Call for papers

International Interdisciplinary Conference:

“Comparative Studies in Modern Society; Balkans in European and Global Context”

[At site or Online]

(Postponed from November 2020 to March 2021 due to Covid-19 Pandemic)


University of Prizren Ukshin Hoti, KOSOVO

University Aleksander Moisiu of Durres, ALBANIA

University of Mitrovica Isa Boletini, KOSOVO

University Fan S. Noli of Korca, ALBANIA

Institute for Science and Technology (INSI), KOSOVO

Int. Institute of Political and Social Studies (IPSS)

International Sociological Association (ISA)

Albanian Sociological Association (ALBSA) - Albanian Institute of Sociology (AIS)

(15th Annual International Conference)

Balkan Sociological Forum (BSF)

(The 4th Conference of Balkan Sociological Forum)


Place and Time:

University of Prizren Ukshin Hoti, KOSOVO

19-20 March 2021


New Deadlines for abstract submission:

19 January 2021; 24.00 GMT


Co-Chairs of the Conference:

Prof. As. Dr. Ismet TEMAJ

Rector, University of Prizren Ukshin Hoti, KOSOVO

Prof. Dr. Kseanela SOTIROFSKI

Rector, University Aleksander Moisiu of Durres, ALBANIA


Conference Coordinators:

Rifat MORINA - University of Prizren Ukshin Hoti

Agri SOKOLI - Int. Institute of Political and Social Studies, IPSS


Conference themes:

I. Central Theme: “Comparative Studies in Modern Society; Balkans in European and Global Context”

II. Other themes by 15 permanent Thematic Sections (TS01-TS15):

TS01. Public sphere, Communication, Culture & Art

TS02. Population and Migration

TS03. Education and Sport

TS04. Political Studies and Law Issues

TS05. Religion, Collective Behavior and Social Movements

TS06. Marriage, Family and Community

TS07. Integration and Globalization

TS08. Childhood, Youth and Gender

TS09. Work, Professions and Organization

TS10. Theoretical, Comparative, Regional and Historical Studies

TS11. Deviance, Criminology, Public Health and Security 

TS12. Ethnic Relations, Nationalism, Human Rights

TS13. Environment, Economy, Tourism and Development

TS14. Science, Technology and Innovation

TS15. Student’s Section

[Comparative Studies in Students Scientific Papers]


III. 4th International Conference of the Balkan Sociological Forum (BSF):

“The Balkans - a Comparative and Integrative Approach”

[email protected]


Particular circumstances of COVID-19 pandemic

Taking into account the particular circumstances of COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be carried out both physically (University of Prizren) and virtually (online) through three different modes of participation:

1. Live event, in presence

2. Live event, online, Zoom platform

3. Asynchronous communication, online, YouTube video presentations


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

(A, B, C Countries;

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

Categories of the Countries

Fee of Participation

Including an article in the Scientific Journal "Social Studies" (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 & Institutional Contributors

No fee of participation (for early bird applications; with deadline: 31 December 2020, 24.00 GMT)

40 EUR

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

Social Studies Journal; print & online. Link:



1. Proceedings (Program and Abstracts Book, organizers, plenary sessions, thematic sessions, Index Presenters etc.);

2. In Special Issue of the International Scientific Journal “Social Studies” (ISSN 2309-3455, print)


How to present a paper?

1. Choose the Session (Thematic Sections: ST01 – ST15) to which you wish to participate;

2. Fill out the Abstract Submission Form and submit to the Conference Secretary. Please don’t submit more than two abstracts for the entire conference. In case when two abstracts are submitted those must not refer to a single Thematic Section;

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

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:

Click: Conferences – Call for papers - Online abstracts submission”

Select a Thematic Session

Fill out the Paper Proposal Form/Abstract Submission Form & Submit


Secretary of the conference:


E-mail: [email protected]

E-mail: [email protected]


We are looking forward to meeting you in Prizren, KOSOVO in March 2021!