Background and Conference Topic
The Centre for European Studies (CES) of Kırklareli University will hold its Annual International Conference 2012 in Kırklareli, Turkey. Founded in Kırklareli, the CES aims to become a leading forum for debate on Turkey-EU affairs in political, economic, social and cultural aspects. To achieve its goals, the CES aims to build collaborative networks of researchers, policy-makers and business representatives across Europe and to disseminate its findings and views through a regular flow of publications and public events. The CES sponsors The Journal of European Theoretical and Applied Studies (JETAS) which seeks to provide a leading multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary framework for theoretical and empirical analyses on European studies.
The 2012 Annual International Conference will focus on European Debt Crisis. The global financial crisis has been affecting the whole world economy since the collapse of the Lehman Brothers in late 2008. This ongoing crisis situation (from financial to economic crisis and then to debt crisis) questions the adequacy of responses and actions undertaken by national policy makers and international organizations. This process also threatens the future of the European Monetary Union as some suggest the return to national currencies. In this context is the EU project still attractive to candidate countries?
The Conference will provide participants an opportunity to share research on the crises and recovery facing many developed countries, particularly in the euro zone. The conference will take place at İğneada Resort Hotel, Kırklareli. The Conference will particularly focus on issues related to crisis management and resolution in the light of the last global financial crisis. But theoretical, empirical and policy oriented contributions are also welcome, while not restricted, on the following topics:
Crisis management and resolution
- Responses and actions of policy makers
- The role of international organizations in crisis management and resolution
- Macro- and micro-prudential policies
- Financial regulation, stability and growth
European Monetary Union
- The future of the European Monetary Union
- Necessary conditions for a well-functioning monetary union
Euro debt crisis
- Sustainability considerations of public debt
- Sovereign default in a monetary union
- Policy responses to debt crises
Euro debt crisis and the Turkish economy
- Contagion effects of the Euro debt crisis on Turkey
- Necessary policy actions to limit effects of the crisis
Conference participants have an opportunity to submit their papers to
- Afro-Eurasian Studies
- BDDK Journal of Banking and Financial Markets
- European Research Studies
- Journal of European Theoretical and Applied Studies (JETAS)
Conference participants may like their paper considered for publication in one or more journals. The participants can select more than a journal. A committee will be formed to decide on all the submissions.
The selection process will involve two steps. In the first step, those papers that are not a good fit for the special issue journals' aims and scope or weak contributions to the literature will be rejected and, for these papers, complete referee reports will not be provided due to high volume of submissions. In the second step, papers with potential contributions to the special issues will be sent to the referees and a final decision will be made by the conference committee who will include the editors of the special issue journals and their guest editors.
The deadline for submitting final versions of full papers for special issues of journals is on August 15th, 2012.
Prof. Dr. Philippe Gilles
Université du Sud, Toulon-Var (France)
Dr. İbrahim Turhan
Istanbul Stock Exchange (Turkey)
Prof. Dr. Eleftherios Thalassinos
University of Piraeus (Greece)