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Central Europe Review: politics, society and culture in Central and Eastern Europe Upcoming Conferences

10-12 November

The INTEGRA Foundation invites you:
workshop INTEGRA XI

Stupava, Slovakia


Main theme:
Creating Community Impact Enterprises in Central Europe

The need:
Mature companies in OECD countries are growing in their commitment toward responsible community participation. This community participation can take many forms: financial contributions, preferential employment of the disadvantaged, opposing corruption and promoting ethical business behaviour, volunteer participation in community activities, etc. Most Central European businesses, both large firms and SMEs, do not see the full potential of their role as responsible community participants. This workshop is designed to introduce and interact over a range of community involvements that companies can have, from the smallest microenterprise to large multinationals. In addition to examine the community roles that normal businesses can play, we will introduce a very specific type of company, the Community Purpose Enterprise, which is a for-profit enterprise with a social purpose.

Workshop goals:
*To explore practical ways your company can serve your community
*To discover and promote best practice in Community Purpose Enterprise creation
*To create strategic linkages between Central European and western businesses
*To build bridges between the profit and non-profit sector in working for the good of their common communities
*To initiate a network of companies, NGOs and public agencies interested in enhancing enterprise community initiatives.

Seminar themes:
1.What is a community purpose enterprise?
2.Companies and corruption
3.Marketplace efficiency versus community involvement?
4.Social audit...what, how and when?
5.Resources for managers...where to go for help?
6.A new paradigm...introducing the double bottom line
7.Case studies in best practice from Central Europe, Western Europe and North America

This conference is for:
business owners and managers who want to participate in changing their communities
experienced business people from abroad who want to establish links with Central
European businesses, toward enhancing community purpose
investors who want to invest in community impact enterprises in Central Europe
NGOs who want to learn how to work with business in community development projects
companies or NGO's who would like to initiate a Community Purpose Enterprise.

Please send filled in application form by e-mail no later than October 27, 2000.

Address any questions to:
The INTEGRA Foundation
Misikova 28/b
Tel./Fax: (421 7) 5244 4246 - 7, 5244 2216
Fax: (421 7) 524 94184
E-mail: monika.benfoddova@integra.sk

4-8 December, 2000

Moscow School of Human Rights presents:
10th Annual International Session "Culture of Peace, Human Rights - Content and Methods of Education"

Main Hall, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE

Joint presentation of the Office of the Commissioner on Human Rights in the Russian Federation, the Moscow Committee of Education, the Moscow School of Human Rights, the International Society for Human Rights

The session is carried out in the frameworks of the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education and International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World. It is intended as a training for secondary schools teachers, higher schools professors, instructors on social sciences, lecturers, managers of educational institutions, social workers, NGOs representatives to prepare them to human rights civic, democracy and peace education). Famous specialists in the sphere of law, political science, pedagogy, etc., representing Russian and international organizations, take part in the Session.

The following problems will be discussed:
- civic education: experience of open societies - problems of Russia;
- international norms on human rights, the rights of the child, and mechanisms of their protection;
- human rights in the democratic and post-totalitarian states;
- human rights, culture of peace and non-violence education in the system of general education (aims, content and methods of education and upbringing);
- human rights and conflicts: ways of their resolution;
- innovations in the human rights theory.

During the Session its participants will visit high and secondary schools of Moscow, governmental institutions and human rights NGOs to get acquainted with their work in these fields.

We invite your organisation, you in person and your colleagues to take part in the Session. You may propose the theme of your report.

Training and literature stuff are free of charge for the participants. Unfortunately we are not able to pay for your trip and stay in Russia. Your participation in the Session will be a great helping for us.

Applications to participation in the Session are being accepted until November 15, 2000 through the Web site of the Moscow School of Human Rights (or http://www.human-rights.net/hrschool/) or at the following address:
Moscow School of Human Rights
Myasnitskaya Street 47
Moscow K-84103084
Tel/fax: +7 (095) 207 55 46, 577 69 04
E-mail: mshr@russiamail.com

25 November, 2000

Royal Musical Association in association with
King's College Institute of Advanced Musical Studies presents:
Music and Metropolis:
Recontextualising Krenek and Weill

The Year 2000 marks the centenary of the births of Ernst Krenek (August) and Kurt Weill (March). Conceived in part as a commemoration, in part as a means of drawing musicological attention to the significance of the modern urban landscape in shaping the production and reception of 20th century musical modernism, this one-day conference will explore music theater works of both composers from the 1920s to the mid 1930s. It will seek to recontextualise aspects of and perspectives on these works against the backdrop of not only the physical environments of the modernist metropolis, but also of the forms of identity, social interaction and cultural production, the search for pleasure and the struggle for political self-realisation constructed by the rhythms and responses to modern urban life. Just as Lang's iconic film Metropolis (1926) is a futuristic vision set around the year 2000, the conference will, furthermore, consider whether any significant conclusions can be drawn from revisiting the music and ideas of Krenek and Weill for out own times.

For more information, please contact either one of the convenors:
Charlotte Purkis
School of Community and Performing Arts
King Alfred's College
Winchester SO22 4NR, UK
Tel: 01962 827500/ 841515
Fax: 8422280

Peter Tregear
King's College
Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK
Tel: 01223 331100
Fax: 331193
E-mail: pjt21@cam.ac.uk


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