Subjective Values Foundation invites scholars, professionals and students to submit presentation proposals for its conference entitled “Refugee Crisis and Radical Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe.”
Abstract Deadline: October 26, 2016
Conference Dates: November 3-4, 2016
Location: Dialogue Platform Association
Budapest 1061, Andrássy út 16, 2nd floor
Despite not being major targets of immigration, countries in the CEE region have recently shown a strong hostility towards refugees arriving in Europe from conflict-stricken areas in the Middle East and Africa. Some of these CEE countries are among the strongholds of far-right political extremism in the continent, which in turn pushes mainstream politics towards a stronger nationalist stance. Due to this drift, a number of governments from the region tend to oppose addressing the refugee crisis at a European level by mandatory refugee distribution quotas, some instead pledging to defend Europe’s Christian roots, regardless their growing lack of workforce. These developments eventually pose a challenge to visions of the EU as a politically stable community with a common set of values grounded in the respect of human rights. In such an environment, civil society faces an increased responsibility in a range of areas, from challenging Islamophobic narratives to monitoring the treatment of refugees.
Against this backdrop, we invite 20-minute presentations focusing on good practices in addressing the challenges emerging in the following areas:
- The Refugee Crisis: Its Effects on Radical and Mainstream Politics
- Racism, Xenophobia and Islamophobia: Recent Trends of Public Attitudes
- Civil and Grassroots Responses to the Rise of Radical Nationalism – From Countering Stereotyping Representations and Hate Speech to Monitoring and Defending Human Rights
- The Future of the EU’s Asylum, Migration and Social Inclusion Policies
Please send your abstract of up to 300 words and a short biography by October 26, 2016, to email@example.com
The conference is part of the project “Debating New Phenomena of Refugee Migration in Central Europe” co-funded by the European Union.