As a major milestone of the EULAKS project a conference on the current and future challenges that arise for Europe and Latin America from the emergence of knowledge societies in both regions will be organised. The conference is titled Latin American and European Perspectives on the Social Science - Policymaking Nexus in the Evolving Knowledge Society. The event takes place in Vienna between 8 - 9 June, 2009.

The keynotes and contributions from panellists during the first day of the conference will be focused on the challenges in the construction of knowledge societies. During the second day, policy perspectives and the role of the social sciences in public policy development will be discussed. The conference will enable high-level exchange of expertise on priority topics related to the role of the social sciences in the development of public policy agendas for emerging knowledge societies in both regions.

Panellists from academia, governmental and inter-governmental organisations, engaged in the support for policy learning processes have been invited. The conference will be concluded by a plenary debate on what the social sciences and humanities can offer to policymakers in the knowledge society. The target audience of this event are social science research communities as well as governmental and non-governmental stakeholders interested in a multidisciplinary understanding of the key dynamics of knowledge societies in a European - Latin American perspective.


Conference Venue:

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen

Rennweg 16 – 1030 Vienna, Austria

June 8 – 9, 2009


Click here for the Conference Programme