7th World Congress of ICCEES in Berlin, Germany
The 7th World Congress of ICCEES with the topic „Europe - Our Common Home?“ was held in Berlin, Germany, at the Humboldt
University, July 25th - 30th 2005. It was organized by the DGO (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde e.V.) under the direction of Professor Thomas Bremer of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster. The conference focused on the integration of the ten new member states of the European Union and on the prospects of the continent 15 years after the change of the political systems. In view of the current financial and constitutional problems, the conference dealt with the following questions: To what extend is the idea of a „common house of Europe“ realised? What are the new commonly shared characteristics and values in Europe? What are the differences and parting lines emerging from the new situation?
8th World Congress of ICCEES in Stockholm, Sweden
The VIII World Congress was held in Stockholm, Sweden, from Juli 26 - 31, 2010. Its topic was „Eurasia - Prospects for Wider Cooperation“. Congress President was Prof. Irina Sandomirskaja. The Congress was attended by more than 1,200 scholars from 57 countries in all five continents.
9th World Congress of ICCEES in Makuhari, Japan
Under the slogan “Makuhari – Where Many Wests Meet Many Easts”, the IX World Congress was held in very hot and humid weather. The Congress was a resounding success. There were 1310 delegates from 50 different countries attending 378 panels and roundtables. In terms of national representation, large numbers of delegates came from the immediate geographical region, and the Russian contingent, although reduced at the last minute by funding difficulties, was also substantial. The quality of papers and sessions was generally very high, with the lead being set by the opening session at which former prime ministers of Russia (Sergei Stepashin) and Japan (Yasuo Fukuda) and a former foreign minister of South Korea (Han Sung-Joo) shared candid really interesting thoughts on recent developments. Publication of a series of volumes of papers from the Congress is being organized by Professor Andrii Krawchuk.
This Congress was an exceptionally important one in ICCEES’ history: it was the first held outside Europe or North America, and it symbolizes the drive over the last five years to expand the organization’s scope throughout Asia. Sincere thanks is owed to our Japanese colleagues for organizing such a successful occasion, and we look forward to the next Congress to be held in Canada in 2020.