VII International Conference on Human Rights

"SMART DEVELOPMENT -

HUMAN RIGHTS AS A GUARANTEE OF SMART, SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH"

VII International Conference on Human Rights

The Conference on Human Rights is a continuation of the first series of conferences initiated in UWM in Olsztyn in 2002.

"SMART DEVELOPMENT -

HUMAN RIGHTS AS A GUARANTEE OF SMART, SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH "

24 June 2022


The conference will be held in hybrid mode.

Organizers:

  • Milton Friedman University in Budapest (Hungary)

  • Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy in Józefów (Poland)


Co-organizers:

  • University 'Aldo Moro' in Bari

  • CEDICLO, Interdepartmental Center of the University of Bari

  • University of Rzeszów, College of Social Sciences

  • University in Valencia

  • University Jaume I in Castellon De La Plana

  • University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw

  • Państwowa Szkoła Wyższa im. Papieża Jana Pawła II w Białej Podlaskiej

  • University of Warmia and Mazury, Faculty of Law and Administration

  • Mediterranean University of Tirana

  • Sumy National Agrarian University, Ukraine

  • Danubius University, Slovakia

  • Institute of Law Studies, University of Zielona Góra, Poland

  • Wisdom College University, Albania

  • Firat University, Turkey

  • Research Group AbCD Horizon-Seeds-Uniba



Conference languages: Hungarian, English, Polish, Italian and Spanish

Aim of the conference:

The Europe 2020 strategy assured that the economic recovery of the European Union (EU) after the economic and financial crisis would be supported by a series of reforms to create a solid basis for growth and job creation by 2020. The strategy addresses the structural weaknesses of the European economy and social issues, while at the same time addressing long-term problems such as globalization, increasing demand for scarce resources and an aging population. In this perspective human rights play an extremely important role as the development is not possible without respecting them. In the age of globalization and computerization, the rights related to the collective needs of a human being, especially the need to assure group security, the need to belonging (to a group) or the need to esteem, take on significant importance. ICT tools have become the basis for intelligent development, which pace of development is increasing. However, its level may raise questions about a place of a human being in the world? What is this intelligent development for? Will the too fast technical and cultural changes and robotization of human life result in creating huge areas of exclusion? The aim of the conference is a positive approach to the problem – the reflection on the phenomenon of intelligent development in connection with human rights.

Panel I: Man and intelligent development through the development of knowledge and innovation.

Smart growth means increasing the role of knowledge and innovation as drivers of development. This requires improving the quality of education, improving research activities, fostering the transfer of innovation and knowledge in the Union, making full use of information and communication technologies, and ensuring that innovative ideas are introduced into practice with new products and services that would contribute to increased growth, creating new jobs and solving social problems. However, smart development cannot be the final goal. It must serve man, especially his perceptual abilities, his integral development. Smart development should support the human right to privacy, marriage and founding a family, the right to self-determination: individual and collective, and to preserve one's own identity. Smart development must also take into account the needs of older people.


Panel II: Human being and sustainable development based on a competitive, ecological and effective economy.

Sustainable development means building a sustainable and competitive resource-efficient economy in that uses new processes and technologies, including environmentally friendly technologies, accelerating the roll-out of ICT-based smart grids, taking advantage of the possibilities of EU-wide networks. With this approach, Europe will be able to function in a low-carbon world of scarce resources, preventing environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and unsustainable use of resources. These activities will also enhance economic, social and territorial cohesion. Sustainable development implies the human right to a healthy and safe environment, the right of nations to dispose of their own resources and natural resources, the right of nations to self-determination, the right to conduct economic activity, the right to good administration.


Panel III: Human being and coherent development for employment growth as well as social and territorial cohesion.

Inclusive growth means empowering people by delivering high level of employment, fighting poverty and modernizing labor markets, investing in skills, training and social protection systems to help people anticipate and deal with change and build a cohesive society. It is also important that the benefits of economic growth are spread evenly across the Union, including the outermost regions, thus enhancing territorial cohesion. The aim is to provide every person opportunities for self-development throughout his life. The contemporary problem is an aging society and growing global competition. It is therefore necessary to introduce instruments to protect the rights of elderly people, but also of other vulnerable social groups such as children and the disabled. It is also necessary to guarantee gender equality.


Panel IV: Student session.

Young people on the threshold of adulthood enter the labor market with a baggage of ideas, but without any professional experience. Coherent development should provide them with conditions for professional development and at the same time not neglecting their personal life and self-development. To achieve this goal, they must be provided with a decent job and remuneration. The focus of intelligent, sustainable and inclusive growth for this group of society is, inter alia, to ensure the possibility of maintaining work-life balance. And what the young generation can share with the rest of society is support in the implementation of modern technologies and innovative solutions. In this context, the intergenerational balance of the society is preserved.