“The Balkans – the other Europe?”

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International University of Novi Pazar &
Rectors’ Conference of the Universities
of the Alps Adriatic Region

Dear Sir or Madam,

We would like to invite you to actively participate in the work of the AARC PhD scientific conference “The Balkans – the other Europe?“ with Your scientific and professional paper (report, study or debate) on 26th March 2022. The conference is jointly organized by the International University of Novi Pazar, Serbia, and the Rectors’ Conference of the Universities of the Alps Adriatic Region and will be held in Novi Pazar as well as online.

Marija Todorova in her eminent work Imagining Balkans notes “the Balkan Peninsula is undoubtedly part of the European mainland, yet the adjective Balkan’ can imply the opposite of European”. Historical past of the Balkans (Ottoman and post-Ottoman period) and the events which took place at the beginning of 20th century (outbreak of First Balkan War) and different political constellation influenced the development of the Balkans „otherness“, in sense that Balkans was imagined as backward, violent and uncivilized part of the world. These tendencies in perception of Balkans and its states as unreliable, instable, inefficient with incompetent bureaucracy as a total opposite of the European states which are the symbol of order, law justice and efficient administration, continues for decades. The region has to be seen in its real light with all diversities (cultural, national and political) that permeate every part of it. Thus not to be forgotten that the Balkans is located strategically for Europe – it is close to the Middle East, North Africa and Russia. However, the culturally diversity, geographic sights, economic potentials and many other positive aspects of the Balkan Peninsula are often ignored. Therefore, this conference aims to present a broader picture of the Balkans by developing better communication linkages and networking opportunities for the future.

We use this opportunity to cordially invite you to participate actively in the Conference.

Thematic areas and subtopics of the Conference will help you to identify the most appropriate dialogue to which you might wish to contribute with your work.

Thematic areas

International scientific conference “The Balkans – the other Europe?” programme is structured into separate thematic units:

  • Cultural diversity of the Balkan Peninsula
  • The Balkans Peninsula and EU integration
  • Economic potentials of the Balkan Peninsula
  • Nationalism and Cosmopolitism in the Balkan Peninsula

Important dates

13 February, 2022

Abstract submission

28 February, 2022

Abstract acceptance notification

30 April, 2022

Paper submission

31 May, 2022

Paper acceptance notification

26 March, 2022

Conference date

 Scientific Committee:

  • Suad Bećirović,International University of Novi Pazar
  • Fehim Husković, International University of Novi Pazar
  • Amela Lukač-Zoranić,International University of Novi Pazar
  • Muzafer Saračević,International University of Novi Pazar
  • Marija Krivokapić, University of Montenegro
  • Samir Ljajić, International University of Novi Pazar
  • Kushtrim Ahmeti,University of Tetova
  • Samed Jukić,International University of Novi Pazar
  • Senad Bušatlić,International University of Sarajevo
  • Kimeta Hamidović, International University of Novi Pazar
  • Armela Panajoti, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”
  • Amela Muratović, International University of Novi Pazar
  • Samra Dečković,International University of Novi Pazar
  • Jasmina Nikšić,International University of Novi Pazar

Organizing Committee:

  • MSc Haris Zogić
  • MSc Elma Kujović
  • MSc Dženis Bajramović
  • MSc Albina Plojović
  • MSc Sunaj Hadžija
  • MSc Fahreta Fijuljanin
  • MSc Saima Bačićanin

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