XII ECPD International Conference FUTURE OF THE WORLD BETWEEN GLOBALIZATION AND REGIONALIZATION Belgrade, City Hall, 28–29 October 2016

 

XII ECPD International Conference

FUTURE OF THE WORLD

BETWEEN GLOBALIZATION AND REGIONALIZATION

(Belgrade, City Hall, 28–29 October 2016)

 

CONCEPT NOTE
NOTE FOR DISCUSSION

 

Today, the world is experiencing - living through, many conflicts of various natures and magnitudes but perhaps the most import one is that of a conflict between two world models evolving dynamically in two different spheres, on two different time scales with two different time constants, one over the short term, entrenched in immediate self interest, the other, a longer one relating to socio-economic responsibility. They straddle a dichotomy of politics and profit versus sustainability of humanity on planet earth. Stated differently, the two models emphasize an asymmetry between short term gains of business and appropriate well-being of the population. This conflict is both mental, which unfolds as a thought process and socio-economic and the reality of its detrimental effects on the world. It is a crisis within a framework of disparity, namely, affluence and inequality, in a background of ill-founded and debt-based development in which markets far from free monopolized by business, and where standards of practice and productivity lack appropriate influence. One outcome is a disabling influence on social responsibility and has helped precipitate the current crisis. The way out of the crisis demands creative cooperation, the application of interdisciplinary sciences and the cultivation of socio-economic responsibility. The way forward is to make culture the basis for human relations. Stated differently, it calls for a culture of peace with wisdom, reason, morality and justice.

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In his report, The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Plan- et, the UN Secretary-General has synthesized a broadly challenging action-oriented agenda. This agenda in implementation will demand more determined efforts, well beyond what governments now undertake. The report should be seen as a setting forth both of an inspirational agenda for any and all countries and as an aid to help them construct a plausible response within an international agenda for their future socioeconomic trajectories with dignity for all. It can facilitate the emergence of a flexible network of possibilities for research and collaboration to advance development within a framework of growing equality. It is a way to development with cemented regional and global unity that stem the tide of social division and fragmentation as well as a useful means to strengthen the processes that lead to more rational globalization within a framework of cultural diversity. Its mission must be to celebrate human dignity and raise international respect for the status of the planet.

 

The Balkan world is caught in a complex arena of history, between globalization and regionalization this concept note is an attempt to set down some embryonic action oriented goals as well as serve as a discussion focus and starting guide to the XII International Conference: FUTURE OF OUR WORLD BETWEEN GLOBALIZATION AND REGIONALIZATION of the European Center for Peace and Development [ECPD]. Within this problematic space, the ECPD is well placed to make important contributions in both the Balkan region and beyond. The ECPD can address some of the internal forces of division and help find ways to neutralize them and in doing so, advance global unity.

 

Certainly there are various directions and developments including one proposed by the UN for the suggested deployment of a Human Security Unit, which could be extremely usefully deployed in the Balkan world. It could serve as an instrument for peace, public health and human rights, a means for population vulnerability reduction and resilience building of its peoples. Another activity and in the world of health is the SEEHN, which is an outcome from the Stability Pact. The ECPD has already proposed a number of conjoint activities including a Balkan Forum in Public Health for which there is considerable interest.

 

For more than a decade, the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD, 1984), established as part of the United Nations University for Peace has led a systematic research effort into the general do- main topic of “Reconciliation, Tolerance and Human Security in the Balkans”. It has gained substantial recognition and support from the governments of Japan, the Republic of Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia. In doing so, it has carved out an important niche for itself with a plethora of significant activities relating to reconciliation based education; Biomedical Engineering, Pula, Istria, Health Management, Prizren, Kosovo and Health Diplomacy and Public Health, Belgrade, Serbia], Youth development through special Fora in Serbia and Croatia as well as and the application of the principles of Human Security in Kosovo and a Declaration on Implementation of the Human Security concept in the Balkan region adopted at the culmination of the Sixth ECPD Conference, Brijuni Island, Croatia, 2011. The most recent Youth Forum took place in Pula, Istria as a result of cooperation with the Municipal Authorities and Regional Government.

 

Through a series of scientific meetings, seminars, focused round tables, specialized lectures given by lo- cal and international authorities and research involving prominent scientists from all parts of the world, considerable expertise and knowledge have been gained. Eleven international conferences, each devoted to some current topic within the general thematic framework have been organized. Relevant and lasting results of work undertaken have been published in comprehensive proceedings. This now provides a rich and valuable basis for further research. It is both a means for perceiving international political, economic, cultural and spiritual dynamics and their transitional and developmental trends in both a regional and global context. It is a useful tool for projecting and mapping the future of the Balkans onto the global stage. As such, it can be a useable policy instrument.

 

The Tenth ECPD International and Jubilee Conference, 2014 was a call to broaden the horizons of ECPD activities and to strengthen its institutional network of strategic partners and friends. Its accumulated experience provides a solid foundation to link individual, regional and global plans to global processes. At the same time, ECPD has initiated new educational and research activities, based on previous positive experience and collected knowledge. Such two programs are Doctoral Program in Biomedicine [Croatia] and New Knowledge for New Development, held in the Macedonian Academy [FYROM]

 

After thoughtful categorization, considerable deliberation and evaluation of outcomes and lessons learned, ECPD is further enhancing the thematic framework encapsulated in its banner for the XII ECPD “Future of the World between Globalization and Regionalization”. This framework provides a conceptual space to define more focused themes and specialist research areas that can be addressed and discussed at future ECPD venues. It is a reflection of the increasing impact of globalization on economic and social development throughout the world.

 

Since the 1980s globalization has been stimulated and driven by rapid technological innovation and scien- tific discoveries while its processes have produced effects-affects, some quite opposite to those desired. Is this simply a counter-intuitive response to an extreme level of complexity of the problem space with considerable limitations placed on our understanding of inputs and processes, or is it, that neo-liberalism and market mechanisms are overly dominant. Have “democratic principles” perhaps yielded far too much to market laws? Has the transformation of the eastern bloc produced an undesirable asymmetry? Certainly, cooperation is being replaced by exploitation and the widening gap between rich and poor, is growing rapidly. However, intercultural dialogues and the promotion of diversity are still required while the values of democracy must be promoted and discrimination must be held in check.

 

It must be noted that today and according to one estimate 20,000 people die of hunger every day, most of them children from 1 to 5 years, while almost five billion US dollars are spent daily for armament and other military purposes. It must also be noted that the UN’s respective calls for disarmament, development and denuclearization have gone essentially unheeded.

 

The unprecedented and worldwide explosive growth of global social inequality threatens global stability and as a process is evolving without much control. It has been estimated that over a relatively short pe- riod, the world’s wealth has been concentrated in the hands of a privileged few such that today 1% of the world’s population has the equivalent wealth of 82% of the world’s population. Stated differently the 200 richest individuals possess wealth equivalent to 2.2 billion people. Eighty percent of the global market is controlled by less than 1% of existing organizations. Older main stream economic models offer no solution.

 

Adding to this process is another and greater threat looming over stability of human kind. The last World Economic Forum was dedicated to the issue of the Fourth Industrial Revolution implicit in the increase of robotization. Robotics, now accounts for 12% of industrial production. In 25 years it is estimated that it will reach 62%. This will feed into massive displacement of workers all over the world. This issue requires urgent debate here and now on how to face the ensuing problems.

 

In the global arena the United Nations has lost and continues to lose ground and influence to plutocratic groups (G-6, G-7, G-8….G-20). It represents a loss of altruism and compromised global governance. It is a paradox that the institutions most likely to affect appropriate change have had their credibility under- mined. The European Union [EU] continues to have difficulties to find its place as a global player. It is still widely perceived as an economic player only, which does not correspond to its much broader tasks and responsibilities. Incredibly it has lost sight of its original binocular vision which can make everything possible by employing its human resources effectively and by strengthening its institutions.

 

In our scheme of things, the EU constitutes a single macro-region in which Germany emerges as an economic development leader. At the same time, Russia is working decisively on the creation of a larger sphere of influence. China has its own vision of the international order to which we can add India, Turkey, Nigeria, Brazil and others with certain ambitions to become a (macro) regional power with certain ambitions to become a (macro) regional power. They are all working on expanding the area in which they appear to have global influence and reach.

 

Recent tensions between the Russian Federation, the United States of America and the EU can still in- crease with unpredictable consequences, while the flux to migration, caused by five-year armed conflicts and poverty in the Middle East and North Africa regions are a serious challenge to European stability and its economic sustainability. Migration is a threat to unity.

 

Unfavorable international situations, including the Russian – American-EU NATO tension, Middle East conflict with Islamic extremism, and the like, directly or indirectly impacts the Balkans, its peoples and its states. Most Balkan countries continue to struggle with poverty and low level of economic growth. Sensitive and conflict prone areas exist and tensions between states and state entities also continue to persist. There are signs of sub-regional arms race also on the horizon. Moreover, some Western Balkan countries continue to demonstrate difficulties to move forward to a fully functioning democratic system based on the rule of law. The route towards European integration and its inherent values have proven to be more burdensome and lengthy than many hoped for a few years ago.

 

In most interpretations - explanations of the contemporary scene, the process of globalization has in- disputably become commonplace in social sciences while its value system is widespread and also widely challenged. One reason is its strong actualization in the field of technological development, economy, financial flows, communication networks and specified lifestyles. In some very important dimensions the world has really become a “global village”, in others the thought concept may be global but the action local.

 

One process that points to the possible new paradigm is macro-regionalization, which has also been addressed at ECPD international conferences [see End Note]. Due to its regional characteristics that of a typical mid-region, many events and processes are, exposed to a divergence of contradictory influences in the most influential agents of international relations. As a result it has been concluded that the reconstitution of the international order tends towards the creation of a specified number of macro-regions. Several pivotal states on the world stage aim to become gravitational foci or centers for a certain number of medium and small countries permitting them to create their own macro-regions. One result will be inevitable friction and the clash of overlapping interests.

 

The perspective and prospect of a multi-polar world is welcomed on many sides as being a more logical and a more viable model than a uni-polar one. It is questionable whether macro-regionalization is the first or even best alternative solution, or an optimal or acceptable one, especially for medium and small countries. For the Balkans, which has been and still is a medium region, it is of utmost important that the region finds its place in the newly-established international configuration. Even so it will be accompanied by a considerable level of unpredictability and shocks.

 

In the Balkan world caught between globalization and regionalization, the place for ECPD to address the needs of neutralization to the forces of division that are trying to fragment the world along lines of separation seems obvious. For some considerable time it has been reinforcing the forces of unity, not in the sense of encouraging hegemony, but to find legitimate expressions of diversity at the national and regional levels that enrich, rather than undermine essential needs for both regional solidarity and for better global governance. This builds on its long-standing focus to overcome the consequences of the recent fragmentation of the Balkans, which will be subject to increasing pulls from east and west, as well as likely spill-overs from the chaos in the Islamic world, capable of feeding internal divisions if not actively neutralized. The ECPD is beginning to have an important role to play in this field.

 

At the same time those divisions seem to be increasing, the United Nations have overseen a new consultative process with wide participation to define the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, with their targets and indicators adopted at a summit at the UN General Assembly on 25-27 September 2015. These represent a new set of aspirations for all countries for the next 15 years, and will define a constructive international agenda for the immediate future. These could help to set priorities in the Western Balkans, as they will for all other countries, including goal 16 which focuses on peace and human security. The UN Secretary-General has synthesized this process in his report: “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet”. The breadth of this agenda will call for efforts beyond what governments themselves can undertake, and open many possibilities for re- search and collaboration to advance many issues that are still not well defined or that lack practical ways forward, and for which experimentation and collective learning will be necessary. ECPD is well placed to contribute to this process in the region.

 

The thematic domain covered by this our formulation Future of the World between Globalization and Regionalization, which we are initiating as our new research cycle, can be undertaken in cooperation with other competent and all interested partners offers the potential to make a serious and significant step forward in our understanding and interpretation of contemporary processes on the global plane, with significant regional implications. It can only be achieved through joint scientific and professional efforts. An exchange of views at round tables, specialist seminars and international annual conferences will enable the presentation of new ideas, concrete proposals and more closely defined research topics as well as the creation of the harmonious relations between the irreversible process of globalization in many areas and the need to preserve cultural identity and diversity of the world and political macro-regionalization, with the potential multiplication of relations of domination and subordination in the international community.

 

International scientific cooperation of this nature should include as many young people as possible in order to contribute towards averting the serious threats to peace and to strengthen the irreplaceable role of the United Nations, as well as to carry out the spirit of the principles implicit to the mandate of the ECPD since its establishment. Therefore, our research efforts will be the continuation of the hitherto mission of advocating for human security for everyone and everywhere.

 

New ideas and concrete proposals will emerge directing the region to more harmonious relations between the forces of galloping globalization and a need to preserve cultural identity and diversity. The recent history of the Balkans, and all efforts to overcome the consequences of recent fragmentation, must in the fi- nal analysis be taken into consideration as well, particularly in defining a new paradigm on a global scale. Hence this year the world and political macro-regionalization will be central to our Conference.

 

END NOTE

Two concepts referred to herein, are Globalization, whose processes are well established and Macro Regionalization, which is reasonably new. These terms require additional explanation within this Concept Note.

 

The term macro-regional is often used in the context of globalization. A macro-regional strategy rep- resents a major emerging instrument of governance in the European Union and now finds application in the Balkan region.

 

Globalization implies a worldwide trend towards the integration of economic, financial, trade, and global communications, or the exposure of local and nationalistic perspectives to the broader ones within an interconnected and interdependent world where capital, goods, and services freely flow across national frontiers. Globalization in general, is seen within a framework of capitalism; its implicit philosophy resides in a belief that individuals and organizations can achieve social, personal and economic goals without the negative consequences associated with capitalism. Anti-globalization efforts emphasise economic efficiency and human decency and downplay corporate competition and profits at any cost.

 

In parallel, the United Nations promotes a humanistic approach of nurture, public education and secular enlightenment in order to form a mind set commensurate with the needs of the 21st century. It is based on common sense and justice, morality and wisdom.

 

Remedies to specific problems such as the excessive greed of financial circles will differ depending upon what is meant by globalization and corrective measures should be designed by the international community.

 

The term “cultural identity” should not be used as a means to maintain older economic and social structures, which hamper economic and social development or be seen to simply act as a counter weight to any cultural domination of any culture. Furthermore, all cultures must be attractive to their youth.

 

A “macroregion” is a geopolitical subdivision that subsumes several traditionally or politically defined regions where the common denominator may be cultural, economical, historical or social similarity within a macro-region. It may refer to various kinds of grouping of nation states basing on geographical proximity. Meaning may vary, as in international relations, or in regionalism expressed by a common sense of identity and purpose and lead to the creation and implementation of institutions.

 

Macro-regions can cover multiple administrative regions and demonstrate considerable commonality of purpose. Consequently, they justify a single approach encapsulated in a strategy and operate with a tiered governance system of policy, coordination and operational measures. Examples might include health as in the South Eastern Europe Health Network which is striving to distinguish between policy, coordination and operational measures. Another might relate to the environment in a region surrounding the Black Sea. Both public health and the global environment demand a new sort of governance. Developments within the EU have resulted in new institutions and strategies such as with the Helsinki Commission [HELCOM] or the EU Strategy for Danube [EUSDR].

 

In Romania, “macro-region” represents a higher-level subdivision of the country. As a concept macro-region has changed since its first use in the context of the INTERREG program, which focused on functional and territorial cooperation.

 

The first coherent regional initiative was the establishment of the European Community and the European Union. They have followed four decades of economic integration as an entirety and as an economic entity. It was a historical necessity following on from two world wars. This dynamic can be viewed as a result of regionalism. It suggests increased regional identity with economic integration with a direction towards political integration.

 

Belgrade, October 15, 2016

 

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Between Globalization & Regionalization

 

28 — 29 Oct 2016 at the City Hall in Belgrade, Serbia

 

 

Over the past decade, the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD), established by the United Nations University for Peace, has led systematic research into the general topic “Reconciliation, Tolerance and Human Security in the Balkans”, with substantial support from the governments of Japan, Montenegro, Croatia and the Republic of Serbia.

 

Considerable knowledge has been gained through a series of scientific meetings, seminars, focused round tables and specialized lectures involving prominent scientists from all parts of the world. Ten international conferences have been organized, each devoted to some current aspect within the general thematic framework. The rich, relevant and lasting results of the work undertaken have been published in comprehensive proceedings, which provide a valuable basis for further research, a useful tool for projecting the future of the Balkans, and a means for perceiving international political, economic, cultural and spiritual dynamics and developmental trends in their regional and global context.

 

The Tenth Jubilee ECPD International Conference called for broadening the horizons of ECPD activities and its network of strategic partners and friends. Its previous experience would provide a solid foundation to link individual, regional and global plans to global processes. At the same time, ECPD should initiate a new cycle of educational and research activities, based on previous positive experience and accumulated knowledge.

 

After considerable deliberations on its results and lessons learned, ECPD has chosen as a new thematic framework “Future of the World between Globalization and Regionalization”. This topic can provide the conceptual space to define narrower themes and specialist areas of research to be addressed and discussed at future ECPD international conferences. This also reflects the increasing impact of globalization on economic and social development all over the world.

 

The process of globalization since the 1980s, stimulated by the technological revolution and scientific discoveries, has produced effects quite opposite to those expected. Dominated by neoliberalism, cooperation was replaced by exploitation with a widening gap between rich and poor, and “democratic principles” have yielded to market laws. The United Nations is losing influence to plutocratic groups (G-6, G-7, G-8….G-20), resulting in an almost complete absence of global governance. The European Union continues to have difficulties to find its place as a global player. It is still widely perceived as an economic player only, which does not correspond to its much broader tasks and responsibilities.

 

It must be noted that today 20,000 people die of hunger every day, most of them children from 1 to 5 years, while almost five billion US dollars are spent daily for armament and other military purposes. It is high time appropriate measures towards disarmament were taken.

 

The unprecedented explosion of global social inequality is also threatening its stability. In the short period the concentration of wealth has been speeding up, to the extent that today 1% of the world population has the same wealth of 82% of the world population. The 200 richest individuals now possess the same wealth of 2.2 billion people. This process of social inequality is growing without any control.

 

To this process, another trend is a threat for the stability of human kind. The last World Economic Forum was dedicated to the issue of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or the increase of robotization. This accounts now for 12% of the industrial production, but it is estimated that will reach 62% in 25 years. The massive displacement of workers from all over the world requires an urgent debate on how to face this problem.

 

Recent tensions between the Russian Federation and the United States of America, as well as the EU on the other side, could still increase with unpredictable consequences, while the flux to migration, caused by five-year armed conflicts and poverty in the Middle East and North Africa regions are a serious challenge to European stability and its economic sustainability and indeed its unity.

 

Unfavorable international situation, including the Russian – American-EU NATO tension, the Middle East conflicts, Islamic extremism, and the like, directly or indirectly impacts the Balkans, its peoples and states. Besides, most of the Balkan countries continue to struggle with poverty and low level of economic growth. Sensitive and conflict prone areas, as well as tensions between states and state entities also continue to persist. Signs of sub-regional arms race are also on the horizon. Moreover, (some of) the Western Balkans countries continue to have difficulties to move forward to fully functioning democratic systems based on the rule of law. Their way towards European integration and values has proven to be more burdensome and lengthy than many had hoped a few years ago.

 

In explaining contemporaneity, indisputably the process of globalization became commonplace in all social sciences a long time ago, because its strong actualization in the fields of technological development, economy, financial flows, communication networks and specified lifestyle and value systems cannot be disputed. In some very important dimensions the world has really become a “global village”.

 

One process that points to the possible new paradigm is macro-regionalization, which has also been addressed at ECPD international conferences. Considering the events and processes in the Balkans which are, due to their regional characteristics, a typical mid-region, exposed to the contradictory influences of the most influential agents of international relations, it has been concluded that the recomposition of the international order tends towards the creation of a specified number of macro-regions. Several pivotal states on the world stage aim to become the centres of gravity for a certain number of medium and small countries and thus create their own macro-regions. One result is inevitable friction and the clash of overlapping interests. In this scheme of things, the EU constitutes a single macro-region in which Germany emerges as an economic development leader. On the other hand, Russia is increasingly decisively working on the creation of its sphere of influence and is expanding the area in which it appears as a world power. China, on the other hand, has its own vision of the international order and there are also India, Turkey, Nigeria, Brazil and others with certain ambitions to become a (macro) regional power.

 

The perspective of a multipolar world has been welcomed on many sides as being a more logical and more viable than a unipolar one. It is questionable whether macro-regionalization is the first or best alternative solution, especially for medium and small countries. For a mid-region, like the Balkans, which has been and still is a medium region, it is of utmost importance that the region finds its place in the newly-established international configuration, albeit accompanied by considerable shocks.

 

There is a place for ECPD, in this world caught between globalization and regionalization, to address the need to neutralize the forces of division that are trying to fragment the world along lines of separation, and to reinforce those working for its unity, not in the sense of encouraging hegemony, but in finding legitimate expressions of diversity at the national and regional levels that enrich, rather than undermine, the essential need both for regional solidarity and for better global governance to address those problems that can only be tackled at the global level. This builds on its long-standing focus to overcome the consequences of the recent fragmentation of the Balkans, which will be subject to increasing pulls from east and west, as well as likely spill-overs from the chaos in the Islamic world, that could feed its internal divisions if not actively neutralized. The ECPD should have an important role to play in this field.

 

At the same time those divisions seem to be increasing, the United Nations have overseen a new consultative process with wide participation to define the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, with their targets and indicators adopted at a summit at the UN General Assembly on 25-27 September 2015. These represent a new set of aspirations for all countries for the next 15 years, and will define a constructive international agenda for the immediate future. These could help to set priorities in the Western Balkans, as they will for all other countries, including goal 16 which focuses on peace and human security. The UN Secretary-General has synthesized this process in his report: “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet”. The breadth of this agenda will call for efforts beyond what governments themselves can undertake, and open many possibilities for research and collaboration to advance many issues that are still not well defined or that lack practical ways forward, and for which experimentation and collective learning will be necessary. ECPD is well placed to contribute to this process in the region.

 

The thematic domain covered by the formulation Future of the World between Globalization and Regionalization, which we are initiating as our new research cycle, in cooperation with other competent and all interested partners offers the potential to make a significant and serious step forward in the understanding and the interpretation of contemporary processes on the global plane, with significant regional implications, through joint scientific and professional efforts. More closely defined research topics and the exchange of views at round tables, specialist seminars and international annual conferences will enable the presentation of new ideas and concrete proposals for the creation of the harmonious relations between the irreversible process of globalization in many areas and the need to preserve cultural diversity of the world and political macro-regionalization, with the potential multiplication of relations of domination and subordination in the international community.

 

International scientific cooperation of this nature should include as many young people as possible in order to contribute towards averting the serious threats to peace and to strengthen the irreplaceable role of the United Nations, as well as to carry out the spirit of the principles implicit to the mandate of the ECPD since its establishment. Therefore, our research efforts will be the continuation of the hitherto mission of advocating for human security for everyone and everywhere.

 

New ideas and concrete proposals will emerge for the creation of more harmonious relations between the galloping process of globalization and a need to preserve cultural diversity. of the world and political macro-regionalization will be central point of the Conference. The Balkans, due to its efforts to overcome the consequences of recent fragmentation, must be taken into consideration as well, particularly in defining a new paradigm on a global scale.

 

 

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Globalizacija ili regionalizacija? 

 

“Budućnost sveta između globalizacije i regionalizacije” biće tema ovogodišnje, 12. Međunarodne konferencije Evropskog centra za mir i razvoj Univerziteta za mir Ujedinjenih Nacija – međunarodne obrazovne i istraživačke organizacije iz akademskog sistema UN. Konferencija će biti održana 28. i 29. oktobra u prostorijama Skupštine grada Beograda.

 

Pojava novog hladnog rata, zaoštravanja odnosa između Ruske Federacije i SAD, teškoće sa kojima se suočava Evropska Unija, migrantska kriza i nepovoljan razvoj događaja na Balkanu biće neke od nosećih tema Konferencije. O dramatičnim globalnim i regionalnim promenama i njihovom uticaju na Balkan, kao i o uticaju globalizacije na svetski mir i razvoj diskutovaće ugledni naučnici, političari, diplomate i verski velikodostojnici iz Evrope, SAD, Japana, Kine, Indije, Australije itd.

 

I ova, kao i prethodnih 11 ECPD konferencija održanih u Beogradu, Miločeru i na Brionima, akcenat stavlja na nacionalno-međuetničko pomirenje, versku toleranciju i ljudsku bezbednost na Balkanu.

 

Konferencijom će predsedavati Nj.E Federico Mayor, Predsednik Saveta ECPD i dugogodišnji generalni direktor UNESKO, i Nj.E. prof. dr Erhard Busek, raniji Vice Kancelar Austrije i glavni koordinator Pakta za stabilnost Jugoistočne Evrope. Učesnicima će se obratiti i Nj.E. Sir James Mancham, predsednik Globalnog svetskog Saveta za mir (inače osnivač i prvi predsednik Republike Sejšeli), Prof. dr Johan Galtung, osnivač i dugogodišnji Predsednik međunarodnog Instituta za mirovna istraživanja sa sedištem u Oslu, i drugi.

 

Akademik prof. dr Negoslav P. Ostojić Izvršni direktor ECPD ističe da je cilj i obaveza ECPD Univerziteta za mir UN, kao međunarodne organizacije, da u kapacitetu institucije naučnoistraživačkog i obrazovnog karaktera pomogne u sagledavanju brojnih izazova pred regionom i svetom i da u kontinuitetu daje svoj doprinos rešavanju regionalnih i globalnih problema.

 

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Evropski centar za mir i razvoj Univerziteta za mir UN obaveštava da će se javna odbrana master teze Marka Kovačevića pod naslovom „Kaizen i primena Kaizena u građevinarstvu na konkretnom primeru preduzeća: GP „Kovačević“ održati 23.12.2016. u 11,00h i magistarske teze Radmile Mihić pod naslovom „Unapređenje efikasnosti javnih investicija s posebnim osvrtom na javno-privatno partnerstvo u Republici Srpskoj“” održati 23.12.2016. u 13,00h u ECPD, Beograd, Terazije 41.
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