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BSSSC Annual Conference, Gdansk, Poland

Regional development and politics
Monday, 10th September 2018 00:00 - Wednesday, 12th September 2018 00:00
Solidarity, participation and smart action for a better future
26th BSSSC Annual Conference 
September 10-12, 2018, Gdansk, Poland

Welcome to this year's Annual Conference! This year the topic will be on Solidarity, Participation and Innovation. 
​Solidarity – in all its aspects: as an EU value that we have forgotten about to a great extent, and the result of implementing this value on the EU level is, for instance, cohesion policy.

Solidarity – as a broader understood human value for instance, the issue of immigrants.
Solidarity – as a generation issue – understanding how the state and state budget operate – that it has to be a solidarity issue to a great extent, where the young and elderly people are mutually responsible for healthy solutions and where the youth and healthy work to pay the elderly.
Solidarity - as a historical phenomenon – Poland’s social movement Solidarity, where it has brought us, what it has meant for Europe and the Baltic Sea Region.

Participation - the global situation has changed so much that we have to redefine democratic models. There is a an urgent need to discuss democracy, especially with the youth, to involve them in a better way.
There is also a stronger need for us to work on participation issues because the current times (with aspects such as the internet media, social media, etc) demand a broader participation of citizens.

Innovation-  Being smart in all the social and economic spheres – a social innovation approach. 
Being innovate and smart using new tools such as culturability, which is about solving social problems with bigger participation of citizens and using art and culture.

All Dates

  • From Monday, 10th September 2018 00:00 to Wednesday, 12th September 2018 00:00

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