cAIR – Call for Papers

cAIR is a new and unique opportunity for practitioners and researchers in all areas of interculturality and all countries to meet, join forces, and progress toward common goals. The conference combines the resources of research (universities, institutes) and practice (government, civil society, schools, media) to raise awareness about racism and xenophobia and to reduce its prevalence and impact.

cAIR helps practitioners to benefit from research, and researchers from practice. cAIR also promotes high standards in both practice and research. Keynote addresses will be given by international leaders in interculturality research and practice.

All practitioners and all researchers in all areas of interculturality are invited to submit project summaries that highlight the mutual benefits of collaboration between research and practice. By practitioner we mean any person who is professionally involved in any practical (i.e. non-research) project or activity in any area of interculturality, including for example project directors and leaders, supervisors, coordinators, administrators, organisers, planners, developers, activists, artists, musicians, actors, teachers, educators, social workers, publishers, advisors, consultants, officials, promoters and policy makers. A researcher is any person who is qualified in a relevant academic discipline and professionally involved in research in any area of interculturality.

Graz is Europe’s first human rights city and home to an unusually large number of migrant organisations, interculturally oriented NGOs, and conferences and studies on intercultural issues. The University of Graz hosts research and teaching in many areas of interculturality. The submission deadline is 30 September 2009.

Deadline EXTENDED TO: end of September 2009
Project submissions must conform to the guidelines published on the cAIR
homepage at colleagues,

Please note the following two changes regarding the Conference on Applied Interculturality Research.

1. The deadline for submission of project summaries has been extended to the end of September 2009.
2. We are now accepting single-author submissions, provided that the focus is on the interaction between research and practice.

Further details:
Please help us by forwarding this email to interested colleagues and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Yours sincerely,

Martina Koegeler and Richard Parncutt