About the conference

The international scientific conference entitled as ‘Economic and Social Challenges of the European Economy’ follows the long tradition of conferences held in the Moravian-Silesian Region on the topics of Economic and Social Policy, Economic Policy and Economies in Transition, Economic Policy and New EU Member States and Economic Policy in EU Member States. The conference takes place in the Moravian-Silesian Beskid Mountains and is attended by experts in the disciplines of economics, law, social and political sciences and international relations – coming from the Czech Republic as well as from abroad. Based on suggestions from our previous participants, we extended the focus of last year’s conference to include social policy, which is an inherent part of economic policy, becoming increasingly important. The title of the international scientific conference called ‘Economic and Social Challenges of the European Economy’ thus better reflects its focal point.

In 2020, the conference will be held at Chateau Petrovice in Petrovice u Karviné from 2 to 4 September. This year’s conference is organised by the Silesian University in Opava together with PRIGO University.

The plenary session of 2019 hosted the following speakers: Aleš Michl, Member of the Bank Board of the Czech National Bank, and Svatopluk Kapounek, Vice-Dean for Creative Activities at the Faculty of Business and Economics at Mendel University in Brno. In 2018, the plenary session’s speakers were Helena Horská, Chief Economist at Raiffeisenbank, and Jan Fidrmuc, Adviser to the Institute for Strategies and Analyses of the Office of the Government of the Slovak Republic. Václav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, Jan Švejnar, Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance, Miroslav Singer, the then Governor of the Czech National Bank, Jan Světlík, patron and entrepreneur, Petr Dufek, Analyst in the ČSOB bank and Petr Zahradník, expert in economics, all spoke at the plenary sessions of previous conferences.

The conference’s International Scientific and Organisation Committee guarantees its quality. A number of conference proceedings have been published under its guidance, which are included in world-renowned databases, such as Web of Science of Clarivate Analytics. The best articles presented at the conference will be published after the review procedure in DANUBE – a professional journal included in the databases SCOPUS, Erih PLUS, EconLit, EBSCO, ProQuest and many others.

Participants can register for the conference via an online form where it is sufficient to fill in just the name and contact details. Information about the conference fee and the registration deadlines will be specified in January 2020. Speeches will be accepted in English, Czech and Slovak. The conference languages are Czech, Slovak and English. The contributions presented in English will be included in a separate English section.

Our conference supports the activities carried out by postgraduates and young researchers. A special Junior Section will be created for these participants at the conference. Instead of questions, we expect this section to have a generous attitude of all involved, a friendly and encouraging environment and presentations followed by advice and recommendations for further work carried out by young scientists. Participation in this section is particularly suitable for the beginners in the academic world, who are in the first period of their scientific lives. If you are interested in taking part in this section, please indicate this during your registration.

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Conference days: 2 – 4 September 2020