Past Events

6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AFTER COMMUNISM. EAST AND WEST UNDER SCRUTINY

Craiova (Romania), House of the University, 8-9 April 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Dear Colleagues,
We are delighted to invite you to participate in the Fifth International Conference AFTER COMMUNISM. EAST AND WEST UNDER SCRUTINY in Craiova, Romania, 8-9 April 2016. More than two decades after, an event is both history and present. The annual conference organized by CEPOS involves both the perspectives of the researches in the field of Communism and Post-Communism: research experiences and scientific knowledge.

Like a "pointing puzzle", 25 years after the fall of communism, the conference panels explore emotional detachments, but also a peculiar involvement creating and exploiting the inter-disciplinary developments of the East-West relations before and after the crucial year 1989 in the fields such as: political sciences, history, economics and law.

The conference will be hosted by the University House and during two intense and exciting days, participants all over the world (professors, professionals, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers) are invited to raise the issue of the study of recent history of the former communist space in connection with the Western world. We are confident that all of us will focus during these two days on what is important to move the research in the field forward

We dear to state that we even bear the moral obligation to do that.

Best regards,
The Board of Directors of CEPOS 2016 Conferences and Events Series

PROPOSED PANELS

Center of Post-Communist Political Studies (CEPOS) proposes the following panels:
-Communism, transition, democracy;
-Political theory, ideology and social action in transition;
-Revolution and political history;
-Political culture and ideology
-Law, legal studies and justice reform;
-Constitution(s), legality &political reforms;
-Political parties, electoral systems and electoral campaigns;
-Security and diplomacy in national and Euro-Atlantic environment;
-Rights, identities policies & participation;
-Education, media & social communication;
-Administrative history and governance within South-Eastern Europe during transition;
-Political leadership, democratization and regional security;
-Comparative policies, sustainable growth and urban planning;
-Knowledge transfer and competitiveness in regional economies;
-Global environment and cultural heritage;
-Integration, identity, and human rights in European systems;
-Religion, cultural history and education;
-Media, communication and politics;
-Discourse, language and social encounters;
-Bioethics and transition challenges.

ABSTRACT SUBMITTING (SEE ATTACH CEPOS CONFERENCE 2016 REGISTRATION FORM)

The proposals must be sent in English and must contain the title of the paper, the abstract (no more than 300 words) and a short presentation of the author(s) (statute, institutional affiliation, short list of relevant scientific contributions).

DEAD-LINE FOR SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL: 10 MARCH 2016 (ACCESS AND DOWNLOAD
CEPOS CONFERENCE APPLICATION FORM 2016 attached)

Proposals must be submitted until 10 March 2016 at the following addresses:
Center of Post-Communist Political Studies (CEPOS) cepos2013@gmail.com, cepos2013@yahoo.com

CONFERENCE VENUE

Casa Universitarilor/University House (57 Unirii Street, Craiova, Romania).

You can view the Conference location and a map at the following address: http://www.casa-universitarilor.ro/
- More information about the Conference venue can be found at the following address: http://www.ucv.ro/campus/puncte_de_atractie/casa_universitarilor/prezentare.php'
- More photos of the conference room can be viewed at http://www.ucv.ro/campus/puncte_de_atractie/casa_universitarilor/galerie_foto.php

CONFERENCE PAST EDITIONS

More information, photos and other details about the previous editions of the Conference and CEPOS Workshops, Internships, and other official events organized in 2012-2013 are available on:
- CEPOS official website sections
Past Events available at http://www.cepos.eu/past.html
Foto Gallery available at http://www.cepos.eu/gallery.html) - CEPOS FACEBOOK ACCOUNT:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Center-of-Post-Communist-Political-Studies-CEPOS/485957361454074

CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL INDEXING OF THE PAST EDITIONS
CEPOS Conference 2014
CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL INDEXING OF THE PAST EDITIONS
CEPOS Conference 2015

The Fifth International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny (Craiova, House of the University, 24-25 April 2015) was evaluated and accepted for indexing in 15 international databases, catalogues and NGO's databases:
- THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL OF CANADA, CANADA http://natocouncil.ca/events/international-conferences/
- ELSEVIER GLOBAL EVENTS LIST http://www.globaleventslist.elsevier.com/events/2015/04/fifth-international-conf
- GCONFERENCE.NET http://www.gconference.net/eng/conference_view.html?no=47485&catalog=1&cata=018&co_kind=&co_type=&pageno=1&conf_cata=01
- CONFERENCE BIOXBIO http://conference.bioxbio.com/location/romania
- 10 TIMES http://10times.com/romania
- CONFERENCE ALERTS http://www.conferencealerts.com/country-listing?country=Romania
- http://www.iem.ro/orizont2020/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/lista-3-conferinte-internationale.pdf
- http://sdil.ac.ir/index.aspx?pid=99&articleid=62893
- NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM http://www.nationalsymposium.com/communism.php
- SCIENCE DZ http://www.sciencedz.net/conference/6443-fifth-international-conference-after-communism-east-and-west-under-scrutiny
- ARCHIVE COM http://archive-com.com/com/c/conferencealerts.com/2014-12-01_5014609_70/Rome_15th_International_Academic_Conference_The_IISES/
- CONFERENCE WORLD http://conferencesworld.com/higher-education/
- KNOW A CONFERENCE KNOW A CONFERENCE http://knowaconference.com/social-work/
- International Journal on New Trends in Education and Their Implications (IJONTE) Turkey http://www.ijonte.org/?pnum=15&
- Journal of Research in Education and Teaching Turkey http://www.jret.org/?pnum=13&pt=Kongre+ve+Sempozyum

CEPOS CONFERENCE 2015 is part of a "consolidated list of all international and Canadian conferences taking place pertaining to international relations, politics, trade, energy and sustainable development". For more details see http://natocouncil.ca/events/international-conferences/

CEPOS Conference 2014

The Fourth International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny, Craiova, 4-5 April 2014 was very well received by the national media and successfully indexed in more than 9 international databases, catalogues and NGO's databases such as:
American Political Science Association, USA, http://www.apsanet.org/conferences.cfm;
Journal of Church and State, Oxford, http://jcs.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/01/23/jcs.cst141.full.pdf+html;
NATO Council of Canada (section events/ international conferences), Canada, http://atlantic-council.ca/events/international-conferences/;
International Society of Political Psychology, Columbus, USA, http://www.ispp.org/uploads/attachments/April_2014.pdf;
Academic Biographical Sketch, http://academicprofile.org/SeminarConference.aspx;
Conference alerts, http://www.conferencealerts.com/show-event?id=121380;
Gesis Sowiport, Koln, Germany, http://sowiport.gesis.org/; Osteuropa-Netzwerk, Universität Kassel, Germany, http://its-vm508.its.uni-kassel.de/mediawiki/index.php/After_communism_:_East_and_West_under_scrutiny_:_Fourth_International_Conference;
Ilustre Colegio Nacional de Doctores y Licenciados en Ciencias Politicas y Sociologia, futuro Consejo Nacional de Colegios Profesionales, Madrid, http://colpolsocmadrid.org/agenda/.

TRANSPORT

The 6th International Conference "After communism. East and West under Scrutiny" (2016) will be held in Craiova, a city located in the South-Western part of Romania, at about 250 km from Bucharest, the national capital.
The airport of Craiova (http://en.aeroportcraiova.ro/) has flights to Timisoara, Dusseldorf, Munchen, Ancone, Rome, Venezia, Bergamo etc.
Other airports, such as Bucarest (Romania) (http://www.aeroportul-otopeni.info/) is located at distances less than 240 km from Craiova and accommodate international flights.
Train schedule to Craiova can be consulted at InterRegio CFR (http://www.infofer.ro/).

ACCOMMODATION

Rooms could be booked at:
Hotel Royal, http://www.hotelroyalcraiova.ro/
Hotel Meliss, http://www.hotelmeliss.ro/
Hotel Lido, http://www.lido-craiova.ro/
Hotel Europeca, http://www.hoteleuropeca.ro/en/

CEPOS CONFERENCE 2016 FEES AND REGISTRATION REGISTRATION DESK

The Conference Registration Desk will be opened from Friday, 8th of April (from 08.00 a.m. to 18.00 p.m.) until Saturday 9th (from 08.00 a.m. until 14.00 p.m.), for registration and delivery of conference bag with documents to participants.
The Conference Registration Desk is located in the lobby of the University House, 1st Floor.

REGISTRATION FEES 380 ron/ arround 85 euros/paper can be paid directly via bank transfer on CEPOS Bank account as follows: (official National Bank of Romania exchange course 1 EUR = 4.45 lei)

Details for online payment

Banca Romana pentru Dezvoltare (BRD)
Titular: ASOCIATIA CENTRUL DE STUDII POLITICE POSTCOMUNISTE
Referinte: CV taxa participare si publicare CEPOS
Nr. cont RO64BRDE170SV96030911700 (RON)

MEALS AND OTHER ORGANIZING DETAILS

The registration fees covers:
* Conference attendance to all common sessions and special panels
* Conference materials (including a printed version of the Book of Abstracts of the Conference)
* Conference special bag - 1 for every single fee paid, no matter the number of authors/paper
* Coffee Breaks-April 8, 2016 - April 9, 2016. During the two days conference, 4 coffee breaks are offered.
* Welcome reception (April 24th 2016)
* Lunch (April 8th 2016) offered in the University House Mihai Eminescu Gala Room
* A Festive Gala Dinner and Cocktail (April 8th 2016) offered in the University House Mihai Eminescu Gala Room
* A Free Cocktail Buffet will be served from 19:30 p.m. to 21.30 p.m.
* A Free Entrance Voucher is provided inside of each Conference Bag.
* Lunch (April 9th 2016)
* Certificate of attendance (offered at the end of the conference Saturday, April 9th 2016)
* Publication of the Conference Papers in the International Indexed Journal Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques (previous publication of the 2015 Conference papers (first part) is available at http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/revistadestiintepolitice/acces.php (RSP issues/ 2015)
* Letter of acceptance of the Conference Paper in the International Indexed Journal Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques (offered one week after sending the paper by the Editorial Board of the Journal)
* One original volume of the International Indexed Journal Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques (where the personal conference paper was published) will be delivered to the authors (an additional fee of 10 euros is required for the mailing facilities)
* Computer & Internet Facilities. There is available videoproiector and connection to Internet services.
* Language. The official language of the Conference will be English. The Organizing Committee does not provide simultaneous translation.

NEW! FREE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMME OF THE CEPOS CONFERENCE 2015

* Participants in CEPOS CONFERENCE 2016 have free acces to the Social and Cultural Program of the Fifth Edition of International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny, Craiova, 24-25 April 2015: including free guided tours of the:
Museum of Arts Craiova http://www.muzeuldeartacraiova.ro/
Oltenia Museum (all sections included): http://www.muzeulolteniei.ro/index.php?view=content&c=26
Casa Baniei http://www.muzeulolteniei.ro/index.php?view=content&c=26

CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE

Certificates of attendance will be offered at the end of the conference on Saturday, April 9th 2016.

PUBLISHING THE PAPERS IN THE INTERNATIONAL INDEXED JOURNAL REVISTA DE STIINTE POLITICE. REVUES DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES

After the reviewing process, the conference papers will be published in Revista de Stiinte Politice/Revue des Sciences Politiques.
The whole text of the papers must be written in English and delivered until18 April 2016 at the following addresses:
Center of Post-Communist Political Studies (CEPOS) cepos2013@yahoo.com, cepos2013@gmail.com
Important note: All conference materials presented at the:
- Second International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny (Craiova, House of the University, 2-3 March 2012) were published in no. 33-34, 35 and 36/ 2012 of the Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revues des Sciences Politiques (RSP).
See the full text (free acces) at the following address:http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/revistadestiintepolitice/acces.php
- Third International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny (Craiova, House of the University, 5-6 April 2013) were published in no. 37-38, 39, 40/ 2013 of the Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revues des Sciences Politiques (RSP).
See the full text (free acces) at the following address: http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/revistadestiintepolitice/acces.php
-Fourth International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny (Craiova, House of the University, 4-5 April 2014) were published in no. 41, 42, 43, 44/ 2014 of the Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revues des Sciences Politiques (RSP).
See the full text (free acces) at the following address: http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/revistadestiintepolitice/acces.php.
- Fifth International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny (Craiova, House of the University, 24-25 April 2015) were published in no. 45, 46 (pending publication -47 and 48/ 2015 of the Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revues des Sciences Politiques (RSP).
See the full text (free acces) at the following address: http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/revistadestiintepolitice/acces.php.

LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE OF THE CONFERENCE PAPER IN THE INTERNATIONAL INDEXED JOURNAL REVISTA DE STIINTE POLITICE. REVUES DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES

The Letter of acceptance of the Conference Paper in the International Indexed Journal Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques (offered by the Editorial Board of the Jurnal one week after sending the Conference Paper).

INTERNATIONAL INDEXING OF REVISTA DE STIINTE POLITICE/REVUE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES

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EBSCO
KVK
Gale Cengage Learning
Index Copernicus
Georgetown University Library
DOAJ
Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB
Journal Seek
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http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/revistadestiintepolitice/acces.php.



FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AFTER COMMUNISM. EAST AND WEST UNDER SCRUTINY

Craiova (Romania), 24-25 April 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to participate in the Fifth International Conference AFTER COMMUNISM. EAST AND WEST UNDER SCRUTINY in Craiova, Romania, 24-25 April 2015. More than two decades after, an event is both history and present. The annual conference organized by CEPOS involves both the perspectives of the researches in the field of Communism and Post-Communism: research experiences and scientific knowledge.

Like a "pointing puzzle", 25 years after the fall of communism, the conference panels explore emotional detachments, but also a peculiar involvement creating and exploiting the inter-disciplinary developments of the East-West relations before and after the crucial year 1989 in the fields such as: political sciences, history, economics and law.

The conference will be hosted by the University House and during two intense and exciting days, participants all over the world (professors, professionals, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers) are invited to raise the issue of the study of recent history of the former communist space in connection with the Western world. We are confident that all of us will focus during these two days on what is important to move the research in the field forward.

We dear to state that we even bear the moral obligation to do that.

Best regards,
The Board of Directors of CEPOS 2015 Conferences and Events Series

PROPOSED PANELS

Center of Post-Communist Political Studies (CEPOS) proposes the following panels:
-Communism, transition, democracy;
-Political theory, ideology and social action in transition;
-Revolution and political history;
-Law, legal studies and justice reform;
-Political parties, electoral systems and electoral campaigns;
-Security and diplomacy in national and Euro-Atlantic environment;
-Administrative history and governance within South-Eastern Europe during transition;
-Comparative policies, sustainable growth and urban planning;
-Knowledge transfer and competitiveness in regional economies;
-Global environment and cultural heritage;
-Integration, identity, and human rights in European systems;
-Religion, cultural history and education;
-Media, communication and politics;
-Discourse, language and social encounters;
-Bioethics and transition challenges.

New CEPOS Conference 2015: Joint Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Panel Session*

* We do not intend to limit the discussions to the fall of communist regimes, but we will strive to follow the evolution of the states involved in the twenty years that have passed, inventorying intentions, principles, doctrines, methods, instruments, and as the possibilities allow, results. In this direction, CEPOS organizes a Joint Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Panel Session where interested doctoral and post-doctoral researchers are invited to participate (the second day of the conference, 25 April 2015).

ABSTRACT SUBMITTING

The proposals must be sent in English and must contain the title of the paper, the abstract (no more than 300 words) and a short presentation of the author(s) (statute, institutional affiliation, short list of relevant scientific contributions).

DEAD-LINE FOR SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL: 1 APRIL 2015 (see the CEPOS CONFERENCE APPLICATION FORM 2015 attached)
CEPOS 2015 CONFERENCE APPLICATION FORM

Proposals must be submitted until 1 April 2015 at the following addresses:
Center of Post-Communist Political Studies (CEPOS) cepos2013@yahoo.com, cepos2013@gmail.com.

CONFERENCE VENUE

Casa Universitarilor/University House (57 Unirii Street, Craiova, Romania).

You can view the Conference location and a map at the following address: http://www.casa-universitarilor.ro/
- More information about the Conference venue can be found at the following address: http://www.ucv.ro/campus/puncte_de_atractie/casa_universitarilor/prezentare.php'
- More photos of the conference room can be viewed at http://www.ucv.ro/campus/puncte_de_atractie/casa_universitarilor/galerie_foto.php

CONFERENCE PAST EDITIONS

More information, photos and other details about the previous editions of the Conference and CEPOS Workshops, Internships, and other official events organized in 2012-2013 are available on:
- CEPOS official website sections
Past Events available at http://www.cepos.eu/past.html
Foto Gallery available at http://www.cepos.eu/gallery.html) - CEPOS FACEBOOK ACCOUNT:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Center-of-Post-Communist-Political-Studies-CEPOS/485957361454074

CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL INDEXING OF THE PAST EDITIONS
CEPOS Conference 2014

The Fourth International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny, Craiova, 4-5 April 2014 was very well received by the national media and successfully indexed in more than 9 international databases, catalogues and NGO's databases such as:
American Political Science Association, USA, http://www.apsanet.org/conferences.cfm;
Journal of Church and State, Oxford, http://jcs.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/01/23/jcs.cst141.full.pdf+html;
NATO Council of Canada (section events/ international conferences), Canada, http://atlantic-council.ca/events/international-conferences/;
International Society of Political Psychology, Columbus, USA, http://www.ispp.org/uploads/attachments/April_2014.pdf;
Academic Biographical Sketch, http://academicprofile.org/SeminarConference.aspx;
Conference alerts, http://www.conferencealerts.com/show-event?id=121380;
Gesis Sowiport, Koln, Germany, http://sowiport.gesis.org/; Osteuropa-Netzwerk, Universität Kassel, Germany, http://its-vm508.its.uni-kassel.de/mediawiki/index.php/After_communism_:_East_and_West_under_scrutiny_:_Fourth_International_Conference;
Ilustre Colegio Nacional de Doctores y Licenciados en Ciencias Politicas y Sociologia, futuro Consejo Nacional de Colegios Profesionales, Madrid, http://colpolsocmadrid.org/agenda/.

TRANSPORT

The Fith International Conference "After communism. East and West under Scrutiny" (2015) will be held in Craiova, a city located in the South-Western part of Romania, at about 250 km from Bucharest, the national capital.
The airport of Craiova (http://en.aeroportcraiova.ro/) has flights to Timisoara, Dusseldorf, Munchen, Ancone, Rome, Venezia, Bergamo etc.
Other airports, such as Bucarest (Romania) (http://www.aeroportul-otopeni.info/) is located at distances less than 240 km from Craiova and accommodate international flights.
Train schedule to Craiova can be consulted at InterRegio CFR (http://www.infofer.ro/).

ACCOMMODATION

Rooms could be booked at:
Hotel Royal, http://www.hotelroyalcraiova.ro/
Hotel Lido, http://www.lido-craiova.ro/
Hotel Europeca , http://www.hoteleuropeca.ro/en/

CONFERENCE FEES AND REGISTRATION REGISTRATION DESK

The Conference Registration Desk will be opened from Friday, 24th of April (from 08.00 a.m. to 18.00 p.m.) until Saturday 25th (from 08.00 a.m. until 14.00 p.m.), for registration and delivery of conference bag with documents to participants.
The Conference Registration Desk is located in the lobby of the University House, 1st Floor.

REGISTRATION FEES 370 ron/ arround 85 euros/paper can be paid directly via bank transfer on CEPOS Bank account as follows: (official National Bank of Romania exchange course 1 EUR = 4.39 lei)
Banca Romana pentru Dezvoltare (BRD)
Titular: ASOCIATIA CENTRUL DE STUDII POLITICE POSTCOMUNISTE
Referinte: CV taxa participare si publicare CEPOS
Nr. cont RO64BRDE170SV96030911700 (RON)
Important note: For the second Conference Paper, same author(s), an additional amount of 130 ron/ arround 30 euros/paper will be paid.

MEALS AND OTHER ORGANIZING DETAILS

The registration fees covers:
* Conference attendance to all common sessions and special panels
* Conference materials (including a printed version of the Book of Abstracts of the Conference)
* Conference special bag - 1 for every single fee paid, no matter the number of authors/paper
* Coffee Breaks-April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015. During the two days conference, 4 coffee breaks are offered.
* Welcome reception (April 24th 2015)
* Lunch (April 24th 2015) offered in the University House Mihai Eminescu Gala Room
* A Festive Gala Dinner and Cocktail (April 24th 2015) offered in the University House Mihai Eminescu Gala Room
* A Free Cocktail Buffet will be served from 19:30 p.m. to 21.30 p.m.
* A Free Entrance Voucher is provided inside of each Conference Bag.
* Lunch (April 25th 2014)
* Certificate of attendance (offered at the end of the conference Saturday, April 25th 2015)
* Publication of the Conference Papers in the International Indexed Journal Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques (previous publication of the 2014 Conference papers (first part) is available at http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/revistadestiintepolitice/acces.php (RSP issues/ 2014)
* Letter of acceptance of the Conference Paper in the International Indexed Journal Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques (offered one week after sending the paper by the Editorial Board of the Journal)
* One original volume of the International Indexed Journal Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques (where the personal conference paper was published).
* Computer & Internet Facilities. There is available videoproiector and connection to Internet services.
* Language. The official language of the Conference will be English. The Organizing Committee does not provide simultaneous translation.

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMME OF THE CEPOS CONFERENCE 2015

* Participants in CEPOS CONFERENCE 2015 have free acces to the Social and Cultural Program of the Fifth Edition of International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny, Craiova, 24-25 April 2015: including free guided tours of the:
Oltenia Museum (all sections included): http://www.muzeulolteniei.ro/index.php?view=content&c=26
Casa Baniei ttp://www.muzeulolteniei.ro/index.php?view=content&c=0-0-226 and

CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE

Certificates of attendance will be offered at the end of the conference on Saturday, April 25th 2015.

PUBLISHING THE PAPERS IN THE INTERNATIONAL INDEXED JOURNAL REVISTA DE STIINTE POLITICE. REVUES DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES

All conference papers will be published in Revista de Stiinte Politice/Revue des Sciences Politiques/ 2015.
The whole text of the papers must be written in English and delivered until 29 April 2015 at the following addresses:
Center of Post-Communist Political Studies (CEPOS) cepos2013@yahoo.com, cepos2013@gmail.com
Important note: All conference materials presented at the:
- Second International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny (Craiova, House of the University, 2-3 March 2012) were published in no. 33-34, 35 and 36/ 2012 of the Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revues des Sciences Politiques (RSP).
See the full text (free acces) at the following address:http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/revistadestiintepolitice/acces.php
- Third International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny (Craiova, House of the University, 5-6 April 2013) were published in no. 37-38, 39, 40/ 2013 of the Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revues des Sciences Politiques (RSP).
See the full text (free acces) at the following address: http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/revistadestiintepolitice/acces.php
-Fourth International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny (Craiova, House of the University, 4-5 April 2014) were published in no. 41, 42/ 2014 of the Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revues des Sciences Politiques (RSP).
See the full text (free acces) at the following address: http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/revistadestiintepolitice/acces.php.

LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE OF THE CONFERENCE PAPER IN THE INTERNATIONAL INDEXED JOURNAL REVISTA DE STIINTE POLITICE. REVUES DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES

The Letter of acceptance of the Conference Paper in the International Indexed Journal Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques (offered by the Editorial Board of the Jurnal one week after sending the Conference Paper).

INTERNATIONAL INDEXING OF REVISTA DE STIINTE POLITICE/REVUE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES

Revista de Stiinte Politice/Revue des Sciences Politiques is an International Indexed Journal by:
ProQuest
ProQuest Political Sciences
Professional ProQuest Central
ProQuest Research Library
ProQuest 5000 International
ProQuest Central K12
EBSCO
KVK
Gale Cengage Learning
Index Copernicus
Georgetown University Library
DOAJ
Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB
Journal Seek
Intute Social Sciences.

For more details about the past issues and international abstracting and indexing, please visit the journal website at the following address:
http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/revistadestiintepolitice/acces.php.



AFTER COMMUNISM. EAST AND WEST UNDER SCRUTINY

Craiova (Romania), 4-5 April 2014

CONFERENCE INVITATION

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to welcome you to participate in the Fourth International Conference AFTER COMMUNISM. EAST AND WEST UNDER SCRUTINY in Craiova, Romania, 4-5 April 2014. More than two decades after, an event is both history and present. More than twenty years after the fall of communism it is still a good moment for learning what happened, by combining common and scientific knowledge. It is still possible to directly contact those involved on both sides of the barricade, and the idea of searching for the public opinion of the moment is not totally unrealistic.

The distance in time allows a certain emotional detachment and favours a more objective, fact-oriented analysis. Moreover, there is the possibility of accessing some documents, until recently classified or hidden. It would prove hazardous to hope that we could totally solve what happened within Eastern Europe during 1989, but we can try to clarify a series of peculiar aspects and to create an intermediary synthesis which would serve as basis for future researches.

We dear to state that we even bear the moral obligation to do that.

Best regards,
The Board of Directors of CEPOS 2014 Conferences and Events Series

PROPOSED PANELS

Center of Post-Communist Political Studies (CEPOS) proposes the following panels:
- Communism, transition, democracy;
- Political parties, electoral systems and electoral campaigns;
- Social policies and regional development;
- Politics, media and communication;
- Politics and public administration;
- Political theory and society in transition;
- Economies in transition;
- Culture, ideology and education;
- Politics and justice reform;
- Religion, minorities and human rights;
- Integration, identity and mobility in Europe.

We do not intend to limit the discussions to the fall of communist regimes, but we will strive to follow the evolution of the states involved in the twenty years that have passed, inventorying intentions, principles, doctrines, methods, instruments, and as the possibilities allow, results.

ABSTRACT SUBMITTING

The proposals must be sent in English and must contain the title of the paper, the abstract (no more than 300 words) and a short presentation of the author(s) (statute, institutional affiliation, short list of relevant scientific contributions).

DEAD-LINE FOR SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL: 20 MARCH 2014

Proposals must be submitted until 20 March 2014 at the following addresses:

Center of Post-Communist Political Studies (CEPOS) cepos2013@yahoo.com, cepos2013@gmail.com
Associate Professor Anca Parmena Olimid, Ph. D. parmena2002@yahoo.com
Lecturer Catalina Maria Georgescu, Ph. D. cata.georgescu@yahoo.com.

CONFERENCE VENUE Casa Universitarilor/University House (57 Unirii Street, Craiova, Romania).

You can view the Conference location and a map at the following address: http://www.casa-universitarilor.ro/

- More information about the Conference venue can be found at the following address: http://www.ucv.ro/campus/puncte_de_atractie/casa_universitarilor/prezentare.php
- More photos of the conference room can be viewed at http://www.ucv.ro/campus/puncte_de_atractie/casa_universitarilor/galerie_foto.php

CONFERENCE PAST EDITIONS

More information, photos and other details about the previous editions of the Conference and CEPOS Workshops, Internships, and other official events organized in 2013 are available on:

- CEPOS official website sections
Past Events available at http://www.cepos.eu/past.html
Foto Gallery available at http://www.cepos.eu/gallery.html) - CEPOS FACEBOOK ACCOUNT:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Center-of-Post-Communist-Political-Studies-CEPOS/485957361454074

CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL INDEXING OF THE PAST EDITIONS

More information, photos and other details about the International Indexing of previous editions of the Conference are availableat:

- Report of the Second Edition of the Conference: see the EBSCO Indexed Final Reposrt of the Conference available at:
http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/revistadestiintepolitice/files/revistadestiintepolitice33_34.pdf (pages 299-304
- Report of the Third Edition of the Conference: http://www.cepos.eu/images/revista%20de%20stiinte%20politice%2037-38_2013%20Final.pdf (pages 420-424)

TRANSPORT

The Fourth International Conference "After communism. East and West under Scrutiny" (2014) will be held in Craiova, a city located in the South-Western part of Romania, at about 250 km from Bucharest, the national capital.

The airport of Craiova (http://en.aeroportcraiova.ro/) has flights to Timi?oara, Dusseldorf, Munchen, Ancone, Rome, Venezia, Bergamo etc.

Other airports, such as Bucarest (Romania) (http://www.aeroportul-otopeni.info/) is located at distances less than 240 km from Craiova and accommodate international flights.

Train schedule to Craiova can be consulted at InterRegio CFR (http://www.infofer.ro/).

ACCOMMODATION

Rooms could be booked at:
Hotel Royal, http://www.hotelroyalcraiova.ro/
Hotel Lido, http://www.lido-craiova.ro/
Hotel Europeca , http://www.hoteleuropeca.ro/en/

CONFERENCE FEES AND REGISTRATION REGISTRATION DESK

The Conference Registration Desk will be opened from Friday, 4th of April (from 08.00 a.m. to 18.00 p.m.) until Saturday 5th (from 08.00 a.m. until 14.00 p.m.), for registration and delivery of conference bag with documents to participants.

The Conference Registration Desk is located in the lobby of the University House, 1st Floor.

REGISTRATION FEES

Register before the early-bird deadline March 21 2014: 300 ron/ arround 70 euros/paper can be paid directly via bank transfer on CEPOS Bank account as follows: (official National Bank of Romania exchange course 1 EUR = 4.4161 lei)

Banca Romana pentru Dezvoltare (BRD)
Titular: ASOCIATIA CENTRUL DE STUDII POLITICE POSTCOMUNISTE
Referinte: CV taxa participare si publicare CEPOS
Nr. cont RO64BRDE170SV96030911700 (RON)

On Friday, April 4th and Saturday, April 5th 2014: 380 ron/ arround 85 euros/paper can be paid directly at the conference secretariat on the day of arrival during registration hours (from Friday, 4th of April - from 08.00 a.m. to 18.00 p.m. - until Saturday 5th - from 08.00 a.m. until 14.00 p.m. - , University House, Craiova).

Important note: For the second Conference Paper, same author(s), an additional amount of 100 ron/ arround 20 euros/paper will be paid.

MEALS AND OTHER ORGANIZING DETAILS

The registration fees covers:
* Conference attendance to all common sessions and special panels
* Free Entrance to CEPOS Expo Photo Session 2014 Europe Outlooking Post-Communism (Main Lobby of the University House)
* Conference materials (including a printed version of the Book of Abstracts of the Conference)
* Conference special bag - 1 for every single fee paid, no matter the number of authors/paper
* Coffee Breaks-April 4, 2013 - April 5, 2013. During the two days conference, 4 coffee breaks are offered.
* Welcome reception (April 4th 2014)
* Lunch (April 4th 2014) offered in the University House Mihai Eminescu Gala Room
* A Festive Gala Dinner and Cocktail (April 4th 2014) offered in the University House Mihai Eminescu Gala Room
* A Free Cocktail Buffet will be served from 19:30 p.m. to 21.30 p.m.
* A Free Entrance Voucher is provided inside of each Conference Bag.
* Lunch (April 5th 2014)
* Certificate of attendance (offered at the end of the conference Saturday, April 5th 2014)
* Publication of the Conference Papers in the International Indexed Journal Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques (previous publication of the 2013 Conference papers (first part) is available at http://www.cepos.eu/images/revista%20de%20stiinte%20politice%2037-38_2014%20Final.pdf
* Letter of acceptance of the Conference Paper in the International Indexed Journal Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques (offered one week after sending the paper by the Editorial Board of the Journal)
* One original volume of the International Indexed Journal Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques sent by post (where the personal conference paper was published).
* Computer & Internet Facilities. There is available videoproiector and connection to Internet services.
* Language. The official language of the Conference will be English. The Organizing Committee does not provide simultaneous translation.

CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE

Certificates of attendance will be offered at the end of the conference on Saturday, April 5th 2014.

PUBLISHING THE PAPERS IN THE INTERNATIONAL INDEXED JOURNAL REVISTA DE STIINTE POLITICE. REVUES DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES

All conference papers will be published in Revista de Stiinte Politice/Revue des Sciences Politiques, No. 41 and 42/2014.

The whole text of the papers must be written in English and delivered until 25 April 2014 at the following addresses:

Center of Post-Communist Political Studies (CEPOS) cepos2013@yahoo.com, cepos2013@gmail.com
Associate Professor Anca Parmena Olimid, Ph. D. parmena2002@yahoo.com
Lecturer Catalina Maria Georgescu, Ph. D. cata.georgescu@yahoo.com

Important note: All conference materials presented at the:

- Second International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny (Craiova, House of the University, 2-3 March 2012) were published in no. 33-34, 35 and 36/ 2012 of the Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revues des Sciences Politiques (RSP). See the full text (free acces) at the following address:http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/revistadestiintepolitice/acces.php.
- Third International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny (Craiova, House of the University, 5-6 April 2013) were published in no. 37-38/ 2013 of the Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revues des Sciences Politiques (RSP) (first part of the masterials). See the full text (free acces) at the following address: http://www.cepos.eu/images/revista%20de%20stiinte%20politice%2037-38_2014%20Final.pdf

LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE OF THE CONFERENCE PAPER IN THE INTERNATIONAL INDEXED JOURNAL REVISTA DE STIINTE POLITICE. REVUES DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES

The Letter of acceptance of the Conference Paper in the International Indexed Journal Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques (offered by the Editorial Board of the Jurnal one week after sending the Conference Paper).

INTERNATIONAL INDEXING OF REVISTA DE STIINTE POLITICE/REVUE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES

Revista de Stiinte Politice/Revue des Sciences Politiques is an International Indexed Journal by:

ProQuest
ProQuest Political Sciences
Professional ProQuest Central
ProQuest Research Library
ProQuest 5000 International
ProQuest Central K12
EBSCO
Gale Cengage Learning
Index Copernicus
Georgetown University Library
DOAJ
Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB
Journal Seek
Intute Social Sciences.

For more details about the past issues and international abstracting and indexing, please visit the journal website at the following address:
http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/revistadestiintepolitice/acces.php.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF 2014 CEPOS CONFERENCES AND EVENTS SERIES

Associate Professor Anca Parmena Olimid, Ph. D. (University of Craiova)
Lecturer Catalina Maria Georgescu, Ph. D. (University of Craiova)
Lecturer Cosmin Lucian Gherghe, Ph. D. (University of Craiova)

CEPOS CONFERENCE 2014 REPORT CEPOS Conference 2014 under Scrutiny

On the morning of April 4, 2014 participants in the Fourth International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny gathered in Craiova, where the authorities of the University of Craiova and Faculty of Law and Social Sciences and the three co-coordinators of the conference Associate Professor Anca Parmena Olimid, Ph.D., Lecturer Catalina Maria Georgescu, Ph.D., Lecturer Cosmin Gherghe, Ph.D. (Political Sciences Specialization, University of Craiova, Editors at the Revista de Stiinte Politice. Revue des Sciences Politiques) welcomed all participants and media guests at the House of the University for the presentation of the keynote addresses of the conference and welcoming message of the Rector of the University, Professor Dan Claudiu Danisor, Ph.D.

The official language of the conference was English (a few papers were presented in Romanian due to the specific of their research). In the plenary and common sessions of the first and second day the audience warmly welcomed the news structure of the CEPOS Conference 2014 ten Panels , workshops and working papers series such as: Political theory , ideology and social actions in transitions; Comparative policies and regional development;Transitions and justice reform; Integration, identity, mobility and human rights in European legal systems; Regional economics, public administration and social movements; Religion, cultural history and education in aglobal perspective; Revolution and political theory; Security and diplomacy in National and Euro-atlantic environment; Media, communication and politics; Public policies in trnasition (evaluation and fundamentals) , additional two workshops: Workshop 1: Ukraine-a New East & a New West and Workshop 2: Globalisation & East-West Challenges and CEPOS Student Working Papers Series 2014.

In brief, the conference gathered 18 countries participating: Romania, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Greece, Macedonia, Poland, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Spain, Moldova, Albania, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Iraq, Japan, and Pakistan.

The conference also gathered the studies and research materials of more than 165 participants (senior researchers, academics, professionals) and the 4 young researchers panels and workshops organized within the THIRD INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS' SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM AFTER COMMUNISM. EAST AND WEST UNDER SCRUTINY. They all reflected the current situation of the post-communist research focused on the following approaches: values and academia, social, legal and political controversies in communism and post-communism, reform of the political institutions, politics and politicians, integration, identity and mobility in Europe, history and political transition, political theory and action, regional economics, security and diplomacy, public policies etc.

At the end of the second day of the conference, four special international panels and workshops (see the titles above) gathered selected students' papers from the University of Craiova, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, especially from the Political Sciences specialization. All students' papers pointed the changes occurred in the East and West thinking and action as a direct effect of the 25 years of transition.

CEPOS Conferences 2012-2014 under Scrutiny

All panels of the CEPOS Conferences Series 2012-2014 directly contacted those involved on both sides of the "post-communist bridge" as an encounter in time and space between History and Present/ East and West/ Old and New and as an inventorying of values, traditions, ideas, ideals models, and methods of researching the post-communist transition.

The conference panels organized during the last three editions of the CEPOS CONFERNCE involved a complex thematic of the post-communist transition considering public policies and regional development, political thinking and social representations, political action: citizens and elites, politics and public administration, cultural education and history, reforms and new policies in justice, political theories, doctrines and ideologies after communism, political parties and electoral participation, etc. (see Chart 1. CEPOS Dynamics Number of participants-Applications received-Students Participating in the Student Organizing Committee 2012-2014; Chart 2. CEPOS Dynamics of the Conference Workshops organized 2012-2014)

By all accounts and reviews, the Fourth International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny, Craiova, 4-5 April 2014 was very well received by the national media and successfully indexed in more than 9 international databases, catalogues and NGO's databases such as: American Political Science Association, USA, http://www.apsanet.org/conferences.cfm; Journal of Church and State, Oxford, http://jcs.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/01/23/jcs.cst141.full.pdf+html; NATO Council of Canada (section events/ international conferences), Canada, http://atlantic-council.ca/events/international-conferences/; International Society of Political Psychology, Columbus, USA, http://www.ispp.org/uploads/attachments/April_2014.pdf; Academic Biographical Sketch, http://academicprofile.org/SeminarConference.aspx; Conference alerts, http://www.conferencealerts.com/show-event?id=121380; Gesis Sowiport, Koln, Germany, http://sowiport.gesis.org/; Osteuropa-Netzwerk, Universitat Kassel, Germany, http://its-vm508.its.uni-kassel.de/mediawiki/index.php/After_communism_:_East_and_West_under_scrutiny_:_Fourth_International_Conference; Ilustre Colegio Nacional de Doctores y Licenciados en Ciencias Politicas y Sociologia, futuro Consejo Nacional de Colegios Profesionales, Madrid, http://colpolsocmadrid.org/agenda/.

It was furthermore announced that the Fourth International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny would take place on 24-25 April 2014 at the University of Craiova. In short, the Fourth International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny created a descriptive and analytical sketch of what is usually referred to as post-communist period. The Organizing Committee presents its most sincere and warm thanks to all the members of the Scientific Committee: Professor Dan Claudiu Dani?or, Ph.D. (University of Craiova), Associate Professor Parmena Olimid, Ph. D. (University of Craiova), Lecturer Catalina Georgescu, Ph. D. (University of Craiova), Lecturer Cosmin Gherghe, Ph. D. (University of Craiova), Professor Patricia Gonzalez-Aldea, Ph.D. , (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain), Professor Hasan Jashari, Ph.D. (South East European University, Skopje, FYROM), Professor Jonuz Abdullai, Ph.D. (South East European University, Skopje, FYROM), Professor Sonja Buncic, Ph.D. (University Union, Faculty of Law, Belgrade, Serbia), Professor Harun Arikan, Ph.D. (Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey), Professor Ali Pajaziti, Ph.D. (South East European University, Skopje, FYROM), Associate Professor George Girlesteanu, Ph.D. (University of Craiova), Associate Professor Sebastian Radulesu, Ph.D. (University of Craiova), Associate Professor Elena Oancea, Ph. D. (University of Craiova), Professor Iordan Gheorghe Barbulescu, Ph. D. (National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest, Romania), Professor Ioan Horga, Ph. D. (University of Oradea, Romania), Professor Nicu Gavrilut, Ph. D. (Univesity A. I. Cuza, Iasi, Romania), Associate Professor Adrian Basaraba, Ph. D. (West University of Timisoara, Romania).

As we ussually conclude Editors' notes, we would like to give our sincere thanks to our outstanding international conference participants. Once again thank you all for your involvement and participation and see you in 2015!



1. Expo Photo Session "Europe Outlooking Post-Communism"

Date, location: 9 May 2013, University of Craiova, Central Lobby, 10.00 a.m.

Organizers: Center of Post-Communist Political Studies (CEPOS) together with the Political Sciences Specialization, Faculty of Social Sciences and the Departament of International Relations and Academic Image of the University of Craiova organize the Expo Photo Session "Europe Outlooking Post-Communism" on Thursday, 9 May 2013, starting with 10.00 a.m., addressed to students, academia and researchers, representatives of the civil society.

Event description: The photo exposition is aimed at marking the activities and defining events in organizing the Third International Conference "After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny", Craiova, University House, 5-6 April 2013. On this occasion, one will present the most important moments taken along the development of the CEPOS EVENTS SERIES 2013: International Workshop Organizing and Mapping Post-Communism, University of Craiova, April 1, 2013; Third International Conference "After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny", Craiova, University House, 5-6 April 2013; International Workshop Living and Challenging after Communism, University of Craiova, April 17, 2013.

2. International Workshop & Research Seminar "Talking Europe: My EU Experience"

Date, location: 9 May 2013, University of Craiova, I. C. Dragan Amphitheatre, 11.00 a.m.

Organizers: Center of Post-Communist Political Studies (CEPOS) together with the Political Sciences Specialization, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Craiova organize the International Workshop & Research Seminar"Talking Europe: My EU Experience", on Thursday, 9 May 2013, starting with 11.00 a.m., envolving students, academia and researchers, representatives of the civil society.

Event description: The avent aims at marking Europe's Day and the idea of European integration. On this occasion one has programmed a session of scientific communications on the European construction and integration theme, a public debate on the European integration process theme and a poster session.

Deadline for sending proposals (author, paper title, specialization, year of study, institutional affiliation) for the section dedicated to delivering scientific communications is 6 May 2013. The proposals thematic is centered on the analysis of political, cultural, social, economic life in the current European context starting from the following defining aspects: norms, behaviour and political action; institutions, policies and public administration;constitutional regime and justice reform; identity, political culture and confessional pluralism; political economy, social statistics and regional development etc.

3. Internship Meeting & Research Seminar "Enabling and Empowering Post-Communist Research"

Date, location: 22 July 2013, University of Craiova, I. C. Dragan Amphitheatre, 12.00 a.m.

Organizers: Center of Post-Communist Political Studies (CEPOS) together with the Political Sciences Specialization, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Craiova organize the Internship Meeting & Research Seminar "Enabling and Empowering Post-Communist Research" on Monday, 22 July 2013, starting with 12.00 a.m., addressed to students, academia, researchers, representatives of civil society. On this occasion one witnesses the award of CEPOS Internship diplomas ( at the end of three months of internship within CEPOS as volunteers, during 22 April - 22 July 2013) and launches the calls for the next internship stages and CEPOS activities at the beginning with the university year 2013-2014.

Our research activities and internship opening are centered on the Annual International Conference "After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny", organized in March or April each year. The next edition of the conference (the Fouth) will be organized in Romania, Craiova, University House, 4-5 April 2014. Thematic areas of the conference:

1. Second International After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny, 2-3 March 2012, Craiova

The Report on the Second International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny, Craiova, 2-3 March 2012 (authors: Anca Parmena Olimid and Catalina Maria Georgescu) was evaluated and indexed by EBSCO. The full report is available at the following address: http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/proceedings/79470546/report-second-international-conference-after-communism-east-west-under-scrutiny-craiova-2-3-march-2012

Second Edition of the Conference - Statistics:
Chart 1.Conference participating countries/ continent (104 participants)

 

Chart 2.Conference participants / country

The organizers managed to put together not only a high-class academic programme, but also to achieve the proper educational and enjoyable conference atmosphere gathering 104 participants from East as well as from West:
- Romania (82 participants),
- Macedonia (4 participants),
- Germany (2 participants),
- Spain (2 participants),
- Poland (2 participants),
- Japan (2 participants),
- Turkey (2 participants),
- Iran (2 participants),
- France (1 participant),
- Portugal (1 participant),
- Croatia (1 participant),
- Bulgaria (1 participant),
- Serbia (1 participant),
- Congo (1 participant).
(see Chart 2. Conference participants/country).

By all accounts and reviews, the Second International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny, Craiova, 2-3 March 2012 was very well received by the national media and successful indexed in more than 10 international databases and services from 5 continents:

- EU AGENDA.EU (Brussels, Belgium);
- CONFERENCE ALERTS.COM (Garsfontein, South Africa);
- SEMINARS AND CONFERENCE.INFO (New York, United States);
- FOLLOW SCIENCE. COM (Recife, Brazil);
- Humanities and Social Sciences Net Online (USA, Michigan State University);
- OLIAC.COM (Japan);
- BALKANMYTH.COM (Thessaloniki, Greece);
- SCSM POSTGRADS.COM (Wales, UK);
- HIGHEREDSPACE.COM (Houston, USA);
- GETINVOLVEDCES.WORDPRESS.COM (Krakow, Poland);

Chart 3. Conference indexing in international databases and services/ continent

2. Third International Conference AFTER COMMUNISM.EAST AND WEST UNDER SCRUTINY, 5-6 April 2013, Craiova, Romania

Third Edition of the Conference - Statistics:
Chart 1.Conference participating countries/ continent (130 participants)

 

Chart 2.Conference participants / country

 

Chart 3. Conference indexing in international databases and services/ continent
International Evaluation and Indexing

The Third International Conference After Communism. East and West under Scrutiny (Craiova, House of the University, 5-6 April 2013) was evaluated and accepted for indexing in 8 following international databases, catalogues and NGO's databases:

- CONFERENCE ALERTS.COM Garsfontein, South Africa, http://www.conferencealerts.com/show?event?id=111998
- UNION OF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, Bruxelles, Belgium, http://www.uia.be/node/88935
- ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS OF ASIA-PACIFIC STUDIES, NCCU, China, http://asiapacificstudents.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/thirdinternational? conference?aftercommunism?east?and?west?underscrutiny/
- World University Directory, Oxford Corporation, Beverly, MA, SUA, http://www.worlduniversitydirectory.com/conferencedetail.php?AgentID=1044146
- GO 2 CONFERENCE Dublin, Irland, http://go2conferences.com/ro/third?international?conference?aftercommunism?east?and?west?underscrutiny?5?apr?13?
- AUSTRALIA'S UNIVERSITY NEWS WEBSITE Australia, http://www.uniconferences.com.au/show.php?title=third_international_conference_after_communism__east_and_west_under_scrutiny_75032
- AWIG.ORG (ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN DEVELOPMENT (AWID), Offices Toronto, Canada, Mexico City, Mexico, Cape Town South Africa http://www.awid.org/Library/Third ?International?Conference?After?Communism?East?and?West?under?Scrutiny - WORLD CONFERENCE CALENDAR, http://www.worldconferencecalendar.com/component/option,com_conference/page,show_ad/adid,5327/catid,1/Itemid,0/