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Aveiro 2021

Varazdin Development and Entrepreneurship Agency & University North

First Call

Updated: Conference sessions are exclusively online, please use Discord tutorial included in the program.

We are happy to announce the First call for the 68th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development - 24-25 May, 2021 - Aveiro, Portugal. Topics are focused, but not limited, to recent challenges from the digital era to societies and business enterprises, in particular to Retail Management.

In cooperation with: University of Aveiro, Faculty of Management University of Warsaw, Poland, Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences Sale - Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco and Polytechnic of Medimurje in Cakovec

  24-25 May, 2021


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


I. E-Commerce and Challenges for the Retail Industry

  • Digital disruption and Impacts on Society and Businesses
  • New E-commerce Models: from B2B to C2C
  • Retail Management Dynamics
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Need for Customization
  • Social Media Marketing and Digital Communication
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Data Processing Issues from EUs GDPR
  • Changes and New Horizons for Warehousing and Logistics

II. Globalization and Issues faced by 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

III. 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

IV. Entrepreneurship Caught Between Creativity and Bureaucracy

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



  • 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: Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. Zagreb
  • Bank/Branch Institution Address: Magazinska cesta 69, Zagreb, Croatia
  • S.W.I.F.T. (BIC): RZBHHR2X
  • Acc. Holder Name: VADEA d.o.o.
  • Acc Holder Address: Mihanoviceva 4, 42000 Varazdin, Croatia
  • IBAN: HR6124840081135190251
  • Purpose: 'Participant's Name - Aveiro 2021'



  • Submission of abstracts for review: March 19, 2021
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: March 24, 2021
  • Submission of complete/full papers for the proceedings: May 8, 2021
  • Notification of full paper acceptance: May 10, 2021
  • Early registration: May 10, 2021
  • Final registration: May 15, 2021
  • Conceiving and finalizing the esd-Conference program: May 18, 2021
  • ESD Conference sessions: May 24, 2021


Program will be available few days before the conference.


University of Aveiro, Campus Universitario de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal / Building: Complexo Pedagogico, Cientifico e Tecnologico


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  • Medjimursko Veleuciliste u Cakovcu
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