ODESA, SEPTEMBER 10th, 2013, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE ― International scientific-practical conference “Polyphony vs Cacophony: the ethno-religious diversity of the population of Odesa region in terms of regional democracy” will be held 12 September in Odesa, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.
The Department of Culture, Tourism, Nationalities and Religion of Odesa Regional State Administration reported today, 10 September.
According to the Department, International scientific-practical conference “Polyphony vs Cacophony: the ethno-religious diversity of the population of Odesa region in terms of regional democracy” will take place 12 September at the conference hall of the main building of the Odesa National Mechnikov University. The beginning ― 11:30 a.m.
The conference will promote understanding of directions and forms of interaction between ethnic and religious communities and state institutions, finding the best ways to implement the legislative environment, the effectiveness of its implementation in practice and the development of control mechanisms for public organizations of the executive authorities and local self-government.
The conference will bring together more than 50 experts of the scientific and public institutions of the Baltic countries, Western and Eastern European countries (Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Hungary, Bulgaria, Moldova, Russia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine). They will discuss the following questions: EU and Ukraine: variety of integration practices; transnational networks of migrant workers; the practice of interaction between government and the diaspora: from the regional level of ethnic politics to the politicization of ethnicity; global trends of religious spaces and religious practices being; ethno-social processes in a multicultural society, intercultural relations in historical practice and everyday terms.
The conference is held at the initiative and with the financial support of the Department of Culture, Tourism, Nationalities and Religion of Odesa Regional State Administration, as well as with the organizational assistance of the Odesa National Mechnikov University and the Odesa Centre for Migration Studies.