The International Conference – The Future of UNESCO Chapters: Culture, Education and Sustainable Development. The first edition: Culture as a Global Public Good

The International Conference – The Future of UNESCO Chapters: Culture, Education and Sustainable Development. The first edition: Culture as a Global Public Good

The UNESCO Chair in Interculturality, Good Governance and Sustainable Development of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Bucharest is pleased to announce the first edition of the International Conference The Future of UNESCO Chapters: Culture, Education and Sustainable Development: “Culture as a Global Public Good”.

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Context

This event aims to bring together professors and researchers affiliated to UNESCO Chairs across Europe, in order to assess the capacities of the human capital involved by the UNESCO networks to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in the field of culture and education.

According to UNESCO, “the relationship between culture and sustainable development has been the subject of discussions over three decades, culminating in four  United Nations  General  Assembly resolutions on the topic that confirm culture’s role as being both an enabler and a driver of sustainable  development,  and  that  call  for  the  mainstreaming  of  culture  in  the  international development agenda.”[1]

UNESCO, being the specialized UN agency for culture, has the crucial responsibility to monitor the relationship between culture and sustainable development, but also to contribute to the realization of proposals for public policies that can support such synergy. Although UNESCO exercises this role through its policy and normative work at the global level, including its efforts to promote the role of culture in the implementation of the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and by supporting programs and projects at national level, it is time that representatives of UNESCO educational sectors get involved in the evaluation of the standards invested in the sustainable development of culture and education.

The scope of this conference is to provide insights into the relevance, effectiveness and coherence of UNESCO’s academic communities engaged to support the policies and priorities of sustainable development. Since it is a conference organized by the UNESCO Chair of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Bucharest, the organizers, together with their partners, given their professional expertise, are ready to respond to UNESCO’s call to evaluate the connections between “creativity, innovation, critical thinking, resilience and empathy”[2] invested in building the society of the future, in a post-pandemic society, focused on the digitization of cultural capital and the stimulation of intercultural education. The conference aims to investigate the ways in which cultural heritage and cultural-creative industries can be integrated into a range of cross-cultural educational approaches for training young people in an equitable environment.

The urgency of evaluating the synergy between culture and education also emerges from the current geopolitical and social context, in which migration, climate changes and failures of representative and participatory democracies reflect the need to respond to such challenges by educating communities of European citizens, capable of managing these phenomena. Moreover, last year, the Final Declaration of the UNESCO World Conference for Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development, MONDIACULT 2022, was signed, with the aim of affirming culture as a global public good.

Therefore, the conference proposed by the UNESCO chair of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Bucharest aims to evaluate the ways in which educational and cultural cooperation between UNESCO chairs can meet the MONDIACULT objectives and the SDG objectives for the Sustainable Development Agenda for 2023.

The objectives of this first edition are:

O1. To test the capacity of the academic environment involved by the UNESCO chairs to support the 2023 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the priority strategies established by the MONDIACULT Declaration for increasing the synergy between culture and education through UNESCO public policies

O2. To assess the coherence and effectiveness of UNESCO`s public policies for culture and development.

O3. To assess the way in which the digitization of cultural heritage and the challenges faced by the creative cultural sectors in a post-pandemic society support the affirmation of culture as a global public good according to the 2022 UNESCO MONDIACULT Declaration.

O4. To develop a network of researchers and teaching staff of UNESCO chairs who can work together for projects supporting the 2023-2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in the fields of culture and education.

Contributors are encouraged to submit their papers inspired by one of the following proposed topics:

  • Cultural mediation and negotiations;
  • Culture as a global public good;
  • Educational challenges in teaching cultural heritage;
  • Digitalization of cultural heritage;
  • The role of culture in supporting SDG strategies;
  • Sustainable development at the cross-roads of culture and education;
  • Intercultural communication and intercultural sustainability;
  • Academic response to the list of objectives and priorities developed by UNESCO through the 2022 statement MONDIACULT;
  • Philosophical approaches of cultural sustainability, cultural heritage and culture as a common good.

Deadline and submission

Contributions (including an abstract of 300 words, title and a short professional bio in English) are expected to be submitted no later than the 1st of July 10tth of September 2023, at https://forms.gle/6YwJA3bWiGY7Vq257 Evaluation results will be communicated to participants before July 20 September 13, 2023.

The conference will be held at Bucharest, at the UNESCO Chair in Interculturality, Good Governance and Sustainable Development, on the 2nd of October 2023.

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. PhD. Viorel Vizureau, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • PhD. Lecturer Oana Șerban, Executive Director of the Research Center for the History and Circulation of Philosophical Ideas, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • PhD. Candidate Lilian Ciachir, Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania

Organizing Institutions

  • Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • The UNESCO Chair in Interculturality, Good Governance and Sustainable Development, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
  • CCIIF – The Research Center for the History and Circulation of Philosophical Ideas, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. PhD. Franz-Lothar Altmann, Associate Professor, UNESCO Chair in Interculturality, Good Governance and Sustainable Development, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
  • Prof. PhD. Alex Frame, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
  • Prof. PhD. Tobias Goessling, KEDGE Business School, Marseille, France
  • Associate Prof. PhD. Cristian Iftode, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
  • Prof. PhD. Veronique Parissot, Director of the Institute Denis Diderot for Education, Formation and Culture, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
  • Prof. PhD. Habil. Mugurel Păvălucă, Department of Humanities and Theology, Technical University Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
  • Prof. PhD. Pia Stalder, Business School Institute for Marketing and Global Management, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, Switzerland
  • Prof. PhD. Thomas Steger, Faculty of Business, Economics, and Management Information Systems, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
  • Prof. PhD. Thomas Straub, Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

 

[1] UNESCO’s work on culture and sustainable development: evaluation of a policy theme, IOS/EVS/PI/145 REV.5 (REV.8 in Fre), 2015.

[2] https://www.unesco.org/en/culture-education

World Philosophy Day – A Journal of Philosophical Economics celebration

World Philosophy Day – A Journal of Philosophical Economics celebration

We are pleased to present the poster and agenda of the Economists’ Philosophy Day – A Journal of Philosophical Economics celebration of philosophical reflection in the economic science.

The event is organized by Professor PhD Valentin Cojanu (ASE) and PhD Lecturer Oana Șerban (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest), and supported by The Journal of Philosophical Economics, The Research Center for the History and Circulation of Philosophical Ideas (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest), the UNESCO Chair in Interculturality, Good Governance and Sustainable Development (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest) and the Bordeaux UNESCO Chair of Education, Training and Research for Sustainable Development.

In October 2005, the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed the third Thursday of November every year “World Philosophy Day” recalling that “philosophy is a discipline that encourages critical and independent thought and is capable of working towards a better understanding of the world and promoting tolerance and peace.”

You can see information at the bottom of this message for joining the meeting. Please feel free to disseminate the announcement among your colleagues, students, and lovers of wisdom.

Zoom meeting information

When: Nov 17, 2022 / Time – see Agenda

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://ase.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErcO-spjsiH9I8Usbqtvv3FFLy2sb9EnFC

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Educational support for Ukrainian citizens affected by the ongoing military conflict in the country

Educational support for Ukrainian citizens affected by the ongoing military conflict in the country

Are you looking for an interdisciplinary and international master taught in English ?
The UNESCO Chair within the University of Bucharest offers 3 master’s programs covering areas such as intercultural management, communication and intercultural studies or business administration.
Admission Calendar:
  • Submission of applications: 01.08.2022 – 02.09.2022
  • Evaluation period for applications: 19.09.2022 – 23.09.2022
  • Deadline for registration : 30.09.2022
All the details regarding the admission process are available at the following address https://unibuc.ro/international/studenti-internationali/we-stand-for-ukraine-admission-2022/?lang=en 
Open Call for S.T.O.R.Y. – YOUTH VISIONS ON A FUTURE COSMOPOLITAN SOCIETY AT THE BLACK SEA

Open Call for S.T.O.R.Y. – YOUTH VISIONS ON A FUTURE COSMOPOLITAN SOCIETY AT THE BLACK SEA

OPEN CALL for S.T.O.R.Y. – YOUTH VISIONS ON A FUTURE COSMOPOLITAN SOCIETY AT THE BLACK SEA

4-12 SEPTEMBER AT SULINA, ROMANIA

S.T.O.R.Y is an international workshop on institutional storytelling dedicated to young residents of Ukraine, Republic of Moldova, Romania and Turkey with ages between 18-30 years old and a background in Culture and the Arts, Humanities, Entertainment and Media, who wish to address systemic issues of social and cultural exclusion through the use of imagination and creative communication.

All traveling, accommodation and food expenses are covered by the organizers.

Apply with a short letter of intent and a CV by July 30th, 2022 at contact@euxine.org

Produced by the founder of the Utopian Society of Euxine, Carmen Casiuc.

Funded by ANPCDEFP through Erasmus+ and the European Commission.

Local partner organization: UNESCO Chair in Interculturality, Good Governance and Sustainable Development.Strategic partner organizations: The Oriental Studies Circle – KIEV, Ukraine; Arbor Institute for Culture – Chișinău, Republic of Moldova; Belen Kaymakamligi – Belen, Turkey.


People are storied beings and the narrative frameworks and narrative environments have a profound impact on the stories people can and do tell. Taking as a starting point one of the first European project for a modern cosmopolite society at the Black sea, The Utopian Society of Euxine invites youths from the realm of curatorial operators, art managers and cultural agencies to consider new frameworks that can support the development of a diverse cultural landscape at the shores of the Black Sea.

“Story Time of Real Youth” provides a framework of seven days for 25 participants who will explore the multicultural landscape that survived the transformation of Sulina throughout the 20th century from an exotic port at the junction of Eastern Europe and the Middle East into a ghost city.

Together with members of local ethnic communities, we will explore the imagination of the Black Sea, the history of migration movements and the international heritage present in Sulina through a variety of activities.

From city tours on bicycles to roleplay sessions, DIY reality hacks, intercultural nights and cooking demonstrations from invited community leaders, sailings on the Sulina Branch in the Danube Delta and Black Sea expeditions by boat, S.T.O.R.Y. is an immersive experience meant to help us imagine how a cosmopolitan future society could look like at the Black Sea.

For more information please visit the following link: http://euxine.org/#opencall 

SESIUNEA DE DISERTAŢIE: IUNIE-IULIE 2022

SESIUNEA DE DISERTAŢIE: IUNIE-IULIE 2022

SESIUNEA DE DISERTAŢIE: IUNIE-IULIE 2022

Aici găsiți toate informațiile referitoare la examenul de finalizare a studiilor pentru programele de studii universitare de master – sesiunea septembrie 2022.

  • Înscrierea candidaților: 15 – 22 iunie 2022 (în data de 22 iunie – până la ora 14.00)
  • Susținerea lucrării de disertație, în format fizic: 

– Comunicare și Studii Interculturale – 28 iunie 2022. Programarea va fi anunțată la finele perioadei de înscriere.

– MBA & Management Intercultural – 29-30 iunie 2022. Programarea pe zile și intervale orare va fi anunțată la finele perioadei de înscriere.

Dosarul de înscriere va conține următoarele acte:

  • Lucrarea de disertație în format printat (coperta cartonată sau cu spiră) și în format electronic (CD / DVD / USB)
  • Cererea de înscriere (pe cererea de înscriere absolventul declară pe propria răspundere că a trimis lucrarea la adresa unesco-chair@unibuc.ro și a încărcat-o pe platforma Classroom)
  • Declarația de onestitate, pe propria răspundere, cu avizul coordonatorului
  • Fișa de lichidare *
  • Certificatul de naștere – copie certificată conform cu originalul
  • Certificatul de căsătorie – copie certificată conform cu originalul (după caz)
  • Copie carte de identitate
  • Diplomă de bacalaureat – copie certificată conform cu originalul
  • Diplomă de licență – copie certificată conform cu originalul
  • Două fotografii ¾ pe hârtie fotografică
  • Formular electronic pentru colectarea datelor de contact ale absolvenților **
  • Referatul profesorului coordonator al lucrării de disertație – va fi transmis de către coordonator la adresa de e-mail unesco-chair@unibuc.ro, până la data de 22 iunie 2022 (până la ora 12.00)
  • Rezumatul sau Abstractul lucrării.

    * Absolvenții promoției 2022 vor transmite fișa de lichidare completată doar cu datele personale. Avizarea fișei de lichidare se face de secretariat, fără deplasarea absolvenților promoției 2022, în baza situației existente la nivelul secretariatului privind eventualele debite la plata taxelor de studii și a altor taxe de școlarizare, precum și a listelor de debitori, primite de facultate de la serviciile UB, respectiv filialele BCU, înainte de începerea perioadei de înscriere la examenul de finalizare. În cazul în care debitele nu pot fi achitate până la sfârșitul perioadei de înscriere, din diferite motive (calendar înscrieri examen finalizare etc), acestea vor fi achitate până în momentul eliberării adeverinței de licență/disertație. Astfel, studenții care la data înscrierii au orice tip de debit sunt obligați să depună la secretariat fișa de lichidare în original (cu dovada stingerii respectivului debit) până în momentul eliberării adeverinței de licență/disertație, dar nu mai târziu de data de 30.09.2022. Secretariatul de facultate avizează fișa de lichidare doar pentru absolvenții promoției 2022.

    Absolvenții din promoțiile anterioare vor merge personal la Biblioteca Facultății de Filosofie și la Serviciul Social – campus Grozăvești.

    **Absolvenții trebuie să transmită online documentul pdf rezultat din completarea formularului, generat la finalul completării, alături de celelalte documente personale. Nu este nevoie de semnătura personală pentru varianta online având în vedere că formularul este transmis alături de alte documente personale.

    Documente transmise de absolvenți prin e-mail:

    Absolvenții candidați la examenul de disertație – sesiunea iunie-iulie 2022 vor transmite, în perioada 15 – 22 iunie 2022 (în data de 22 iunie – până la ora 14.00), pe adresa de email unesco-chair@unibuc.ro într-un singur e-mail cu următorul subiect: Nume Prenume Absolvent_Acronim Masterat_înscriere disertație iunie-iulie 2022 (exemplu: Popescu Valeriu_IC / IM / MBA_înscriere disertație_iunie-iulie 2022 următoarele documente:

    • Cererea de înscriere
    • Declarația de onestitate, pe propria răspundere, cu avizul coordonatorului
    • Formular electronic pentru colectarea datelor de contact ale absolvenților
    • Fișa de lichidare
    • Rezumatul sau Abstractul lucrării
    • Lucrarea de disertație va fi transmisă în format electronic (Word și pdf) la adresa: unesco-chair@unibuc.ro

    Documente pregătite de secretariat:

    Secretariatul facultății va completa dosarul de înscriere la disertație cu următoarele acte existente în dosarul studentului:

    • Certificatul de naștere – copie certificată conform cu originalul
    • Carte de identitate – copie simplă
    • Certificatul de căsătorie (dacă este cazul) – copie certificată conform cu originalul
    • Diplomă de bacalaureat și diploma de licență – copie certificată conform cu originalul.

    *Absolvenții trebuie să transmită online documentul pdf rezultat din completarea formularului, generat la finalul completării, alături de celelalte documente personale. Nu este nevoie de semnătura personală pentru varianta online având în vedere că formularul este transmis alături de alte documente personale.

    Prezentarea și susținerea disertației vor avea loc în format fizic în fața comisiei de examen

    • prezentare și susținere de către absolvent – aprox. 10 minute (eventual cu prezentare PowerPoint);
    • întrebări adresate absolventului de către membrii comisiei de examen – 15 minute;
    • deliberarea asupra notei finale acordate de coordonatorul disertației și de profesorii din comisia de disertație – 5 minute.
    INSPIRE 2020! – Afaceri inovative pentru un mediu antreprenorial de succes

    INSPIRE 2020! – Afaceri inovative pentru un mediu antreprenorial de succes

    Am lansat înscrierile în cadrul proiectului INNOTECH STUDENT „INSPIRE 2020! – Afaceri inovative pentru un mediu antreprenorial de succes”, proiect implementat de UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCUREȘTI, Proiect cofinanţat din Fondul Social European prin Programul Operaţional Capital Uman 2014-2020.

    „INSPIRE 2020! – Afaceri inovative pentru un mediu antreprenorial de succes” se adresează studenților doritori să își deschidă o afacere, beneficiind prin intermediul proiectului de:
    – Sprijin financiar în valoare de 287.000 lei / start-up;
    – Formare autorizată în dezvoltarea de competențe antreprenoriale;
    – Program intensiv de pregătire antreprenorială (mentorat, consultanță, stagii de practică și întreprinderi simulate).

    Prezentare detaliată proiect INSPIRE2020

    Link formular înscriere: https://forms.gle/TYhgXD8gVX7B8Dmh7