Conference Program

SOCIOLOGICAL SURVEYS OF PUBLIC OPINION IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE: CROSS-NATIONAL COMPARATIVE STUDIES

Cluj-Napoca, Romania, August 31-September 2, 2007

CONFERENCE VENUE

Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Kogalniceanu Street No. 1.
The university is located in the historical center of the city, at the corner of Universitatii street with Kogalniceanu street.

PROGRAM

Friday, August 31

10:30 – 10:45
Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, Irina Tomescu-Dubrow, Traian Rotariu
Opening of the Conference. Welcoming. Organizational Matters

SESSION 1

10:45 – 11:15
Kazimierz M. Słomczyński and Irina Tomescu-Dubrow
Representation of European Post-Communist Countries in Cross-National Public Opinion Surveys

11:15 – 11:45
Henryk Domanski
Social Stratification in Eastern Europe after 1989, SSEE

11:45 – 12:00
Coffee Break

12:00 – 12:30
Cristina Rat
Welfare Transfers for the Roma in Romania and Hungary, PEGEE 

12:30 – 13:00
Joshua Kierulf Dubrow
Political Participation, ESS

13:00 – 14:30
LUNCH

14:30 – 15:00
Albert Simkus
The South-East European Survey Project. Part I: Overview

15:00 – 15:30
Albert Simkus
The South-East European Survey Project. Part II:  Research Linkages with the ISSP, ESS, and WVS

15:30 – 16:00
Discussions

Saturday, September 1

SESSION 2    

10:30 – 11:00
Teuta Starova
Class Structure in Albania in Comparative Perspective

Lilia Dimova
11:00 – 11:30
Methodological Challenges in Conducting Cross-National Surveys: The Bulgarian Case

11:30 – 11:45
Coffee Break

PANEL DISCUSSION: COUNTRY REPORTS I

11:45 – 13:00
Albania: Doloreza Sinanaj
Croatia: Valerija Barada/Zeljka Zdravkovic
Macedonia:  Mileva Gjurovska
Serbia:  Jelena Pesic

13:00 – 14:30
LUNCH

PANEL DISCUSSION: COUNTRY REPORTS II

14:30 – 16:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina:  Open forum
Montenegro: Open forum

Bulgaria:  Nikolai Tilkidjiev — “At the Bottom: Illegitimacy of Social Inequalities in Bulgaria”
Moldova: Ion Jigau
Romania: Adrain Dusa   

16:00 – 16:30
Discussions

19:00
DINNER

Sunday, September 2

SESSION 3

10:30 – 11:30
Kazimierz M. Slomczynski
Functional Equivalence in Cross-National Research 

11:30 – 12:15
Panel Discussion: Feasibility of the ESS in Southeast Europe in the Future

12:15 – 13:00
Individual Consultations

13:00 – 14:30
LUNCH – Concluding Remarks 

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