University American College Skopje is proud to initiate

the 12th annual international academic conference on European integration


Skopje, Thursday 25 May 2017



Skopje, Thursday 25 May 2017


This inter- and multi-disciplinary one-day conference seeks to re-examine the current situation in Europe, and to discuss scenarios of its future. In particular, it aims to juxtapose and rethink the concepts of migration, economic growth and solidarity in Europe. Following the Brexit vote amidst an ongoing migration crisis, many pose the question about the future of the European Union. While it is difficult to predict how the greatest political project in history will alter under existential pressures both from within and from without, it becomes necessary to consider the general trends, to foresee the consequences, and to offer elucidations which go beyond incited fears, continuing prejudice, or short-term interests.

Major issues to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

– Dealing with migrants and refugees at and within EU borders

– Discussions around European solidarity, migration, and security

– Economic predictions for the EU and its member states

– EU enlargement and the Western Balkans

– The impact of Brexit on the EU and the UK

– European security and responses to terrorism

– The rise of conservatism in Europe

– Innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship in Europe

– Youth programs and transnational education exchange

Case studies comparing at least three countries (including but not limited to those of South East Europe) as well as research-based policy recommendations are encouraged.

Important dates:Abstracts due Tuesday, 7 February 2017

New date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Notification of acceptance Tuesday, 14 February 2017New date:  Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Papers due Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Review feedback Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Revised papers due Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Conference date Thursday, 25 May 2017

The working language of the conference is English. This year the conference welcomes both paper and poster presentations by scholars and professionals from any discipline including but not limited to economics, finance, management, law, political science, international relations, environment, sociology, information science, education, media, liberal arts, language and cultural studies. PhD students are also encouraged to take part.

Paper presentations: We welcome papers of maximum 4500 words. All papers need to be submitted and will be peer-reviewed prior to the conference. The number of participants presenting at the main sessions will be limited to those who submit papers of the highest quality and relevance. We will consider papers written by a maximum of three authors, and not more than two papers of the same author (regardless whether she or he appears as first, second or third author). Following an additional review process, a selection of the best quality papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in an ISBN e-book and/or hard copy volume. To avoid copyright infringements, the program and organizing committee will review and publish only original works which are not currently under consideration elsewhere. The papers that are accepted will require a copyright release form in order to be published. The volume will be also published on the EBSCO database.

Poster presentations: Poster presentation can be submitted by scholars and MA/PhD students. The poster size should be A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm). This size meets the requirements for most conferences. All posters will be displayed in a single one-hour session. Poster presenters are required to be present with their poster during the session.

Registration: The conference fee for a paper presentation is 60 Euro (or 3600 Macedonian denars), whereas the conference fee for a poster presentation is 30 Euro (or 1800 Macedonian denars). While all authors are encouraged to register and attend the conference, at least one author per accepted paper must register and attend the conference for the paper to be considered for publication. The registration fee includes access to all sessions, conference kit with program and other materials, buffet lunch and two coffee breaks. For conference attendees only, the fee is 15 Euro (1000 Macedonian denars). UACS students wishing to attend the sessions may register for free. Following the notification of acceptance, registration fee should be paid no later than 18 May 2017. Once paid, the registration fee is not refundable. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation booking and expanses. The organizers can offer advice, if needed.

Abstracts: Maximum 300 word abstracts can be submitted by email to Abstracts should be written in Word or RTF formats, font Times New Roman size 12, following this order: author(s), affiliation, email address, title of abstract, body of abstract, 5-7 key words. A short biography (up to 100 words) is also required.

Reviewers: We very much appreciate the help of scholars from different countries who help us to keep the academic standard of anonymous reviewing of the papers prior to the conference. We welcome scholars who would like to volunteer as reviewers of one or two papers. Please send us your name, affiliation, and field of expertise, by email:

For other conference updates, please visit our web page:

Program Committee:

Dr. Marina Andeva, University American College Skopje, MK

Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Akrivoulis, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, GR

Prof. Dr. Slobodan Čerović, Singidunum University, SR

Prof. Dr. Jeremy Cripps, University of Findlay, USA

Dr. Daniele Del Bianco, Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia, IT

Prof. Dr. Ivan Dodovski, Chairperson, University American College Skopje, MK

Prof. Dr. Robert Giddings, Newcastle University, UK

Prof. Dr. Robert Hudson, University of Derby, UK

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Zeki Ibrahimgil, Gazi University, Ankara, TR

Prof. Dr. Zlat R. Milovanovic, University American College Skopje, MK

Prof. Dr. Johan G. Wissema, Delft University of Technology, NL

Organizing Committee:

Dr. Marina Andeva, Chairperson, University American College Skopje

Mr. Vladimir Deskov, University American College Skopje

Dr. Snezana Hristova, University American College Skopje

Prof. Dr. Zoran Sapurik, University American College Skopje

Conference Secretariat:

Conference Secretariat contact:


The conference is supported by the following media sponsors: