The Great Powers influence on the security of small states (with call for papers)

Event date
June 23-25, 2019
Republic of North Macedonia
Short description

The Faculty of Security-Skopj  organizes its tenth international scientific conference "The Great Powers influence on the security of small states" in June 2019. Each year the Faculty organizes an international conference in the field of security studies traditionally held in Ohrid. It is the biggest academic conference in the Western Balkans that focuses on various security issues.


At the tenth conference to be held in 23.06-25.06.2019 in Hotel Metropol,Ohrid, it will be discussed the following topics: ​

Geostrategic interests and political influences

- ​   Geopolitical conflict of concepts, interests and ideologies in the region: Euro- Atlantic vs. Euro- Asian integration;

-    Russian influence in the Balkans- destabilizing threat or factor for economic growth;

-    Turkish foreign and security policy in the Balkans;

-    One belt One road- China between economic promotion and democratic obstacle ;

-    The role of USA in the Balkans in the era of President Tramp;

-    German strategic interests in the region;


  New security challenges and asymmetric threats

-   Radicalism and the Balkans;

-   Security between strategies and red lines in the Balkans;

-   The role of non-state actors in the security of Southeast Europe;

-   Hybrid threats as new challenges for security;


  Global movements and changing policies

-   Migration, human rights, political and security risks for small states;

-   The role of the rule of law in the balance between justice and security in international relations;

-   Contemporary forms of crime as a global threat;

-   Capacity strengthening of small states and the capacity for fighting corruption and organized crime;​

The Conference mission is to encourage the academic community and practitioners in the field of security to exchange knowledge based on scientific methods for security research, and to use the experiences from practice so as to attribute a scientific and research quality to them.  The international scientific conference will contribute to the analysis of the security situation and the security challenges.​​

All interested participants are to submit an abstract of 300 to 500 words on the e-mail address: no later than 27th January 2019 

The deadline for submission of the entire paper is 7th March 2019 
All papers which will be approved and presented on the Conference will be published in a special electronic edition 
Working languages of the Conference are English and Macedonian 
All required information related to the Conference will be sent to the authors on their electronic e-mails and will be published on the webpage of the Conference.​

For more information about the Conference, please follow the links below:

Geographical focus
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General
Event type
  • Conference WBC

Entry created by Admin on December 27, 2018
Modified on December 27, 2018