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Unemployment and Austerity in Mediterranean European Countries

Nicosia, Cyprus

6-8 November 2014

First Call for Papers

The 26th Annual EAEPE Conference 2014 will take place in Nicosia on November 6,7 and 8. Its central theme will be devoted to assessments and policy debates on the current unemployment situation in Europe, in particular in the Mediterranean countries of Europe. It will be located in a wonderful Mediterranean country, Cyprus, in the City of Nicosia, at the Cyprus University.

For the past 7 years most of the European economies have experienced severe economic crisis, stagnation and recession, initialized by the financial crash of 2007. In Mediterranean economies the crisis got exacerbated by the crisis of sovereign debt in general and by austerity programmes in particular.  Unemployment levels have reached double digits on average in the European Union and shattering high levels in the South of Europe. Moreover, cuts (due to austerity restrictions) in welfare expenditure, in public employment as well as in the wage level have worsened living conditions of people dramatically. The Greek crisis (emerging in May 2010) has indicated that EU member states are more concerned with their own national budgeting issues than real EU integration, exposing them unnecessarily in times of crisis. Conversely, the lack of institutional coordination and fiscal solidarity had a severe macroeconomic impact. Especially the public discourse about European imbalances is used rhetorically as “a problem of laziness against effort” such as “Mediterranean corruption against Northern European integrity”, outplaying member states on purpose. The other side of the same coin are excessive export surpluses of a few, gained through real wage reductions over more than a decade, an issue in the “European Semester”.

At this conference we want to look at the real problems behind the deficit-surplus rhetoric within the EU, which we address as: the lack of deeper integration, the imperfections of the single market and the lack of appropriate multi-level governance and policy crafting institutions able to cope with the crisis. In this broad perspective we invite creative contributions going beyond wage-dumping excessive export-surplus solutions (Germany), compare the current case of the EU commission against Germany. Obviously such perspectives need to envision a monetary union with a real economic and social integration, making it politically substantial in contrast to a mere neoliberal and monetarist ideological construction. The 26th Annual EAEPE Conference 2014 will be a platform for exchanging ideas and results in both theoretical and empirical research. It will debate proper policies and institutions able to cope with the crisis proposing a viable way out beyond austerity in Europe.

The opening address of the conference will be given by 2010 Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Sir Christopher Pissarides. All scholars are invited to submit their contribution on the conference theme of this year, or on usual topics covered by EAEPE’s research areas. Abstracts must be submitted electronically either on the conference theme or to a specific RA with 300-750 words.  Authors are also invited to propose special sessions (4 abstracts), in this case contact EAEPE directly. Additionally we will organize PhD special sessions.

Conference Fees

Early registration (before 1 October 2014): 190€

Late Registration (2 October 2014 till conference): 240€

Reduced fee (for scholars from Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Eastern Europe and Turkey) on application to Pasquale Tridico: 100€ Conference fees are waived for PhD students.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: 30 May 2014

Notification of acceptance: 20 June2014

Full paper submission deadline: 1 October 2014

Local Organizer Team

For any information on the conference, please contact the local organizers Prof. Savvas Katsikides and Ms Georgia Yiangou from the University of Cyprus.

Scientific Committee

Savvas Katsikides (chair); Wolfram Elsner, David Gindis, Hardy Hanappi, Dany Lang, Georgios Liagouras,  John Marangos, Dimitri Milonakis, Pascal Petit,  Pasquale Tridico

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More than 182 abstracts were submitted by the authors from 19 different countries until now. Due to popular demand abstracts submission date has been extended until 10 February 2013. Hoping to hear from you soon, and meet you Antalya in Turkey, April 26 – 28, 2013.



26 – 28 April 2013
Sentido Zeynep Golf & Spa Resort and Hotel, Belek, Antalya, Turkey  

Abstract Submissions Due: February 10, 2013

We would like to invite you to submit proposals for the “3rd WORLD CONFERENCE on INNOVATION & COMPUTER SCIENCE” which will take place on April 26–28, 2012, at the Sentido Zeynep Golf & Spa Resort and Hotel, Belek – Antalya in Turkey. There have been special arrangements with the Sentido Zeynep Golf & Spa Resort and Hotel for conference delegates. Why not combine a holiday with your family while you attend the conference? Prices for “all inclusive” food and accommodation start from 40€ (all meals, soft and alcoholic beverages will be free and unlimited). With children being free.

Let’s meet in the historical and holiday city of Antalya in Turkey.   

·        Free Historical Places Tour

·        The printed and online Proceedings Book will be published in AWERProcedia-Information Technology and Computer Science

·        Free AntalyaÝnternationalAirport – Sentido Zeynep Golf & Spa Resort and Hotel-Airport transfer

·        The abstracts should be submission over or mailed to 

·        For more information please visit the conference official web site: 



We have a special agreement with the Hotel for the 3rd WORLD CONFERENCE on INNOVATION & COMPUTER SCIENCE participants only. The all inclusive room rate (per person); triple 40 Euro, Double 50 Euro and single 70 Euro.

For more information please visit the conference official web site.



Summer is hot, and winter is mild and rainy in Antalya. Nearly 300 days of the year is sunny and one can swim from April to November. While you have fun with the sea and sun on the shore, you have the opportunity to ski on Taurus Mountains. In Antalya in day time, the average weather at the end of the April is high 35°C and low 22.1°C.



All accepted papers of the conference will be published (print and online) in AWER Procedia-Information Technology and Computer Science by AWER-CENTER and submitted to Scopus, EBSCO, IEEEXplore, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (ISI Web of Science) for evaluation for inclusion in the list. All proposals will be subjected to peer-reviews. Selected papers from the conference will be considered for extended version publication in the supporting journals.



Authors of selected articles are welcomed to submit extended version for publication in regular issues of the following reputed journals, in addition to publication in the conference proceedings. New copyright forms must also be signed and delivered to the appropriate journal.

The journals that has been confirmed so far (further replies are expected in following days):

·         British Journal of Educational Technology, SSCI, Impact Factor: 1.255

·         Computers and Education, Indexed SSCI & SCI, Impact Factor: 2.059

·         Interacting with Computers, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.103

·         Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.833 

·         Mathematical Imaging and Vision, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.331

·         Computational Biology and Chemistry, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.837 

·         Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.940 

·         The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: .824 

·         Journal of Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.220

·         Global Journal of Computer Science (Special Issue)

·         Global Journal of Information Technology (Special Issue)



Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee only allows an author to present two papers.  The abstracts can be one-page long (200-400 words). The abstract include Problem Statement, Purpose of Study, Methods, Findings and Results, and Conclusions and Recommendations (These elements may need some adaptation in the case of discussion papers: Background, Purpose of Study, Sources of Evidence, Main Argument, and Conclusions). Please note that some elements are optional in abstracts. The abstracts should be submission over the conference web site or mailed to  


Researchers who are unable to resolve the funding issue concerning the conference expenses will be provided with an alternative approach for participation, namely, Virtual Online Presentation. Those who would like to make their presentations online from their home countries will also be awarded with a certificate and their papers will be considered for publications similar to other participants as if they were present physically. Those who would like to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility will be requested to send their virtual posters or other soft copy materials such as power point presentations to the secretariat. In addition, these participants who would prefer to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility may also contribute to the conference through video conferencing.


Deadlines & Important Dates

·         Abstracts Submission         February 10, 2013* (Extended)

·         Full Papers Submission               March 01, 2013**

·         Early Registration              March 10, 2013

·         Early Hotel Reservation              March 17, 2013

·         Conference Dates              April 26-28, 2013

* After the submission date, the authors of abstracts will be notified in 5 days.

** After the submission date, the authors of full paper will be notified in 15 days.



The direct and regular flights are available to Antalya from most of the countries of the world in April 2013. For example; Easyjet, Airberlin, Luftansa, Turkish Airlines, Oliympic Airlines, British Airlines, KLM, American Airlines, Air France, Iran Air, Pegasus, Atlasjet, Onur, Austrian Airlines, Alitalia, Spain Air …. You can find concerned flight companies’ names from the web-site of Antalya International Airport (AYT). If you can not find any direct flight from your countries, you should fly over the Istanbul Airports, AnkaraAirport to Izmir.

There are many International and domestic’s flights are regularly flying to Izmir everyday from Istanbul International Ataturk Airport (IST) and Istanbul International Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW). For instance,,, and

If you buy your flight ticket early you pay very less money.
We will provide you free transfer services from the Antalya International Airport – Sentido Zeynep Golf & Spa Resort and Hotel – the Airport transfer.





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Historical Materialism has extended the deadline for proposal submissions to its special issue on the Middle East, conceived broadly to include: the Arab world from the Atlantic to the Gulf, Israel/Palestine, Iran and Turkey. The new deadline for abstracts is the 10th of November 2010.

HM is a Marxist journal, appearing four times a year, based in London. HM asserts that, notwithstanding the variety of its practical and theoretical articulations, Marxism constitutes the most fertile conceptual framework for analysing social phenomena with an eye to their overhaul. In its selection of materials, HM does not favour any one tendency, tradition or variant of Marxism.

In the contemporary period, the Middle East remains a key flashpoint of global politics, rent by occupation, imperialism and the fallout of global economic crisis. In this context the insights of Marxism, in all its variations, could provide a much-needed corrective to the a-historical and elite-focused theorizing that typifies analysis of the Middle East. Aiming to publish such analysis, the HM special issue will unite a range of innovative Marxist work on the Middle East across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, to reflect critically  on the region’s social, political and economic development.

Having received a number of excellent submissions already, contributions are invited on topics such as the following:

• The historical development and contemporary political economy of the Middle East particularly the Gulf and the Arab world outside of Palestine, embracing the development of neo-liberalism, new confluences of capital and capital- state relationships.     

• Questions of regime transition in authoritarian states and the role of workers and contemporary social movements.   

• A comparative analysis of the social and political struggle of women across different countries in the Middle East. 

• Patterns of migrant-worker flows in the Middle East, the role of remittances in national economies, and the potential forms of organizing in these migrant communities in the region.

• Urbanism and the politics of space in the cities of the Middle East.     

• Assessments of developments in Marxist theory or of the work of prominent Marxists within the region

Potential contributors are invited to submit a short abstract (max.  200 words) outlining the key arguments of their prospective paper to Jamie Allinson, Sebastian Budgen and Adam Hanieh at:  by November 10, 2010. Final papers (max. 12,000 words length) will be expected to be submitted by 1 May 2011 and the journal will be published in early 2012.

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Upcoming Events

5 November 2009, 5 – 7 pm, SOAS, London

Labour and the Curious Case of Mexican Bank Resilience
Thomas Marois, SOAS

Global Integration of the Turkish Economy in the Era of Financialisation
Nuray Ergunes, Maltepe University, Turkey

Emerging Economy Central Banks and the Crisis of 2007-09
Juan Pablo Painceira, SOAS

Financialisation and Regulation: The Fate of Basle II
Sedat Aybar, Kadir Has University, Turkey

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International Conference
One Year on from the Panic of 2008: WHITHER FINANCIALISED CAPITALISM?
7 November 2009, 9 am to 6 pm, SOAS, London

09.00-09.45     Registration and Coffee

09.45-12.15     Welcome Addresses and Opening Plenary
Financialised Capitalism and the International Crisis
Gérard Duménil, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris
Gary Dymski, University of California Center, Sacramento
Costas Lapavitsas, SOAS, London

12.15-13.15 Lunch

13.15-15.30 Parallel Sessions
Contemporary Finance, Regulation and the Real Economy
Malcolm Sawyer, Leeds University Business School
Jan Toporowski, SOAS, London
Paulo L dos Santos, SOAS, London
Varieties of Financialisation
Engelbert Stockhammer, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Trevor Evans, Berlin School of Economics
Claude Serfati, University of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

15.30-15.45 Coffee

15.45-18.00 Plenary
The Social Costs and Implications of Financialisation
Karel Williams and Ismail Erturk, CRESC, Manchester
Andrew Leyshon, University of Nottingham
Robin Blackburn, University of Essex

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Civil Society Dialogue: Bringing together workers from Turkey and the EU through a shared culture


Brussels, 20 October 2008


Ankara will host on 20 and 21 October the opening conference of an important European project steered by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and involving Turkish and European unions. The conference marks the start of this project aimed at promoting better mutual knowledge of workers from the European Union (EU) and Turkey.


Civil Society Dialogue: bringing together workers from Turkey and the EU through a shared culture” is the name of the ambitious European project meant to ensure better knowledge and understanding of one another among Turkish and European workers.

The ETUC’s members include four Turkish organisations (Turk-Is, Hak-Is, DISK and KESK) and it has decided to launch this project of major political importance in an increasingly globalised economy. The project will include a range of activities designed to help Turkish and European workers meet and interact with each other.


Three Turkish unions (Turk-Is, Hak-Is and DISK) will be involved in the project together with 17 European trade union confederations, all of which are members of the ETUC, and seven European industry-based federations. This broad support underlines the scope and importance of the initiative.


The opening conference, which will take place on 20 and 21 October, will launch the project. It will focus to a large extent on mutual cooperation between Turkey and Europe and will bring together Turkish and European trade union leaders, ETUC General Secretary John Monks and Turkey’s Minister for Labour and Social Protection, as well as academics and representatives of civil society.


For more information :
Patricia Grillo.
ETUC Head of Press and Communications
+ 32 (0)2 224 04 30
+ 32 (0)477 7 7 0 1 64


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