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The Bioethics Centre of the University of Crete has formed a liaison to the SIENNA EU programme.

SIENNA stands for ‘Stakeholder informed ethics for new technologies with high socio-economic and human rights impact). It aims to developsethical frameworks, recommendations for better regulation as well as operational tools for the ethical management of human genomics, human enhancement, AI & robotics.

The liaison officer on the part of SIENNA, is Professor Maria Bottis, Ionian University, who  collaborates with the Director of the Bioethics Centre of the University of Crete, Professor Stavroula Tsinorema.

The SIENNA project has received funding under the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 741716. SIENNA is coordinated by the University of Twente.

The collaboration of the Bioethics Centre with the SIENNA project aims at discussing and diffusing the outcomes of SIENNA research as well as co-organizing scientific events on the above mentioned themes regarding  the three main technologies of SIENNA (human genomics, human enhancement and AI & robotics). The mission of the Bioethics Centre is directly aligned with the scientific objectives of the SIENNA project.


For further details see the website of SIENNA here: https://www.sienna-project.eu/


For further reading, the following SIENNA reports are available open access:

Analysis of the legal and human rights requirements for genomics in and outside the EU https://zenodo.org/record/4066659#.YQkoqogzbcs

Analysis of the legal and human rights requirements for Human Enhancement Technologies in and outside the EU https://zenodo.org/record/4066617#.YQko5Igzbcs

Analysis of the legal and human rights requirements for AI and robotics in and outside the EU https://zenodo.org/record/4066812#.YQkpH4gzbcs

Ethical analysis of human genetics and genomics

https://zenodo.org/record/4068016#.YQkpQ4gzbcs

Ethical analysis of human enhancement technologies

https://zenodo.org/record/4068071#.YQkpiIgzbcs

Ethical analysis of AI and Robotics technologies

https://zenodo.org/record/4068083#.YQkpnYgzbcs

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Social Movements Workshop in honor of Donatella della Porta, 24/9, 09.30-16.40 UCRC

The University of Crete Research Center for the Humanities, the Social and Education Sciences (UCRC)

invites you to the

"Social Movements Workshop in honor of Donatella della Porta"

in honour of Donatella della Porta, Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult., Dean of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Director of the PhD program Political Science and Sociology, Director of Centre of Social Movements Studies, Scuola Normale Superiore

The event will take place on Friday, 24 September 2021, at 09.30 - 16.40 (local Greek time)

Live-streaming: https://youtu.be/zkXyhLEgQmk 


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"Creating Commons in an Era of Precarity: A Multi/Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Migration and Asia" | 8-11 June 2021 | CAPI (University of Victoria) and UCRC

The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria and ΚΕΜΕ (the University of Crete Research Center for the Humanities, the Social and Education Sciences, UCRC) are co-organizing the conference "Creating Commons in an Era of Precarity: A Multi/Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Migration and Asia" on  8-11 June 2021.

The conference is endorsed by United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).

The keynote lecture by Professor Biao Xiang (University of Oxford, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology) on "Reproduction-driven labour migration from China" is open to the public on Tuesday 8 June (Victoria 10:00am - 11:30am Crete 8:00pm - 9:30pm).

Please register for this event to receive your unique access link via the following webpage: https://uvic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYudOqgrTopHdFlU5DbduNQmYcqMgBJV3cb

Information on the program of the conference and its participants is available at:
https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/capi/research/home/projects/migration-mobility/creating-commons-in-an-era-of-precarity-2021.php

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"Creating Commons in an Era of Precarity: A Multi/Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Migration and Asia" | 8-11 June 2021 | CAPI (University of Victoria) and UCRC

"Creating Commons in an Era of Precarity: A Multi/Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Migration and Asia"

8-11 June 2021 | CAPI (University of Victoria) και UCRC

 Keynote Presentation | Reproduction-driven labour migration from China - Biao Xiang | 2021 Hung lecture (This talk was recorded online 8 June 2021)

 

Conference website: Creating Commons in an Era of Precarity: International Conference Crossing Multi / Transdisciplinary Boundaries

This conference is a joint project between the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria and the University of Crete Research Center for the Humanities, the Social and Education Sciences, (UCRC).

Purpose

The purpose is three-fold: to bring together researchers, activists, and particularly graduate students, to share current scholarship while giving space for new knowledge creation; provide opportunities for participants from around the world to network and build alliances; to cross intellectual and physical boundaries to ensure multi/trans disciplinary approaches to knowledge creation.

Background

With more than five years of intensive precarious migration into Greece, much has been learnt regarding the plight of people fleeing settings of war, environmental disasters and poverty. Facing continued economic vulnerability and being the first point of entry for many migrants wishing to reach Europe, Greece has faced particular challenges. Migration, however, is not isolated to Europe; much of the 70 million mobile people throughout the world are located on other continents/regions, including East, Southeast and South Asia. Understanding the conditions of permanent temporariness and precarity facing migrants, both in Europe and Asia is essential to build new approaches to understanding migration. We are interested in how migrants can be viewed as the protagonist, a mobile actor displaying resilience or responses to precarious lifeways, and taking actions contributing to the creation of a “mobile commons,” forging new pathways.

This conference, which will bring 40+ international participants together virtually, is designed not only to showcase expertise in areas of global migration – such as a socioeconomic, political, human rights and social justice issues, but to offer highlight the methodological and theoretical complexities of today’s migrant.

Themes

Key themes include an examination of the connections and common pathways among migrants; the active role of the migrant, both historically and currently, during times of movement as well as temporary settlement; questions related to border security and surveillance and the maintenance and transformations in precarity, the place of new technologies that enable even greater sophistication of policing but also greater opportunity for migrant to migrant connection; and diverse initiatives in the areas of policy advocacy, activism and mobilization as they pertain to the experience of temporariness and strategies to overcome them.

The event will offer a rare opportunity for migration experts from Greece (and other parts of Europe), Canada and parts of Asia to share knowledge, experiences, and strategies as they relate to this complex and pressing global issue.

 
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“Workshop on the Social Impact of Research”, November 1st 2019, 10.00 - 18.00

“Workshop on the Social Impact of Research”

Friday 1 November 2019, 10.00-18.00

Senate Hall, Gallos University Campus, Rethymno

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Coorganised by the: Sectorial Scientific Council for the Social Sciences (SSC), the University of Crete Research Center for the Humanities, the Social & Education Sciences (UCRC), and the National Center of Social Research (EKKE)

 

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The 6th Consortium Meeting of the EURYKA project is hosted at UCRC on 17-18 of October, 2019

The 6th Consortium Meeting of the EURYKA project is hosted at UCRC on 17-18 of October, 2019

m_euryka.jpg  The 6th Consortium Meeting of the EURYKA project is hosted at UCRC on 17-18 of October, 2019

Researchers from nine European countries are involved in this European Commission, Horizon 2020 project. The EURYKA project ('Reinventing Democracy in Europe: Youth Doing Politics in Times of Increasing Inequalities') is coordinated by the University of Geneva and involves scientists from France (SciencesPo), Germany (University of Siegen), Greece (University of Crete), Italy (Scuola Normale Superiore), Poland (University of Warsaw), Spain (Open University of Catalonia), Sweden (University of Uppsala), and the United Kingdom (University of Sheffield).

EURYKA aims to study the relations between inequalities and young people's ways of doing politics and to advance scenarios for future democratic models and political systems in Europe that are more inclusive for young people. To achieve this, it will: (1) provide systematic evidence on the mechanisms for coping with inequalities which are embedded in young people's ways of doing politics; these coping mechanisms are manifested in multiple forms, for example, as either political (dis)engagement and contestation online and offline or as (trans-)national democratic innovation and experimentation; (2) generate knowledge on young people's values, attitudes, and behaviors related to democracy, power, politics, policymaking, social and political participation (online and offline) and the organization of economic, social and private life in order to identify ways to strengthen youth political participation and engagement with democratic life in Europe; (3) suggest a set of future scenarios for the development of democracy and political participation in Europe, placing particular emphasis on empowering young people especially those with fewer opportunities. The research design consists of a multidimensional theoretical framework that combines macro-level (institutional), meso-level (organizational), and micro-level (individual) explanatory factors, and an integrated methodological approach based on multiple sources and methods (policy analysis, claims-making analysis, organizational survey, panel survey, survey experiments, biographical interviews, and social media analysis).

For further information, please visit: Euryka website: https://unige.ch/sciences-societe/euryka/home/


Facebook page: www.facebook.com/EURYKAproject/
Twitter account: https://twitter.com/Euryka_youth

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1st International Conference "Migrations: Interdisciplinary Challenges",17 - 18 Oktober 2019, UoC

1st International Conference "Migrations: Interdisciplinary Challenges",17 - 18 Oktober 2019, UoC

International Conference

Migrations: Interdisciplinary Challenges”

 17 & 18 October 2019

University of Crete, Rethymno

 

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The primary objective of the International Conference “Migrations: Interdisciplinary Challenges”, is to contribute to the establishment of an interdisciplinary dialogue on Migration. The conference is co-organized by the University of Crete Research Center for the Humanities, the Social and Education Sciences (UCRC) and the Regional Unit of Rethymnon/ Region of Crete, with the support of the Municipality of Rethymnon.

The scientific event will take place at the Gallos University Campus (Amphitheatre D3-7Α) in October 17 & 18, 2019 and will bring together internationally prominent scholars and researchers working on Migration from a diverse array of fields: Anthropology, History, Prehistoric Archaeology, Linguistics, Education Sciences, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Medicine, and Philosophy. Delving into different aspects of this intricate phenomenon, the conference will also strongly encourage interdisciplinary collaborations between experienced and young researchers in Greece and abroad. 

 

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For more information on the conference proceedings and its livestreaming option, please visit : https://keme.uoc.gr/

Co-organized by: UCRC & the Regional Unit of Rethymnon, Region of Crete

Supported by: the Municipality of Rethymnon

Sponsors: Rethymno Mare Hotels, Emmanuel Kugiumutzis (President of the World Council of Cretans), Cultural Crete USA, and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology

 

The University of Crete Research Center for the Humanities, the Social and Education Sciences is an interdisciplinary research unit supervised by the UoC Senate. It is home to Research Laboratories and Projects, as well as self-funded Postgraduate Studies Programmes, associated with the School of Humanities, the School of Social Sciences and the School of Education Sciences. UCRC aims to advance research excellence, to promote research information, and to support synergies and collaborations. Its scientific events focus on high-priority research topics and best research practices. UCRC is committed to linking theory to practice, and science to society.

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UCRC Lecture Series: Jennifer Earl “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Connecting Views of Activism with Youth Activist Identification”, 16 October 2019, 17.30

UCRC Lecture Series: Jennifer Earl “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Connecting Views of Activism with Youth Activist Identification”, 16 October 2019, 17.30

UCRC Lecture Series 2019

Professor Jennifer Earl

(Department of Sociology, University of Arizona)

“One Size Doesn’t Fit All:

Connecting Views of Activism with Youth Activist Identification”

               

16 October 2019, 17:30

Conference Room, Building E, UCRC

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