Международная конференция «Взаимодействие между научными исследованиями Европейского Союза и точками роста в социальных науках в странах-нечленах ЕС: Россия как пример».


Европейский университет в Санкт-Петербурге
Ул. Гагаринская, 3
Тел.: 579 5751

21 - 22 сентября

Международная конференция «Взаимодействие между научными исследованиями Европейского Союза и точками роста в социальных науках в странах-нечленах ЕС: Россия как пример».
Совместная конференция Европейского университета в Санкт-Петербурге, делегации Европейской комиссии в России и Эстонского центра исследований науки (рабочий язык конференции – английский).

The European Research Area and Pockets of Knowledge Growth in the Social Sciences &Humanities in the non-EU Countries:
The Case of Russia
Venue: European University at St. Petersburg, Conference Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia
Dates: 21 – 22 September 2006 (Thursday and Friday)
Language: The workshop language is English
Organiser: European University at St. Petersburg, in cooperation with the Delegation of the
European Commission to Russia and the Estonian Centre for Science Studies

For more information, please contact: Professor Oleg Kharkhordin, Vice-Rector European University at St. Petersburg, Russia Tel./fax +7-812-2755257, email: development@eu.spb.ru
Workshop schedule
September 21, 2006 (Day I)
10:00-10:15 Welcome and introduction
Nikolai Vakhtin, Rector of the European University in St. Petersburg

Session 1. Experiences of the EU – Russia SSH cooperation and opportunities for the cooperation in the FP7
10:15 – 10:45 FP7 Priorities in SSH and the role of third countries
Dr. Peter Fisch, Head of EC DG Research Unit K.3 “Research in social sciences and humanities”
10:45 – 11:15 Internationalization and the pockets of SSH knowledge growth in Russia -
Oleg Kharkhordin, Vice-Rector for Development, EUSP
11:15 – 11:45 Russia as a Special Case for SSH Cooperation with EU – Richard Burger,
Science Counselor, Delegation of the European Commission to Russia
11:45 – 12:00 Questions to speakers and comments

12:00 – 12:30 Coffee break

Session 2. Major points of common interest for the European and Russian SSH researchers in the FP7
12:30 -13:00 What did we learn from the EU – Russia cooperation in the FP6?:
Conclusions of the EURAB report
Mikko Ylikangas, Academy of Finland
13:00 – 13:30 Economies of knowledge production: International projects,
Division of labor and local research capacity
Daniel Alexandrov, Professor, EUSP, and President, Hamovniki Foundation
13:30 – 14:00 Points of Mutual Interest Between Europe and Russia
(Reflections Based on the 1990s Experience) –
Boris Saltykov, Former Minister of Science of the RF,
now a trustee of the Oxford Russia Foundation

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 17:00 Session 3. Comments of Russian and European scientists on the content of the FP7 theme 8 “Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities”

1. Economics – European and Russian perspectives
15:00 – 15:30 Sergei Guriev, Rector, New Economic School
15:30 – 16:00 European perspective – to be confirmed

1. Social sciences – European and Russian perspectives
16:00 – 16:30 Vadim Radaev, Vice-Rector, Higher School of Economics
16:30 – 17:00 Mary McAuley, Imperial College, London,
former head of the Moscow Ford Foundation office

17:00 – 17:30 Coffee break

17:30 – 19:30 Session 4. Panel discussion on topics for the cooperative research
between European and Russian SSH scientists
17:30 – 17:50 Demography and societal change: demographic gap –
Diana Mirolyubova, Programme Officer, The New Eurasia Foundation
17:50 – 18:10 Ecology and Related Soft Security Issues, - Nikita Lomagin, Professor,
Department of Economics, St. Petersburg State University
18:30 – 18:50 Human and Drug Trafficking between Russia and EU – Dina Siegel,
Vrije Universitet Amsterdam
18:50 – 19:10 Organized Crime: Russian and European Threats – Vadim Volkov, Marie Curie Fellow of the European Commission, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and EUSP
19:10 – 19:30 Questions and comments

20:00 Conference dinner in restaurant “The Restaurant”, Neva Embankment

September 22, 2006 (Day 2)

10:00 – 11:30 Session 5. Challenges to the international research cooperation with third countries, including Russia. How the cooperation could be organised more effectively?
10:00 – 10:30 Mapping SSH capabilities in Russia and other NIS countries as a prerequisite for the development of the international scientific cooperation –
Gulnara Roll, Centre for Science Studies, Tartu, Estonia
10:30 – 11:00 Promoting international research cooperation through building capacities for the production of transnational knowledge - Dr. Michael Kuhn, Knowwhy Ltd, UK/Germany
11:00 – 11:30 Support to SSH research in Russia by international private foundations – experiences of the MION [CASE] programme in Russia – Irina Laktionova, ISE-Center [INO-Tsentr]. Moscow

11:20 – 11:30 Questions and comments

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 13:30 Session 6. Funding to SSH from European international programmes and organisations in FP6 and FP7
12:00 – 12:20 European Science Foundation –
Rüdiger Klein, EUROCORES Programme Coordinator and Responsible for Humanities, European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, France
12:20 – 12:40 INTAS – Raimonda Balniene, Scientific Officer for Social, Economic and Human Sciences, INTAS, Brussels
12:40 – 13:00 COST Intergovernmental Framework – David Gronbaeck, COST Scientific Officer for Social Sciences and Humanities, Brussels
13:00 – 13:30 Questions

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00 Session 7. Round Table Concluding Discussion.
Where are we and where do we go from here?
Participants: Fisch, Burger, Roll, Saltykov, Radaev, Kharkhordin

16:00 Adjorn