Rethinking the Blue Economy: Socio-Ecological Impacts and Opportunities (RethinkBlue)

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23-24 April 2024.

In just over a decade since its introduction at the Rio+20 conference in 2012, the Blue Economy has become a popular policy paradigm in Europe and beyond. However, the frequent use of the concept and its adoption in different contexts (national and international politics, private sector, academic community) has led to diverse and often competing discourses and frameworks. In its most general and value-neutral form, Blue Economy refers to all economic activities related to the oceans. However, conceptually and empirically, Blue Economy can be engaged in more complex ways. In this way, it becomes a platform to explore multiple societal, environmental and economic aspects of the uses of the sea, from benefits to conflicts/challenges. Blue Economy can also become a way to critically review the impacts of ocean exploitation and resource extraction on local communities in line with the concept of Blue Justice.

In line with the focus of the “RethinkBlue” COST Action CA22122, the goal of the conference is to create a forum for scholars who are seeking to rethink what Blue Economy stands for today, from a social perspective. To initiate this process, the conference aims to explore potential and existing contradictions, conflicts, and synergies linked to it.

BAL-ADRIA 2024 | The fifth Baltic-Adriatic Summer School on Digital Humanities

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17 – 21 June 2024.

BAL-ADRIA is a collaboration between countries surrounding the Baltic Sea, and countries surrounding the Adriatic Sea, thus connecting Northern and Southern Europe.

In a supportive academic environment, we are offering good-sized classes ideal for learning, discussing and getting feedbacks on your ideas and thoughts. The programme is taught by an international team of researchers and practitioners of digital humanities and social sciences and is delivered in a form of lectures, seminars and practical workshops.



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May 23 – 24, 2024.

The conference will discuss early modern nautical charts as an important form of cartographic expression and as communication media focused on the sea areas, islands, and the mainland coast. The conference aims to bring together scholars from various fields related to the history of cartography and navigation to present their latest research achievements and discuss the scientific importance of their work.

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18.-20. svibnja 2023.

Konferencija se bavi odgojem u širem smislu pa je namijenjena odgojiteljima, nastavnicima osnovnih i srednjih škola, stručnim suradnicima, ravnateljima, odgajateljima u učeničkim domovima, nastavnicima visokoobrazovnih ustanova, studentima preddiplomskih, diplomskih i poslijediplomskih studija te stručnjacima kojima su odgoj i obrazovanje znanstveno-stručni interes, kao i široj javnosti.

Program konferencije sastavljen je od plenarnog dijela, rada u sekcijama, okruglog stola, radionica, panel diskusija i izložbe postera.