(In)equality. Faces of modern Europe
2nd International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference (Międzynarodowa Interdyscyplinarna Konferencja Naukowa, MIKN) entitled “(In)equality. Faces of modern Europe.” is organised by the IDE Academic Circle (Koło Naukowe Interdyscyplinarnych Działań Europejskich, KN IDE) and the Willi Brandt Centre for German and European Studies (Centrum Studiów Niemieckich i Europejskich im. Willy Brandta we Wrocławiu, CSNE) of the University of Wrocław.
The subject matter of the conference arises from the need to understand the phenomena and processes taking place in contemporary Europe. The goal of this conference is to promote young scientific talents: students and PhD students, and to propagate the idea of interdisciplinary research. This event is not only going to be an opportunity for spreading the current research, but for some it would also be a chance to present a paper for the first time.
The event will take place on November 19-21, 2021 in a hybrid form. Speakers (active participants) can deliver a paper at the CSNE in Wrocław or in the form of an online report (via the ZOOM platform). Similarly to our first edition, the 2nd MIKN sessions will be held in two languages: both in Polish and in English. The speakers declare their preferences regarding the form of presentation in the application form.
After the conference, it is intended to publish the texts in English in a monograph, whereupon such publication authors gain 20 points. The work will be published by the Publishing House of the Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies of the University of Wroclaw.
We invite speakers who represent various disciplines, such as sociology, history, political science, economics, law, management, international relations, philosophy and psychology. We encourage the participants to try answering one of the detailed research questions in the areas mentioned below, divided into two paths: research and analytical. The conference is an opportunity to undertake an international discussion about current inequalities, attempts to eliminate them, expected consequences and solutions, as well as it becomes a field for broadening perspectives of analysis through discussion of methodological and analytical orientations.
We encourage students and PhD students from various academic centers around the world to participate. The idea of the international conference was born out of the need to start a dialogue between citizens of many countries and to look at contemporary research discourses. On this basis, four main goals of the conference were set: 1) exchange of thoughts, views, scientific experiences, 2) promotion of the idea of civil society and activation of social life, 3) initiating interdisciplinary cooperation between representatives of various scientific disciplines, 4) attempt to find solutions to eliminate contemporary social inequalities.