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International Interdisciplinary Conference: “Education and Culture in Contemporary Society” 

 [Co-presence, Online, or Hybrid]

16th Annual Int. Conference of AIS-ALBSA and Other Int. Partners

1st Annual Conference of School Leadership (CSL – AADF)

Organizing Institutions:

     University Fan S. Noli of Korca, ALBANIA

     Albanian Academy of Science, ALBANIA

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

     University Kadri Zeka Gjilan, KOSOVO

     AAB University College, KOSOVO

     University Aleksander Moisiu of Durres, ALBANIA

     University of Prizren Ukshin Hoti, KOSOVO

     University of Mitrovica Isa Boletini, KOSOVO

     Institute of Science and Technology (INSI), KOSOVO

     South East European University, North MACEDONIA


     International Sociological Association, ISA (RC04: EducationRC14: Culture)

     Albanian Sociological Association - Albanian Institute of Sociology (16th Annual International Conference)


Place and Time:

     University Fan S. Noli of Korca, Albania: 5-6 November 2021


     Deadline for abstract submission: 30 September 2021, 24 GMT

     Deadline for Joint and Special Sessions: 30 July 2021, 24 GMT


Keynote speakers (Confirmed):

Prof. Lea YPI - London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Prof. Yakov (Koby) GUTTERMAN - Kibbutzim Institute of Education Tel Aviv, ISRAEL


Co-Chairs of the Conference:

Prof. Dr. Skënder GJINUSHI - Chairman of the Albanian Academy of Science

Prof. Dr. Dhimitri BELLO - Rector, University Fan S. Noli of Korca


Conference Coordinators:

Benita STAVRE and Irena NIKAJ - University Fan S. Noli of Korca, Albania

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

Chair of the Local Organizing Committee: 

Eslenvera ZAKE - Administrator of University Fan S. Noli of Korca, Albania


Conference themes:

I. Central Theme: “Education and Culture in Contemporary Society” 

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

CSL. First 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 and Organization

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 [Education and Culture in student’s perspective]


Special Sessions:

SS01: “Balkan Studies” – Special Session of the Balkan Sociological Forum (BSF)

     Chair: Prof. Besim GOLLOPENI - President of the Balkan Sociological Forum (BSF)

SS02: “The Universe of Gjergj Fishta” - Special Session on 150 Anniversary of His Birth

     Chair: Prof. Irena NIKAJ – President of the Albanian Sociological Association (ALBSA)

SS03: “Diaspora-Home Relations: the Case of Albanian Academic Diaspora in Italy”

     Chair: Prof. Maurizio BOIOCCHI, European University of Tourism, Italy [La UET – Scuola Universitaria Europea per il Turismo; Milano, Roma & Palermo - Italy]


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 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 2021, 24.00 GMT)

40 EUR

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

Social Studies Journal; print & online. Link:



1. Proceedings, hard copy and online, 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 work"

3. Full Papers, after preliminary scientific evaluation, with ISBN code (or ISSN)

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

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 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:

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

Fill out the Abstract Submission Form & Submit


Secretary of the conference:


E-mail: [email protected]  

E-mail: [email protected] 


We are looking forward to meeting you in KORCA - ALBANIA in November 2021!