Erasmus Mundus MA Euroculture:
Society, politics and culture in a global context

Programme of the Conference

The conference consisted of the following thematic panels:


Tuesday, 14th October

Welcome to Fortress Europe: Challenges and Opportunities for the continent!?


Opening Lecture by:
- Csaba Tabadji, Member of European Parliament, Hungary
- Chair: Zorana Kataranovski, Office of the Ambassador and Deputy Head of mission at the Netherlands embassy in Belgrade, Serbia



Wednesday, 15th October

Globalizing Higher Education and Research for the 'Knowledge Economy'


Roundtable with:
- Julia González, Vice Rector of International Relations (ret.), Deusto University Bilbao, Spain
- Uwe Muuss, Director, International Office, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
- Monica Pascoli, Department of Human Sciences, University of Udine, Italy
- Martin Tamcke, Director of Studies, Euroculture Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
- Robert Wagenaar, Overall Coordinator of the Euroculture Consortium, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands
- Chair: Erika von Rautenfeld, Professor of Political Science, Technical University Nuremberg, Germany


Political Construction of Europe: An architecture for the Europe of tomorrow

Panel Discussion with:
- Michael Minkenberg, Professor of Political Science, Europe University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
- Ioannis Ntountoumis, Executive Assistant, Doudoumis-Diagramma Editions, Greece
- Csaba Tabadji, Member of the European Parliament, Hungary
- Olena Turchyn, Admin Assistant, EU/IOM Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine, Ukraine
- Chair: Wouter Welling, Trainee Information Management at PBLQ HEC, Den Hague, the Netherlands



Thursday, 16th October

Europe in the Globalizing World: Soft Power, Security and European Foreign Policy


Panel Discussion with
- Annegret Bendiek, Deputy Head of Research Division ?EU External Relations?, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin, Germany
- Natalia Chaban, Head of Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies, European and European Union Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
- Louismongkol Sapkul, Diplomatic officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
- Irina Shevtsova, Senior Fellow, Center for Comparative Historical and Political Studies, Perm State University, Russia
- Peter W. Schulze, Hon.-Professor of Political Science, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
- Chair: Justus Römeth, Council Member, European Pirate Party, Hannover, Germany



Europe in the Globalizing World: Economic Perspectives

Panel Discussion with:
- Alexander Kamkin, International Economist, Institute of Europe of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
- Teoman Karamanoglu, Performance Management and Organisational Development Specialist, Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S., Istanbul, Turkey
- Salena Lee, Senior International Project Manager, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indianapolis, USA
- Aditi Tandon, Assistant Media Advisor, U.S. Consulate, Mumbai, India
- Andrea Telegdi, Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Budapest, Hungary
- Chair: Marc Arwed Rutke, Coordinator and Supervisor Euroculture, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany



Friday, 17th October

Theory and Practice of European Culture(s)


Panel discussion with:
- Gabriela Huk, Coordinator, Östergötlands Museum in Linköping, Sweden
- Alexander Luz, Assistant Professor, Department of Languages and Communication, UFRRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Lora Markova, Researcher, Institute for Leisure Studies, Deusto University, Bilbao, Spain
- Ioana Schiau, Researcher, National School of Political Science and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
- Margriet van der Waal, Senior Lecturer Euroculture, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands
- Chair: Lars Klein, Senior Lecturer Euroculture, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany


Working Post-Euroculture: Sharing Experience

Round table with:
- Johanna Bähn, Finance Officer at INTERREG IVC, Lille, France
- Lauranne Bardin, Business Development Manager, MBA, Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris, France
- Franco Burgio, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
- Au Yeung Shek Ling, Assistant Development Officer, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
- Till Manning, Research Coordinator (President's Staff) & Chief Executive Officer of the Graduate Academy, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
- Natialia Spartakova, Conference Producer at Informa Exhibitions, Cologne, Germany
- Chair: Daria Kulemetieva, International Marketing, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany


15 Years of Euroculture: Past, Present and Future

Round table with:
- Carl-Reinhold Brakenhielm, Professor at Department of Theology, Uppsala University, Sweden
- Claudio Cressati, Director of Euroculture, University of Udine, Italy
- Eunjin Jeong, Communications Officer, International Organization for Migration, Seoul, South Korea
- Ernst Kuper, Professor of Political Science (ret.), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
- Mathias Persson, Researcher, Department of Economic History, Uppsala University, Sweden
- Chair: Ekaterina Ershova, Assistant Coordinator, Euroculture, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany and
Reena James, Alumni Relations, RWTH Aachen University, Germany



Saturday, 18th October

Ukraine: Caught in Geopolitical Crossfire


Lecture by:
- Rainer Elk Anders, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Director of the Institute for Applied Creative Thinking, Staffordshire University, Great Britain


Vorreiter oder Verlierer? Zur Rolle der EU in der internationalen Klimaschutzpolitik

Lecture with English summary by:
- Artur Runge-Metzger, Head of Unit, DG Environment of the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium



Detailed programme of the conference is available here.