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Social Capital, Sustainability and Socio-economic Cohesion within the EU MLG structure in development policy


Thursday, June 29
9:30 10:00 Welcoming coffee and registration
10:00 10:45 Presentation of SOCCOH Project, Dr. Robert Leonardi, SOCCOH Project Coordinator and Dr. Christos Paraskevopoulos, EsocLab, LSE
10:45 11:00 Words by European Commission representative, Mr. Dominik Sobczak
11:30-13:00 Session 1 – Special Guests.
Chair: Dr. Eric Uslaner
11:00 11:20 Coping and Social Capital, Dr. Eric Uslaner, Department of Politics and Government, University of Maryland
11:20 11:40 The Legacy of History for Development: The Case of Putman's Social Capital, Dr. Guido De Blasio and Dr. Giorgio Nuzzo, Bank of Italy, respectively Research Department and L'Aquila Branch, Regional Research Unit
11:50 12:10 Measuring Social Capital: Evidence from Italy, Dr. Giacinto Micucci and Dr. Giorgio Nuzzo, Bank of Italy, respectively Ancona and L'Aquila Branch, Regional Research Unit
12:10 12:30 The Role of Social Capital in Economic Development, Dr. Fabio Sabatini, University of Rome La Sapienza
12:30 13:00 Discussion – reflection on presentations
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Session 2 – Social capital in Italy, Germany and Spain.
Chair: Dr. Raffaella Nanetti
14:00 14:15 Social Capital and Regional Development in Italy, Dr. Raffaella Nanetti, EsocLab, LSE
14:15 14:30 Linking Networks and Economic Performance: Social Capital and Economic Development in Germany, Dr. Achim Lang, Darmstadt University
14:30 14:45 Social Capital in the Spanish Regions, Dr. Fabiola Mota, Universidad de Murcia in conjunction with Universidad Pompeu Fabra
14:45 15:30 Discussion – reflection on presentations
15:30 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:00 Session 3 – Social capital in Greece and Poland.
Chair: Dr. Christos Paraskevopoulos
15:45 16:00 Social Capital and economic development in Greece, Dr. Christos Paraskevopoulos, EsocLab, LSE
16:00 16:15 The social capital in the land of mistrust. Perspectives, views and presuppositions in Polish social capital studies, Dr. Pawel Swianiewicz and Dr. Jan Herbst, University of Warsaw
16:15 17:00 Discussion – reflection on presentations
Friday, June 30
9:00 – 10:10 Session 4 – Special Guests Session
Chair: Dr. Robert Leonardi
9:00 9:20 Presentation by Mr. Martin Raiser, World Bank
9:20 9:40 Challenges for civil society in the South: agents of or obstacles to development?, Dr. Jude Howell, Centre for Civil Society, Social Policy Department, LSE
9:40 10:10 Discussion – reflection on presentations
10:10 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:15 Session 5 – Social capital in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Czech Republic
Chair: Dr. Robert Leonardi
10:30 10:45 Social capital, regional development, and Europeanisation in Hungary: a literature review, Dr. Andrew Cartwright and Dr. Katalin Kovacs, Centre for Policy Studies, Central European University
10:45 11:00 Social Capital and Socio-Economic Cohesion Policies: Romanian Case, Dr. Elena Porumb, and Dr. Gabriel Badescu, Babes-Bolyai University
11:00 11:10 Discussion – queries
11:10 11:25 Social Capital and Regional Development in Bulgaria, Dr. Georgy Ganev, Centre for Liberal Strategies
11:25 11:40 Social Capital and Regional Development in Czech Republic, Mr. Thomas Kostelecky, Academy of Sciences
11:40 12:10 Discussion – reflection on presentations
12:10 - 12:30 Closure of the Conference, Dr. Robert Leonardi, SOCCOH Project Coordinator
12:30 13:30 Lunch




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