TO THE 10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "CHALLENGES OF EUROPE":
"THE QUEST FOR NEW COMPETITIVENESS"
It is our pleasure to invite you to the X. – jubilee International conference “Challenges of Europe” organized by the Faculty of Economics, University of Split, Croatia, under the auspices of His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Croatia, Mr Ivo Josipović, and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce
Over the period of 18 years, this biennial conference has become an important place of encounter between scholars and practitioners from different countries, cultures and backgrounds discussing contemporary economic issues regarding Europe as an important global player as well as the issues within the European economic system itself, facing various changes in a dynamic environment.
Serving as a platform for an economic dialogue, the Conference has gathered more than 1,300 authors with over 1,000 papers from more than 50 countries all over the world.
The aim of the International conference “Challenges of Europe” continues to be putting the European economy and its role into focus especially now when global economy is troubled and recovery slow and weak. Sustained structural reforms aimed at enhancing competitiveness will be necessary for countries to stabilize economic growth and ensure the rising prosperity of their populations going into the future. The mission of this X. International Conference “Challenges of Europe: The Quest for New Competitiveness” is to foster knowledge transfer and benchmark the factors underpinning new competitiveness in the modern challenging economic environment. Understanding the factors behind this process has occupied the minds of economists for hundreds of years, and we hope to provide new insights and stimulate discussion on best practices and strategies in quest of overcoming the obstacles hampering competitiveness.
Plenary sessions, attractive guest speakers, presentations of papers and working papers, panels etc. will be organized in order to ensure that the most novel and cutting edge research findings receive the greatest exposure and to provide maximum opportunity for presentation by young researchers.
Professor Željko Garača
Faculty of Economics in Split
Apart from generating new scientific and practitioner collaborations and bringing into focus some “old” ones, the X. International Conference: “Challenges of Europe” will surely be both intellectually and culturally satisfying, especially having in mind that this jubilee number will be celebrated in our home town Split, which has been awarded Croatian tourism champion for the year 2012. The Conference “Challenges of Europe” is proud to be recognized as a distinguished “Conference of Soul” by a large number of participants who repeatedly attend it due to the fact that the participants are considered above all as friends and colleagues. And we will make sure to make this jubilee one, unforgettable.
It just so happens that the Conference’s 10th anniversary takes place in the same year of Croatia’s joining the European Union and in this interesting moment, being in Split will surely mean being at the forefront of new information.
We sincerely look forward to your participation.
Dobrodošli! - Welcome!