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Dear friends and members of the MOST Circumpolar Coping Processes Project,

The days are getting longer, and the sun becomes more powerful. The long winter is soon over. Regarding the MOST CCPP, a number of important activities are in progress or will take place soon. One of them is the Storfjord conference this summer. Here we will both evaluate the first phase of the MOST CCPP, but also decide how to embark for the second phase. And once again, I will draw your attention to the MOST CCPP website at  www.uit.no/MostCCPP/ .



MOST CCPP Concluding Conference 2001
STORFJORD CONFERENCE –6.-10. JUNE 2001

As announced in earlier newsletters, the STORFJORD CONFERENCE of the MOST CCPP will take place 6. – 10. June 2001 at the municipality of Storfjord, close to Tromsø, Norway. The conference will follow up the 1998 user conference at Isafjørdur, Iceland, and users from all the MOST CCPP localities together with the researchers will discuss/evaluate their experience with the work of the MOST CCPP network.

The conference

The conference should be used to gather the researchers and users involved in the work of the MOST CCPP network. The importance of the presence of the users has to be stressed here, and we will learn from the user conference in Iceland, March 1998. Among the results we will present the publications of the project so far, and hopefully will be able to present a new publication based on a number of contributions from the Joensuu workshop on Coping Strategies and Regional Policy in November 2000.

In many ways this conference will finalise and conclude phase I of the MOST CCPP project, and an orientation/discussion regarding the MOST CCPP phase II (2001 - 2004) will be a part of the conference.

Programme:

Wednesday, 6. June 2001

19:30 Joint transfer Tromsø Airport/downtown Tromsø to Skibotn conference site

21:00 Welcome in Skibotn, Storfjord municipality, registration, informal come together

Thursday, 7. June 2001

09:00 Registration of late arrives

10:00 Officially opening of the conference by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Friday, 8. June 2001

09:00 conference continues …

14:00 afternoon excursion

Saturday, 9. June 2001

09:00 conference continues …

17:00 Closing of the conference

19:00 Concluding dinner

Sunday, 10. June 2001

10:00 Joint transfer to Tromsø/Tromsø Airport

12:00 Arrival transfer Tromsø Airport

Practical details

MOST CCPP herby invites one official representative (user) from each reference locality, and one researcher reporting from each locality. According to the aim of the conference, each community will be presented. Related to this presentation, the MOST CCPP hopes you will be able to do this presentation (more details will be given later).

The MOST CCPP will cover accommodation, food, the costs related to the excursion and the joint transfer from Tromsø airport to the conference site in Skibotn/Storfjord community (app. 120 km from Tromsø) for one representative from each reference locality. But with limited means, we have to ask you to organize and to cover your travel to Tromsø yourself. The travel agency Berg-Hansen Reisebureau in Tromsø (cooperating with the MOST CCPP secretariat at the University of Tromsø) has pre-booked a number of airplane seats from Oslo to Tromsø. The travel agency will be pleased to assist you in organising all your travel in connection with the conference. Please contact:

Hill Grethe Lauknes
Berg-Hansen Reisebureau
Sjolundveien 7
P.O. Box 2015
N-9265 Tromsø
phone: +47 77 60 25 10
fax: +47 77 60 25 11
e-mail: hill.grethe.lauknes@berg-hansen.no
Please use the enclosed form to register as soon as possible, and not later than 31. March 2001.

Please consult the MOST CCPP homepage for further details. And please don’t hesitate to contact the MOST CCPP secretariat if more information is required.
 

The conference is supported by:

NORA – North Atlantic Committee of the Nordic Coouncil of Ministers
NARP – North Arctic Research Programme
UNESCO MOST – UNESCO MANAGEMENT OF SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS PROGRAMME
 
 

Application Form
(can be sent by mail, fax (please type or use block letters) or e-mail)

I would like to participate at the MOST CCPP conference:

MOST CCPP Concluding Conference Storfjord 2001
Skibotn, Storfjord community, Norway, 6. – 10. June 2001

Surname ___________________________________________________________________ 

First name___________________________________________________________________ 

Organisation/Institution________________________________________________________ 

Locality/community representing: ________________________________________________ 

Mailing address_____________________________________________________________________ 

_____________________________________________________________________ 

_____________________________________________________________________ 

Phone no____________________________Fax no__________________________________ 

E-mail______________________________________________________________________ 
 

The conference fee is NOK 900,- and accommodation (double room)/food is a total of NOK 2.300,- (to be booked through the secretariat). 

Details: the application is binding, an invoice for the conference fee will be issued. 

Accomodation will - according to a limited number of rooms available - take place in double rooms. 

Date and time of arrival__________________ 

Place, date and signature: ______________________________________________________ 

 
Send the application form to:

Jochen Peters
MOST CCPP Secretariat, IPL, SV-Faculty
University of Tromsø
Tel. + 47 77 64 55 21,
Fax + 47 77 64 64 70
E-mail: jochen@sv.uit.no



Glocalisation and regional policies - Scales and Strategies
PhD course 10 – 14 June 2001, University of Tromsø, Norway

The course is the first in a series of eight PhD-courses organized by of the Nordic Research School on Local Dynamics (NOLD) and the national PhD-school supported by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR). The course is arranged in close cooperation with the Nordic PhD-network "The Local-Global Tension" that for many years has arranged PhD-courses in Urban and Regional Development. The course is open for any participant interested, one condition is to submit a paper before 1 May 2001.

In the first course of the NOLD, we want to focus on strategies and policies coping with the challenges of economies and cultures under conditions of "glocalisation". As indicated with the notion of glocalisation, we have a specific interest in investigating and understanding the local consequences and strategies involved in the process of globalisation. During the course, we will discuss what should be considered as regional policies today. With the dismantling of Keynesian welfare states, many actors also on the local level can be considered practitioners of regional policies. Furthermore, we will investigate the relations between power and space as practiced by people in business innovation, social networking and cultural representation, and we are especially interested in how these dimensions are connected.

We have combined a number of university lecturers in human geography and other social sciences that are experienced scholars in different dimension of local development and regional policies. Our approach is committed to the living conditions and social justice important to most people. And we invite doctoral students across disciplines to participate and contribute to the inaugural research course of NOLD in Tromsø. The format of the course will be that of a workshop meaning that we will provide space and time for dialogue and discussion. Each doctoral student participating has to submit a paper in advance and present it in paper sessions. The ambition is that all papers will have review comments in the sessions from two discussants among the lecturers:

  • Erik Swyngedouw, professor in geography, Oxford University, UK. He will also be given a public key-note at the University of Tromsø.
  • Britt Dale, professor in geography, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Norway. The Nordic PhD-network "The Local-Global Tension".
  • Svein Jentoft, professor in sociology, Head of Department of community and planning studies, University of Tromsø.
  • Markku Tykkyläinen, professor in geography, University of Joensuu, Finland. Member of NOLD steering committee.
  • Unnur Dís Skaptadóttír, assistant professor in anthropology, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. Member of NOLD steering committee.
  • Anders Løfgren, associate professor, Head of department of Geography, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway.
  • Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, associate professor in geography, Roskilde Uni., DK. Visiting prof.in planning and community studies, Uni. Tromsø, Coordinator of NOLD.
preliminary programme:

Sunday, 10. June 2001

17:30 Opening lecture "Communities and Globalisation – does regional policiy matter?" by professor Svein Jentoft, University of Tromsø. To be given at the Cable Car (Fjellheisen), meeting point: lower station 17:00

20:00 Joint dinner at the restaurant at the upper station (420 m) of the Cable Car with its incredible opportunity to follow the midnight sun when it never sets.

Monday, 11. June 2001 09:00 opening of the workshop

09:15 – 10:45 lecture "Survival strategies – a comparative analysis of rural transformation" by professor Markku Tykkyläinen, Finland

10:45 – 11:00 coffee break

11:00 – 12:40 paper session

12:45 – 13:30 lunch at the University

13:30 – 14:15 opportunity for a walk in the Botanical Garden close to the Campus

14:15 – 15:45 lecture "Approaches to institutions in regional development" by

professor Britt Dale, Norway

15:45 – 16:00 coffee break

16:00 – 17:45 paper session

17:45 – 18:00 sum up of the first day

20:00 dinner at the Student Centre "Driv" downtown Tromsø.

Tuesday, 12. June 2001 09:00 key note lecture "’Glocalisation’ and the Contested Politics of Re-Scaling" 'by professor Erik Swyngedouw, UK, with discussion

11:30 – 17:00 departure excursion to costal village "Sommarøy" included rural lunch at "Hella".

18:00 dinner at "Driv" downtown Tromsø.

19:30 paper session at "Driv"

Wednesday, 13. June 2001 09:00 – 10:30 lecture "Connectivity in the local-global tension – the "glocal" village" by

Dr. Unnur Dís Skaptadottir, Iceland

10:30 – 10:45 coffee break

10:45 – 12:40 paper session

12:45 – 13:30 lunch at the University

13:30 – 14:15 opportunity for a guided tour around the University Campus

14:15 – 15:45 lecture "Beyond the nation state - Regional policy and identity between substance and strategy" by associate professor Anders Löfgren, Norway

15:45 – 16:00 coffee break

16:00 – 17:45 paper session

17:45 – 18:00 sum up of the third day

20:00 – 21:00 guided visit at the Polar Museum, Tromsø

21:00 dinner at "Driv" " downtown Tromsø

Thursday, 14. June 2001 09:00 – 10:30 lecture "Regionalism and local dynamics: Terrioriality versus mobility" by

Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, Denmark, visiting professor University in Tromsø

10:30 – 10:45 coffee break

10:45 – 12:00 conclusion and discussion, evaluation and closing of the workshop

12:15 – 13:00 concluding Arctic Lunch at the University

13:15 (optional) transfer airport

Accomodation

The secretariat has pre-booked a number of rooms at the student boarding school, and the price for the period 9.-16.06.2001 (one additional day before the start and at the end for your own activities).The Course fee is NOK 2.300,- ($ 260,-) including accommodation at the student boarding school in single rooms w/private bath (sleeping bag required) and all meals. To be booked through the NOLD secretariat. Course fee for meals only NOK 1.300,- ($145,-).

Practical information

The course is open for any participant interested, one condition is to submit a paper before 1 May 2001. The deadline for application is 1 May 2001. The application form is to be found at the end of this invitation, or at the NOLD website www.uit.no/MostCCPP .

The course corresponds to 6 ECTS (2 vekttall).

The language of the course and all presentations is English.

The lectures include the opportunity for questions, and time for discussions will be provided.

The paper presentations are given by the participants of the PhD-course and the time frame is 20 min for presentation and following 20 min discussion for each discussion. We aim to make each presentation available on the NOLD homepage www.uit.no/MostCCPP .

Both NOLD and the PhD network "The local-global tension" has a focus on locality level studies. The course is taken place in the days following the MOST CCPP policy conference in Storfjord 6-9 June 2001. Basic information on the Nordic Research School on Local Dynamics can be found under NOLD at the web-site www.uit.no/MostCCPP. The plan of the following three NOLD-courses so far:

  • rural development, Helsinki, 24.-28. October 2001
  • philosophy of science and methodology, Roskilde, spring 2002 (in cooperation with the Local-Global tension PhD network)
  • culture, mobility and tourism, Reykjavik, autumn 2002.
For more details and applications, please contact the NOLD secretary at the University of Tromsø. Jochen Peters is the secretary coordinating the course in practice:

NOLD, research officer Jochen Peters
Dep. of community and planning studies, SV-Faculty, University of Tromsø, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway, phone +47 77 64 55 21, fax +47 77 64 64 70, e-mail: jochen@sv.uit.no; URL: www.uit.no/MostCCPP

Local-Global PhD-network, Britt Dale
Britt.Dale@sv.ntnu.no

NOLD-coordinator, Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt
job@ruc.dk
 
 

Application Form
(can be sent by mail, fax (please type or use block letters) or e-mail)
I would like to participate in the NOLD PhD-course
 
Glocalisation and regional policies - Scales and Strategies
University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway, June 10-14, 2001

Surname ___________________________________________________________________ 

First name___________________________________________________________________ 

Organisation/Institution________________________________________________________ 

Mailing address_____________________________________________________________________ 

_____________________________________________________________________ 

_____________________________________________________________________ 

Phone no____________________________Fax no__________________________________ 

E-mail______________________________________________________________________ 

Course fee is NOK 1.300,- ($ 145,-) including all meals, or NOK 2.300,- ($ 260,-) including all meals and accommodation at the student boarding school in single rooms w/private bath (sleeping bag required). Additionally, the fee covers cable car fee, day excursion and workshop material. Deadline application/submission of paper: May 1, 2001 

Payment details: the application is binding, and an invoice will be issued in May 2001. 

Reservation: 

Student boarding school (9.-16. June - 7 nights) in single rooms w/private bath and including coffee and all meals from evening dinner, 10. June and to concluding lunch 14. June 2001: NOK 2.300,- 

Meals only, including coffee and all meals from evening dinner, 10. June and to concluding lunch, 14. June 2001: NOK 1.300,-

Date and time of arrival__________________ 

Place, date and signature: ______________________________________________________ 

 
Send the application form to:

Jochen Peters
NOLD Secretariat, IPL, SV-Faculty
University of Tromsø
Tel. + 47 77 64 55 21,
Fax + 47 77 64 64 70
E-mail: jochen@sv.uit.no


THE SECRETARIAT

The secretariat can now be reached by mobile phone (cell phone), phone no: +47 481 24 604

Related to travelling, the MOST CCPP secretariat will not be staffed in the period 22.03. – 2.04.2001. For any questions during this period, please get in touch with Nils Aarsæther, e-mail: nilsaa@sv.uit.no
 

    with our best wishes
    Jørgen Ole Bæarenholdt, project coordinator
    Nils Aarsæther, project co-coordinator
    Jochen Peters, Research Officer


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