About the Conference

Welcome to the official website of the International Scientific Conference: “Towards a Better Future: The Rule of Law, Democracy and Polycentric Development”, organized by the Faculty of Law, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University - Bitola.
We are very glad to invite you to take part in our International Scientific Conference: “Towards a Better Future: Democracy, EU integration and criminal justice”, that will take place in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia, from 10 until 12 May 2019.
This event presents a great opportunity for everyone in attendance to join together with researchers and practitioners from the region, Europe and beyond.

There is an international project called: “Towards a Better Future: Democracy, EU integration and criminal justice” which is run by the Faculty of Law, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University - Bitola, Macedonia and the Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw, Poland.

The aim of the project is to create an international forum to research and discuss processes in Europe, share views and ideas, as well as establish research collaborations and networking between Macedonia and the European Union countries. The project involves conducting research, organizing conferences and issuing publications. The first conference will be organized in Bitola. The first publication will be prepared by the Faculty of Law, while the second publication will be prepared by the Centre for Europe.


The purpose of the Conference is to provide an international forum to present and discuss the latest developments, to share views and ideas, as well as to establish research collaborations and networking, in order to adequately respond to contemporary challenges within the areas covered by the Conference.
Undergraduated, postgraduated and PhD students are also welcomed to participate and present their work at the Conference.

Hence, we are pleased to invite the prospective authors to electronically submit their Papers in English to: conference.pf@uklo.edu.mk

Important Dates:
March 01, 2018 [Extended Deadline] - Registration and Abstract Submission (between 150 and 300 words)
March 05, 2018 - Notification of Abstract Acceptance
March 25, 2018 - Sending full text of the Scientific Paper in English
April 15, 2018 - Notification of Paper Acceptance
April 16 - May 5, 2018 - Registration fee payment
May 11 - 12, 2018 - Conference Dates

We appreciate your interest in our Conference and looking forward to your submission soon.
Please forward this information to your colleagues and students.

Kind Regards,
Conference Organizing Team

Conference Overview

The rule of law is perceived by common people as existence of laws, their implementation and whether the government respects them. These rules, have been and still are important tools for limitation of the absolutistic comportment of public authorities, i.e. confining the acting of the state, in general. However, the concept of the rule of law is much broader one and is associated with good governance, functional democratic institutions, security and human rights.

What is the meaning of the rule of law exactly? Is its structure exclusively related to accountability of each actor, especially the institutional ones, before law, responsibility of one owns actions or is it much broader concept? Naturally, the rule of law is much broader notion which besides the primary significance of the human rights, leans on the postulate of separation of powers – legislative, executive and judiciary which necessarily includes the functional implication of direct citizen participation in making legislative, executive and administrative decisions, in direction of the improvement of the connection between the state and society. As well, important postulates of the rule of law are the aspects related to judicial protection and legal certainty which in the everyday political and legal functioning is reflected in the equal, impartial, just and non-arbitrary practice of laws and in the citizens’ protection from violence and abuse. The protection of human rights, promoting of legal order, economic development, addressing of the poverty and action for its minimization, protection of human security, conflict management and peace promotion, capacity for dealing with internal and external threats represent solid bases for the rule of law. Pressured by the internal and external threats and challenges such as economic crises, prolonged economic stagnations, great socio-economic gaps, war, terrorism, conflicts, citizens’ unrest, organized criminal groups etc., state institutions are weakened, thus weakening justice and rule of law and establishing stance of anomy, inserting the state into vulnerable position, institutionally and substantially.

The link between the concepts and realization of democracy and rule of law is indubitable. Namely, building society with strong rule of law does not represent only technical activity, but a process including radical reforms of the laws, strengthening of the central and local government’s institutions, establishment of balance between the political and economic elites on one hand and the common people on the other. That means creating ambient of trust between the governing elite and the citizens which implies substantial realization of the principles of democracy, in general. Democracy itself, today dominantly established as representative is all-entailing and layered, subsequently, its scientific legal or political treatment might refer to numerous aspects. Most commonly accepted criterion for functional democracy is the existence of real elections - the type of the elections, the realistic representation of the interests of the societal segments and interest groups. However, it is inevitable to address the forms of direct democracy, specific democratic tools on central and local level, as well as the democratic institutions and procedures which would guarantee the realization of human rights and would factor in the public opinion and public discourse in the decision making process. Hence, it is easy to reveal the operational components of democracy and of a certain current aspect – the polycentric model of organization, government and development.

For both concepts, citizens’ participation in central and local decision making process, enhanced by the inter-communication among all societal subjects, governmental, non-governmental or business subject. In that sense, polycentrism basically means existence of decision making system stemming from multiple centers, that acting formally and independently, aspire to deal with common challenges, thus diminishing the gap between the traditionally predominant metropoles or important business centers and the rest of the cities-regional centers, while enhancing territorial cohesion which ultimately leads towards equilibration of economic development and societal opportunities. Subsequently, the polycentric development should ensure institutional possibilities for citizens’ involvement in the governing system for the purpose of realization of their preferences and the common good. Effectuality of this model means improvement of the conditions for efficient allocation of resources in various urban areas, improvement of the delivery of services among the population and enterprises (in order to improve the quality of life of the population and the attractiveness of business locations), support of the development and revitalization of the cities of regional significance, stimulating urban-rural relations and institutionalization of broader urban areas into functional urban regions.
 
This Conference offer multidisciplinary approaches covering, but not limited to, the following:

- International protection of human rights;
- The role of international organizations in promoting, respecting, guarantying and protection of human rights and liberties;
- Regional systems for protection of human rights;
- International law and terrorism;
- The role of international organizations in development of democracy and democratic processes in Europe;
- Ways of peaceful resolution of international disputes: past experiences and future challenges;
- The system of collective security and its impact on international peace and security;
- International law and use of force by the states.
- Local democracy: Challenges and perspectives;
- The role of the rule of law when balancing justice and security;
- Challenges of democracy: Populism and new autocracy;
- Legal state: Strengthening legal capacity of state institutions and their capacity for dealing with criminal;
- Current doctrinal aspects of human rights and their implementation by the legal and political institutions;
- Challenges of rule of law: Balance of separation of powers, evolutionary democratizations and sustaining democracy of post-transitional states;
- Citizen participation and public opinion in the decision making process and control of government;
- Perceptions of functional democracy: Postulates, current stance and development solutions;
- Liberal understanding of human rights;
- Legal culture, judiciary and media;
- Good governance of public sector on central and local level: Governing with transparency and integrity;
- Entrepreneurship in the public sector of the Republic of Macedonia: Utopia or reality?
- Relation between the Government and the system of public services in the Republic of Macedonia: Analysis and future perspectives?Or maybe attitude of the government towards the public services?
- The rule of law in state institutions: legal state vs. party politics;
- Administrative and public servants in the Republic of Macedonia: Historical development, current state and challenges;
- Decentralization and local economic development in the Republic of Macedonia:Cooperation between the municipalities and government and inter-municipal development;
- The public service system and local and regional development in the Republic of Macedonia;
- Functional education for participative citizens/ or education in function of the values of democracy and rule of law;
- Developmental educative aspects of the social inclusion of young people;
- Quality education as means for development of civic society and consciousness in order to diminish populist and autocratic tendencies;
- The role of the educational institutions (on each level) in the development of the citizens’ mentality for exercising civil rights and freedoms;
- The role and responsibility of the academic staff for the societal discourse and creation of sustainable decision making mechanisms;
- Education and political culture: Accountability and participation.
- Polycentric development: Economic development, territorial cohesion and democratic tools on local and regional level;
- Polycentric development in the EU member states: Examples and experiences;
- EU regional policy and its impact on the development of the regions in the EU;
- Balanced regional development: Precondition for democracy, rule of law and just society;
- Municipal development in the Republic of Macedonia in broader context: monocentric or polycentric development?
- Concession and public-private partnership: Role, importance and perspectives of the polycentric development in the Republic of Macedonia;
- Balanced regional development in the Republic of Macedonia: Participative democracy and regional cohesion.
- Human security, national security and rule of law;
- National security and human rights;
- Migration, human rights and legal and security reactions of the state;
- Human and refugee rights and the rule of law;
- Realization of the concepts of security and human rights: Between security and individual civil liberties in EU and Western Balkans;
- Cross-border cooperation: Instrument for integration, cooperation and reconciliation;
- Pre-accession programs and funds of the EU: Results, opportunities and perspectives;
- Special or ad-hoc investigative bodies in Europe and in the world;
- The institute ‘probation’ and successful enforcement of penal policy;
- (Unhidden) Whistleblower or (against) protected witness and the opportunities for their protection;
- Control and oversight over the institutions competent for enforcing special investigative measures in the criminal proceedings;
- The white-collar criminal and rule of law.

Call for Papers

Faculty of Law, UKLO Bitola, International Scientific Conference: “TOWARDS A BETTER FUTURE: THE RULE OF LAW, DEMOCRACY AND POLYCENTRIC DEVELOPMENT” (11 - 12 May, 2018 / Bitola, Republic of Macedonia)

Please submit your Abstract before March 01, 2018 [Extended Deadline] prepared according to the Abstract submission guidelines and submitted via e-mail: conference.pf@uklo.edu.mk.
Full Papers for accepted Abstracts should be prepared according to the Paper submission guidelines and submitted via e-mail: conference.pf@uklo.edu.mk before March 25, 2018

We welcome any research approach or type of Paper including conceptual, empirical and critical literature reviews.
The organizing Conference team encourages both established and early career researchers and doctoral students to take part in this Conference in order to stimulate a greater exchange of ideas and knowledge.
Please direct all questions at: conference.pf@uklo.edu.mk
 
 
Organizing Committee:

Goran Ilik, PhD - Chairman
Angelina Stanojoska, PhD - Vice-Chairman
Mirjana Ristovska, PhD - Peer-Review Coordinator
Blagoj Gjorgjievski, PhD - Finance Coordinator
Elena Tilovska -Kechegi, PhD - PR
Aleksandar Kotevski, PhD - Technical Editor and IT Consultant
Milka Dimitrovska, MA - Secretary
Arse Petreski, PhD
Mladen Karadzoski, PhD
Branko Dimeski, PhD
Svetlana Veljanovska, PhD
Elena Temelkovska - Anevska, PhD
Sasha Dukoski, PhD
Nikola Tuntevski, PhD
Elizabeta Tosheva, PhD
Ivona Shushak, MA


International Programme Committee:

Artur Adamczyk, PhD, Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw, Poland
Hans-Juergen Zahorka, LIBERTAS - European Institute GmbH, Germany
Goran Bandov, PhD, Dag Hammarskjold University, Croatia
Oxana Karnaukhova, PhD, Southern Federal University, Russian Federation
Mehmet Sahin, PhD, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Ilija Todorovski, PhD, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in Bitola, Macedonia
Gjorgji Tonovski, PhD, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in Bitola, Macedonia
Dimitar Eftimovski, PhD, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in Bitola, Macedonia
Aleksandra Patoska, PhD, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in Bitola, Macedonia
Christian Ruggiero, PhD, Sapienza University, Italy
Zoran Lutovac, PhD, Institute of Social Sciences, Serbia
Marko Babic, PhD, Institute of European Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
Przemyslaw Biskup, PhD, Polish Institute of International Affairs, Poland
Gloria Esteban de la Rosa, PhD, University of Jaen, Spain
Eloi Martins Senhoras, PhD, Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), Brazil
Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, PhD, The University of South Florida St. Petersburg, USA
Aslam Khan, PhD, Department of Political Science, Yobe State University, Nigeria
Polonca Kovac, PhD, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Viorel Paska, PhD, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Lucian Bercea, PhD, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Laura Stanila, PhD, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Zoran Pavlovic, PhD, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Goran Ilic, PhD, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Istvan Gal, PhD, University of Pecs, Hungary
Marija Lucic - Catic, PhD, University of Saraevo, BiH
Dina Bajrakterevic, PhD, University of Saraevo, BiH
Nedzad Koraljic, PhD, University of Saraevo, BiH
Tanja Kesic, PhD, Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies, Belgrade, Serbia
Milan Zarkovic, PhD, Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies, Belgrade, Serbia
Milica Kolakovic, PhD, Institute of criminological and sociological research, Belgrade, Serbia
Alba Kreka,PhD, Faculty of Education and Philology, Albania
Sergiu Popovici, PhD, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Florentina Mutiu, PhD, West University of Timisoara, Romania
 
Step 1: Abstract Submission: March 01, 2018 [Extended Deadline]
Please, proof your Abstract before submitting it via e-mail: conference.pf@uklo.edu.mk
- Title of your Abstract;
- Check the number and order of authors, as well as spelling of everyone's name;
- Check your Abstract length;
- Fill in and send the Registration Form.

Step 2: Abstract acceptance notifications: February 25, 2018
- Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their Abstracts after reviewing by February 25, 2018.
- Authors who receive notification of acceptance should submit their full Paper by March 25, 2018.

One your Abstract is accepted the Paper preparation process begins. Please follow the Paper Guidelines.

Step 3: Paper submission: March 25, 2018
- Prepare your final Paper in accordance with our Paper Guidelines.
- Papers should be sent as .doc or .docx attachments via e - mail address: conference.pf@uklo.edu.mk
- Consent from the authors affirming that the Paper is their original work should accompany the Paper submission via e-mail (conference.pf@uklo.edu.mk), they should attach signed and scanned Declaration of originality.

Earlier submission of the Papers helps us to manage the review process in a timely manner.

Step 4: Paper revision: April 15, 2018
After submission, your Paper will be subjected to initial screening and anonymous peer-review at least by one anonymous reviewer who will be selected by the Members of the Conference Editorial Board and you will receive confirmation on its acceptance by April 15, 2018 via e-mail.

Step 5: Authors Registration and Fee payment: April 16 - May 5, 2018

Step 6: Conference dates: May 11 - 12, 2018
- Article title: Times New Roman; 14 pt; bold; alignment centered; single-line spacing; All Caps (max. 100 characters with spaces).
- Author name and title: Times New Roman; bold; 14 pt; single-line spacing; alignment centered.
- Affiliation and E-mail address: Times New Roman; italic; 12 pt; single-line spacing; alignment centered.
- Abstract and keywords: Between 150 and 300 words (5-7 keywords); Times New Roman; 12 pt; single-line spacing; justify.

An abstract should contain the following elements:
• a statement of the purpose of your study
• the research methods/methodology used to arrive at your results and/or conclusions
• the results observed
• the conclusions drawn from your study and their significance

Full Papers should not exceed more than 30.000 characters (with spaces) including references, which are typed according to the below guidelines:

Article title: Times New Roman; 14 pt; bold; alignment centered; single-line spacing; All Caps (max. 100 characters with spaces).

Author name and title: Times New Roman; bold; 14 pt; single-line spacing; alignment centered.

Affiliation and E-mail address: Times New Roman; italic; 12 pt; single-line spacing; alignment centered.

Abstract and keywords: Between 100 and 150 words (5-7 keywords); Times New Roman; 12 pt; single-line spacing; justify.

Article text: Times New Roman; 12 pt; justify; 1.5 line spacing; margins: Top: 2,5 cm; Bottom: 2,5 cm; Left: 3 cm; Right: 3 cm. The scope of submitted text should not exceed more than 30.000 characters (with spaces) including references. Text should be written in neuter gender, concisely and in correct orthography. Latin phrases should be set in italics.

Quotations: If they are brief (3 lines or fewer), quotations should be run on with the text. Longer quotations should be indented, without quotation marks. All indented quotations should be typed single-spaced.

Citation style: The author should follow Chicago Style (author-date system) for referencing, for example: (Dahl 1989, 45); (Geddes 1999, 134-43); (Linz 1975). All references should be given in full at first mention. Subsequent citations can be abbreviated. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum.

Headings and subheadings: Times New Roman; 12 pt; bold.

Table: Times New Roman; bold; size 10; align heading left; single line spacing. Tables must be created in Word, not Excel. Table heading is situated above the table.

Figures: Times New Roman; bold; size 10; alignment centered; single line spacing. The authors must submit original electronic copies of the figures applied in the article in TIFF, JPG or PNG format. Figure heading is situated under the figure. Consider to align tables and figures at the centre.

Dates: Dates should be given in the form: 30 December 2013.
Author registration and payment:
- At least one of the authors of an accepted full Paper must register for the Conference, and pay the registration fee.
- The registration fee should be paid per Paper.
- Following the registration fee payment, authors will receive confirmation for the registration.
- For attending the Conference, co-authors should also register and pay the registration fee.
- For Conference attendance without a contribution, please also fill the Registration form.

Registration Fees:
- Regular Registration Fee - 40 EUR
- MA and PhD Students Registration Fee - 20 EUR
- Paper Publication without Participation - 60 EUR
- Participation without a Paper - 20 EUR

With registration for regular participation the participants get:
- Certificate of Attendance;
- Conference Proceedings in printed and electronic version;
- Promotional materials;
- Refreshments during Conference sessions.

Payment:
1. Via bank transfer, (for participants from abroad) bank info HERE
2. Paying by Invoice – please send the name of the Person, Institution, and address of the Institution (with email address also) - signed and scanned invoice will be sent back to you.
3. Payment by paying - in slip (for participants from Macedonia) info HERE.

If you have any problems or questions, please contact: conference.pf@uklo.edu.mk
Before submitting the Paper, author(s) should check the following list:

• Paper has been made in the light of Conference’s Paper guidelines.
• The Paper has not been previously published.
• The Paper file is in Microsoft Word file and is submitted via e -mail: conference.pf@uklo.edu.mk.
• Author(s) did not mention his or her name and affiliation in the main text.
• Corresponding author has prepared for submission Declaration of Originality.
• Author(s) is/are aware of the registration fee of the Conference.
 
- Submitted Papers are subjects to initial editorial screening and anonymous peer-review at least by one anonymous reviewer who will be selected by the Members of the Conference Editorial Board.
- We expect high standards of scholarship within the Papers in terms of establishing the theoretical context, explaining the methods of inquiry, and reporting results that may aid other researchers.
- We welcome any research approach or type of Paper including conceptual, empirical and critical literature reviews.
- The publisher have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. All Papers will be checked by PlagScan before being sent to the reviewers. If the case of plagiarism or duplication is detected, the article will be immediately rejected. If plagiarism or duplication is detected after publication of the Paper, the editors have the right to issue a correction or retract the published Paper. Any attempts for plagiarism will be strictly sanctioned by the editors.
- Consent from the authors affirming that the paper is their original work should accompany the paper submission via e-mail (conference.pf@uklo.edu.mk), they should attach signed and scanned Declaration of originality.
- Working languages of the Conference are Macedonian and English language.
- Papers may come from any country but must be written in English.
 
- All accepted papers will be printed in Conference Proceedings with assigned ISBN.
- All accepted papers will be published on-line at the Conference web-site and indexed and abstracted in multiple academic repositories and search engines.
- Apart of the Conference proceedings, a possibility will be offered for selected papers to be published in international scientific journal/s. The Conference Editorial Board will make a previous agreement with the Editorial boards of international scientific journal/s, which are database indexed. Selected papers for publication in journal/s should be modified or extended, according to the requirements of the journal/s, to avoid publication of identical papers in two places (proceedings and journal/s).
- Authors whose papers will be published in the international scientific journal/s, should agree to assign their copyrights to the journal/s (if necessary).
- After the Conference the authors will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
- After the Conference the authors which are MA or PhD students at the Faculty of Law, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University – Bitola, will receive a Certificate of Attendance with assigned 2 ECTS points.
 
conference.pf@uklo.edu.mk

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE


Step 1: Abstract Submission: March 01, 2018 [Extended Deadline]
Please, proof your Abstract before submitting it via e-mail: conference.pf@uklo.edu.mk
- Title of your Abstract;
- Check the number and order of authors, as well as spelling of everyone's name;
- Check your Abstract length;
- Fill in and send the Registration Form.

Step 2: Abstract acceptance notifications: February 25, 2018
- Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their Abstracts after reviewing by February 25, 2018.
- Authors who receive notification of acceptance should submit their full Paper by March 25, 2018.

One your Abstract is accepted the Paper preparation process begins. Please follow the Paper Guidelines.

Step 3: Paper submission: March 25, 2018
- Prepare your final Paper in accordance with our Paper Guidelines.
- Papers should be sent as .doc or .docx attachments via e - mail address: conference.pf@uklo.edu.mk
- Consent from the authors affirming that the Paper is their original work should accompany the Paper submission via e-mail (conference.pf@uklo.edu.mk), they should attach signed and scanned Declaration of originality.

Earlier submission of the Papers helps us to manage the review process in a timely manner.

Step 4: Paper revision: April 15, 2018
After submission, your Paper will be subjected to initial screening and anonymous peer-review at least by one anonymous reviewer who will be selected by the Members of the Conference Editorial Board and you will receive confirmation on its acceptance by April 15, 2018 via e-mail.

Step 5: Authors Registration and Fee payment: April 16 - May 5, 2018

Step 6: Conference dates: May 11 - 12, 2018

Authors Information

General notes:
- Papers may come from any country but must be written in English.
- Papers are considered on the basis of scientific validity and technical quality, not perceived impact.
- Original, previously unpublished Papers with scientific and technical contributions are expected.
- Authors are invited to classify their Papers according to the Conference theme.
- Submitted and accepted Papers will be issued in the Conference proceedings.
- Every author can participate in up to two Papers (one as an author and one as a co-author).

Classification:
Every Paper will be classified as: original scientific Paper, professional Paper or review Paper.

Review:
- Submitted Papers are subjects to initial editorial screening and anonymous peer-review at least by one anonymous reviewer who will be selected by the Members of the Conference Editorial Board.
- The decision for Paper acceptance and publication is brought on the basis of the reviewers’ opinion for the Paper quality and its significance for specified research topic.
- We expect high standards of scholarship within the Papers in terms of establishing the theoretical context, explaining the methods of inquiry, and reporting results that may aid other researchers.
- We welcome any research approach or type of Paper including conceptual, empirical and critical literature reviews.

Publication and copyrights:
- Apart of the Conference proceedings, a possibility will be offered for selected Papers to be published in international scientific journal/s. The Conference Editorial Board will make a previous agreement with the Editorial boards of international scientific journal/s, which are database indexed. Selected Papers for publication in journal/s should be modified or extended, according to the requirements of the journal/s, to avoid publication of identical Papers in two places (proceedings and journal/s).
- Authors whose Papers will be published in the international scientific journal/s, should agree to assign their copyrights to the journal/s (if necessary).

Paper Guidelines

Full Papers should not exceed more than 30.000 characters (with spaces) including references, which are typed according to the below guidelines:

Article title: Times New Roman; 14 pt; bold; alignment centered; single-line spacing; All Caps (max. 150 characters with spaces).

Author name and title: Times New Roman; bold; 14 pt; single-line spacing; alignment centered.

Affiliation and E-mail address: Times New Roman; italic; 12 pt; single-line spacing; alignment centered.

Abstract and keywords: Between 150 and 300 words (5-7 keywords); Times New Roman; 12 pt; single-line spacing; justify.

Article text: Times New Roman; 12 pt; justify; 1.5 line spacing; margins: Top: 2,5 cm; Bottom: 2,5 cm; Left: 3 cm; Right: 3 cm. The scope of submitted text should not exceed more than 30.000 characters (with spaces) including references. Text should be written in neuter gender, concisely and in correct orthography. Latin phrases should be set in italics.

Quotations: If they are brief (3 lines or fewer), quotations should be run on with the text. Longer quotations should be indented, without quotation marks. All indented quotations should be typed single-spaced.

Citation style: The author should follow Chicago Style (author-date system) for referencing, for example: (Dahl 1989, 45); (Geddes 1999, 134-43); (Linz 1975). All references should be given in full at first mention. Subsequent citations can be abbreviated. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum.

Headings and subheadings: Times New Roman; 12 pt; bold.

Table: Times New Roman; bold; size 10; align heading left; single line spacing. Tables must be created in Word, not Excel. Table heading is situated above the table.

Figures: Times New Roman; bold; size 10; alignment centered; single line spacing. The authors must submit original electronic copies of the figures applied in the article in TIFF, JPG or PNG format. Figure heading is situated under the figure. Consider to align tables and figures at the centre.

Dates: Dates should be given in the form: 30 December 2013.

REGISTRATION FEE PAYMENT

Author registration and payment:
- At least one of the authors of an accepted full Paper must register for the Conference, and pay the registration fee.
- The registration fee should be paid per Paper.
- Following the registration fee payment, authors will receive confirmation for the registration.
- Paper that is not covered by registration fee will cannot be presented at the Conference and would not be published in the Conference proceedings.
- For attending the Conference, co-authors should also register and pay the registration fee.
- For Conference attendance without a contribution, please also fill the Registration form.

Registration Fees:
- Regular Registration Fee - 40 EUR
- MA and PhD Students Registration Fee - 20 EUR
- Paper Publication without Participation - 60 EUR
- Participation without a Paper - 20 EUR

With registration for regular participation the participants get:
- Certificate of Attendance;
- Conference Proceedings in printed and electronic version;
- Promotional materials;
- Refreshments during Conference sessions;

Payment:
1. Via bank transfer, (for participants from abroad) bank info HERE
2. Paying by Invoice – please send the name of the Person, Institution, and address of the Institution (with email address also) - signed and scanned invoice will be sent back to you.
3. Payment by paying - in slip (for participants from Macedonia) info HERE.

If you have any problems or questions, please contact: conference.pf@uklo.edu.mk

Venue

The Conference will be held in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia.

TRAVEL TO BITOLA

Bitola city: Bitola is a city located in the south-western part of the country, at an elevation of 630 meters above the sea level. It has about 100,000 inhabitants and is located 170 km southwest from the capital Skopje (157 km from the Skopje Airport), 16 km from the border with Greece and 244 km from the Thessaloniki Airport.

Flights to Skopje airport: Skopje airport has daily direct flights to and from Vienna, Zurich, Istanbul, Ljubljana, Zagreb and Belgrade. Daily one-hop connections are available to all major towns in Europe. As well several direct airlines connections exist 1 to 2 times a week to, Brussels, Rome, Düsseldorf, including low cost (Wizz Air) connections to Barcelona, Basel, Brussels, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Eindhoven, Frankfurt Hahn, Friedershafen, Geneva, Gothenburg, Istanbul, London, Malmo, Milan, Munich, Nuremberg, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Split, Stockholm, Treviso, Wien, Zurich and other European cities.

Transport Skopje – Bitola: Option A: Bus from Skopje to Bitola. When you arrive to the Skopje airport, the Centre of the town of Skopje and the intercity bus station are reachable by taxi (20 EUR) or by bus (around 3 EUR). The distance to the Skopje intercity bus station and the Centre of the city is about 18km. Bitola is 170 km southwest from the capital Skopje, reachable by daily frequent bus lines that depart from the centrally located intercity bus station. Bus travel from Skopje intercity bus station to Bitola takes about 3.5 hours and costs 9 EUR one way ticket or around 12 EUR return ticket. Option B: Taxi from Skopje airport. Taxi from the Skopje airport to Bitola should cost 75 EUR - this service is from the official taxi company serving the airport. We can provide you with more info, if requested.

Flights to Ohrid airport: Ohrid airport is approximately 6km from Ohrid and 80km to the Conference venue. Town Ohrid is reachable by taxi from the airport for around 8 EUR.

Transport Ohrid - Bitola: Bitola is reachable by taxi from the Ohrid airport for around 28 EUR. We can provide you with more info, if requested.

Flights to other nearby airport: Thessaloniki airport in Greece; well connected to other European destinations, but unfortunately there are no direct connections to Bitola. It is possible to get from Thessaloniki to Skopje, by bus or train, bus being recommended as it is much faster.

Editorial Board

Organizing Committee:

Goran Ilik, PhD - Chairman
Angelina Stanojoska, PhD - Vice-Chairman
Mirjana Ristovska, PhD - Peer-Review Coordinator
Blagoj Gjorgjievski, PhD - Finance Coordinator
Elena Tilovska -Kechegi, PhD - PR
Aleksandar Kotevski, PhD - Technical Editor and IT Consultant
Milka Dimitrovska, MA - Secretary
Arse Petreski, PhD
Mladen Karadzoski, PhD
Branko Dimeski, PhD
Svetlana Veljanovska, PhD
Elena Temelkovska - Anevska, PhD
Sasha Dukoski, PhD
Nikola Tuntevski, PhD
Elizabeta Tosheva, PhD
Ivona Shushak, MA


International Programme Committee:
Artur Adamczyk, PhD, Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw, Poland
Hans-Juergen Zahorka, LIBERTAS - European Institute GmbH, Germany
Goran Bandov, PhD, Dag Hammarskjold University, Croatia
Oxana Karnaukhova, PhD, Southern Federal University, Russian Federation
Mehmet Sahin, PhD, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Ilija Todorovski, PhD, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in Bitola, Macedonia
Gjorgji Tonovski, PhD, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in Bitola, Macedonia
Dimitar Eftimovski, PhD, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in Bitola, Macedonia
Aleksandra Patoska, PhD, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in Bitola, Macedonia
Christian Ruggiero, PhD, Sapienza University, Italy
Zoran Lutovac, PhD, Institute of Social Sciences, Serbia
Marko Babic, PhD, Institute of European Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
Przemyslaw Biskup, PhD, Polish Institute of International Affairs, Poland
Gloria Esteban de la Rosa, PhD, University of Jaen, Spain
Eloi Martins Senhoras, PhD, Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), Brazil
Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, PhD, The University of South Florida St. Petersburg, USA
Aslam Khan, PhD, Department of Political Science, Yobe State University, Nigeria
Polonca Kovac, PhD, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Viorel Paska, PhD, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Lucian Bercea, PhD, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Laura Stanila, PhD, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Zoran Pavlovic, PhD, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Goran Ilic, PhD, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Istvan Gal, PhD, University of Pecs, Hungary
Marija Lucic - Catic, PhD, University of Saraevo, BiH
Dina Bajrakterevic, PhD, University of Saraevo, BiH
Nedzad Koraljic, PhD, University of Saraevo, BiH
Tanja Kesic, PhD, Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies, Belgrade, Serbia
Milan Zarkovic, PhD, Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies, Belgrade, Serbia
Milica Kolakovic, PhD, Institute of criminological and sociological research, Belgrade, Serbia
Alba Kreka,PhD, Faculty of Education and Philology, Albania
Sergiu Popovici, PhD, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Florentina Mutiu, PhD, West University of Timisoara, Romania

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