Oecumene Dialogue June 2013

Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,

We are very pleased to send you the June edition of Oecumene Dialogues our monthly newsletter.

Summary of items covered in this issue:

  1. Event: ‘Enacting European citizenship’ – Citizens’ dialogue with MEPs
  2. Blog: The China Chronicles
  3. News:  Engin Isin took part in the 'Dream Makers Symposium', 25 June 2013
  4. News: Engin Isin participated in an event on Citizenship in the European Union at Corvinus University of Budapest.  

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1. Event: ‘Enacting European citizenship’ – Citizens’ dialogue with MEPs

NCVO along with CSV and The Open University in partnership with the European Parliament are running a project 'Europe: what does it mean for you?'.

As part of this initiative, we are pleased to invite you to a dialogue with MEPs and a book launch with professors and civil society organisations to discuss citizenship rights within the EU. The event is organised as part of the European Year of Citizens 2013.

 Do you have strong views on what it means to be a citizen in Europe today? Do you want to know how people across Europe engage with their European citizenship rights? Would you like to hear about local challenges and access to transparent information? Come and share your experience. This is a great opportunity to meet MEPs face to face and ask your question at live interviews.

Among the speakers are:

Keith Taylor, Green MEP for SE England
Professor Engin Isin (Open University)
Professor Michael Saward (The University of Warwick)

For further information and to register see: http://www.oecumene.eu/events/%E2%80%98enacting-european-citizenship%E2%80%99-%E2%80%93-citizens%E2%80%99-dialogue-with-meps

2. Blog: The China Chronicles

by the Oecumene Team

The Oecumene project has been travelling in China between 2 June and 26 June 2013. On the Oecumene website the team shared their impressions and reflections, the encounters that left imprints, on a daily basis during the journey. Please have a look! http://www.oecumene.eu/blog/day-one-arriving-in-beijing-the-china-chronicles

 3. News: Engin Isin took part in the 'Dream Makers Symposium', 25 June 2013

Engin Isin participated in the 'Dream Makers Symposium' on the 25 of June. Dream Makers is a UK-wide project led by young people between the ages of 13 and 19, based around the themes of Identity, Community, Dreams and Aspirations. It has been designed by 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning and Eva Sajovic and supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. This symposium was part of a series of events that brought together speakers exploring Gypsies, Roma, Travellers rights, citizenship and belonging.

4. News: Engin Isin participated in an event on Citizenship in the European Union at Corvinus University of Budapest.

 Engin Isin gave a talk at Corvinus University of Budapest on the 27th of June. This conference contributed to the European Year of Citizens 2013 by stimulating debates about the promises and challenges of EU citizenship, notably in a Central and Eastern European context. It drew on a European Commission Policy Review that synthesizes major findings of research projects on citizenship practices and democracy in Europe financed by the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities Programme under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Innovation.

 

 

 

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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