Other conferences

International scientific conference (November 26 – 27, 2013, Hotel Palace, Trg . J. Strossmayera 10, Zagreb, Croatia)

Young Women and Gender Equality in Post-Yugoslav Societies: Research, Practice and Policy

Post-socialist societies of former Yugoslavia are still undergoing many social, economic and political processes whose characteristics largely determine the social status of one of the most vulnerable social groups - young women. Observing it through the prism of age-related perspective, in ex-Yugoslav societies unfavorable social conditions delay or impede youth from entering and adopting permanent public, family and professional roles, which points to slow dynamics of their social integration. From a gender perspective, the durability of patriarchal patterns and their influence is reflected in the presence of many gender discriminatory practices that represent the obstacle to the realization not only of women’s human rights and gender equality, but also of democracy in general. Preparing the conference we were primarily interested in a scientific, professional and interdisciplinary aspect of the approach to gender issues, while taking into account the specific needs and problems of young women.(us)trajnost patrijarhalnih obrazaca čiji se utjecaj ogleda u prisutnosti mnogih rodnih diskriminatornih praksi koje predstavljaju izravnu prepreku ostvarenju ne samo ženskih ljudskih prava i rodne ravnopravnosti već i demokratičnosti u cjelini.

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15 - 17 May 2014, Zagreb, Croatia 

Teacher Education Policy in Europe Network (TEPE) 2014 conference

The theme of the 2014 TEPE conference is “Overcoming Fragmentation in Teacher Education Policy and Practice”. In the debate regarding teacher quality and teacher professionalism, the need for greater coherence of the different aspects of teacher professional development has been long emphasised. Since the integration of T.E. within the university, one of the most challenging issues which has presented concerns the apparent tension between a ‘subject’ and ‘pedagogy’. The universitation of initial teacher education is sometimes also perceived as a process which has widened the gap between the theoretical basis of the educational sciences and school-based teacher practice. Furthermore, it has been observed that in the majority of countries there is no firm alignment between initial teacher education, induction and continuous professional development. The issue of what constitutes a ‘European teacher’ has been also raised at a broader European policy level. The following sub-themes have been established to explore this general theme.

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15th to 17th June 2021, Rijeka, Croatia 

Youth work in flux: an academic point of view on youth work training and education

Youth work is one of those terms that can often be found in numerous policy documents, professional and policy debates, and youth projects of the last decade, and as a topic of round tables, seminars and public discussions. Following the adoption of the new European Youth Strategy and consequently, the launching of the European Youth Work Agenda during the German presidency of the Council of the EU, youth work was given added impetus. Moreover, youth work is slowly but steadily gaining recognition within the academic community. There is a visible proliferation of courses covering certain aspects of youth work, with a growing number of additional academic programs, and an increase in the number of scientific and professional projects in the domain of youth work.

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