This June 2015, the EURAM conference has happened under the inspiring and provocative title of “Uncertainty is a great opportunity”.
The conference was hosted at the Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland.
It was a great conference in a great city. I had a wonderful time attending the sessions, presenting a work and exploring the city.
My work was part of a Development Working Group (DWG) with the title of Governance, Sustainability, and Emerging Economies. The session was chaired by professor Lilian Wanderley, from the Brazilian University UFPE (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco), Brazil, a colleague and a friend. She had worked at the NHTV Breda as a lecturer on Corporate Social Responsibility and since then we keep collaborating together.
The working group had another four participants, presenting the specific theme: Good governance (Francisca Farache, Brighton University, UK); Organization of innovation (Sander Limonard, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, NL); Control mechanisms in organizations (Anil Gürtürk, University Kassel ) and myself presenting Appreciative inquiry as an approach to promote sustainable governance.
Lilian introduced the participants and explained the conceptual background in order to stimulate discussion. Participants contributed sharing their experiences and research interests.
The encounter promoted an expanded articulation for the call track EURAM 2016 with the topic of “Manageable cooperation?” where the group expect to be meet again bringing more participants to the network with impact papers.
The link for the event: http://euram-online.org/euram2016-conference.html
Besides the conference, the city is an inspiring place to learn history, meet nice people and enjoy the “rich” Polish food (I loved the Polish dumplings).