Citizens’ Year: 10 years of IWE. 8, 9, 10 and 11 April 2013, Coimbra, ESEC

First call for the IWE 2013

It is with great satisfaction that we announce the 10th edition of the International Week of ESEC, under the theme: Citizens year: a decade of IWE.

As in previous editions, this event aims to gather academics, researchers, teachers, students, organizations and our social partners, among others, to share knowledge and experiences about the selected thematic subjects: Citizens? year; a decade of IWE. We also aim to contribute to the discussion and debate of a thematic that is relevant for all kinds of people and organizations.

Apart from the main thematic of this edition, it is also our intention to explore the ongoing commemorations supported by the UN, UNESCO, EU and other entities. Such themes uniquely encourage us to think about the issues related to citizenship and the challenges presented to the citizens for a more active and committed participation in the decision of their responsibilities in the resolution of the problems and challenges that Humanity currently face.

The 10th IWE welcomes any contributions with a multidisciplinary perspective, from applied areas, such as teacher training, sports and leisure, social education, communication and media studies, tourism and fine arts. Contributions related and sustained in the following subjects (particularly in domains such as sustainability, education, culture, tourism, art, communication, enterprise, cohesion, rural and urban development and the information society) are especially welcome:

  • 2013: European Year of Citizens
  • 2011-2020: Decade of Action for Road Safety
  • 2011-2020: United Nations Decade on Biodiversity
  • 2010-2020: United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against


  • 2008-2017: Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty
  • 2006-2016: Decade of Recovery and Sustainable Development

Affected Regions

  • 2005-2015: International Decade for Action, ‘Water for Life’
  • 2005-2014: United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
  • 2005-2014: Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People

The Deadline for the submission of papers is March 11th 2013. Accepted papers are to be published in the online proceedings book. Contributions should have one of the following formats: Academic paper (30 minutes); Lecture (1-2 hours); Seminar/colloquium sessions (90 min-2 hours); workshop (1-4 hours).

Registration | Call For Papers

For further information please feel free to contact us:  António Sérgio Damásio / Ricardo Gomes.

IWE2013: Citizens Year: 10 years of IWE
College of Education/Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra
Rua Dom Jọo III РSolum
3030-329 Coimbra - Portugal
Phone: (00351)239 793 160
Fax: (00351) 239 401 461
E-mail: iwe@esec.pt

IWE2012 – New challenges for human development and cooperation

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