The theme of the 6th edition of the conference with international participation organized by the Department of Social Sciences of “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia (in collaboration with The Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy) is “Tendencies of knowledge and social development in the 21st century”.
At the conference are also invited researches and practitioners concerned with communicating recent results of their research or applicative activity in the field of social knowledge and development.
The conference aims to create a vivid framework for debate on the current tendencies in social knowledge development as well as the contribution that sociology can have in supporting the process of social development.
The conference will include the following topics, grouped on sections and round tables: Current territory knowledge and development, Methodological perspectives in social knowledge, 21st century education, Social policies and services for local communities, Social impact measurement, Representation and promotion of social causes in the age of globalization and internet, The role of the sociologist in social development
The participants may propose other themes of debate in order to open new horizons of approaching social development and of the actual and perspective phenomena that can shape it.
At the conference it will also be held the ceremony of awarding the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the “1 Decembrie 1918” University to the professor emeritus Petru Iluț, a reputed specialist in the field of social sciences.
In collaboration with The Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy, part of the articles, which subsumes to the thematic area ”Participation in Social Research”, will be submitted for review in a special issue of the Romanian Sociology Review and The Quality of Life review