Friday, 19 October 2012

Conference on Climate Change in Slovakia

The international scientific conference „Climate Change – Possible impact (not only) on people and development projectsis“, organised by Caritas Slovakia in collaboration with Comenius University (Faculty of Education and Faculty of Science) will take place on the 8th of November 2012 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

It focuses on the importance of climate change in the development assistance and other processes which are in close monitoring of the professional and general public, as well as the media. The purpose is to gather and share experience on various topics in the field of development cooperation, development education, international relations and development policy of Slovak Republic and the EU. Several deputies of the academic and scientific community, government authorities (responsible for development assistance), as well as non-governmental development organizations (providing humanitarian and development assistance, respectively cooperation) will be invited to participate in this conference.

Climate change resonates every day in media; it is a sectional and cross-cutting priority in Slovak and EU policies and development assistance. The main theme of the conference is therefore climate change and its impact on the development of society and the development processes (not only in sub-Saharan Africa). It is therefore the effort of Caritas Slovakia, together with the participating members of society, joining the panel discussions to raise awareness about the climate change issue and to provide the visibility of activities and efforts of Caritas Slovakia, academia and other institutions to ensure that global development education would be initially included in the curricula of all types of education in Slovakia.
Furthermore, the conference also highlights the importance of support and cooperation of Slovak Republic and other EU countries towards developing countries.

Read the Call for Papers (pdf).
Deadline for submission of papers is the 26th of October 2012.

Information provided by Mariana Ištoňová; Caritas Slovakia

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