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Multicultural Education in the CEE Region, NIS and Central Asia

 Call for Papers

Cluj, 25-26 November, 2005

The workshop M ulticultural Education in the CEE Region, NIS and Central Asia , proposes to explore the topic of multicultural education, which is one of the most sensitive aspects of multicultural policies. The workshop will be hosted by Babes-Bolyai University, from Cluj – that is one institution where the multicultural model has been applied successfully for several years.

Proposed topics:

Multicultural Policies and Democratization of Educational Processes

Implementation of Multicultural Curricula in Universities

Promoting Identity and Recognition in University System

Gender and Ethnicity as Multicultural Issues

Models of Multicultural Education

Multicultural Education and Religion

Education, Migration and Trans-cultural Challenges

Language of the workshop:



Department of Systematic Philosophy, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babes-Bolyai University

With the support of Open Society Foundation, Romania


Academics and researchers in multicultural education in the CEE region, NIS and Central Asia;

Representatives of NGOs active in the field of pluralism and diversity;

Politicians promoting multicultural agendas;

Mass media representatives

Requirements :

Prospective participants are asked to submit the following documents via e-mail, by October 20 th 2005 the latest . All documents are to be submitted in English .

- a completed application form (the application form will soon be available in a downloadable format on the conference website; for the moment, send a blank message having as subject “Application form” to religiousstudiescluj@yahoo.com )

- a recent CV or resume, including a list of publications, if any;

- a 300-words-abstract of the paper.

The e-mail address where the documents are to be sent is religiousstudiescluj@yahoo.com

Please include in the subject line of the message: “application for workshop in Cluj”

A selection committee will evaluate the applications and will notify the participants by October 25 th 2005.

Interested participants are kindly asked to note that in the event of being selected to participate in the conference, they will be asked to submit the full paper in advance. Deadline for submitting the papers: November 15 th , 2004 . The length of the paper should not exceed 4000 words

Important note :

The organizers have applied to different organizations in order to cover the costs of the event. However, potential participants are encouraged to seek for alternative funds (individual grants, institutional funds, own contribution etc.). We are not able to cover the accommodation and travel costs of participants coming from regions other than Central and Eastern Europe, NIS and Central Asia . For selected participants coming from countries other than Romania, the travel will be arranged by their local Soros foundations.

For supplementary information , please contact the seminar coordinators:

Project Coordinator:

Assoc. Prof. Sandu Frunza, Babes-Bolyai University, President of SACRI

Email: religiousstudiescluj(at)yahoo.com

Phone: + 4 0741 676936