Economic Integrations, Competition and Cooperation

10th International Scientific Conference french_flag.pngEconomic Integrations, Competition and Cooperation, Opatija - Croatia, April 22 - 24, 2015




Programe Committee

President: Vinko Kandžija, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics, Croatia
Vice-president: Andrej Kumar, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia


  • Heri Bezić, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics, Croatia
  • Metka Tekavčić, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
  • Evrard Claessens, University of Antwerp, Europacentrum Jean Monnet, Belgium
  • Mario Pines, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Lajoš Žager, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia
  • Ivo Družić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia
  • Srdjan Redzepagic, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France
  • Claude Albagli, University of Paris XII (Val de Marne), France
  • Xavier Richet, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III
  • Alain Redslob, University of Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), France
  • Mila Gadžić, University of Mostar, Faculty of Economics
  • Branislav Boričić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics, Serbia
  • Milivoje Radović, University of Podgorica, Faculty of Economics, Montenegro
  • Skender Ahmeti, University of Priština, Faculty of Economics, Kosovo
  • Mit'hat Mema, "Alexandër Moisiu" University of Durres, Albania
  • Ljubomir Drakulevski, University "St. Cyril & Methodius" in Skopje, Faculty of Economics, Macedonia
  • Bardhyl Ceku, "Alexandër Moisiu" University of Durres, Albania
  • Margarita Shivergueva, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria
  • Maria Negreponti-Delivanis, CEDIMES Komotini, Greece
  • Victor M. Ostroverhov, Ternopil National Economic University, Faculty of Economics and Management, Ukraine
  • Vasile Marina, Academy of Public Administration Chişinău, Moldova
  • Christos Pitelis, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Ion Stegăroiu, Valahia University of Târgovişte, Romania
  • Ion Cucui, Valahia University of Târgovişte, Romania
  • Vâsile Candea, Academy of Romanian scientists, Romania
  • Öcal Usta, University of Dokuz Eylül, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Turkey
  • Ahmed El Moutaouasset, Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences - Marrakech

Organizing Committee

  • Presidents: Marko Tomljanović, Igor Cvečić
  • Members: Vinko Zaninović, Luka Samaržija, Diana Ježina, Ana Babić


Call for papers

NEW DEADLINE Abstracts can be submitted to the Program Committee by February 25, 2015 

  • Registration Form
  • Theory of economic integration
  • Trade liberalization and regional cooperation
  • Challenges of the EU enlargement
  • EU enlargements in business perspective
  • Integration policies: case studies
  • Changing global competitive environment – theory and practices
  • Legal environment of the EU
  • Western Balkans; trade, cooperation and EU integration perspective
  • Micro and macro dimensions of structural and institutional changes in Balkan countries
  • Geopolitical environment on integration and enlargement
  • Economic cooperation between Maghreb countries and the Republic of Croatia
  • Workshops for doctoral students of Central and South-EastEuropean PhD Network (CESEENET)
  • Cooperation challenges after the EU accession of Croatia.

Interested parties are also invited to volunteer as reviewers, discussants and session chairs. In addition to sharing and discussing ideas, this International Conference is designed to strengthen the spirit of European economic and business cooperation and promote Western Balkan accession to the EU.


List of participants


Conference program




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  • non-smoking areas
  • entrance for disabled
  • public parking
  • underground garage



A study excursion is planned for Saturday, April 25th 2015. It is optional and not included in the registration fee.


Additional informations



  • The Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia
  • The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia
  • University of Rijeka
  • Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)



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