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The Green European Foundation invites researchers, policy analysts and practitioners to submit papers about Green economy in the Balkans and to participate in the upcoming conference in Sofia, on November 9 and 10 2017.


EU policies and strategic documents, such as Europe 2020, the EU Energy Roadmap 2050, EU Climate Adaptation Strategy, outline approaches to renewable energy and Green and circular economy in order to end the overuse of resources and the social inequality and mitigate climate change. But how do they apply to post-socialist member states and candidates countries in South Eastern Europe? How can eco-innovations contribute to a lasting change of economy and society at large? What are the drawbacks and challenges of Green economy that we need to deal with, to make sure it brings shared prosperity and environmentally sustainable development for everyone? And how can politicians, activists and business communicate effectively, to take society at large on board of the transformation to green economy?


Researchers, policy analysts and practitioners are invited to propose papers in response to these, and related questions, for the conference ‘Eco-innovations for Green Economic Change and Shared Prosperity in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia’ on November 9 – 10, 2017.

The conference is part of the ongoing project “Revision the Economy in the Balkans: Change Policy not Climate” project by the Green European Foundation, organised with the support of the BlueLink Foundation Bulgaria, Networked Serbia and the Sunrise Association for Sustainable Social and Economic Development Sunrise from Macedonia. The project aims to foster economy transformation towards environmental, low-carbon and energy efficient reduction, along with increasing prosperity and equity in society.

A comparative study of the policy landscapes in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia, practical and political recommendations to achieving equitable Green economy in the three countries will be presented and discussed at the conference. The event will respond to one of the priorities of Bulgaria’s forthcoming presidency of the EU in 2018: eco-innovations as a driver for economic progress. How can they work for achieving shared prosperity and democratisation of the society?

Call for papers

We welcome submissions of research papers, position papers, investigation presentations, or multimedia/film presentations. Abstracts can be submitted by Sunday, October 8, 2017 via email to office@bluelink.net. Find all the guidelines for submitting your abstract in this brief guide.


No participation fees will be charged for this conference. The working language will be English. In case you have any questions, please contact the Bluelink team by sending an email to office@bluelink.net.

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