BANG workshop “Cross-border mobility and citizenship” & future planning meeting

The workshop and planning meeting is organized by the BANG network (Barents Arctic Network of Graduate Schools). It brings together Ph.D. students and experienced senior scientists specialised in problematics of the Barents region, and representing various disciplines.

The main themes of BANG are: international cross-border transitional cooperation; rapid social, economic, and cultural transforms; resource development conflicts; and environmental challenges. All the activities of the participating graduate schools are open for the Ph.D. students of the network partners. BANG was initiated by the Arctic Graduate School ARKTIS, and it is coordinated by the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland. NordForsk funds BANG for 2007-2010. The workshop is organized in collaboration with the ARKTIS graduate school and the BIPE research network at the University of Lapland.

The BANG workshop & future planning meeting has two parts:
1. An open workshop on Tuesday, 12th of October, to share experiences and practices of cross-border mobility and citizenship problematics
2. A planning meeting for invited guests to discuss the future of the BANG network on Wednesday, 13th of October

The program

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
9.00 Opening, Päivi Soppela (BANG/ARKTIS) and Monica Tennberg (BIPE)
9.00-9.40 Markus Heiskanen: Border – Barrier or Bridge for Cross-border Cooperation
9.40-10.20 Roman Omelay: Development of Border Tourism in Murmansk Region
10.20-11.00 Heli Niemi: Northern Finland as a Home for Young Russian Women?
11.00-12.00 Lunch
12.00-12.40 Minna Jokela: Challenge of Globalization to Citizenship
12.40-13.20 Arto Selkälä: Governance of Citizenship in Finnish Municipal Social Policy
13.20-14.00 Laura Junka-Aikio: Working Tourists. Thai Berry Pickers, Cultural (non)Exchange, and the Globalisation of Opportunity and Risk
14.00-14.30 Coffee
14.30-15.10 Tero Heikkinen: The idea of 'North' as a Source of Design Creativity
15.10-16.00 Discussion

19.00 Dinner (place to be announced)

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
9-12 BANG future planning meeting
12-13 Lunch

The workshop is open to students and staff of University of Lapland and BANG partners. Please send a message to confirm your participation (if you have not done so yet) to Monica Tennberg (monica.tennberg@ulapland.fi) so that we are able to reserve the meals for all participants by Wednesday, October 6th, 2010. Welcome!

The Meeting will take place 12-13.10.2010  at the Borealis, Arktikum, 3rd floor, Rovaniemi