The East European Network for Philosophy of Science is a network of philosophers of science and researchers from related disciplines working at the academic institutions in East, South-East and Central Europe (Former Republics of Yugoslavia, Former Soviet Republics, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary).
The aim of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science is to provide a forum for collaboration among philosophers of science through regular meetings, invitation and exchange of visitors, and funding for participation at various international events.
Activities in the network serve to promote new and lasting research collaboration among philosophers of science in the region and with international partners, to promote the participation of philosophers of science from this region in high ranking international conferences, and support research processes that can lead to publications in high ranking international journals.
Equally important is the effort to engage and promote stronger connections between departments of sciences and philosophy departments within the Network.
One of Network aims is also promoting the philosophy of science among students, particularly of non-philosophical departments, via educational activities. The Network will encourage students to take part in the seminars and organize lectures and other educational activities like international weeks or intensive programs within the scope of philosophy of science and related areas
CURRENT STEERING COMMITTEE (since 2020)
Founding steering committee (2015-2020):
The network is facilitated by the members of the steering committee responsible for different aspects of the Network:
Coordination: Daniel Kostic.
Initiatives and fundraising: Daniel Kostic, Lilia Gurova.
Annual meeting organization: Lilia Gurova.
Panels and sections at international events: Lilia Gurova, Elena Trufanova, Özlem Yılmaz, Richard David-Rus, Daniel Kostic.
Publications: Lukas Bielik, Richard David-Rus, Dusko Prelevic.
Regional seminars: Özlem Yılmaz, Monika Foltyn-Zarychta, Daniel Kostic.
Facebook group/page: Özlem Yılmaz.
Google groups moderator: Borut Trpin.
Activities in this area will explore current trends in the philosophy of science in the form of joint research seminars and talks with invited researchers of high international quality, discussion groups, and other coordinated activities such as pre-submission peer-review, including a yearly calendar of visits, seminars and talks.
Annual or bi-annual Network meeting. Early career researchers and women will be well represented among the speakers. There will also be a session dedicated to exchange of news and the like. Graduate students are especially encouraged to attend.
The name notwithstanding, the Network is not an exclusive club: researchers working outside the region are of course most welcome to attend the meetings (and contribute to the blog).
Promotion and representation of the Network in international events, e.g. east-south-central European panel at EPSA, ISHPSSB or PSA meetings.
Distributing calls for papers, reviewing and in general raising the quality and impact factor of the publications in the region.
Starting a special issue or a book series with one of the recognized publishers (EJPS, Springer, etc). As the executive editor of Organon F (An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy). Lukas Bielik and Richard David-Rus will prepare a special (monothematic) issue of Organon F for (peer-reviewed) papers of our members. Organon F is indexed in Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Current Contents/Arts & Humanities, Philosopher´s Index, Scopus, etc.
Of course, we should try to publish in other high ranked journals and publishing houses as well.
Applying for national and international funding in order to support the network activities.
Our first annual meeting will take place in Sofia (Bulgaria) in the summer of 2016:
If you are interested in organizing a meeting, please volunteer.
In order to keep the organizational burden relatively light, the Network will not, at least at the outset, have funds of its own to award. Participants (and speakers) at our meetings will therefore have to cover their own expenses. Local organizers are of course welcome to try to secure funding, and if successful, will distribute this on a needs basis. Since this is a regional network, preference will be given to researchers from the East, South-East and Central Europe countries, ceteris paribus.
Seminar on “Philosophy of Science”. This could be organized every month or every 6-8 weeks at a different place, or even online (google talk or skype conference calls).
New members can join the network by filling out the application form or by sending an email to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Name, title, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address.
It is not necessary to be a resident of one of the regions that the Network covers, you could become a member regardless of your current country of residence or your country of origin. The EENPS is open and its main purpose is to provide a platform for bringing researchers from all over the world and in that way to remove any barriers that might exist due to political, historical or geographic biases. The EENPS mission is to promote new and lasting research collaboration among philosophers of science in the region and with international partners, and support efforts that can lead to publications in high ranking international journals.
The membership is free, and there are many benefits to becoming a member. You will be able to know about many very interesting local and regional events such as seminars, workshops, and conferences, you will be updated on the international and regional funding opportunities and be able to take part in collaborations and projects that are run regionally and locally as well as internationally. This will allow you to find the collaboration partners much easier, to learn about the funding and publication opportunities much faster and most importantly to have a network of peers who could help you with your own project or publication by providing comments and valuable experience.