The Second International Circassian Conference
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Who & Why
The Circassian Culture Association in Nuremberg, Germany and the Circassian Repatriation Organization (CRO) are organizing “The Second International Circassian Conference” this fall. The conference is going to be held at the Karl-Bröger-Zentrum in Nuremberg, Germany between October 18th and October 20th, 2019. The participants of the First International Circassian Conference concluded during the discussion to hold the Second International Circassian Conference in 2019 and it was recommended to organize it in Europe. It was also concluded to consider the Circassian Language as the official language of the Second International Circassian Conference, however, it was agreed that the participants are welcome to present their talks in any language they wish or feel comfortable with. Participants are encouraged to submit an English translation with their contributions. The organizers will do their best to provide simultaneous interpretation to Circassian or English for all talks. The International Circassian Conference is designed to work as a platform of Circassian activists, intellectuals, professionals and businessmen to meet and exchange ideas and expertise. The Circassian communities in the motherland and in diaspora are very rich of experts in various fields and it is extremely important to create a platform that can be utilized to bring all these experts together. The motto for this conference is “what connects us” and there are many themes that fit under this, such as education, economy, business, innovation, art, culture, music, history and many others. However, there are several key aspects that are considered to be the cornerstones of all the various Circassian issues mentioned above and it is highly essential to address these key topics during this conference in order to move forward with the Circassian society in a positive and constructive manner.The program of the conference will extend over three days, where the first two days will be dedicated for presentations and activities and the third day will be devoted for discussions, planning and exchange of ideas. The successful planning of this multidisciplinary conference can only be achieved by the support and participation of activists and experts on all Circassian related issues from the motherland and worldwide. Therefore, the organizers would like to invite Circassian associations, activists, intellectuals, professionals and businessmen to participate in this conference not just by attending but also by presenting their ideas and experience. We are looking forward to receiving abstracts from those who would like to participate in this conference. Furthermore, participants are requested to submit a short biography along with a photo. Abstracts are accepted until September 1st, 2019. Colleagues who need a Visa to attend the conference in Germany are encouraged to contact the German embassies in their countries as early as possible, as the visa acquisition procedure might take two months. Please contact us if you require an invitation letter to participate in this conference.
Dr. Faidi Barsbai / Germany Dr. Orfan Shouakar-Stash /Canada
Circassian Culture Association Chairman of the CRO
• The Circassian Culture Association in Nuremberg, Germany
• The Circassian Repatriation Organization (CRO)
• The Circassian Language: Challenges and Solutions.
• The Influence of Globalization on Circassian Issues.
• Circassian Refugees in Europe: A Circassian Perspective.
• The Role of Russia in the Right of Return: Implementing Solutions to End the Suffering
• The Role of the European Union in Resolving the Circassian issue at the International
• Circassians in Diaspora: Between Nationalism and Transnationalism.
• Circassians in Diaspora and in the Homeland: Physical Return versus Virtual Return.
• The history of Circassia and Circassians.
Participate and engage in Circassian language related issues. Interact with peers and other activists to exchange information, ideas and develop professional and social contacts.
Join Circassian activists, regional and international experts who will be addressing the most pressing identity issues. Participate in setting strategic plans in managing the most pertinent Circassian issue. Be part of the solution.
Who Will Attend?
Representatives of Circassian associations in Germany and worldwide Circassian activists Circassian intellectuals, historians, professionals and businessmen Experts in Circassian people, language, culture and history Political and social experts.
When & Where
The conference is going to be held at the Karl-Bröger-Zentrum in Nuremberg, Germany on October 18th and 20th, 2019.
Visitors from countries requiring Visas: Those who need to apply for Visa to enter Germany to attend or participate in the conference and in order to comply with German’s immigration regulations, please contact your nearest German visa processing office, High Commission or embassy with regard to obtaining any applicable visas. Please contact us if you require an invitation letter to participate in this conference and please be aware that the visa procedures might take two months, so visa applications must be submitted in timely fashion.
Abstract Submissions: The successful planning of this multidisciplinary conference can be only achieved by the support and participation of activists and experts on all Circassian related issues from the motherland and worldwide. Therefore, the organizers would like to invite Circassian associations, activists, intellectuals, professionals and businessmen to participate in this conference not just by attending but also by presenting their ideas and experience. We are looking forward to receiving abstracts from those who would like to participant in this conference. Furthermore, Participants are requested to submit a short biography along with a photo. Abstracts are accepted until September 1st, 2019.
All Abstracts and short CVs should be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. med. Faidi Omar Mahmoud, E-mail: email@example.com and Dr. Orfan Shouakar-Stash, E-Mail:
Terms and Conditions:
Participants should be registered in the conference
Abstracts should be submitted electronically using the online registration form
All abstracts will be evaluated and the top three abstracts will receive an award in recognition of their excellent work.
Speakers are exempt from conference fees.
Participants with Asylum status and students are invited to the lectures free of charge. However, they need to pay for the meals and the evening program, conference documents and other activities. Cost is 15 Euros for one day and 25 Euros for two days. Registration fees for Syrian refugees in Europe and children 12 years or younger is only 50%.
Registration fees will cover:
Participation in the Opening Ceremony, 2x Lunch, 2x Dinner on 18th and 19th. In addition to coffee/tea/refreshment breaks. It also includes, all handouts and relevant information.
Registration fee can be paid online or if in Europe, please contact Dr. Faidi Barsbai (Faidi.firstname.lastname@example.org) for payment arrangements.
Registration and Payment Policy
All participants must register prior to admission to the Conference. Pre-registered participants are advised to present a copy of their registration/payment slip at the onsite registration desk.
Payment is due at the time of registration and includes the previously mentioned meals.
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
EFT / Direct Deposits. Payment through credit card at the time of conference is not possible.
Conference Fee Registration
Form Fee Registration Type (attendee) Early Registration before the deadline on Sept. 1st, 2019 :
for two days 40,00 Euro, for one day 25,00Euro, Participant-Sponsor-Advertiser Exhibitor -Accompanying persons
Registration later or on October 18th and 19th, 2019:
50,00 Euro for two days, 30,00 Euro for one day , Participant-Sponsor-Advertiser Exhibitor -Accompanying persons