Call for papers

International Interdisciplinary Conference:

“Balanced Perspective on Past, Present and Future; Balkans in European, and Global Context”

(Continuity and Change);;



University of Mitrovica Isa Boletini Kosovo (UMIB)

Universiteti Aleksander Moisiu of Durres Albania (UAMD)

AAB College Kosovo (AAB)

International Bussiness College Mitrovica (IBCM)


Albanian Sociological Association, ALBSA - Albanian Institute of Sociology, AIS

(13th Annual International Conference)

/International Sociological Association (ISA)


Key note Speaker:


Prof. em., University of Graz and Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna


Coordinator of the Conference:

Besim GOLLOPENI, President of the Albanian Sociological Association; University of Mitrovica Isa Boletini (UMIB)



Time and Place:

University of Mitrovica Isa Boletini, Kosovo: 16-17 November 2018



Deadline for Abstracts submission: 15 Octobre 2018; 24.00 GMT

Deadline for Special and Joint Sessions: 30 September 2018; 24.00 GMT


Conference themes:

I. Central Theme: “The Balanced Perspective on Past, Present and Future – Balkans in European, and Global Context” (Continuity and Change)

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

Continuity and Change on:

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 and Development

TS14. Science, Technology and Innovation

TS15. Student’s Section: Continuity and Change on Student’s Perspective


Conference program include

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Address: UMIB, 16 November 2018

Special and Joint Sessions: UMIB, 16 November 2018

Parallel Thematic Sessions (TS01-15): UMIB, 16 and 17 November 2018


Registration fee:
Unable to cover the costs of the conference with sponsorship, a participation fee will be applied, differentiated according to the 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


Category A: High Income

60 Euro


Category B: Upper middle income

50 Euro


Category C: Low income

30 Euro


Permanent & institutional contributors

No fee of participation


Categories of the Countries: The World Bank, October 2016, ;





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); ISSN 2309-3471 (Online)]


How to present a paper?

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

2. Fill out the Paper Proposal 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 (PPF) & Submit


Secretary of the conference:


Enkelejda CENAJ

Matilda LIKAJ



We are looking forward to meeting you in Mitrovica -Kosovo, next November