News archive - [Event Announcement and Call for Papers] 6th International Conference on European Studies (ICES’17) "Local, Regional and Global Governance"

Epoka University in Tirana, Albania, organizes the 6th International Conference on European Studies (ICES'17). The conference titled Local, regional and global governance’ will be held on 5-6 November 2017 in Tirana, Albania. Academicians, scholars, professionals, and graduate students are invited to submit their papers for ICES’17.

Conference Scope

The title of the conference clearly emphasizes one of the central issues in an ever globalizing world. Good governance is the basis for an effective policy selection and implementation. As such, it appears as a crucial condition for being successful in the achievement of a broad range of policy objectives in domestic and international arena. ICES’17 focuses on governance as a process of interaction among a set of three main actors including state, civil society and private sector in local, regional and global levels. Improvement of the quality of governance is a challenging process that requires coordination among all three actors in all three levels mentioned above. This conference aims to promote an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, knowledge, research, information and recommendations between scholars, policy makers, governors, civil society and research students on the perspectives and challenges on local, regional and global governance. 

The conference will be held in English. If there are enough presenters that want to present their papers in Albanian language, sessions in Albanian can also be arranged. 

Paper Submission and Selection

Contributed papers will be selected through a blind review process of the abstracts (not more than 500 words) which should contain a clear indication of the purpose of the research and its relationship with the conference topics, the approach used the major results, and the implications.

Double Article Review

We would like to inform that all submitted abstracts and papers will be reviewed (blind review) by the scientific committee of the conference in order to comply with the ‘peer reviewed’ conditions.  Further, if the participants want, the organizing committee of the conference would provide reviewers/ referee reports, including their comments, on the paper.

Publication and Conference Proceedings

Accepted abstracts/proposals or papers, panels, workshops, or media productions will be published as Conference Proceedings and distributed to the attendees. The selected papers, after academically edited and reviewed, will be grouped for possible publication as a special issue in a journal.  

Important dates and deadlines:

Abstract Submission: Abstracts with maximum 250 words should be submitted by e-mail ( no later than 30 June 2017. A clear indication of the authors, affiliations and contacts should be made.

Abstract Acceptance Notification: Authors will be notified upon acceptance of their abstract by 30 July 2017.

Registration and full papers submission: 15 September 2017.

Conference Fee:

Normal Registration Fee: 100  Euro/person

Registration fee for students: 50 Euro/person

Registration Fee for Epoka/Partner Institution Staff: 50 Euro/person

Registration Fee for Epoka/Partner Institution Students: 25 Euro/person

Each additional author (co-author) needs to pay a fee of 25 Euro.

The key-note speakers and authors of invited papers will be excluded of payment of the conference attendance fee.


Source and further information: ICES 2017

Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Giorgio Piccirillo on April 24, 2017
Modified on April 24, 2017