Call for papers

International Interdisciplinary Conference: 

[Co-presence, Online only for Special Sessions and special cases approved by Conference Committee]

“Social Capital and Public Sphere in Contemporary Society” 

18th Annual Conference of International Partners

3rd Annual Conference of Center for School Leadership: “Leadership and Management in Education” (CSL – AADF)

Organizing Institutions:

University Ismail Qemali Vlora, ALBANIA

Public University Kadri Zeka Gjilan, KOSOVO

CSL – AADF Center for School Leadership, ALBANIA (3rd Annual Conference) 


University Aleksander Moisiu Durres, ALBANIA

University of Prizren Ukshin Hoti, KOSOVO

University Fan S. Noli of Korca, ALBANIA

University of Mitrovica Isa Boletini, KOSOVO

LTC Training Agency & Boti's Polis (2nd Annual Conference)

Institute of Science and Technology - INSI, KOSOVO

Institute of Sociology, Demographic Research and Innovation - ISDI, KOSOVO

Albanian Academic Diaspora ITALY 

Balkan Sociological Forum, BSF (5th  International Conference)

International Sociological Association, ISA

Albanian Institute of Sociology - Albanian Sociological Association (18th Annual International Conference)

(Other international Partners, to be confirmed before January 31st 2023)


Place & Time:

University Ismail Qemali Vlora, ALBANIA 

10-11 November 2023


for abstract submission: 10 September 2023, 24 GMT

for Joint & Special Sessions: 30 July 2023, 24 GMT

Chair of the Conference:

Prof. Dr. Roland ZISI - Rector, University Ismail Qemali Vlora, ALBANIA

Coordinator of partner institutions:

Leke SOKOLI - Albanian Institute of Sociology & UAMD, ALBANIA

Conference Coordinators:

Geron KAMBERI - Center for School Leadership, CSL-AADF, ALBANIA

Enkelejd MËHILLI - University Ismail Qemali Vlora, ALBANIA

Chair of the Local Organizing Committee: 

Saimir XHELAJ - University Ismail Qemali Vlora, ALBANIA

Conference themes:

I. Central Theme: “Social Capital and Public Sphere in Contemporary Society” 

II. Other themes: by 15 Sections (CSL -TS14)

CSL. Third Annual Conference of School Leadership (CSL - AADF)

TS01. Culture, Arts, Public Sphere and Communication 

TS02. Population, Migration and Diaspora

TS03. Education and Sport

TS04. Politics, Democracy, Integration and Law

TS05. Religion, Collective Behavior and Social Movements

TS06. Marriage, Family, Welfare, Social Policy and Community

TS07. Childhood, Youth, Leisure, Aging and Gender

TS08. Work, Professions, Organization, Urban and Rural Affairs 

TS09. Comparative, Historical, Regional, Global and Future Studies

TS10. Security, Public Health, Deviance and Social Control

TS11. Ethnic Relations, Nationalism, Human Rights

TS12. Environment, Economy, Tourism and Development

TS13. Science, Technology, Digitalization and Innovation

TS14. Student’s Section [Technology and Society in student’s perspective]


Main Session of the Conference:

“Culture, Arts, Public Sphere and Communication”

Special Coordinator & Chair: Monika HASANIUniversity Ismail Qemali Vlora, ALBANIA


Special and Joint Sessions:

Special session of University Ismail Qemali, Vlora - ALBANIA


Prof. Dr. Roland ZISI - Rector

Chair of the Conference Scientific Committee


"Education in the Early Childhood"

Special Coordinator & Chair:

Ermioni CEKANI (PhD) - LTC Training Agency & Boti's Polis

E-mail: [email protected]


“Social Session of the Albanian Academic Diaspora, Italy”

Coordinators & Chairs:

Viola SHAHINI - University of Milan, Italy

Agri SOKOLI – St. Louis International School – Milan, Italy

E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]


Other Special and Joint Sessions

(to be confirmed before 30 July 2023, 24 GMT)


Registration fee:
Unable to cover the costs of the conference, a participation fee will be applied by category of countries, based on World Bank rankings, October 2021

(A, B, C Countries;

The fee of participation, by the Category of the Countries:

Categories of the Countries

Fee of Participation

Including full paper with ISBN Code or  article in Scientific Journal with ISSN (about 8 pages, with 2200 characters)

Category A: High Income

70 EUR

110 EUR

Category B: Upper middle income

50 EUR

90 EUR

Category C: Low income

30 EUR

70 EUR

Members in GOOD STANDING of Permanent & Organizing Institutions (Contributors)

No fee of participation for Members of all Organizing Institutions, or half fee/depending on institutional contribution  (for early bird applications; with deadline: 31 July 2023, 24.00 GMT)

40 EUR

Categories of the Countries: The World Bank, ; Or:

Social Studies Journal; print & online. Link:



1. Proceedings with ISBN code [which includes the program, organizers, plenary sessions, thematic scientific sessions, special sessions, abstracts, or even full papers, up to the index of participants, etc.)]

2. Individual Certificate "for participation and presentation of the paper"

3. (Optional) Full Papers, in proceedings with code ISBN (optional)

4. (Optional) Publication, as an article in the international scientific journal "Social Studies" [ISSN 2309-3455 (print); ISSN 2309-3471 (Online)], also noting "Presented in the International Conference..." (If)

How to present a paper?

1. Choose the Session (CSL  – ST14) to which you wish to participate;

2. Fill out the Abstract Submission Form and submit to the Conference Secretary. E-mail: [email protected]

Please don’t submit more than two abstracts for the entire conference. In case when two abstracts are submitted those must not refer to the same Thematic Session;

3. Wait for the confirmation of abstract receipt; those who do not receive confirmation within 10 days should contact the secretary of the conference;

E-mail: [email protected]

4. Wait for the Acceptance Letter;

5. Contact with Secretary of the conference for the registration procedures;

6. Take the confirmation of the registration.

How to Submit Abstracts Online

Go to:

Select a Thematic Session (CSL  – ST14) to which you wish to participate

Fill out the Abstract Submission Form



Secretary of the conference is headed by:

Elda KUTROLLI, AIS-ALBSA Secretariat

E-mail: [email protected]  and/or [email protected] 


We are looking forward to meeting you in VLORA-ALBANIA in November 2023!