des conséquences de l’intensification de la compétition et la pression aux résultats plus forte qui s’exercent sur l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche d’un côté, et de la multiplication et de l’extension des espaces de référence de l’autre, est la production de données visant à évaluer les résultats mais aussi à les comparer entre eux. Différents acteurs ont acquis une visibilité nouvelle à cette occasion.

D’une part, les organismes supranationaux (et notamment l’OCDE ou l’Unesco) qui ont
retenu un certain nombre d’indicateurs et développé des catégories permettant la comparaison et qui produisent des données sur un grand nombre de pays. Celles-ci permettent de situer chacun d’entre eux par rapport aux autres sur un certain nombre de dimensions mais encouragent aussi ces derniers à pratiquer du benchmarking, c’est-à-dire à repérer, échanger et introduire les meilleures pratiques.

D’autre part, des agences privées (EQUIS ou l’AACSB par exemple) ou publiques (le QAA
en Grande Bretagne) ont vu le jour ou bien ont renforcé leurs activités et conduisent des processus d’évaluation disciplinaire ou institutionnelle qui visent à assurer le respect d’un minimum de qualité (minimum qui peut par ailleurs être élevé et difficile à atteindre). Il s’agit alors plus de délivrer des « labels » que de classer. D’autres encore (comme la future agence d’évaluation française, le CNE, le RAE en Grande Bretagne…) sont responsables de la réalisation d’évaluations des résultats individuels ou institutionnels qui permettent d’appuyer ou de légitimer les décisions prises par les autorités publiques (ou les financeurs privés quand les résultats de ces évaluations sont rendus publics) en matière d’attribution de ressources ou de gestion des carrières.

Enfin, on a vu se multiplier les producteurs de classements, au niveau national ou sur un secteur particulier, et plus récemment, au niveau international (avec le fameux classement de Shanghai). La sophistication des méthodes utilisées varie beaucoup d’un classement à l’autre ainsi que les méthodes elles-mêmes, mais ces outils sont généralement destinés au grand public (mais ne sont pas mobilisés que par lui) afin de lui permettre de s’y retrouver sur le grand marché de l’offre d’enseignement et de recherche.

La multiplication des outils, des méthodes et des indicateurs pose par conséquent la question de leur élaboration (comment sont-ils choisis, développés et introduits, comment deviennentils légitimes ou non, quels objectifs servent-ils, qui sont les acteurs qui les imposent et ceux qui les critiquent…). Mais elle pose également celle de leur utilisation (qui s’empare de ces données, classements, etc. et à quelles fins ?) et donc de leurs effets. Ces derniers doivent être envisagés à plusieurs niveaux.

Tout d’abord on peut se demander si ces pratiques ont des effets de normalisation et si elles tendent à standardiser les pratiques des établissements ou les orientations prises par les autorités publiques, en imposant et en généralisant des cadres cognitifs et normatifs dominants, et/ou en sanctionnant les comportements ou choix déviants. Quels effets ont-elles sur le degré de diversité ? Favorisent-elles une uniformisation de l’offre ?

Ensuite, il faut s’interroger sur la manière dont les établissements réagissent face à ces évolutions, mais aussi dans quelle mesure ils y participent, voire jouent avec ces nouvelles règles du jeu. Enfin, se pose la question de l’articulation entre, d’un côté, les normes, principes, règles qui tendent ainsi à se diffuser et à s’imposer au-delà de toutes frontières et qui poussent les institutions à développer des stratégies individuelles de positionnement sur différents espaces, et de l’autre, les normes, principes, règles que les autorités publiques locales, nationales ou supranationales (et notamment européennes) cherchent à développer pour instaurer un pilotage plus collectif, plus coordonné sur chacun de ces niveaux.

3. Déroulement de la conférence
Cette conférence internationale se déroulera sur trois journées (début le 1er février à 14 heures et clôture le samedi 3 à midi) et comprendra des séances plénières et des ateliers. Les communications peuvent être présentées et écrites en français ou en anglais, mais aucune traduction d’une langue vers une autre ne sera assurée. Les frais d’hôtel des intervenants seront couverts. Le remboursement des frais de déplacement sera envisagé en fonction des ressources dont nous disposerons pour organiser cette manifestation.

4. Soumission de propositions de communication
Date limite de soumission
Les propositions de communication devront être envoyées pour le 26 juin 2006 au plus tard. Il est impératif d’utiliser le formulaire proposé à la fin de cet appel. Elles peuvent être rédigées en anglais ou en français. Elles devront être adressées par courrier postal ou électronique à Christine Musselin Centre de Sociologie des

Organisations (Sciences Po et CNRS) 19 rue Amélie
75007 Paris

Modalités et critères de sélection des propositions
Leur examen sera confié au comité scientifique du RESUP qui fera connaître ses décisions aux auteurs pour le 15 juillet 2006. Les critères que le comité prendra en compte pour émettre ses avis seront les suivants :

1/ congruence entre la contribution proposée et les thèmes de la conférence

2/ originalité et consistance du matériau empirique mobilisé : les matériaux de seconde main, les données empiriques recueillies sur un projet développé par l’institution dont dépend le contributeur et les enquêtes trop restreintes, donneront lieu à des avis négatifs.

3/ la pertinence du cadre analytique retenu pour traiter de la problématique annoncée.

Un intérêt particulier sera en outre porté aux propositions traitant de comparaisons
internationales ou de comparaison entre secteurs.

Remise des textes et diffusion de ceux-ci avant la conférence
Les participants retenus devront adresser leur contribution écrite pour le 15 novembre 2006. L’ensemble des textes sera mis en ligne avant la conférence sur un site accessible aux seuls intervenants, afin qu’ils aient la possibilité de prendre connaissance des travaux des uns et des autres. Les textes seront accessibles à tous les publics intéressés sur le site du RESUP, après la tenue de la conférence.

Comme pour les précédents colloques du RESUP, différentes formes de diffusion seront
envisagées. Une publication des actes du colloque, reprenant l’intégralité des textes proposés tels qu’ils auront été transmis par les auteurs avant la conférence, pourra être réalisée sous forme de polycopié ou de CD-Rom. Sous réserve d’intéresser un éditeur ou une revue, le comité scientifique du RESUP organisera une évaluation scientifique de toutes les contributions et décidera de la publication, après d’éventuelles révisions, de tout ou partie d’entre elles dans un ouvrage collectif.

Proposition de communication
Les résumés de communication n’excéderont pas deux pages. Ils peuvent être rédigés en
anglais ou en français. Vous devez adresser cette proposition de communication pour le 26 juin au plus tard par courrier électronique (en format word ou rtf, Times New Roman 12 pt, simple interligne) à ou par courrier postal à Christine Musselin, CSO, 19 rue Amélie 75007 Paris, France, le cachet de la poste faisant foi.

Nom :
Prénom :
Situation professionelle :
Institution de rattachement :
Adresse électronique
Adresse postale à laquelle faire parvenir les correspondances :
Titre de la communication
Thématique à laquelle la communication se rattache :
Le marché des ressources
Le marché des universitaires
Le marché des étudiants
Le marché des institutions
Résumé (au plus deux pages)

Celui-ci devra exposer la question traitée, préciser le travail de recherche empirique réalisé (méthodologie employée, enquêtes menées etc.), annoncer les résultats obtenus (si l’étude est terminée) et expliciter la perspective théorique retenue ou la littérature mobilisée.