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GREEN AGENDA FOR WESTERN BALKANS – International Scientific Conference, June 20-22, 2023



 – International Scientific Conference –


June 20-22, 2023, Belgrade, Serbia



We cordially invite you to participate in the International Scientific Conference GREEN AGENDA FOR WESTERN BALKANS, which will take place from 20 to 22 June 2023 in Belgrade.

We are excited to bring together researchers and scholars from Europe and beyond, but also technology leaders, companies, institutions, policy makers and other stakeholders related to the Green Transition sector to discuss important topics leading to a successful implementation of the Green Agenda in the Western Balkan countries.

The GREEN AGENDA FOR WESTERN BALKANS International Conference is a comprehensive three-day event filled with inspiring keynotes, panel discussions and high-level networking. This is your chance to experience the unique collaborative culture in Belgrade and to meet entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, developers and frontrunners within green transition.

Our goal is to create a platform that enables exchange and dissemination of scientific knowledge on spatial planning and linked sciences between and amongst researchers, scholars and other stakeholders.

Our key areas of focus are themes connected to the European Commission guidelines for implementing the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, which envisages actions around five pillars, covered also by the European Green Deal: (I) climate action, including decarbonization, energy and mobility (II) circular economy, addressing in particular waste, recycling, sustainable production and efficient use of resources (III) biodiversity, aiming to protect and restore the natural wealth of the region (IV) fighting air, water, and soil pollution and (V) sustainable food systems and rural areas

Beside above mentioned five key areas, our focus will be especially spatial planning, as a one of the key implementation instruments, digitalization as a key enabler for these pillars in line with the concept of the dual green and digital transition and inputs and new perspective from our young researchers.

Our speakers and panellists from different backgrounds and sectors will share their insights on the latest developments in these areas and provide valuable perspectives on the road ahead.

The transition task ahead of us is giant and forthcoming years will be a period for major decisions. Our ambition is to spur dialogue to facilitate fact-base dialogue.

Thank you for joining us and we look forward to a productive and enlightening conference.



SECTION 1: Clean energy sources and climate protection

SECTION 2: Towards circular economy

SECTION 3: Depollution of air, water and soil

SECTION 4: Sustainable agriculture and food production

SECTION 5: Protection of biodiversity and ecosystems

SECTION 6: GreenFORCE – Green agenda and spatial planning

SECTION 7: Young researchers /MSc and PhD students/




Tuesday 20th June 2023. Opening day /SASA/

12:00  Registration

13:00 – 14:00 Opening & Welcome Address

14:00 – 15:30  Keynotes presentations

15:30 – 16:30  Refreshment

16:30 – 18:00 Keynotes presentations

18:15 – 20:00 – City tour

20:00 – Cocktail  /Jevremovac Botanical Garden/


Wednesday 21st June 2023. Conference venue /ENVOY Conference/

09:00 – 10:50  Section 1 & 2

10:50 – 11:10  Coffee break

11:10 – 13:00  Section 1 & 2

13:00 – 14:30  Refreshment

14:30 – 16:20  Section 3, 4, & 5

16:20 – 16:40  Coffee break

16:40 – 18:00  Section 3, 4, & 5

19:00 – 20:30 Boat cruise along Belgrade’s rivers


Thursday 22nd June 2023. /University of Belgrade &  Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment/

09:00 – 11:30  Section 7 – /University of Belgrade/

12:00 – 14:00  Academy Jubilee – 130 years of the Faculty of Geography – University of Belgrade

16:00 – 18:00  Section 6 GreenFORCE –  Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment


Important dates

Early registration deadline: 21st April 2023

Abstract Submission: 21st April 2023

Registration deadline: 1st June 2023

Sending presentations: 1st June 2023

Full papers submission: 30th September 2023

Decision on papers: 20th October 2023



Scientific Committee

Simin Davoudi, Ph.D. – Newcastle University – School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Maroš Finka, Ph.D. – Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Bianca Mitrica, Ph.D. – Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy

Kjell Nilsson, Ph.D.- Nilsson Landscape

Kai Böhme, Ph.D. – Spatial Foresight

Erblin Berisha, Ph.D. – Politecnico di Torino

Elena Todella, Ph.D.  – Politecnico di Torino

Danial Mohabat Doost, Ph.D.- Politecnico di Torino

Besnik Aliaj, Ph.D. – POLIS University

Rudina Toto, Ph.D. – POLIS University

Sotir Dhamo, Ph.D. – POLIS University

Dritan Shutina, Ph.D. – Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development

Carlos Tapia, Ph.D. – Nordregio

Marjan Nikolov, Ph.D. – Center for Economic Analyses,

Tanja Miščević, PhD – Ministry of European Integration, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences

Velimir Šećerov, PhD – University of Belgrade – Faculty of Geography

Marija Jeftić, PhD – University of Belgrade – Faculty of Geography

Zora Živanović, PhD – University of Belgrade – Faculty of Geography

Danica Šantić, PhD – University of Belgrade – Faculty of Geography

Žaklina Stojanović, Ph.D. – University of Belgrade – Faculty of Economy

Branko Stajić, Ph.D. – University of Belgrade – Faculty of Forestry

Ljubiša Stanisavljević, PhD – University of Belgrade – Faculty of Biology

Vladimir Lojanica – University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture

Dušan Živković, Ph.D. – University of Belgrade – Faculty of Agriculture

Nebojša Bojović, Ph.D. – University of Belgrade – Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering

Slobodan Marković, Ph.D. – SANU, University of Novi Sad – Faculty of Sciences

Dragan Burić, Ph.D. – University of Montenegro – Faculty of Philosophy

Goran Trbić, Ph.D. – University of Banja Luka- Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Nermin Oruč, PhD – Center for Development Evaluation and Social Science Research


Organizing Committee

Aleksandar Djordjević, Ph.D. – University of Belgrade – Faculty of Geography

Milan Radović, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Geography

Branko Protić, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Geography

Lazar Tomović, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Geography

Vladimir Popović, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Geography


Forms of Presentations

The papers will be presented in 10 minutes oral sessions (.ppt or .pptx slides and Q&A)

Certificate of Presentation

The presenting Author receives a Certificate of Presentation. The Certificate will be sent to the Authors after the Conference via e-mail.


Conference fees:

Early registration   80EUR  /  40EUR for students

Registration   150EUR  /  70EUR for students

Conference fees covers admittance to all sessions of the Conference, a copy of Proceedings (containing the author’s paper), Lunches, Refreshments and Social Events.

Please note that the accommodation and travel expenses are to be covered by participants themselves.






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note: all bank charges must be paid by the participant

Domestic participants can pay conference fee in RSD (an amount equivalent to average exchange rate of NBS on the day of payment) through the following bank account:
Geografski fakultet, Account No: 840-1816666-75 (purpose of the payment: Kotizacija)


Submission of Abstract: The abstract should be written in English (no more than 300 words, Times New Roman, 11pt), up to 5 keywords, home institution and affiliated department(s), and co-authors.

Abstracts must be submitted online to the submission email

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and selected for presentation by the Scientific Committee. The letter of notification will be sent by 25th April 2023. After abstract evaluation, committees will have the chance to transfer papers between sessions where applicable.


Conference Proceedings

All the selected abstracts will be presented in a Book of Abstracts with the adequate ISBN number. Also, there is a possibility for the selected papers to be published in a special issue of an international publisher we are at the moment negotiating with. Book of abstracts will be distributed to participants at the conference.


Official Language: English


Conference Venues:

SASA – The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 35, Kneza Mihaila St. 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia


ENVOY Conference, 47, Gospodar-Jevremova St. 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia


Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment, 5, Studentski trg, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia


University of Belgrade – Faculty of Geography, 3, Studentski trg, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia


University of Belgrade – Rectorate, 1, Studentski trg, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia


Jevremovac Botanical Garden, 43, Takovska St. 11000 Belgrade, Serbia



Further details about the Conference can be found at and

For any questions and comments please contact us at

Next, more detailed information will be on 5th May 2023.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Belgrade.