"International Industrial Relations"

Director of the school: Antonija Josifovska, PhD

   The Summer School's basic intention is to offer to the participants an opportunity to learn about many different experiences from the countries with an extensive tradition in Industrial Relations, as well as from the countries of the Eastern and Central Europe which have opted for the principle of the free market economy. The initiative is to promote, with all available means, the process of a social dialogue. In addition, in order to contribute to the development of the national economy, it should also promote the prevention and amicable settlement of disputes, especially through a tripartite cooperation and by utilizing the mechanisms of information and consultation. This is especially true if we bear in mind that the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, countries that are trying to find their way to the integration into the European Union in the years to come. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn concrete techniques of the tripartite negotiations, collective bargaining and signing of collective contracts.

   Resource persons: Prof. Marco Cilento, Prof. Gianny Loy, Prof. Margarita Atanasova, Prof. Pinna A. Maria, Prof. Gianfranco Botazzi, Prof. Vesna Stojanova, Prof. Paolo Piacentini, Prof. Sylvane Laulom, Prof. Jesus Cruz, Prof. Zvonko Brnjaz.

"Refugees/Mass Movements of People"

Director of the school: Prof. Zvonko Jankulovski, PhD

   The main goal of the Summer School is to provide the participants with a broader background of the international legal and political environment where forced migration occurs, as well as enable them to understand the global post-modern cultural, political and economic transformations of the Balkan region in relation to international migrations and flow of refugees.

"Architecture of Mass Movements"

Under guidance of the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, University “St. Cyril and Methodius”

   The main topic of the Summer School 2000 "Architecture of Mass Movements" aims at investigating space and forms, i.e. architecture created as a consequence of mass movements.The phenomenon of modern nomads and "nomadism" in general with all of its obvious problems, dilemmas, questions, uncertainty and challenges deserve to become a topic of study and analysis from a specific urban planning/architectural approach in the framework of a summer workshop.Contemporary migrations may be provoked by the most diverse reasons: economic, sociological, national (ethnic), political, by war or by fears of a future war, natural disasters, attractive or one-off cultural and sport events, etc. In these cases, relocation may be regional or inter-state on a daily, monthly or annual basis. What is common for all of the above mentioned migrations is the urgent need to secure the living space for satisfaction or certain needs, often for an enormous number of people, for a period the duration of which in most cases is unknown in advance.

"The Face of the Other"

Director of the school: Suzana Milevska, PhD

   The aim of this Summer School was to encourage interested young faculty members and researchers from the East and Central Europe to get acquainted with the field of imagology of the Other.The main purpose of the programme of the Skopje Summer School was to focus on an interdisciplinary research of the ways in which the members of different communities perceive and represent each other in a situation of problematic ethical, anthropological and social definition of the human. This field is of a particular interest and relevance for the Balkan countries considering the fact that this is a region with the most problematic inter-ethnic and inter-gender relations that often result in violence.

Resource persons: Prof, David H. Fisher, Prof. Leszek Koczanovicz, Prof. Dina G. Iordanova, Prof. Irit Rogoff, Prof. Susan Noyes Platt, Prof. Deniz Sengel, Prof, Georgi Stojanov, Prof. Elizabeta Seleva, Prof. Simon Semov, Prof. Nikos Chausidis.

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