Monday | Jul 15 2024

Balkan Studies Congress


The Balkan Studies Congress is an international congress organized for the purposes of encouraging interdisciplinary studies in the field of social sciences and of contributing to qualified and original academic output. The Balkan Studies Congress aims to increase the quality of postgraduate studies by allowing for versatile communication and experience to be transferred to young academicians and to increase academic interaction and activity within the region and with Turkey. It aims to contribute to developing a common language and method by encouraging interdisciplinary approaches in order to overcome the difficulties with the qualified academic output of the states and societies trying to recover from the effects of the wars experienced in the Western Balkans after 1990 and that have many troubled areas ahead of them.

The Congress is planned to take place in cities such as Skopje, Istanbul, Sarajevo, Tirana, and Vienna. The Congress, which will visit one university and city each year, will also collaborate with non-governmental organizations that perform studies in this field. The Congress offers researchers at various universities in the Balkans, especially those in the Western Balkans and Turkey, who are conducting or have completed postgraduate studies in the last three years related to the Balkans the privilege of exchanging and enriching ideas by presenting their studies to experienced academicians or academician candidates.

The Congress applies the blind peer review system; the abstracts and full texts that are submitted will be accepted after being evaluated by reviewers who are experts in their field. The papers chosen at the end of the Congress will be published by the Fettah Efendi Association in order to admit the presentations taking place at the Congress to the scientific world.

  • 1st Balkan Studies Congress-Skopje
  • 2nd Balkan Studies Congress – Tirana
  • 3rd Balkan Studies Congress – Istanbul