The European Centre for Peace and Development (ECPD) of the Universtiy for Peace established by the United Nations, an international educational and research organisation, organize International expert Round Table titled “The Roma People or What It Means to be European” Media Centre, Terazije 3/II, on 28 May 2016, with participation of the leading internatioanl academic experts from different countries and international and regional institutions, including representatives of numerous Roma organisations.
Keynote speakers are:
Prof. Dr. Federico Mayor, former Director-General of UNESCO,
Prof. Dr. Christopher Coker, Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science,
Sir James Mancham, Founding President of the Republic of Seychelles, and
Dr. Clesse, Director of the LIEIS.
This meeting is is organised by the ECPD within its international programme “Roads toward Peace and Stability in the Balkans“, in cooperation with the Luxembourg Institute for European and International Studies (LIEIS). The primary aim of the Round Table is to establish permanent dialogue among all stakeholders in the area of Roma cultural heritage preservation.
The distinguished member of the Council of the European Center for Peace and Development United Nations University for Peace, Seychelles founding President James Mancham has just been presented with the Peace Award by the United Religious Initiative (URI-Africa) which he will receive at the ceremony The presentation reception is going to be organized in his honour at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi on 12 April 2016 at 6 p.m.
II ECPD INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST SEMINAR DYNAMICS OF DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONS RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF DOCTORS AND PATIENTS Kotor, 20–22 May, 2016
European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) of the University for Peace established by the United Nations has the honour to inform you that, within the scope of the ECPD international system of knowledge transfer in the field of medical sciences, in cooperation with Ministry of Health of Montenegro organize
II ECPD INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST SEMINAR
DYNAMICS OF DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONS
RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF DOCTORS AND PATIENTS
(Kotor, 20–22 May, 2016)
We have the pleasure to invite you to participate at this Specialist Seminar (hereinafter: Seminar), devoted to the most topical problems and improvement of knowledge about legal aspects of the doctor-patient relationship. Although seemingly clear, the doctor-patient relationship is actually developing as well as theoretic views about it and the necessity for its improvement. National and international legislation governing this area is also being developed and health professionals are faced with increasing demands in terms of their obligations in the relationship with patients.
The same refers to patients: the more rights they gain, the more duties they have.
General objective of this programme of education is, accordingly, to provide directors and managers of health institutions as well as other health professionals with required knowledge and skills needed for observing, assessing and applying the legal and ethical principles and regulatory framework for optimum functioning of the health systems. Acquiring these skills will help you enhance your own professional practice as well as the performance of health institutions.
Prof. Dr. Slobodan Lang
With regret we have learned that our long-standing, dear friend and prominent member of ECPD UN University for Peace, Prof. Dr. Slobodan Lang passed away. Professor Lang had an important role in the ECPD and participated in numerous ECPD activities aimed at promoting peace, development and international cooperation. At ECPD Conferences organised in different countries, he was a stimulant to creative discussion and his presentations always attracted undivided attention and admiration. He was a great help to others always giving them hope, advice and support.
He was the first fellow of the Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, and worked closely with its founder Jonathan Mann on the first international conference on these issues. In the early nineties he tried to prevent genocide in Rwanda and bravely spoke about it in the US. Following on from the war in former Yugoslavia he asked that a conference be conducted on experience of suffering and ways of goodness used to solve conflicts. He argued that every UN intervention should include humanitarian support from the beginning.
On the 50th anniversary of Declaration of Human Rights, 1998, he proposed the concept of globality, as a directive to unite the world, through people strength, health, education, work and one God.
As a humanitarian activist he gave us his lasting legacy in the theorem of goodness, a principle to live by, and a most powerful force for the future. Goodness isnow a necessity. As a philosopher Slobodan emphasized that goodness has a right to be recognized as a part of truth.
Slobodan was a great support for public health following on in the footsteps of Andrija Štampar. Now is the time to apply his methods to other areas, including disasters – this is just one challenge to Slobodan’s theorem of goodness.
ECPD Alumni, Skopje
More than 100 Alumni of the ECPD attended the founding meeting of the ECPD Alumni.
Jeffrey Levett 25 February 2016
Message to Newly Constituted ECPD Alumni, Skopje on behalf of ECPD Executive Director, Prof. Negoslav Ostojic.
Permit me to start on a personal note by saying that I have spent pleasant days here in Skopje and in Ohridwith its ancient Greek name Lychnidos, suggesting a "city of light”.
Your ALUMNI can be a new source of light with a strong beam whose sweep will depend on you and on the ECPD.
I am no stranger to this academy. I visited it first with Dr.Sami Sadikari who wrote a brief proposal on the development of a School for Public Health, while I published a paper a School of Public Health for Skopje. The Skopje Declaration on Public Health, Peace and Human Rights I wrote with Professor Doncho Donev after examining the question of health system fatigue in a crisis mode. Most recently, I have interacted with Academician Kambovski on the role of knowledge for regional development.
Asclepios and his disciple Hippocrates, father of Western medicine proclaimed: we have an opinion, let’s discuss it, if the evidence warrants, let’s change it. Good science results from new perspectives and new insights. Good science depends on good education.
The ECPD is a most important institution and is worthy of our support. Its MISSION is to promote peace, reconciliation, socio-economic development and international cooperation. It derives from the United Nations Charter following the Establishment of the University for Peace [UoP], pursuant to UN Resolution 35/55, 1980.
The UoP tells an exciting story for education and research development in the service of PEACE. The European Center for Peace and Development [ECPD] Belgrade, 1985 is the European campus of the UoP, in Europe, focusing in particular on the Balkans, Black Sea Region and Eastern Mediterranean. Some of its projects include the Balkans in 21st Century, Contested space, Tanks for peace, Reconciliation/Human Security Ecological space. Its educational activities include numerous postgraduate programs at specialist, master and doctoral levels in various fields, as well as international summer schools, certified courses and seminars, etc., carried out through the network of units across Europe, one of which is the Regional Institute for Development Studies in Skopje.
Its most recent activity is between the ECPD UN UoP, Belgrade and LIU, Brooklyn.
The European Center for Peace and Development is carving out regional and global pathways to understanding. In that inspirational aim this ALUMNI can play an important role.
Teuta Gjuladin-Hellon, PhD
With considerable pride I address the first ECPD Alumni, Macedonia, on behalf of all students of the International Master and Doctoral Studies. I want to tell you that the ECPD is not just a postgraduate school; it is a way of life, animated by the spirits of knowledge and diversity as well as teamwork and solidarity. This way of life has become our own way of life.
Fellow students we come from different walks of life and have different stories to tell about our ECPD journey. After graduation we embarked on our unique paths but with a common thread; a desire for a brighter future. We chose the ECPD to take us one step closer to our goal. Our ECPD journey has given us a unique tool to carve out a better tomorrow as well as for a new beginning.
What did we get in return? Perhaps more than we ever expected! We found a home. It was created by the helpful and welcoming administration staff and most importantly by experienced, supportive and caring professors/ mentors from all over the world; USA, Japan and from Finland to Greece. We found diversity and activities that accommodated to our interests, and we obtained a sense of a global community; community based on multiculturalism, respect and knowledge. We were pushed to discover and challenge our individual abilities, interests, and even our identities. Hence, today let’s remember the role that the ECPD played in helping us accomplish some of our important goals.
What can we do as graduates of the ECPD. We are the best promoters and recruiters for the ECPD. We are living proof that ECPD launches successful careers. We can be role models and a source of inspiration to our current students.
While the ECPD's aim is determined by its mission its greatness as an institution comes from its people.
We its people stand behind its aim to preserve and bring together human and intellectual potential from West and East and promote cooperation between the North and South. With the firm support of the ECPD we can build stronger bridges, facilitate and contribute towards peace, political stability and development in our region.
The birth of this ALUMNI can help tell the world that Europe needs us!
ECPD and its constituency are deeply saddened by the passing away of Boutros Boutros-Ghali, President of the ECPD Honorary Council. The Centre was greatly honoured and happy when BBG, as Boutros-Ghali was affectionately known, agreed, in spite of his advanced age, to assume the function of the President of its Honorary Council. While his frail health prevented him from travelling to attend annual ECPD conferences, BBG encouraged and took an active interest in ECPD work on reconciliation, tolerance and cooperation among the republics and peoples of the Balkans. He submitted his statements to ECPD conferences, which were read to the participants and made available to the media, and he was regularly consulted and his advice and involvement sought on issues of strategic importance for the work and development of ECPD within its international mandate.
It is not surprising that Boutros Boutros-Ghali favourably responded to the invitation to be associated with ECPD. His deep interest in and lifetime work for peace, development and the democratization of international affairs coincided with the mandate of ECPD, which was established under the aegis of the University for Peace, founded by the United Nations while SFR Yugoslavia was still in existence. Boutros-Ghali’s links with and affection for SFR Yugoslavia and its peoples go back to the heyday of Non-Alignment and his work as university professor and Egypt’s minister of state for foreign affairs. He saw the link with ECPD as a continuation, while in retirement, of his lifelong struggle for noble causes embodied in the UN Charter and the pursuit, in the theatre of the Balkans, of his work and goals initiated and undertaken as the UN Secretary-General.
Boutros-Ghali assumed the function of the UN Secretary-General during a critical and turbulent period of discontinuity in world politics. His initiatives led to the elaboration of landmark UN agendas for peace, development and democratization. He was directly engaged in the complex Yugoslav crisis that resulted in the dismemberment of this country, a crisis that showed the weaknesses and limitations of the United Nations, including those constraints under which a UN Secretary-General has to operate. Some of these constraints are masterfully depicted by him in his landmark book Unvanquished, a title with a deliberate, double-meaning, i.e. the author of the book remains “unvanquished”, with the “UN-vanquished”.
His forced departure from the UN Secretary-General post after a veto on his second term marked the end of an era in the United Nations, an era that had held hope and a promise of democratization and equity in international relations. The importance of Boutros-Ghali’s tenure in the UN, and of his efforts to steer a viable course between the dominant powers and the rest, including the Third World, where his own roots were and whose broad objectives he championed, offers many valuable lessons for the future of this organization. His contribution to democratic global governance and the United Nations, as the embodiment and instrument of this aspiration, is of historic importance and merits a close study and follow-up. His own writings, statements and actions in the post-UN period offer an added insight into his experiences, thinking and personality.
With Boutros-Ghali’s passing, his country, Egypt, loses a leader of world stature and importance. The developing countries of Africa, Asia and South America lose one of their own, who represented them and held their interests and feelings in his heart even in the most difficult moments of the balancing act in the whirlpool of global power politics. And, the international community loses a giant figure and intellect, who, as an “international civil servant”, had laboured for the creation of a democratic, enlightened and equitable world order and for a United Nations empowered and enabled to implement and sustain such an order.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali was a very unique and outstanding personality, a historic figure of the 20th century, and ECPD was highly privileged to have had him associated with its name and work and to have benefited from his guidance and wisdom during the closing years of his life. ECPD, members of its Honorary Council, ECPD Executive Director and staff, associates and constituency say farewell and thank you to this remarkable man!
ECPD INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND ACUPUNCTURE Belgrade,04–30 April, 2016.
European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) University for Peace established by the United Nations in cooperation with the Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization for Traditional Medicine and Acupuncture, Institute of Acupuncture of the Chinese Academy of Traditional Medicine, Chinese International Center for Training in Acupuncture Beijing, World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Beijing, International College for Acupuncture and Electrotherapeutics New York and Institute of Traditional Medicine of the Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow, organizes
ECPD INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST SCHOOL OF
TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND ACUPUNCTURE
(Belgrade,04–30 April, 2016.)
INTEGRAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM is intended for doctors and dentists and harmonized with the education program of the World Health Organization (WHO).
The PROGRAM is managed by Director of the ECPD International School of Traditional Medicine, Academician Prof. Dr. sci. med. Antonije Škokljev.
SCHOOL COUNCIL: Honorary President is Prof. Dr. Yoshiaki Omura, President of the International College for Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics in New York; President Prof. Dr. Deng Liang Yue, President of the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies, Beijing; Members: Academician Prof. Dr. Antonije Škokljev (ECPD), Prof. Dr. Jovan Mićić (ECPD), Prof. Dr. Zhang Ou, Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center Beijing, Prof. Dr. Zhu Wei, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
VIII ECPD INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST SCHOOL LATEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN PREVENTION, THERAPY AND REHABILITATION OF ADDICTIVE DISEASES WITH THE MAIN TOPIC ADDICTIVE DISEASES – WORK IN COMMUNITY Kotor, 3–5 June, 2016
The European Center for Peace and Development University for Peace established by the United Nations – Regional Mediterranean Institute for International Postgraduate Studies and Development Research, Podgorica, in the framework of the ECPD International Program of Transfer of Knowledge System, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Montenegro, Ministry of Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Srpska and South-Eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN), organizes
VIII ECPD INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST SCHOOL
LATEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN PREVENTION, THERAPY AND
REHABILITATION OF ADDICTIVE DISEASES
WITH THE MAIN TOPIC
ADDICTIVE DISEASES – WORK IN COMMUNITY
(Kotor, 3–5 June, 2016)
The European Center for Peace and Development UN University for Peace organizes this School with the aim to bring together experts from different fields − physicians, pedagogues, psychologists, lawyers, social workers and other professionals and enable exchange of experience as well as provide the latest knowledge, practical and scientific achievements in the area of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of substance abuse.
Director of the School is Prof. Dr. Slavica Đukić Dejanović, President of the Health and Family Committee at the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia and Director of the Clinic for Psychiatric Diseases “Dr. Laza Lazarević” in Belgrade and Co-Director is Prof. Dr. Zoran Zoričić, Director of the Croatian Society for Alcoholism and Other Addictions and President of the Croatian Association of Clubs of Treated Alcoholics.
Program, Application Form, Accommodation
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DRAFT OF THE PROJECT
HEALTH FORUM OF SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE
The global economic crisis is posing serious challenges to health policies and health systems all over the world. The challenges we have been faced with call for re-examination of performance, sustainability and remodeling of the health systems. Innovative solutions and new approaches to meeting the health sector needs, as response to the challenges, require more intensive exchange of experiences and information and more intensive global and regional cooperation. Furthermore, the process of implementation of the New European Health Policy - Health 2020 by WHO member countries of the European Region requires joint efforts and opening of the functional communication channels.
XXI ECPD INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS, Miločer, 27 June–1 July, 2016
The European Center for Peace and Development University for Peace established by the United Nations – Regional Mediterranean Institute for International Postgraduate Studies and Development Research, Podgorica, in the framework of the ECPD International Program of Transfer of Knowledge System, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Montenegro, Ministry of Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Srpska, University of Kragujevac, and South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN), organizes
XXI ECPD INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS
WITH THE MAIN TOPIC
HEALTH SYSTEMS IN ECONOMIC AND MIGRANT CRISIS
(Miločer, 27 June–1 July, 2016)
We have the pleasure to invite you to take part in the work of Twenty first ECPD International Summer School of Management of Health Care institutions (hereinafter: School), devoted to a highly topical issue: Health Systems in Economic and Migrant Crisis. This year’s ECPD International Summer School continues with current topics in the field of health management and extends the tradition of gathering health managers and other decision makers in health care systems from the region of South-east and Central Europe.
Taking into account that the economic crisis in Europe has not yet been overcome and could be followed by another wave as well as that health systems in most countries are undergoing cuts in health budgets, while at the same time they are facing a huge inflow of economic immigrants and refugees, there is an even higher need for short- and medium term health reforms, in order to respond to the existing and new challenges to health care. We believe that the program of this year’s Summer School that will cover a wide range of topics is rightfully dedicated to these challenges.
The President of the School Council is Prof. Dr. Đorđe Jakovljević, Founder and long-standing Director of this ECPD International Summer School. Director of this year’s School is Prof. Dr. Dušan Keber, a prominent international expert with extensive experience in this field across the region of Southeast Europe (former Minister of Health of Slovenia and Managing Director of the University Clinical Center in Ljubljana), while the Co-Directors are Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dirk Henke, Chair of Health Economics and Health Management, Technical University, Berlin, Prof. Dr. Ana Stavljenić Rukavina, University Libertas, Zagreb, Prof. Dr. Nebojša Arsenijević, Rector of the University of Kragujevac and and Prof. Dr. Arne Björnberg, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Health Consumer Powerhouse, Sweden.
The European Center for Peace and Development University for Peace established by the United Nations, Belgrade – ECPD Regional Mediterranean Institute for International Postgraduate Studies and Development Research, Podgorica, in the framework of the ECPD International Program of Transfer of Knowledge System, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Montenegro, Ministry of Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Srpska, South-Eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN), World Heart Federation (WHF) and European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR), organizes
VIII ECPD INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON
WITH THE MAIN TOPIC
RISK FACTOR CONTROL, DIAGNOSTICS AND
TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
(Miločer, July 4–8, 2016)
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the VIII ECPD International Summer School of Cardiovascular Disease (hereinafter referred to as: School). The European Center for Peace and Development University for Peace established by the United Nations (ECPD) traditionally organizes this Summer School with the aim to advance the knowledge of primary care providers, specialists in cardiology and other specialties in the latest technological and research developments, and guidelines for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The five-day program will focus on the latest research, technological advances and case study review as well as discussion on the guidelines and latest treatment options regarding the prevention, early detection and management of cardiovascular diseases. The School is intended for primary care doctors and specialists (cardiologists, endocrinologists, internists, pediatricians, etc.).
President of the School Council is Academician Prof. Dr. Vladimir Kanjuh, SANU, Belgrade, Director of the School is Prof. Dr. Nathan Wong, University of California, Irvine, USA, and Co-Directors of the School are Prof. Dr. Ian Graham, Trinity College, Ireland, Academician Prof. Dr. Miodrag Ostojić, SANU, Belgrade, and Academician Prof. Dr. Duško Vulić, School of Medicine, University of Banja Luka.
The School is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) with 23 CME credits for the participants.
VII ECPD INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROMOTION AND CARE Miločer, 4–8. July 2016
The European Center for Peace and Development University for Peace established by the United Nations - Regional Mediterranean Institute for International Postgraduate Studies and Development Research, Podgorica, in the framework of the ECPD International Program of Transfer of Knowledge System, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Montenegro, Ministry of Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Srpska and South-Eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN), organizes
VII ECPD INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROMOTION AND CARE
with the main topic
CHALLENGES FOR THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
PROTECTION OF THE BALKAN POPULATION
(Miločer, 4–8. July 2016)
We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in VII ECPD International Summer School “Reproductive Health Promotion and Care” (hereinafter: School). Preservation and improvement of reproductive health has special significance in each society, especially in the societies characterized by low birth rates. Therefore, measures for improvement of reproductive health of adolescents, for healthy motherhood and infertility problem solving are significant elements of strategic activities in developed countries with the aim to achieve simple replacement of generations. Particularly significant is the role of some Ministries – Health and Social Welfare, Culture, Education and Sports. The reproductive health care is especially important in those communities where the reproductive model has both contemporary and traditional elements, where early involvement in sexual intercourse and postponed child bearing are a reality, as well as reliance on inefficient contraceptives and widely applied induced termination of pregnancies. Based on the fact that the multi-sector approach to protection of reproductive health brings the most efficient results, the program of the School has been designed so that the participants may be medical doctors (specialists of family medicine, gynecologists, pediatricians, and other specialties), educators, social workers and other profiles of experts engaged in this field.
Director of the School is Prof. Dr. Nenad V. Babić, Medical Faculty, University of Banja Luka, and Co-director is Prof. Dr. Bojana Berić, LIU University -Brooklyn, New York, USA.
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