Mobility in the contemporary world.
Social and spatial mobility in contemporary Central Europe

23-24 September 2010, Poznan


Book: "Selling One`s Favourite Piano to Emigrate. 
Mobility Patterns in Central Europe at the Beginning of the 21st Century"

Polish Sociological Association, Poznan Department

Ph.D. Jakub Isański (
MA Piotr Luczys (

Mobility is one of the crucial phenomena in the contemporary world. It influences a number of social processes, at both micro- and macro-structural level. Social mobility offers a wide variety of opportunities to improve one’s position in social stratification system by changing individuals’ social status. At a more general level, Social mobility touches the issues of social capital, the changing patterns of family life, or it stimulates a new range of intercultural contacts, cultural globalization, policy matters and international relations.

In the area of Central Europe mobility, besides the ‘old questions’ about limits of mobility behind the iron curtain, the mass mobility in recent years raises new issues connected with the European integration, labor market management, illegal migration, circular and permanent migration patterns among new EU member, in search for new chances of development.

The conference is to meet, confront and discuss a variety of points of views to investigate the presenta face of migration issues in Central Europe.

Deadline for abstracts: 15th of July 2010

Deadline for full texts: 1st of September 2010


Conference fee: 15 Euro

Early bird registration (reduced fee): 10 Euro (before 30th of August)


Call for papers (
Conference registration form (

List of participants:

Amelina Anna (Bielefeld University, Faculty of Sociology, Germany)
Andrejuk Katarzyna (Instytut Socjologii, Uniwersytet Warszawski / School of Law, Queen Mary University of London)
Badea Camelia (University of Bucharest, Romania)
Frolova Nataliya (Institute for Economics and Forecasting of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
Gerstenberg Susanne (FSU Jena, Germany)
Gońda Marcin (Uniwersytet Łódzki, Poland)
Ignatowicz Agnieszka (Sociology Department School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK)
Isański Jakub (Adam Mickiewicz University, Sociology Department, Poznan/Poland)
Klementjeviene Ana (EHU European University of Humanities, Vilnius, Lithuania)
Klochun Nataliia (Tallinn University, Estonia)
Kowalczuk Katarzyna (Public Opinion Research Centre CBOS, Poland)
Krywult Małgorzata (Urząd Statystyczny w Krakowie, Wyższa Szkoła Europejska im. Ks. Józefa Tischnera, Poland)
Mamzer Hanna (Adam Mickiewicz University, Sociology Department, Poznan/Poland)
Mleczko Agata, Holford John (University of Nottingham, UK)
Nowak Marek (Adam Mickiewicz University, Sociology Department, Poznan/Poland)
Nowosielski Michał (Institute for Western Affairs, Poznan/Poland)
Owsianowska Sabina (Department of Philosophy and Sociology of Tourism, University of Physical Education in Krakow)
Pană Andra-Dina (SNSPA, Romania)
Panichella Nazareno (Graduate School in Social, Economic and Political Sciences University of Milan, Italy)
Rentea Georgiana-Cristina (Anton), (University of Bucharest, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Romania)
Sereda Juliia (Ukraine)
Seredynska-Abou Eid Renata (University of Nottingham, UK)
Talpas Petronela, Marina Lucian (“1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia, Romania)
Sahoo Ajaya K. (Centre for the Study of Indian Diaspora, University of Hyderabad, India)
Svetlana Trykanova (Faculty of Law and Political Science, Ryazan State University, Russia)
Volodko Viktoriya (I. Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine)
Waszewski Jan (Uniwersytet im. Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń/Poland)
Wolanik Boström Katarzyna, Öhlander Magnus (Södertörn University, Sweden)

Abstracts (


As we have also received a proposal from Cambridge Scholars Publishing to send our conference programme and abstracts, so that we would like to ask you to update your abstract no later than on 2nd on August to answer this offer adequately.


The other following deadlines are:


02/08 updated abstract to publish on our website, and to send a detailed version of conference programme for a publication

31/08 full-text admission

23-24/09 conference presentation

Required format of papers

The presentation should consist of c. 15 slides including maps, diagrams, graphs and figures; references should be submitted in the last slide.

To be reviewed for the publication, the article length should not exceed 40000 (up to 40000) characters including references; please use italics and CAPITALS for emphasis sparingly; Quotations of more than about 60 words should be set out from the text with space above and below; references should follow the Harvard system  (in the text, references should be indicated by giving the author’s name and the year of publication, with page references where necessary), references should be listed in full at the end of the article in alphabetical order in the following form:

Koser Khalid (2007), 
            International migration: A very short introduction, Oxford University Press, New York,
Stald Gitte (2008), 
            Mobile Identity: Youth, Identity, and Mobile Communication Media, in: Buckingham David(ed.) Youth, Identity and Digital Media, The John D. 
            and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning.
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008.

Authors must obtain permission to reproduce copyright maps or diagrams. Full information of work cited — author, date, publisher and page references — should be given for all maps, diagrams and figures.

Conference bank account number is:

swift code

PL 77 1090 1362 0000 0000 3601 7903

712 024


We recommend an early reservation for hotel rooms, however we can also assist with booking a room. If You are interested in booking a room with our assistance, you should send e-mail to address: We require to inform us no later than on 10/08. Please note, that the price will be the same in that case, as we are not able to propose you any discounts for a hotel room.
Hotel reservations can be made by the participants, too (you can use the link .

Travel & Visa Requirements
In order to attend our conference, nationals of some countries will require a visa to enter Poland and Schengen territory. Nationals of the European Community simply require a valid national identity card. For nationals of several non-European countries a valid passport is sufficient. Should you require a letter of invitation to the conference to obtain the visa, please contact Jakub Isanski (


Useful links

To make Your participation more easy, we also attach links with conference locations maps– an airport, University Institute of Sociology buildings (the conference will be held there), High School of Humanities and Journalism (for the evening event)


*Google Maps: centre of Poznan (point A) and Szamarzewskiego st. (point B),17.556152&sspn=6.280285,19.753418&ie=UTF8&ll=52.402419,16.918945&spn=6.141852,19.753418&z=6


*Google Maps: airport Ławica (point A) and Szamarzewskiego st. (point B),+Pozna%C5%84+(Port+Lotniczy+Pozna%C5%84-%C5%81awica)&daddr=Augustyna+Szamarzewskiego&geocode=CWTIxN6lNKCPFcXHHwMdc-oAASG6GC6jJ8qDTw%3BFTzEHwMdl54BAQ&hl=pl&mra=pe&mrcr=0&sll=52.413957,16.860293&sspn=0.023978,0.077162&ie=UTF8&ll=52.412786,16.860323&spn=0.023978,0.077162&z=14


*Google Maps: High School of Humanities and Journalism (point A) and Institute of Sociology (Szamarzewskiego st., point B),16.908731&sspn=0.023978,0.077162&ie=UTF8&z=14&dirflg=d

*Google Maps: Botanical Garden (Dabrowskiego st. 165, point A) and Institute of Sociology (Szamarzewskiego st., point B),+Pozna%C5%84+(Ogr%C3%B3d+Botaniczny+Uniwersytetu+im.+A.+Mickiewicza)&daddr=Augustyna+Szamarzewskiego+89,+Pozna%C5%84&hl=pl&geocode=Fd3XHwMdUJUBASGIfhqsVpzLjSnPZth0lUQERzH2I4_-Y1uMbA%3BFUHFHwMdtqEBASlPiQv2wEQERzFIjONB2zrNiA&mra=ltm&dirflg=w&sll=52.41579,16.881625&sspn=0.00585,0.013711&ie=UTF8&ll=52.415796,16.882317&spn=0.00585,0.013711&z=16  

We also suggest you to visit our conference website, to be up-to-date with all the conference news, a detailed programme that will be linked a few days prior to the conference.


See you in Poznan soon!