XXIII. International Summer University – Europe in the Vortex of Change


Alma Mater Europaea ECM and its researchers have participated at the XXIII. International Summer University – Europe in the Vortex of Change, organized between 25th of June and 5th of July by research institute for advanced studies IASK from Köszeg. The Summer school has addressed several topics, relevant for the future development of Europe and its societies. The participating students and lecturers have visit Maribor and Alma Mater Europaea ECM on the 30th of June. Researcher and Head of International relationships at AMEU ECM, Dr. Goran Gumze, gave the lecture on contribution of Alma Mater Europaea ECM to the common Innovative Economy. The lecture was followed by lunch and educational city tour.

On Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th of July, AMEU ECM researchers and professors, prof. dr. Lenart Škof and Dr. Goran Gumze were invited to Köszeg, to participate together with panelists from different countries, at the round tables on Inter-Religious Dialogue and Migration and Populist Politics, where they presented their current work on the projects related to the topics. The panelists on Inter-religious Dialogue, GYÖRGY CSEPELI (iASK, Emeritus Professor, Eötvös Loránd University) SLOMÓ KÖVES (Executive Rabbi of EMIH Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation) ANDREJ CILERDZIC (Bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Austria and Switzerland) VIKTÓRIA HEDVIG DEÁK (Prioress General, Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of St. Margaret of Hungary) MUAMER BECIROVIC (Student and regional president of Young ÖVP Vienna) LENART SKOF (Alma Mater Europaea, European Center, Maribor) RICHARD PAPP (Associate Professor, Cultural Anthropology Department, Eötvös Loránd University) have discussed the future trends in interreligious dialogue and urgent changes in religious institution to achieve the mutual respect and cooperation among different religions in Europe. On the following day the panelists at the Intersection of Migration and Populist Politics, JODY JENSEN (iASK, Jean Monnet Professor) TARA HOPKINS (Small Projects Istanbul – for Syria) GORAN GUMZE (Alma Mater Europaea, European Center, Maribor) ELENA ALEKSEENKOVA (Russian International Affairs Council, Moscow, MGIMO-University (besides RIAC)) MARCO ZOPPI (Research Assistant, University of Bologna) GABRIELE MATZNER (Former Ambassador of Austria) MILOSLAV BAHNA (Chairman of the Slovak Committee for the UNESCO MOST Programme) ISTVÁN HORVÁTH (Professor at the Hungarian Language Sociology and Social Work Department of the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj/Kolozsvár), have presented the policies and cases from different political contexts, searching for solutions to prevent populist policies and reporting on migration issues raising fear and intolerance among European societies.

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