IWE 2012

First call for the 9th International Week of ESEC – Theme: New challenges for human development and cooperation

16th April – 19th April 2012, ESEC, Coimbra

This is the first call for the 9th IWE. Just like the previous international weeks, this event aims to bring together academics, researchers, teachers, trainers, students, institutions, organizations, associations, enterprises, social partners and other representatives in order to share knowledge and experience about the assigned theme: “New challenges for human development and cooperation” as well as to provide an opportunity to reflect and debate on a common interest for all kind of people and organizations.

With this edition, we intend to explore all the multiple possibilities allowed by the chosen theme.

The theme encourages the discussion and presentation of contributions related to the actions that are necessary to embrace and prepare both organizations and individuals for the forthcoming challenges that result from the future’s uncertainty. These challenges must take in consideration the changes promoted by new policies that are being adopted in various degrees of our society, either at a local, regional, national or European level, in order to respond to the global crisis that we are currently facing, fundamentally provoked by the financial world and with severe effects in our society and in the way we live in it.

The 9th 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 thematics (particularly in domains such as sustainability, education, culture, tourism, art, communication, enterprise, cohesion, rural and urban development and the information society) are especially welcome:

2012: European year for active ageing and solidarity between generations

2011-2020: Decade of Action for Road Safety

2010-2020: United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification

2008-2017: Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty

2006-2016: Decade of Recovery and Sustainable Development of the Affected Regions

2005-2015: International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”

2005-2014: United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People

2003-2012: United Nations Literacy Decade: Education for All

The Deadline for the submission of the papers is March 30th 2012. Accepted papers are to be published in the proceedings book (only in english). 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).

The 9th IWE will soon be available online and an email will be sent to all applicants containing detailed information on the event.

If you fell interested please visit the previous – 8th IWE webpage, at http://iwe.esec.pt/.

For further information please feel free to contact us.

António Sérgio Damásio / Ricardo Gomes
IWE2012: New challenges for human development and cooperation
College of Education/Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra
Praça Heróis do Ultramar – Solum
3030-329 Coimbra
Phone: (00351)239 793 160
Fax: (00351) 239 401 461
E-mail: iwe@esec.pt
Homepage: http://iwe.esec.pt/

IWE2012 – New challenges for human development and cooperation

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