3 scientific meetings in 3 European countries within 13 days!
(International Conference on Conflict and Aggression)
October 7-8, 2020
Polarization, Misinformation, Insecurity culture and Group Conflict: towards Finding Solutions
Organized by: CICA International Foundation
in collaboration with: APEIRON University, Poland and University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
This Cica was planned to be held in Slubice, near the real border between Germany and Poland. The place is a symbolic bridge between both countries.
The pragmatic reason in choosing place, dates and topic under the motto “three scientific meetings in three European countries within 13 days” is the celebration of three international scientific meetings in a row, in Poland, Germany and Check Republic, from12 to 24 July: our CICA conference in Slubice, (July 12-13), as an aperitive of the ISPP meeting in Berlin (14-17 July), and the International Congress of Psychology in Prague (19-24 July).
CICA conferences provide an interdisciplinary forum for world-class scientists, diplomats, militia, policy makers, entrepreneurs, social activists, people from many different fields, and anybody interested in the discussion and exchange of ideas on conflict and aggression, in a broadly way. Students are most welcome.
Our great strength is our diversity, in terms of our backgrounds, our areas of expertise, our experiences, and our abilities. We study context and culture, and the ways those broad social forces interact with psychological, economical and sociological processes to affect individual and group behavior.
Besides the active contributors to this Conference -via symposia or presentations-, it will also be a good opportunity to exchange ideas between people interested in these topics, meet international colleagues and young students from around the world, renewing acquaintances, making new professional contacts, and networking in an informal atmosphere.
In addition, it provides a space to discuss current research, future directions and international development of our fields, facilitating cooperation between specialists, scientists, and politicians, as well as to cross fertilize different areas of interest. This explains why it is also important participating as a passive attendance.
The present LVI CICA offers a practical and theoretical focus on group conflicts and their manifestations, with background questions such as: do falling barriers to trade have led to a rapid change in social life and in the movement of products and labor? With these exciting transformations also came great challenges and threats, at a time when we seem to like each other less and less, with partisan affective polarization on the rise in country after country.
And, as in our fifty odd previous meetings, any topic related to conflict and aggression is also welcome.
President: J. Martin Ramirez (Nebrija University, Spain)
Local organizer: Marzanna Farnicka (Zielona Góra University)