Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Event Date/Time: Apr 13, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 19, 2009
Registration Date: Mar 31, 2009
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13th April – 19th April 2009

Course Description: An open course will run from the 13th through the 16th, with discussions of the history of self-management, especially but not exclusively, within the former Yugoslavia, reports from many countries on its present expressions, presentations on the ideas, practices, problems, and prospects of future self-management initiatives. Issues that may be raised include: 1. Contemporary Latin American experiences with forms of self-management; 2. Self-management, the solidarity economy, and the World Social Forum; 3. Actual or potential initiatives to broaden employee ownership and reduce inequality; 4. Self-management and nationalism; 5. Education for and in self-management; 6. Innovative self-management and globalization. A group excursion into Croatia is contemplated during this portion of the course.
On the 17th and 18th of April, a business meeting of the International Institute for Self-Management will consider the possibilities and potential resources for continuing its work, including future courses and conferences to be held and ways to reawaken self-managed energies both locally and across borders. Members of the IIS, as well as those sharing responsibility for the preceding open course, are invited to participate in this meeting; others are welcome to attend as observers.


Don Frana Bulica 4, HR-20000

Additional Information

Course or Conference Directors: (Please remember that the event has to have at least two directors. According to the Guidelines the directors must come from at least two countries. Give names and institutional affiliation of all directors. Indicate by * who is to serve as contact person with the IUC. Carefully check the spelling of all names!) Name and Institution: Course Directors: *Henning Salling Olesen, Prorector, Professor, Roskilde University Iraj Hashi, Professor of Economics, Staffordshire University Duro Benic ( Professor, University of Dubrovnik Dan Jakopovich Editor, Novi Plamen Len Krimerman, Director, Creative Community Building Program, and Professor of Philosophy, University of Connecticut Program organizer: Len Krimerman, CALL FOR PAPERS If you wish to submit a paper proposal for inclusion in the course program, send your proposal to Len Krimerman by November 1, 2008: Len Krimerman FEE: Sliding scale, but the standard course fee will be USD 250, which includes the IUC course rate and additional expenses including subsidy for participants from low income countries. This standard fee can be adjusted downward for those unable to afford the standard fee. Contact Henning Salling Olesen to request a reduced fee: Henning Salling Olesen HSO@RUC.DK ACCOMMODATION Check the IUC website ( for information about dormitory rooms and hotels in Dubrovnik. In the off season it is possible to get a room for under 50 Euros. It is the responsibility of each participant to arrange his/her own accommodation. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Check the IUC website under Scholarships ( for information on travel, room and board assistance available through the IUC for participants from some Eastern European countries. There may be some limited travel assistance available for IIS members, including reduced course fee and travel assistance. Contact Henning Salling Olesen (see above) concerning the reduced course fee, and Mike Howard for assistance for participants from non-Eastern European countries. Michael Howard