Societies and social actors constantly face challenges under the impact of many countervailing forces that act within the economic, demographic, political, educational and social realms. In their search for improving their living, people may adopt alternative life strategies and more flexible arrangements that profoundly affect the architecture and fabric of communities. Some changes are easily discernible or self-evident: international migration permanently increased the stock of migrants, transforming, in various contexts, both immigrants and residents, into visible minorities. New waves of migrants and specific events where migrants are involved raise major questions about the nature and capacity of the security systems across European societies and their axiological foundations. An increase in number of elderly members of the population creates, in turn, the perspective of new majorities and minorities forming. This raises important challenges to public social security systems and calls into question their sustainability.
Eric M. Uslaner
Ferruccio Biolcati Rinaldi
Transport to Sibiu Sibiu is accessible by air, train or car. The Sibiu International Airport is directly connected to Cologne, Dortmund, London, München, Stuttgart, Turin, and Vienna with flights operated by Austrian, Blue Air, Lufthansa, Tarom, and Wizz Air. Moreover, Sibiu is close to Târgu Mureș International Airport which is the main operational base in Transylvania for low-cost Wizz Air flights. There is a direct train connecting Sibiu to Budapest. Accommodation Being a tourist destination Sibiu offers Read more about Accomodation[…]
Dear Participants, The registration process for the 2016 International Conference of the Romanian Sociological Society (RSS) ‘New Societies, Old Minorities/ New Minorities, Old Societies?’ (Sibiu, September 29-October 1, 2016) begins today and ends on July 30. You are kindly asked to:(1) Fill in the registration form here. (2) Pay the registration fee until July 30, Read more about Registration[…]
CibinFEST This year edition: September 24 to October 4 First edition: 2011 Organizer: Fundaţia Austria Pro România The concept of CibinFEST derives from the famous Oktoberfest and will use the same recipe that made the first three editions so successful: an amusement park, many hectolitres of beer, local products, Bavarian music and thousands of people Read more about Social program[…]
New Societies, Old Minorities / New Minorities, Old Societies? Societies and social actors constantly face challenges under the impact of many countervailing forces that act within the economic, demographic, political, educational and social realms. In their search for improving their living, people may adopt alternative life strategies and more flexible arrangements that profoundly affect the Read more about Call for sections[…]