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Global Security and Challenges of the 21st century - 1st Annual International Conference, MIT University - Skopje‏





June 8, 2012, Makedonski Brod

The security challenges of the 21st century are real provocation and dare for the humanity. The global security in the frames of the modern security concept is not an isolated scientific field that is determined only by the military threats. The modern security concept is based principally on the human security, built on principles of democracy and good governing, economic stability, education, health care, environmental protection, overall sustainable development or sustainable security. In the international relations the security is defined through stable bilateral relations, good neighbourly relations, regional stability and global security, as well as resistance to risks and threats. The globalization becomes a concept that symbolizes the spirit of the modern times, shaping life in the modern world. Therefore, these processes have enormous influence on the security, taking into consideration the openness of the environment where the internal and the external aspects of security are strongly bonded. The global processes have enabled development of trade, investments, technologies, especially information technology, leading towards better conditions concerning the freedom and the prosperity of the population, through expansion of the democratic gain in the community system. Stable security is a condition for development. Conflicts, as an antipode of stable security, don’t only destroy the infrastructure and the social aspect, but they also represent the essential factor for crime prevalence. Such constellation of relations reflects negatively on the investments and obstructs the normal economic activity, producing insecurity and poverty in many countries and regions. In the course of the last decade there hasn’t been a region in the whole world that hasn’t suffered a conflict. Unfortunately, most of the victims have been civilians. The contemporary security challenges give the field of global security a wider spectrum of scientific research. This scientific conference is an attempt to form an academic point of view of the conceptual issues concerning the global security challenges. The fields that are covered in this conference offer an open approach towards different areas that are affected by the contemporary security in different ways. That influence can be separate or complex enclosing one or more areas.


Global security

The European Union and the security

Security politics and strategy

EU, Russia and NATO in the global security

Information security

Human ecology and environmental protection

Risks and treats of unconventional forms of danger

Management methodology of security challenges

Language in the field of security

Sustainable development, economy, tourism and global security

Security and human rights

Working languages:

English and Macedonian
(Simultaneous interpreting)

Conference fee:

The conference fee is 40 Euros and includes lunch and transport Skopje - Makedonski Brod - Skopje. The conference fee is due after the acceptance of the abstract latest until May 20, 2012. The participants, whose abstracts will be accepted, will be provided with information in more detail for the payment in the notification letter.

Agenda for paper submission and publication:

Abstracts are due before February 20, 2012. Please fill in the attached form with your details and send it with the abstract to

Notification of the accepted abstracts until March 10, 2012,

Accepted paper submission deadline April 15, 2012,

Paper writing guidelines:

Paper should be up 8 pages in length or 12.000 characters no spaces, in Macedonian or English, written according to the following guidelines:
Text format: MS Word 2007 and older (*.docx; *.doc)
Font: Times New Roman
Page format: А4 (210×297 мм)
Line spacing: Single
Margins: left 2.0 cm, right 1,5 cm, top 2.0 cm, bottom 1,5 cm
Paper heading in Macedonian (only for the authors from Macedonia): 12 pt, bold, Alignment centered, Capital letters
Paper heading in English (for all authors): 12 pt., bold, Alignment centered, Capital letters
Name of the author: 11 pt., Alignment centered, if there are more authors one name should be underlined as presenter of the paper
Institutions and e-mail address: 11 pt., italic, Alignment centered
Abstract in Macedonian and key words (only for the authors from Macedonia): 11 pt., Alignment justified
Abstract in English and key words (for all authors): 11 pt., Alignment justified
Text: 11 pt., Alignment justified, the paper title should be written with capital letters, no numbering
Subtitles: 11 pt., bold, numbering, Alignment centered
Bibliography: 11 pt., numbering, alphabetical order (Harvard system)
References in the text: Harvard system
Picture title: 11 pt., italic, centered text under the picture
Table title: 11 pt., italic, centered text under the table
Pictures: acceptable formats: TIF, GIF, JPG, BMP, WMF and CDR


Info e-mail:
Assoc. Prof. Oliver Andonov, Ph.D.:,
Katerina Veljanovska, M.A.:,