Friday, July 12, 2013

CFP:Woman in the Cultural Mosaic: Dimensions of Live-space and Active Citizenship


International Multidisciplinary Conference

The Chair of Social Pedagogy and Andragogy at The Institute of Educational Sciences of Pedagogical University of Cracow has the great pleasure to invite you for the conference
which will be heldon 14-15 November 2013 in Cracow, Poland.

The theme of the conference is

Woman in the Cultural Mosaic:Dimensions of Live-space and Active Citizenship

Scientific Committee:

Finland, prof. Vanessa Andreotti
(University of Oulu)
Greece, prof. Pella Calogiannakis
(University of Crete)
Iraq, dr. Farhang M. Muhamad (College of Basic Education, Kurdystan)
Japan, prof. Shunji Tanabe (Kanazawa University)
Poland, prof. Katarzyna Dormus (Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny)
Poland, prof. Elżbieta Dubas (Uniwersytet Łódzki)
Poland, prof. Agnieszka Gromkowska-Melosik (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu)
Poland, prof. Małgorzata Halicka (Uniwersytet w Białymstoku)
Poland, prof. Barbara Kędzierska (Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny)
Poland, dr Beata Kowalska
(Uniwersytet Jagielloński)
Poland, prof. Ewa Skibińska
(Uniwersytet Warszawski)
Poland, prof. Krystyna Slany
(Uniwersytet Jagielloński)
Poland, prof. Zofia Szarota
(Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny)
Portugal, prof. Susana Gonçalves (Escola Superior de Educação de Coimbra)
Portugal, prof. Eduardo V. Rodrigues (Universidade do Porto)
Spain, prof. Fernando Barragán Medero (Universidad de La Laguna)
Ukraine, prof. Nadieżda Łucan (Uniwersytet Przykarpacki)
USA, prof. William Gaudelli
(Columbia University)
European Scientific Institute,
President Jovan Shopovski
The main idea of the conference is to create a platform for multidisciplinary discussion of the contemporary role of women in various dimensions of social life, taking into account diversity of cultures, religions, legal and socio-economic opportunities in different areas of the world.

Analysis of manifestations, determinants and barriers of women’s activity is a subject that should have its place in the scientific discourse, especially in terms of the European Year of Active Citizenship. As this multidimensional phenomenon should be approached from an interdisciplinary perspective, we would like to invite researchers and practitioners dealing with contemporary role of women and issues such as respect for others, freedom, equality, solidarity and human rights.

The conference encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives. To emphasize multicultural dimension of the conference the guests speakers from different countries are being invited. Therefore, we hope that our project will also become a platform for an exchange of experience and practice. Aside the scientific significance of the conference, we hope that our analysis and discussions will also result in the process of integration of women’s dimensions and will be reflected in the programs of social policies. All accepted papers will be published in printed bilingual conference books/proceedings in English and Polish.
Yours sincerely,

President of the Scientific and Organization Committee
Prof. Zofia Szarota Ph.D

Registration form (in English) is available here: pdf / word
Please send abstracts (max. 300 words) to: before 20th of July 2013
The deadline of submission has been extended until 20th September 2013
Conference fee
Conference fee: 350 PLN
Price includes: book proceedings, conference materials, mineral water, coffee, tea and refreshment during breaks, lunches and gala dinner.
This fee does not cover the accommodation.
There are two possibilities of payment:
  1. National guests: You can make payment of conference fee and accommodation
    by bank transfer to:
PEKAO S.A. 71 1240 4722 1111 0000 4852 4687 DK-136
with the note: conference “Kobiety”, participant’s name and surname
  1. Foreign guests: You can pay on the spot before the conference starts
For those who are interested, we can provide accommodation at the hotels:
Za Kolumnami

More on Pedagogical University of Cracow
Pedagogical University of Cracow, named after the National Education Commission, (originally named the National Higher College of Teacher Training and is 1952 the Higher College of Teacher Training) is the oldest pedagogical university in Poland.
The University was founded 67 years ago, in 1946.
In country-wide rankings of colleges it is on the top of the rating among pedagogical colleges.
Presently the Pedagogical University has more than 20 000 students studying in 6 faculties,
20 fields of studies and 40 specialities.
Among highly qualified teaching and academic staff there are 800 academic teachers
including 190 independent scholars.
Organization Committee:
The President of the Committee:
prof. Zofia Szarota

The secretaries of the conference:
Jolanta Maćkowicz, Ph.D.,
Ewa Zawisza-Masłyk, Ph.D.,
Magdalena Lubińska-Bogacka Ph.D.
Other members:
dr Maria Jordan
dr Ewa Pająk-Ważna
dr Małgorzata Rozenbajgier
dr Jolanta Rybska-Klapa
mgr Joanna Łaszyn
mgr Anna Kawula
Additional information for the participants


Getting to Cracow
Cracow airport, John Paul II International Airport Cracow-Balice, provides direct domestic and international connections to many cities in Europe.

A nearby Katowice-Pyrzowice airport (80 kms west of Cracow) offers direct flights to several cities mostly in Germany, UK, Spain, Italy and Scandinavia. Transfers to Cracow are available directly from the airport by different companies, e.g.

The journey by a taxi to the city center from John Paul II International Airport Cracow-Balice
takes around 30 minutes (cost: about 20 EUR).

The train and the public transport connection to the city center is also available
The distance between the airport and the city center is 3 km.
Local transport in Cracow
Cracow has a fairly dense public transport system which consists of tramways and bus lines operated by a municipal company MPK and a number of private-owned minibus fleets. More about: Information:
Poland as European Union Member State and the country of Schengen travel-free area is bound by common regulations concerning entry and short-term stay. We recommend the citizens of non-EU countries to check whether they should possess visa to enter and stay in Poland or not at
Find out more on the conference venue:
Cracow is located in the south of Poland. More on Cracow

See more around Cracow:
Auschwitz Auschwitz – Birkenau Memorial and Museum
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Zakopane – Tatra Mountains