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Porto 2020

Varazdin Development and Entrepreneurship Agency & University North

First Call

Updated: 30.03.2020.:
In view of the Covid-19 virus situation, we would like to inform everyone that the Proceedings of the Porto Conference will be published in mid-April, while the conference itself, if possible, will take place on July 16-17, 2020.

We are happy to announce the First Call for the 52nd International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development hosted by Universidade Lusofona do Porto. Topics are focused, but not limited to recent challenges in modern national economies and business enterprises.

In cooperation with: Universidade Lusofona do Porto, CPES – Universidade Lusofona, Faculty of Management University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences Sale - Mohammed V University in Rabat and Medjimursko Veleuciliste u Cakovcu

  16-17 July, 2020


Please consider submitting an abstract for the Conference within next few weeks. We proudly hope to have your distinguish name among authors and participants. After receiving the full texts, The Scientific Committee will decide which papers should be included in the Plenary Session.

Sincerely Yours,
President of Scientific Committee

Prof. Marijan Cingula


Globalization and Challenges of the Modern World

  • Contemporary Economy and Globalization
  • The Economic Impact on Social Development and Democracy
  • Regional Development
  • National Economies Between Liberalization and Intervention
  • International and Local Capital Markets
  • Education and Knowledge Management
  • Towards Modern Welfare Economics
  • Modern Tendencies in Economy and Management of Tourism
  • The impact of globalization on different areas of law
  • The impact of globalization on conflict resolution: the role of mediation and arbitration
  • The impact of globalization in Administrative and Political Sciences

Enterprise in Turbulent Environment

  • Building a Resilient Organization
  • The Economics of Modern Enterprise
  • Planning or Predicting: Concepts and Models
  • Corporate Governance
  • Manufacturing: Strategy, Technology, and Organization
  • Human Capital Management
  • Marketing Perspective
  • The Legal Environment of Business
  • Business Continuity
  • ICT Support to Business Activities
  • Corporate Finance
  • Accounting and Auditing

Entrepreneurship Caught Between Creativity and Bureaucracy

  • The Role of SMEs in National Economies
  • SMEs in Global Value Chains
  • Education for Creativity

Invited Sessions

  • Circular economy
  • Communication for development



  • Publishing Full paper/Abstract + presentation: 450 EUR
  • Presentation without publishing: 350 EUR
  • Accompanying co-author: 250 EUR
  • Listener only: 300 EUR


  • Publishing full paper, without attending: 300 EUR


  • Early registration (Publishing Full paper or Abstract + presentation): 400 EUR
  • 2nd paper publishing/presenting: 250 EUR

Attending fee includes admission to all sessions, conference kit (including the Scientific Book of Proceedings on CD), admission to the lunch or/and dinner, plus all coffee breaks, according to the conference program.

Conference Fee is not refundable. Payed amount can be used as a stored credit for any of our upcoming conferences.


  • Bank Institution: Zagrebacka banka d.d.
  • Bank/Branch Institution Address: Kapucinski trg 5, Varazdin, Croatia
  • S.W.I.F.T. (BIC): ZABAHR2X
  • Acc. Holder Name: VADEA d.o.o.
  • Acc Holder Address: Mihanoviceva 4, 42000 Varazdin, Croatia
  • IBAN: HR7223600001101745832
  • Purpose: 'Participant's Name - Porto 2020'



  • Submission of abstracts for review: February 20, 2020
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: February 25, 2020
  • Submission of complete/full papers for the proceedings: April 10, 2020
  • Notification of full paper acceptance: April 15, 2020
  • Early registration: April 01, 2020
  • Final registration: April 10, 2020
  • Conceiving and finalizing the esd-Conference program: April 15, 2020
  • ESD Conference sessions (if possible): July 16-17, 2020
    Updated due to the situation regarding Covid-19.


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Universidade Lusofona do Porto, R. de Augusto Rosa 24, 4000-098 Porto, Portugal


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