Final program

THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2012
07:30
08:30
Registration, Lesvos Chamber of Commerce
08:30
09:00
Welcome-Opening – Brief addresses by sponsors, university and local officials.
09:00
10:00
Keynote presentation: “The Eurozone Crisis: Not Just a Debt but also a Political and Social Crisis”, Brigitte Young, University of Münster.
10:00
11:30
Session 1: The Political Economy of the Eurozone Crisis.Chairs: George Tsobanoglou, University of the Aegean and Nikita Pokrovsky, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

  1. “Political Economy of Crisis Management in East and Central European Countries; Back to Left and Right?”, Jan Drahokoupil, Martin Myant and Ivan Lesay, University of Mannheim.
  2. “The Political Economy of the EZ Crisis”, Georgios Bountagkidis, University College of London and Nikolaos Bloskas, University of the Aegean.
  3. “All Roads Lead to Austerity: A Critique of the Historical Justification for Individual Restraint”, Colin Cremin, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  4. “Research Model on Social Accumulation of Value for Economic Recovery”, Sotiris Chtouris, University of the Aegean, DeMond S. Miller, Rowan University and Anastasia Zissi, University of the Aegean.
11:30
12:00
Coffee break
12:00
13:30
Session 2: The EZ Debt Crisis – Poverty, Unemployment and Social Welfare.Chairs: Georg Vobruba, University of Leipzig and Colin Cremin, University of Auckland, New Zealand

  1. “The Effects of the Economic Crisis on Poverty in Greece”, Dionyssis Balourdos, National Centre for Social Research, Athens.
  2. “Unemployment and Poverty in Spain: A Portrait of Recent Changes in the `Welfare Mix’”, Olga Salido, Julio Carabaña and Sergio Torrejón Pérez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  3. “Focus Groups as a Tool for Analyzing the Underlying Perceptions of Poverty”, Dimitrios Geomilas, University of the Aegean.
  4. “The EZ Crisis and the Welfare State: The Case of Greece”, Louiza Zina, University of the Aegean.
13:30
14:30
Lunch
14:30
16:00
Session 3: The EZ Debt Crisis – Comparative Studies on Poverty, Welfare and Re-Distribution Systems.Chairs: Sotiris Chtouris and Anastasia Zissi, University of the Aegean

  1. “The Europeanization of Distribution Conflicts within the Crisis of the Common Currency”, Georg Vobruba, University of Leipzig.
  2. “The Italian National Debt Crisis, Just Another Argument to Pull towards Territorial Fragmentation? Some Evidence from Lombardy’s Lifelong Learning Policies”, Josua Grabener, University of Grenoble, France.
  3. “Crisis, Familialistic Welfare Regimes and Precariousness – A Comparison of Chile, Costa Rica and Spain”, Monica Budowski and Sebastian Schief, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
  4. “Institutional Design and Political Channelling under Pressure: ‘Building the Ship at Sea’ in Times of Crisis”, Christos Kanellopoulos, University of Athens and Sotiria Liakaki, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense.
16:00
16:30
Coffee break
16:30
18:00
Session 4: The EZ Debt Crisis – The Social Integration of Migrants and Impacts on Immigration and Religious Attitudes.Chairs: Dionyssis Balourdos and Joanna Tsiganou, National Centre for Social Research

  1. “The Determination of Social Integration of Migrants within the Framework of Employment Policy: The Case of Greece in Times of Crisis”, Nikolaos Nagopoulos and Konstantinos Rontos, University of the Aegean.
  2. “Migrant-Related Attitudes among the Ethnic Majority and Migrant Group during Prosperous and Recessionary Times: The Case of Greece”, Stefania Kalogeraki, University of Crete.
  3. “Political Affiliation, Personal Perception and Personal Characteristics Shaping Immigration Attitudes in Times of Fiscal Austerity: The Case of Greece”, Katerina Iliou and Angelo Tramountanis, National Centre for Social Research, Athens.
  4. “The Impact of the Eurozone Crisis on Religious Indicators”, Theoni Stathopoulou, National Centre for Social Research, Athens.
20:30 Dinner at a local restaurant
FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2012
08:00
08:30
Registration, Lesvos Chamber of Commerce
08:30
09:30
Keynote presentation: “European Monetary Union: An Unfolding Disaster?”, Magnus Ryner, Department of European & International Studies, King’s College London.
09:30
11:00
Session 5: The European Crisis: “The Eurozone Crisis: Anomie, Violence, Traumatic Stress and Social Protest, with Special Reference to the Greek Indignados.Chairs: Dennis Smith, Loughborough University and Elvira Santiago Gómez, University of la Coruña

  1. “Violence in Society in the Era of the pan-European Crisis”, Joanna Tsiganou, National Centre for Social Research, Athens.
  2. “The Economic Crisis as Traumatic Stress”, Nandia Bergiannaki, University Research Institute for Mental Health, Athens.
  3. “The Impact of the Greek Crisis on the Repertoire Contention, 2010-2012”, Maria Kousis and Kostas Kanellopoulos, University of Crete.
  4. “A Socio-Political Profile and the Political Impact of the Greek Indignados: An Exploratory Study”, Nicholas Petropoulos, formerly of the Pedagogical Institute of Greece and the Emergencies Research Center of Athens.
11:00
11:30
Coffee break
11:30
13:00
Session 6: The EZ Crisis and the Spanish Indignados Movement: Multiple Perspectives and Outcomes.Chairs: Maria Kousis, University of Crete and Nicholas Petropoulos, formerly of the Pedagogical Institute

  1. “Merging Identities? Crafting the Space of Mobilization in the Spanish 15-M”, Ignacia Perugorria, Rutgers University and Benjamin Tejerina, University of the Basque Country.
  2. “The 15-M Spanish Movement and its Projection in the Communication Media”, Ariadna Rodríguez Teijeiro, University of La Coruña.
  3. “Political Disaffection or Crisis of Ideological Left? Political Effects of the Debt Crisis in Spain”, Alberto Cotillo Pereira, University of La Coruña.
  4. “Success or Failure of the Claims of the 15-M Movement in Spain on its First Anniversary?”, Elvira Santiago Gómez, University of La Coruña.
13:00
14:00
Lunch
14:00
15:30
Session 7: The EZ Crisis, the Green Economy and Institutional Capacity Building.Chairs: Murat Balamir, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and Nikolaos Nagopoulos, University of the Aegean

  1. “Coping with Humiliation: Contrasting Responses to the Eurozone Crisis in Greece and Ireland”, Dennis Smith, Loughhborough University, UK.
  2. “Converting the Weak Ties in Networked Economics – Greece in the EU and the Issue of Local Institution Capacity Building”, George Tsobanoglou, University of the Aegean and Ioanna Giannopoulou, Community Mental Health Center, Athens and West Attica Hospital, Attica, Greece.
  3. “Sustainable Local Development and Community Capacity Building (CCB): A Case Study in the Dodecanese, Greece”, Aristea Alexiou, University of the Aegean.
  4. “The EZ Crisis and the Green Economy: Corporate Social Responsibility in Lesvos”, Nikolaos Bloskas, Archontoula Chatzi and Eleftheria Spandonidou, University of the Aegean.
15:30
16:00
Coffee break
16:00
17:30
Session 8: The EZ Crisis, EU Image Construction, Fiscal Resilience, Lessons and Prospects.Chairs: Jan Drahokoupil, University of Mannheim and Murat Balamir, Middle East Technical University

  1. “The Info-Communication Globalization: The Global Info-Cash (GIC) and the Greek Crisis”, George Gantzias, University of the Aegean.
  2. “The Protection of the Banking System as a Critical Societal Infrastructure”, Antti Silvast, University of Helsinki.
  3. “The Impact of the Greek Financial Crisis upon the Mediated Image of the European Union and the Eurozone: Comparative Analysis of German and U.S.A. Press”, Athanasios Samaras and Katerina Fasouli, University of Piraeus, Athens.
  4. “The Reaction to Emerging Crisis in Russia: Post-Urbanization and Neo-Archaism”, Nikita Pokrovsky, Higher School of Economics, Moscow and Uliana Nikolaeva, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
17:30
18:00
Closing
Friday evening – Free evening

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