28 August – 02 September, Varna, Bulgaria
This congress was organized by the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge (BAS) in collaboration with several foreign partners: the Czech, Slovak and Polish Academies of Sciences, the Romanian Academy, the Universities of Liege (Belgium), Belgrade, Novi Sad and Niš (Serbia), as well as of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The conference was attended by over 40 scientists from 10 European countries.
Within the common scientific project Democratization, Religious Identity and Fundamentalism in Romania and Bulgaria from the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations „Ion I. C. Brătianu” of the Romanian Academy (co-organizing institution of the Conference) Scientific Researcher II Henrieta Serban, PhD presented the paper entitled Orthodoxy and politics: public, political and electoral stands; Scientific Researcher III Viorella Manolache, PhD, delivered the presentation entitled Radical Short-Circuits: Postmodern Theology / Radical Orthodoxy and Scientific Researcher III Lorena-Valeria Stuparu, PhD, communicated on the topic The rediscovery of religious identity in post-communist Romania.
Scientific Researcher III Gabriela Tănăsescu, PhD, from the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations „Ion I. C. Brătianu” of the Romanian Academy, attended as well the Conference and presented the paper titled The Eastern European political values: A perspective on their identity.