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Dear Young Researchers, PhD Students in Social Sciences,

Under the title:

“Regime Change and Transitions across the Danubian Region: 1989 – 2009”
6th DRC Summer School on Regional Co-operation

the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), Vienna, and the IDResearch Ltd (IDR), Pécs, in co-operation with Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest and the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Pécs are organising the sixth Summer School on Regional Co-operation under the intellectual sponsorship of the Danube Rectors’ Conference between 5 – 12 July 2009 at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest, Hungary.

The major aims of our project are:
- to enhance the awareness for the significance and possibilities of regional co-operation;
- to discuss and to develop strategies for the improvement of co-operation in the region;
- to bring young scientists from the countries of the Danube Region and Central Europe together to establish a regional scientific network within the European Research Area;
- to foster the relations between the partner universities of the Danube Rectors’ Conference and with other regional actors;
- to prepare a sustainable series of events to be able to meet the tasks mentioned above.

Our target group:
- 25-30 young scientists from the Danube Region and Central Europe who have records in Political Science or other social science disciplines.
- Graduates who want to present their research projects to the students of the Summer School in the lectures.
- Interested persons from regional organisations, public administration and scientific institutions.

Sub-topics and workshop items:
1. Revolutionary Changes and Their Political Impacts on Europe
2. Economic and Social Perspectives of Democratic Change
3. 1989 as Impetus for Regional Co-operation with Special Focus on Science and Research and for Development of Civil Society in CEE
4. New Geopolitical Era for CEECs? – The Danubian Region in International Relations 20 Years after the Fall of the Iron Curtain

The best papers of the School will be published in the annual proceedings volume of the school.

Applications for participation may be handed in by e-mail or fax until June 9th, 2009 and should include the application (DOWNLOAD HERE), the CV of the applicant and an abstract max. 2 pages of the paper that shall be presented in the framework of the Summer School. The participants are selected by a jury taking into account the guidance of the presidency of the Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC).

The applications should be sent to
Mr. Zoltán Vörös
IDResearch Ltd.
Tel.: +36-30-867-1955
Fax: +36-72-522-624
e-mail: voros@idresearch.hu

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