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Faculty of Contemporary Social Sciences

Call for Papers for the 3rd International Scientific Conference -  

Beginnings of Political Pluralism in Macedonia and Post-Communism

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 3rd International Scientific Conference organized by the Faculty of Contemporary Social Sciences- South East European University.

The conference on topic ‘Beginnings of Political Pluralism in Macedonia and Post-Communism’ will be held at South East European University – Skopje Campus from 12th -13th October 2018.

The Conference’s aim is to promote academic collaboration and networking between researchers in Macedonia and their colleagues in other countries. Researchers will have the opportunity to present their papers and case studies. They will also discuss contemporary political, economic, educational developments, problems and challenges in their respective professional fields. The conference is open to both researchers from the academic world and professionals from public and private entities. Thus, researchers and professionals will have a unique opportunity to interact closely and share their knowledge and experiences with each other. The conference strongly encourages master’s and Ph.D. students also to participate.


Conference Language:

The conference will be held in English, Albanian and Macedonian.

Main Topics of the Conference:

  • New pluralisms in Macedonia in 1990

  • Communism, transition, democracy; 

  • Economy in the new condition

  • Privatization of the public property

  • Post-communism and collective memory;

  • First Political Parties in Macedonia

  • Party for Democratic Prosperity

  • Politics, ideologies and social action in transition;

  • Political culture and citizen participation

  • Law, legal studies and justice reform;

  • Constitution(s), legality & political reforms;

  • Political parties, electoral systems and electoral campaigns;

  • Education  

  • Media
    Political leadership, democratization and regional security;

  • Comparative policies,

  • Integration, identity, and human rights in European systems;


Submission of Papers and Authors Guidelines:

Authors are invited to submit original papers that have neither been published nor under publication considerations elsewhere. Papers should be written in English, Albanian or Macedonian using MS Word, and will be selected through a blind review process. Authors are solely responsible for language editing and ethics/legal issues for submitted works. There should be no more than three authors per paper, and at least one author of an accepted paper has to present it in person at the conference. A researcher can be author only in not more than two papers. The papers should be written in accordance with following instruction: - The paper should not exceed 10 single-spaced pages. - The paper should be written in Microsoft Word format: A4 format Times New Roman.

The paper (including references) must follow the APA (American Psychological Association) format. - In presenting formulas and equations, the Microsoft Equation editor must be used.

Abstracts and complete papers should look like following:

Title of the paper, Author’s first name and surname,

University/Institution and country,


Abstract should not exceed 250 words.

Keywords: up to 5 words.

The structure of a complete paper must follow the format below:

1. Introduction

2. Literature review (or define alternatively)

3. Data and methodology/Analyses (or define alternatively)

Table 1: Text (Times New Roman),

4. Discussion of results

5. Conclusions

6. References/Bibliography

Manuscripts should be submitted in the following emails: or

Submissions deadline:

Deadline for submission of papers: September, 15, 2018 

Notification on decision: September, 25, 2018 

Conference date: October 18th -19th, 2018 

Presentation and Publication:

Authors have the option to present their work in following formats: Plenary session, Poster session, and Virtual session. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in the Conference Proceedings. Authors are also welcome to submit their papers for consideration for publication to the SEEU Review—the main research publication of South East European University—where they will be subjected to a double-blind review for acceptance.

Keynote Speakers:

Stojan Andov-Former President of Macedonian Parliament, Muhamed Halili-former  Member of Parlament, Abdylmenaf Bexheti-former Minister, Lubomir Frckovski -former Minister

Organizing Committee:

Hasan Jashari , Zemri Elezi , Abdylmenaf Bexheti, Muhamed Halili, Jonuz Abdullai, Memet Memeti

Scientific Committee:

Hasan Jashari SEEU (South East European University Macedonia),

Zemri Elezi, SEEU,

Abdulemenaf Bexheti, SEEU,

Muhamed Halili, Minisitry of Foreign Affairs,

Jonuz Abdullau, SEEU,

Memet Memeti, SEEU,

Vlado Popovski UKIM,  Skopje

Lubomir Frckoski, UKIM

Nazmi Maliqi, FON University,

Mersel Bilalli, Fon University,

Agron Rustemi ,SEEU,

Sabrina  Ramet, NTU, Norway

Alaksandro Nai, Sydney University

Dorotea Krivic, Zagreb University

Albert Simkus, NTU, Norway

Elena Andreevska, SEEU

Ylber Aliu, AAB, University,

Arsim  Bajrami ,University of Prishtina,

Donik Sallova, AAB University

Nikoleta Mita, University of Tirana,

Mirand Rira,  University of Tirana,

For further details on the conference in following email:

General Information:

Registration Process and Payment Methods:

Participation fee is as follows:

For plenary, poster and virtual session: 30 Euros per paper, Master and Ph.D. students: 20 Euros per paper. The PhD Candidates research will be published in SEEU Review Journal.

The registration/participation fee covers publications of Conference Proceedings, conference materials, conference reception, break refreshments and dinner.

Conference fee can be paid either through banks transfer or at the day of registration desk on the conference date. Bank Account Information for Conference fee: Payment details in Denar: Bank account details for the transfer-MKD Name of the Partner Institution South East European University- Tetovo Address of the Partner Institution Str. Ilindenska no.335, 1200 Tetovo Macedonia.

Name of the Bank STOPANSKA BANKA Address of the Bank Bul. M.T ito bb Tetovo, MACEDONIA Tax ID number 4028003134292 Account number 200-001161622619

Payment details in Euro: SEEU Bank account details for transfers in EURO Name of Institution South East European University- Tetovo Address “Ilindenska" no.335, SEEU campus, 1200 Tetovo, Macedonia Name of the Bank STOPANSKA BANKA, Address of the Bank -Boulevard Marshal Tito nn, Tetovo, MACEDONIA IBAN (European partners) MK07200000900909026 Account number 0009009090, Swift Code SWIFT BIC:STOBMK2X

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