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REGISTRATION OPEN: UWE AGM Kyrenia, Cyprus

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We are pleased to invite you to the next Annual General Meeting of the University Women of Europe in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus. This year, the AGM will be combined with a one-day conference, the theme is: “Women and sustainable environment”. 

Women play a key role in the management, conservation, exploitation and utilization of natural resources as consumers and educators, our focus will be on the issues and the impact of women arising from the current situation in Europe.

Why does sustainable development depend on women? How to build equal sustainable development? 

We are looking forward to meeting you, exchanging ideas and continuing to be engaged in the work towards an improvement of women’s lives in Europe and all over the world.

The conference is open to all members of the University Women of Europe and their friends.

WELCOME TO KYRENIA

The Turkish Cypriot Association of University Women (TCAUW) is happy to host the UWE Annual General Meeting 2022. The city of Kyrenia is the hidden jewel of the Mediterranean full of magnificent historical monuments that provide timeless glimpses of glorious days gone by. The Kyrenia Harbour is a great example of the town’s rich history, with streets of old Kyrenia town exuding Ottoman architecture, leading up to the Venetian-built Kyrenia Castle beautifully towering over the harbour. The list continues with the breath-taking St. Hilarion Castle up on the mountain top and the Bellapais Abbey in set in one of the most beautiful villages on the island, as well as museums housing relics of the past. 

TRANSPORTATION

Kyrenia city can be reached by individual or collective taxi services that can be organised by your hotel or that can be taken once you land at the two international airports (ERCAN and LARNACA) which have several daily flights to Cyprus.  Ercan Airport can be accessed mainly by Turkish Airlines (https://www.turkishairlines.com/en-gb/flights/booking) regular flights from anywhere in the world as well as by some other charter companies such as Pegasus Airlines, Corendon Airlines with a touch down in Turkey. You can also have direct flights to Larnaca departing from many cities in Europe. (Easy Jet, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa Airlines, Ryan Air, Jet 2, Aegean Airlines LOT Polish Airlines etc.).

Please check the best flight option from your nearby airport.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

  • Thursday 22 September: Arrival and registration, informal welcome and a cocktail reception
  • Friday 23 September: Welcome notes, keynote speeches, lunch and workshops followed by a Turkish Cypriot festive dinner with traditional food 
  • Saturday 24 August: UWE Annual General Meeting, Gala Dinner in the evening.

A detailed schedule of the conference programme will be available on our newsletter blog.

CONFERENCE VENUE

The Acapulco Resort Convention Spa nearby the beach will serve as our conference location. This amazing 5*hotel is located on the east of the city. 20 minutes from Ercan airport, nearby the Kyrenia Castle and Bellapais Monastery. We recommend our participants to book their rooms here at a special price.

ACCOMMODATION

The conference location Hotel Acapulco

To book your room follow the Instructions payment link , then click the payment link

Double room: 80 € per night/person, Single room: 120 € per night/ person *Breakfast included

When making a reservation at the hotel, please use the following code: UWE 2022 *These special prices are available until July 5!

OPTIONAL TOUR

Sunday, 25 September: KYRENIA & NICOSIA Tour – 35 EUR (including transport & lunch)

After departing from the hotel we drive to the beautiful village of Bellapais where the ‘Bellapais Monastery’ is located. This monastery is one of the most amazing ones with its architecture and location. We walk to the house of ‘Laurence Durell’ who lived in this village and wrote his famous book called ‘The Bitter Lemons of Cyprus’. We’ll then drive to Kyrenia centre and visit the ‘Kyrenia Castle’ which is located by the marina. It was built by Byzantines and many additions were made by Lusignans, Venetians, Ottomans, and by English. ‘The Shipwreck Museum’ is located in the castle and must be visited. A shipwreck, amphoras, almonds, fig seeds and many other objects are been exhibited which all date back to 300BC. After a short walk in the marina we hop on our bus and drive to Nicosia. 

We drive to the walled city of Nicosia which has been the capital of the island since 11th century. We’ll walk to the city centre from ‘Kyrenia Gate’ on foot. This gate is one of the 3 gates which surrounds the walled city of Nicosia. We stop at ‘Dr. Fazıl Kucuk Museum’ who was the Vice President of Cyprus when Republic of Cyprus was formed in 1960. We pass by ‘Samanbahce Houses’ which were the first social houses that were built for the people who were in need in 1900. We walk to ‘Venetian Column’ which is located in the centre of the city. ‘St. Sophia Cathedral’ (Selimiye Mosque) is one of the nicest gothic style buildings that was built by Lusignans. We walk to ‘Buyuk Han’ which was built in 1572 by the Ottomans and have our lunch in ‘Buyuk Han’. After some free time on our way to the bus we pass by ‘Dervish Pasa Mansion’ and visit the place which will be the last stop of the day.

CONFERENCE FEE

The conference fee includes conference registration and documents, all lunches, coffee/tea and the Turkish Cypriot festive dinner evening. Registration deadline: August 25. The optional tour will be paid separately. Non-members will pay 30 Euro’s extra for a year membership fee of University Women of Europe. The conference fee includes conference registration, all lunches, coffee/tea and conference, Turkish dinner and documentation. If you would like to join us only for the gala dinner at a special location the fee is 35 Euro.

 REGISTRATION DEADLINEFULL CONFERENCEONE DAY CONFERENCE
Members   
Early bird fee15 July 2022110 €100 €
Regular fee25 August 2022120 €110 €
Gala dinner 35 € 
    
Non-members   
Early bird fee15 July 2022140 €130 €
Regular fee25 August 2022150 €140€
Gala dinner 35 € 

Click here to register online your participation

Please pay your fees to the following bank account:

Organization name:     KIBRIS TURK UNIVERSITELI KADINLAR DERNEGI

BANK:              TURKIYE IS BANKASI  A.Ş

ADRESS: MERKEZ MAHALLESİ, LARNAKA BULVARI NO:1, ISKELE, NORTHERN CYPRUS

IBAN:               TR 22 0006 4000 0026 8090 0789 17

BIC/SWIFT CODE:      ISBKTRISXXX

For any additional inquiries about the conference, please contact TCAUWersoy.ferdiye@gmail.com or guldenkucuk@yahoo.com and use the subject line: UWE 2022.

Bank to Bank Transfer – Please use your name as a reference for your booking.

Should you for any reason decide not to come the following cancellation rules apply for the participation fee conference:

50% after July 15 2022 / 75% after August 25 2022 / 100% after September 1st

Registration open: UWE Meet & Greet Israel

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Israel Association of University Women (IAUW) and University Women of Europe (UWE) warmly welcome you to the online UWE Meet & Greet on Sunday, 8th of May 2022: 17.00 – 19.00 CET, on zoom.

Programme

Welcome – Ora Sharon, Vice President and CER IAUW

Glimpse of Israel – short movie

Adv. Yemima Peretz Gabay,  President IAUW addressing the meeting

Dr. Anne Bergheim-Negre, UWE President addressing the meeting

Ex-president  IAUW Fayge Cohen introducing  Zeina Drawshy doctoral student  who received a scholarship from the Jerusalem branch. Zeina will tell us about herself, about her research and the help and encouragement that the scholarship offered her.

Q & A

Yuly Schwarts, Spokeswoman for Israel Antiquities Authority about the archaeological excavations and findings in the Holy lands

Dead Sea scrolls – short movie

Q & A

Jerusalem of Gold – song

Adv. Shiri Malca, the Chair of Tel Aviv branch about the voluntary work with the girls living in boarding schools. She will  present one young girl Sivan Menash who received the scholarship. Sivan will speak about her life at the boarding school.

Tel Aviv scholarships – short movie

Q & A

All the participants singing “Hava Nagila

Farewell messages – end of the meeting

Registration Details
This is a free event. To attend please register here . Following registration, you will receive a confirmation message and the Zoom link to the event, please save it. You will also receive an event reminder with the zoom link 24 hours before the event.

Relax and enjoy. Israelis are exceptionably hospitable, they use phrases of gratitude quite often. Bevakasha!

Save the Date: UWE Conference & AGM 2022

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We are pleased to invite you to the next UWE Conference and AGM, Kyrenia, on 23rd– 25th September 2022 to celebrate together 25 years of the Turkish Cypriot Association of University Women (TCAUW) and 42 years since University Women of Europe (UWE) was founded as regional group of International Federation of University Women (IFUW – now GWI).

Kyrenia is the hidden jewel of the Mediterranean full of magnificent historical monuments that provide timeless glimpses of glorious days gone by. The Kyrenia Harbour is a great example of the town’s rich history, with streets of old Kyrenia town exuding Ottoman architecture, leading up to the Venetian-built Kyrenia Castle beautifully towering over the harbour. The list continues with the breathtaking St. Hilarion Castle up on the mountain top and the Bellapais Abbey in set in one of the most beautiful villages on the island, as well as museums housing relics of the past.

We are looking forward to meeting you with interesting topics: Women and sustainable environment. The speakers as well as a detailed programme will be announced very soon, including information about the registration.

The Conference will take place at the Acapulco Convention Centre along the coastline and is open to all members of the University Women of Europe and their friends.

2022 marks 100 years of the Italian Federation of Women Graduates (FILDIS)

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This year the Italian Federation of Women Graduates (Federazione Italiana Laureate e Diplomate Instituti superiori), member of University Women of Europe (UWE) is celebrating 100 years.

FILDIS was established in Rome in 1922 under the presidency of the philosopher Isabella Grassi who firmly believed that personal commitment, including international ones within associations, “raised women culturally, socially and spiritually“; it is present on the national territory with 12 local FILDIS sections; the activity was suspended from 1935 to 1944 due to disagreements with the fascist government, it was reactivated in 1945 under the guidance of Prof. Libera Trevisani Levi Civita.

FILDIS was awarded a special medal by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano for its 90th anniversary; It is part of the Lazio Regional Women’s Council, the Network for Equality, the CNDI Regional Coordination, the Joint Action for Equal Democracy, collaborates with other women’s associations that also operate at national and international level and with the “Female Toponymy” group, included in the Permanent Workshop: THE HISTORICAL CITY FROM A GENDER POINT OF VIEW.

Starting from December 7, 2019, the legal seat is in Syracuse. To celebrate the centenary, the members have decided to remember the past years with events in which they will trace the path of FILDIS from 1922 to today. The first meeting has been held online this Saturday 5th February. Professor of History of Political Doctrine, Fiorenza Taricone, past National President, honorary member and the author of the book ‘A mosaic tile’ dedicated to the history of the Italian Federation reminded the past moments of FILDIS from 1922 to 1992, tracing its profile since the early years of its establishment.

Together with other members, she begun to write a second volume that talks about their commitment during the last 20 years, until today. “The Statute is an example of mature and participatory democracy. Our attention is also turned to women who come from other countries and to the needs of their children, their families, to the need for a fruitful school-family collaboration. This is why we are available to listen, to take care of situations at risk and we are committed to teaching foreign mothers the Italian language that we consider a vehicle of affection in our country which should put in place a real form of welcome”.

In the archives of International Federation of University Women (IFUW) in Amsterdam, FILDIS was present at the 1st AGM in London and signed the documents when UWE was founded in 1981. Congratulations on this milestone celebration!

Meet & Greet – BFWG/IFUWA/UWE -19 June 2021

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 GLOBAL PANDEMIC BRINGS WOMEN GRADUATES TOGETHER WORLDWIDE 

The President and members of the British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG – The British Federation of Women Graduates) have invited the President of Graduate Women International, Terry Oudraad, and members of University Women of Europe to join the members of the Indian Federation of University Women’s Association to stand in solidarity with India and other countries suffering from this humanitarian crisis, COVID-19. 

19th June 2021 when women across the world will join together to show their support for the people of India and countries still in the grip of the virus, BFWG President Jasmit Phull will welcome all the members and this will be followed by a candle lighting ceremony to pay tribute to all lives lost due to COVID-19. Terry Oudraad, the Graduate Women International President, will address our members followed by IFUWA President Ranjana Banerjee and UWE President Dr. Anne Negre. Our speaker will share her recent true-life story, when she travelled from UK to India to look after her mother, who had COVID-19. Members will get a chance to share their own stories and thoughts. A moving global event shared through friendship and unity by the women graduates. The event will end with Peace Music. 

Meet & Greet on Saturday 19 June 2021 at 3.30pm for BFWG members

4.30 pm CEST for UWE members and 8 pm for IFUWA members

Click here to see the AGENDA

Join Zoom Meeting: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82569689019?pwd=bXRqZG1uWDdXcE5GSnlNRjY3THd3Zz09

Meeting ID: 825 6968 9019  Passcode: 065039

BFWG invites GWI President Terry Oudraad and members from UWE & IFUWA to join in solidarity with India

and other countries going through the humanitarian crisis due to Covid

An event not to be missed!

Sarah Claydon (BFWG Administrator) will help with the Zoom,

If you have any queries please contact Sarah on sarahclaydon@bfwg.org.uk

Season’s Greetings from UWE

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It’s been a year like no others, full of unprecedented challenges, most of our 2020 plans had to be changed and adapted overnight, new words like white year, zoom meetings, virtual General Assembly were put on our Agenda.

Hopefully, this year has brought out the best in us, we managed to stay together and thank you for being with us. KINDNESS and HOPE are not cancelled.

We wish you good Health, Love and Peace in the next year!

For the Board,

President Anne Nègre

Vice President Aisha Alshawaf

Treasurer Annelies Pierrot Bults

Vice President Pina Foti

Secretary General Roxana Elena Petrescu

Women’s Biography Award

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Awarded in November each year, the prize is created by the French Association of University Women and University Women of Europe.

The prize is awarded for a biography in French of an author on the life of women who have lived in France or abroad.

The biography must be made available to the AFFDU/UWE Jury on 30 August 2020.

The laureates may only compete once. The prize money is the publication of the Biography in French by Editions Ampelos. The laureate undertakes to rework her biography for publication if necessary.

Biographies selected by the jury may be published online on the websites dedicated to this purpose.

Abstracts of the biographies presented for the prize will be published online on the websites of the associations AFFDU and UWE, as well as on the Publisher’s website.

Biographies should be sent before August 30, 2020 to the following e-mail address: bio@affdu.fr.

 

In electronic format:

  • a compressed file with the first names, surnames, etc., will be sent to the Editor.
  • The text with a maximum of 160 000 characters including spaces, its annexes may be a bibliography of 2 000 characters including spaces and a maximum of 18 illustrations in pdf format.
  • A 5,000 character biography summary, including spaces, without footnotes, in word format. The abstract should include a definition of the subject of study, a brief presentation of the sources and the problem, and the main results of the research.
  • In French, if the text also exists in another language, it can be attached in the following languages
  • The author’s telephone, electronic and postal contact information
  • A resume.
  • Authorization for publication by edition and on the web
  • If the author is a University graduate, she will become a member of the AFFDU. If the author is not a University graduate, she will become a related member or will make a donation equivalent to the AFFDU membership fee. In this way, she will subscribe to the corporate objects of the AFFDU as well as to those of the UWE which inspire this competition.

And in paper format:

  • A simple mailing, no registered mail, we will not be able to receive them, including two paper copies of the Biography and its possible appendices
  • two hard copies of the abstract
  • two copies of your telephone, electronic and postal contact information and CV
  • these documents will not be returned
  • at the following address: AFFDU/UWE, REID HALL, 4 rue de Chevreuse 75006 Paris – France

Only complete files will be considered.

Abstracts of the biographies that have competed for the prize may be published in the journal Diplômées and on the UWE website.

The members of the jury

President: Anne Nègre, UWE

Vice President: Sonia Bressler, AFFDU

Eric Peyrard, Editions Ampelos

Nicole Fouché

 

Here at this link terms& conditions in french

Prix de biographies de femmes

Save the date: UWE Conference &AGM Paris

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We are pleased to invite you to the next UWE Conference and AGM , Paris, on 17th – 20th September 2020 to celebrate together the centenary of the French Association of University Women (AFFDU) and 40 years since University Women of Europe (UWE) was founded as regional group of International Federation of University Women (IFUW).

Known as the “City of light”, Paris is often referred to as an “open-air museum” thanks to its architectural and cultural outstanding heritage, its streets overflow of culture, art, beauty and history. Located in the heart of Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris, Reid Hall, a cultural and educational hub, former a residential center for university women after the 1st World War (also housed the French Association of University Women), which hosted international conferences for more than a century, it became Columbia Global Centers – Paris and it is confirmed as the main venue for this event.  

We are looking forward to meeting you with interesting topics: 100 years of women’s rights, gender equality, artificial intelligence and the place of women in the 20th century.  The speakers and a detailed programme will be announced very soon, including information about the registration.

The Conference is open to all members of the University Women of Europe and their friends.

 

Equality now, or…? / L’égalité maintenant, ou…?

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Equality now, or?
Collective complaints have been lodged against the fifteen Member States of the Council of Europe which accept them by the European Group of University Women, GEFDU / University Women of Europe, UWE, on the initiative of Anne Nègre, barrister, Bar of Versailles, France, for violation of the European Social Charter regarding equal pay for equal work between women and men. This is a historic first!
Reminder of the European procedure:
GEFDU / UWE at the initiative of Anne Nègre, voted unanimously in a general assembly in Utrecht, the Netherlands, to obtain as International Non Governmental Organization the qualification by the Council of Europe to file collective complaints for violation of the European Social Charter, 1961 Treaty of the Council of Europe. Which is possible since 1995. Which has never been done against 15 States and on such a violation. Anne Nègre obtained the required qualification of the GEFDU / UWE by the Council of Europe and launched the fifteen collective complaints on behalf of the GEFDU / UWE in August, 2016.
Document collective complaints:
After a long period of research, documentation, etc., she filed collective complaints against the 15 Member States of the Council of Europe accepting them, as barrister of the GEFDU / UWE, on August 24th, 2016: Belgium, Bulgaria , Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, and Norway the only country not also in the European Union.
These complaints concern the violation concerning equal pay for equal, similar or comparable work between women and men of the European Social Charter.
The reply of the majority of States: denial
Various states have agreed to challenge the admissibility of the GEFDU / UWE, considering that this INGO, which has been accredited for many years before by the Council of Europe, does not have the qualifications required to file collective complaints. Associations of more than 90 years for some of them constitute GEFDU / UWE. They have been in all the struggles for the emancipation of women, but they shouldn’t be competent? We are waiting for the position of the European Committee of Social Rights, which must decide on the admissibility of GEFDU / UWE. What do these Member States fear? If GEFDU / UWE is declared admissible, the next step will be on the merits . None of those countries are respecting equal pay for equal job. They could be condemned, they should be condemned.
Equal pay is therefore far from being a reality in Europe … It is urgent to act, to mobilize for equality to progress.
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L’égalité maintenant, ou ?
Des réclamations collectives ont été déposées contre les quinze États Membres du Conseil de l’Europe qui les acceptent par le Groupe Européen des Femmes Diplômées des Universités, GEFDU / University Women of Europe, UWE, à l’initiative d’Anne Nègre, avocate au barreau de Versailles, France , pour violation de la Charte Sociale Européenne en matière de salaire égal pour un travail égal entre les femmes et les hommes. C’est une première historique!
Rappel de la procédure européenne :
GEFDU/UWE à l’initiative d’Anne Nègre, a voté à l’unanimité en assemblée générale à Utrecht, Pays Bas, de devenir une Organisation Internationale Non Gouvernementale habilitée par le Conseil d’Europe à déposer des réclamations collectives pour violation de la Charte Sociale Européenne, Traité de 1961 du Conseil de l’Europe. Et à déposer des réclamations collectives, possibles depuis 1995, ce qui n’a jamais été fait contre tous les Etats et sur une telle violation. Anne Nègre a obtenu la qualification requise du GEFDU/UWE par le Conseil de l’Europe et a lancé les quinze réclamations collectives au nom du GEFDU/UWE.
Documenter les réclamations collectives :
Ensuite après un long travail de recherches, de documentations, etc., elle a déposé comme avocate du GEFDU/UWE, le 24 aout 2016, des réclamations collectives contre les 15 Etats Membres du Conseil de l’Europe qui les acceptent : Belgique, Bulgarie, Croatie, Chypre, France, Grèce, Irlande, Italie, Pays Bas, Portugal, République Tchèque, Slovénie, Suède, et la Norvège le seul pays qui ne soit pas également dans l’Union Européenne.
Ces réclamations portent sur la violation des dispositions concernant le salaire égal pour un travail égal, semblable ou comparable entre les femmes et les hommes de la Charte Sociale Européenne.
La réponse de la majorité des Etats :le déni
Divers Etats se sont concertés pour contester la recevabilité du GEFDU/UWE, estimant que cette OING accréditée depuis de longues années auprès du Conseil de l’Europe, n’a pas la qualification requise pour déposer des réclamations collectives. Des associations de plus de 90 ans pour certaines constituent le groupement GEFDU/UWE. Elles ont été de tous les combats de l’émancipation des femmes, mais ne seraient pas compétentes… On attend la position du Comité Européen des Droits sociaux qui doit décider de la recevabilité de GEFDU/UWE. Que craignent ces Etats ? Si GEFDU/UWE est déclarée recevable que sur le fond ils soient condamnés pour non respect de l’égalité salariale entre les femmes et les hommes pour un travail égal ?
L’égalité des salaires est donc loin d’être une réalité en Europe… Il est urgent d’agir, de se mobiliser pour que l’égalité progresse..

Invitation to the UWE Conference 2017 in Graz, Austria 24-27 August

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We are pleased to invite you to the next Annual General Meeting of the University Women of Europe in Graz. As usual, the AGM will be combined with a two-day conference. This year, the conference theme is: “Changing Cultures”. The large number of refugees from Islamic countries present a challenge for Europe and are sometimes perceived as a threat to women. Our focus will be on the issues and chances arising from the current situation of refugees in Europe.

What does this process of migration mean for the women fleeing their home countries, but also, what does it mean for the women in the countries accepting refugees? How does the social climate change? How do the traditional and arriving cultures interact with each other? What impact does all this have on women?

We will try to find ideas on how to deal with encountering different cultures and different values, while also being concerned with equal rights and respect for women. In addition to this, we will investigate possible ways in which refugee women can become part of the European society. 

We are looking forward to meeting you, exchanging ideas and continuing to be engaged in the work towards an improvement of women’s lives in Europe and all over the world.

The conference is open to all members of the University Women of Europe and their friends.

WELCOME TO GRAZ

The Austrian Federation of University Women (VAÖ) is happy to host the UWE Annual General Meeting 2017 in Graz. The city of Graz is located in southern Austria and is known for its Mediterranean atmosphere and relaxed life style. With about 300.000 inhabitants and over 50.000 students, it is a very lively city with lots of interesting things to do and to see. The conference will take place in the city’s historic center, a UNESCO world cultural heritage. You will find magnificent Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture as well as romantic inner courtyards and hidden alleys all over the city. There are numerous museums, churches, theaters and an opera house, countless cafés and restaurants.

TRANSPORTATION

Graz can be reached easily by various means of transport: The city has an international airport with several daily flights to Vienna and many other large European transport hubs. If you fly to Vienna, you can take a direct bus (from the airport or the city center) to the center of Graz (www.flixbus.at) or use the national railway service (www.oebb.at). Within the city, the public transport system is well-structured with trams and busses – a three day ticket can be purchased online for 12 € prior to your arrival (https://ticket.holding-graz.at).

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

  • Thursday 24 August: Arrival and registration, welcome reception.
  • Friday, 25 August: Welcome notes, keynote speeches and workshops followed by a country evening with traditional Austrian music and food. On this evening we will also celebrate the 95th anniversary of the VAÖ.
  • Saturday 26 August: UWE Annual General Meeting; Gala Dinner in the evening.

A detailed schedule of the conference programme will be available on the UWE website.

WORKSHOPS

We welcome proposals for workshops on the conference theme. If you are interested in leading a workshop, please send us a proposal consisting of a ten-line summary (max. 300 words) about the workshop. Workshops should take no longer than 60 minutes, including a presentation of approximately 20 minutes. Please submit your proposal no later than 30 April 2017 to boarduwe@gmail.com.

CONFERENCE VENUE

The Franciscan monastery in the city center of Graz will serve as our conference location. It is a historic site with beautiful architecture and a long, interesting history. The buildings were recently renovated and were turned into a modern conference center. 

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OPTIONAL TOURS

23 August 2017 (pre-conference tour):

Tour 1 – An afternoon in Vienna

An afternoon in Vienna with a guided city tour through the city’s historic centre. This tour is ideal for participants arriving in Vienna and wishing to explore Austria’s capital before travelling on to Graz. (Approx. 20 €) You can either spend the night in Vienna or go to Graz by train or bus the same evening.

27 August (post-conference tours):

Tour 2 – Graz city tour

Guided city walking tour of Graz, showing beautiful hidden treasures and historical highlights of the city. Duration: approximately 2 hours. (11 €)

Tour 3 – Western Styria

A bus tour to the western part of Styria, visiting the Lipizzaner stud (the white Lipizzaner horses bred there perform in the renowned Spanish Riding School in Vienna) and a church designed by the celebrated Austrian artist F. Hundertwasser. Lunch will be provided. Duration: approximately 6 hours. (Approx. 70 €)

Tour 4 – Wine Country

A bus tour of the wine country in the southern part of Styria, often referred to as “Austrian Tuscany”. This tour includes a traditional Styrian lunch (“Brettljause”) at a typical local restaurant and a wine tasting. Duration: approximately 6 hours. (Approx. 70 €)

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Weitzer: www.hotelweitzer.com, just across the bridge (200 m) from the conference location.

Double/single room: 80 € per night (+15 € for optional breakfast)

Reservations: hotel@weitzer.com

Hotel Daniel: www.hoteldaniel.com, next to the main train station, 10 minutes by tram from the conference location.

Double/single room: 69 € per night (+ 15€ for optional breakfast)

Reservations: hellograz@daniel.com

When making a reservation in one of the hotels, please use the following code:

UWE Conference 2017

For people who need barrier-free access, there are some single rooms (35 € per person, no breakfast) available in the monastery/conference location. There will also be a limited number of single rooms available in the VAÖ dorm (20 € per person, incl. light breakfast), located approximately 20 minutes from the city centre by tram. If you are interested in staying at one of these two accommodations, please write to club@graz-vaoe.at as soon as possible.

CONFERENCE FEE

The conference fee includes conference registration and documents, all lunches, coffee/tea and the Austrian evening (95th Anniversary of VAÖ). Registration deadline: June 30.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

FULL CONFERENCE

FRIDAY 25 August

SATURDAY 26 August

Members

Early bird fee

20 May 2017

185 €

Regular fee

30 June 2017

210 €

150 €

100 €

Young member fee

30 June 2017

170 €

Gala dinner

45 €

Non-members

Early bird fee

30 April 2017

210 €

Regular fee

30 June 2017

240 €

Gala dinner

55 €

Click here to register online your participation!

Please pay your fees to the following Austrian bank account:

Verband der Akademikerinnen Österreichs
BIC: STSPAT2GXXX
IBAN: AT41 2081 5020 0010 1374

For any additional inquiries about the conference, please contact VAÖ: club@graz-vaoe.at and use the subject line: UWE CONFERENCE 2017