Imaginary, archetypes and public administration. Information sheet.

International theoretical and methodological seminar XII/ International competition of young scientists ІХ “Imaginary, archetypes and public administration” within the framework of the Imaginary and Everyday Life International Symposium: Theoretical Approaches to Gilbert Durand’s works; September 22-24 (date moved from COVID-19), 2021; France, Ukraine 


Dear colleagues, 

The Department of Public Policy and Political Analysis of the National Academy of Public  Administration under the President of Ukraine invites scientists to participate in the annual  scientific events of the Ukrainian School of Archetypes (USA): International Theoretical and  Methodological Seminar and the International Competition for Young Scientists IX on the  topic: Imaginary, Archetypes and Public Administration.

The annual scientific events of the USA 2021 will be held within the framework of the  Franco-Ukrainian International Symposium: Imaginary and Everyday Life: Theoretical  Approaches to the Works of Gilbert Durand, organized by the European Imaginary Notebooks Journal, Center for Modernity and Everyday Life and the LERSEM-IRSA EA4584 Laboratory of  Sociology of Paul Valéry University Montpellier 3 from the French side; and Ukrainian School of  Archetypes (USA) of the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of  Ukraine, All-Ukrainian Assembly of Doctors of Public Administration, Institute of Economics and  Forecasting of the NAS of Ukraine, Institute of Social and Political Psychology of the NAPS,  Ukrainian Technological Academy, and Ukrainian Society for Social Innovation from the  Ukrainian side.

Professor Gilbert Durand would have turned 100 on May 1, 2021.

That is why the journal, which he founded in 1988 with Michel Maffesoli and that it has  been called Cahiers européenne de l’imaginaire (European Imaginary Notebooks) (CNRS  Éditions), since 2009; Center for Modern and Everyday Studies, the Ukrainian School of  Archetypes of the National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine and  the LERSEM-IRSA EA4584 sociological laboratory of decided to honour his memory and deepen  his legacy.

To this end, a conference will be held on May 3 and 5, 2021, in two places of particular  importance to Gilbert Durand: (Louis Liard Hall), where he received his higher education after the  war as a student of Gaston Bachelard and where his closest student Michel worked for thirty years.  Maffesoli, to whom he entrusted the management of the Center for the Research Imaginary (CRI),  and Paul Valéry University Montpellier 3, where the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities is  located, which undoubtedly deals most with the sociology of the imaginary.

This is the Imaginary and Everyday Life: Theoretical Approaches to the Work of Gilbert  Durand International Symposium, dedicated to the study of Gilbert Durand’s work and its impact  on the social and humanitarian sciences of our time.

The organizers hope that this conference will honour Gilbert Durand and his contribution to  social development, attracting participants from all continents, all generations, and various  scientific and educational disciplines.

The main theme of the International Symposium, which covers both the essence of Gilbert  Durand’s work and the work of his followers, including CEAQ, LERSEM-IRSA, Cahiers  européenne de l’imaginaire and the Ukrainian School of Archetypes, is Imaginary, Archetypes  and Public Administration, which, will be the topic of the XII TMS-2021 and the reports of the  participants of the annual events of the USA.

Traditionally, as part of the annual events of the USA will take place IX MKMN-2021 – International Competition of Young Scientists on the same topic: Imaginary, Archetypes and Public  Administration.

Undergraduates, graduate students, PhD and Candidates of Sciences (PhD) under the age of  35 from all scientific and educational specialities are invited to participate in the competition.

The International Competition Commission of Experts from Kazakhstan, Poland, the USA,  Ukraine, France will determine the best works of the contestants, which will be awarded with  incentive cash prizes:

1st prize: $ 200
2nd prize: $ 150
3rd prize: $ 100

The software framework of the scientific forum in 2021 will determine the issues of public  administration, the solution of which will be carried out according to the methodology of the  French anthropologist and sociologist Gilbert Durand.

The purpose of the event: to unite based on Gilbert Durand’s methodology interdisciplinary  efforts of representatives of social and humanitarian knowledge around the solution of theoretical  and practical problems of public administration.

Date: April 26 – May 10, 2021 (including an internship at Paul Valéry University  Montpellier 3, the Loire castles and Normandy pre- and post-conference tours).

Venue: May 3 – Paris, Sorbonne University; May 5 – Montpellier, Paul Valéry University  Montpellier 3 (France).

Working languages: Ukrainian, French.

Registration fee: missing.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be borne by the participants of the conference or  the organization that sends them. Paul Valéry University Montpellier 3 is ready to provide  invitations for participants who expect support from their home institution.


  1. Application for participation: until October 20, 2020 to Eduard Afonin’s e-mail address (
  2. Ukrainian-English manuscript of the article + Photo: until December 1, 2020 to Eduard  Afonin’s e-mail address (
    Requirements for the design of manuscripts of articles are standard, see below. Articles are  submitted in attachment to the letter (Filename: Surname_ТМС-2021.doc)
    Quality of portrait photo: Size: 3.3 x 4.6 cm, Resolution: 600 dpi (over 500 KB), send as a  separate file (File name: Surname_photo-2020.jpeg)


  1. Application for participation: until October 20, 2020 to Eduard Afonin’s e-mail address (
  2. Ukrainian-English-Franch manuscript of the article + Photo: until December 1, 2020to Eduard Afonin’s e-mail address (
    Requirements for the design of manuscripts of articles are standard, see below. Articles are  submitted in attachment to the letter (Filename: Surname_MKMN-2021.doc)
    Quality of portrait photo: Size 3.3 x 4.6 cm, Resolution: 600 dpi (over 500 KB), send as a separate file (File name: Surname_photo-2020.jpeg).


1. The European Imaginary Notebooks French Journal (Cahiers européenne de  l’imaginaire) will publish in French reports of participants from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Great  Britain, Italy, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Poland, Russia, the USA, Ukraine, France, the Czech Republic, etc. countries by the competitive selection of applications for 10-minute thematic reports  at with their subsequent publication in the journal.

The application must be submitted by October 15, 2020 to the International Organizing  Committee of the Symposium ( and at the same time to the  Ukrainian side ( It should contain the title of the report, surname and name  of the author, the name of the department and the organization he/she represents, contact  information (e-mail address), abstract (thesis) up to 4000 characters without spaces in Word format  (Typeface: Times New Roman; Size: 12; Line spacing: 1.0) and a brief biographical note.

To perform French translation, you can use the services of a translation agency at a  wholesale price UAH 115 per translation page (1800 characters). Responsible in the translation  agency is Oksana Mostovenko: e-mail:, mob. phone: +38050 257  2671.

2. Issue of a professional collection of the B category: Public Management in Specialty  281 (Public Management and Administration). The collection is published in two languages: in  printed version: in English, and an electronic version: in Ukrainian  (

Payment for publication: UAH 500 + the cost of the English Ukrainian translation is UAH 95 per translation page.

3. Issue of the professional journal of the B category: Ukrainian Society in Specialties  051 (Economics) and 054 (Sociology). Articles are published in Ukrainian or English (optional).  Payment for the publication is free of charge.

4. Collection of scientific papers of the winners and the best authors of the  International Competition of Young Scientists IX will publish the articles in Ukrainian.  Payment: free of charge.


The full text of the Program will be developed and distributed upon receipt of thematic  applications from the USA participants of annual events (until January 1, 2021).

The estimated cost of Ukraine (Uzhhorod) – France – Ukraine bus tour: EUR 650

Basic elements of the Program:

  1. The Loire castles and Normandy pre-conference and post-conference bus sightseeing tour, which  will take place from April 26 to May 10, 2021 in France.
  2. Meeting of Ukrainian participants of the Symposium with the diplomatic corps of the  Embassy of Ukraine in the French Republic: May 2, 2021.
  3. Symposium at the Sorbonne University and the University of Montpellier 3: May 3-5,  2021.
    1. The Imaginary Archetypes and Public Administration International Theoretical and  Methodological Seminar XII.
    2. The Imaginary, Archetypes and Public Administration International Competition of  Young Scientists IX
    3. The Anthropological Imaginary Structures Presentation of the French-Ukrainian  translation of the basic work of Gilbert Durand.
  4. Internship of Ukrainian participants of the Symposium and their partners at Paul Valéry  University Montpellier 3.


1. The USA publications (Library of Archetypes), available at

2. Website of the Ukrainian School of Archetypes:

➢ REQUIREMENTS for the structure of the scientific article and its design

1. The structure of the scientific article
Author’s full name, scientific degree, academic title, position, place of work and her postal address, telephone and e-mail address, the title of the article, and extended annotation (1800-2000 printed characters  with spaces) and keywords.

This information is provided in separate blocks in Ukrainian, Russian and English before the article.  The quality of the English translation of the annotation to the article is determined by the editorial board of  the journal.

The following aspects of the article should be distinguished:

  • Formulation of the problem (description of the analysed problem in general and its connection  with important scientific or practical tasks);
  • Analysis of recent publications on the issues and identification of previously unsettled parts of the general problem;
  • Purpose of the article;
  • Presentation of the main research material with full objectivation of the received scientific  results;
  • Conclusions and prospects for further researches;
  • References: not less than 10 positions in the original languages.

2. Design of a scientific article

  • Names of structural parts of the article are highlighted in bold;
  • Link to sources of materials used, factual and statistical data are required;
  • Secondary citation: not allowed;
  • Used in formulas: common characters only;
  • таблицы, рисунки, графики должны быть пронумерованы, иметь название и  продублированы отдельным файлом
  • Tables, figures, graphs must be numbered, named, and duplicated in a separate file; − Format: A4; Set: Times New Roman; Size #: 14; Line spacing 1.5; Page parameters (shores): 2  cm on all sides;
  • The volume of the article: 20K printed characters with spaces.

More details about the requirements can be found on the website of the following journals: Scientific  Perspectives ( and Ukrainian Society (https://ukr

Until October 20, 2020 (to Eduard Afonin, e-mail:


Eduard Afonin, Founder and Academic Supervisor of the  Ukrainian School of Archetypes, Member of the  Scientific Committee of the Symposium (Ukraine), +38 067 2444659, e-mail:

Michelle Maffesoli, Founder and Director of the Paris  Center for the Study of Modernity and Everyday Life,  Scientific Supervisor of the Symposium (France), +33 6 62 03 26 76, e-mail:


Excursion program “Elegant France”

Route: Uzhgorod (Ukraine) – Kosice (Slovakia) – Prague (Czech Republic) – Paris (France) – castles of Normandy (France) – castles of Loire (France) – Lyon (France) – Montpellier (France) – Marseille (France) – Nice (France) –
lake Heviz (Hungary) – Uzhgorod (Ukraine)

Check-out dates: 04/26/2020 – 05/10/2020

12 nights / 13 days + 2 nights train
Departure from Kiev 04/26/2020