University American College Skopje and University of Rome Tor Vergata are proud to initiate

the 14th annual international academic conference on European integration


Skopje, 16 May 2019

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine the concept of innovation affecting all areas of life and all aspects of future European development. Taking into consideration the pressing need to find innovative economic, social and political solutions to evolving challenges to the European project, this conference aims to critically reflect on EU innovation policies, methodologies and instruments by addressing key issues, in particular:

  • New EU economy prospects
  • Business innovations
  • The future of skills
  • Cross-industry innovations
  • Public sector innovations
  • Social innovations
  • Innovative schooling and education models
  • Non-technological innovation and innovation in the services sector
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • New processes and business models
  • Startups and entrepreneurship
  • Small and medium size enterprises
  • Family businesses
  • Challenges to innovation, in particular in South East Europe
  • Digital transformation
  • Digital citizenship
  • Digital tax
  • Energy infrastructure, transportation connectivity and economic integration
  • Innovative youth cooperation and regional initiatives

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.

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, security studies, environment, sociology, information science, education, media, liberal arts, language, film, literary and cultural studies. PhD students are also encouraged to take part.

Call for Papers 
Abstract Guidelines
Paper Guidelines
Poster Guidelines