ICEP- 2020 - 18th International Conference on European Processes

7-8 May, 2020


About the Conference

Following the tradition, the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities of Kaunas University of Technology organises International, Interdisciplinary, Scientific Conference on European Processes for the academic as well as public society and PhD students.

The Conference will be held on 7–8th of May, 2020 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Kaunas University of Technology, Mickevičiaus g. 37, Kaunas, Lithuania

The conference aims to bring together members of academic as well as public society to present the newest scientific research results and discuss practical actualities regarding the European Processes. The political, economic, managerial and social security aspects will be key discussion points. The essential concept of the conference is to encourage interdisciplinary, scientific discussions which would inspire practical outcomes and social input in the light of Industry 4.0 transformations in Europe.

Papers are welcome in the following areas:

  1. European Affairs
  2. Contemporary Approaches to Risk and Safety Management in Europe
  3. Industry 4.0 Transformations in Europe
  4. Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe
  5. Reforming European Public Sector Systems
  6. Methodologies and methods for researching European processes
  7. Smart Jobs and Development of New Competences of Employees
  8. Institutional Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability in the Context of UN Sustainable Development Goals
  9. Social Inequalities and Solutions in Europe
  10. Political and Organisational Approaches to the Migration Challenges in Europe


Language of the conference: English



Registration and abstract submission 1 April, 2020
Confirmation of the abstract acceptance 7 April, 2020
Registration fee remittance 7 – 14 April, 2020
Final Papers submission 28 May, 2020 (after the conference)
Preliminary conference program 17 April, 2020


Requirements for the Abstract Submission
(deadline – 1 April, 2020)
    Requirements for the Final Paper
(deadline – 28 May, 2020) after the conference

The structure of abstract:

  • Title of the article
  • Full author’s name
  • Author’s working place and address
  • Author’s e-mail address
  • Abstract of the article (about 3,000 characters)

The abstract should present:
(1) the purpose of the study,
(2) the tasks
(3) the primary methods used, including a brief description of the study design,
(4) the key results that address the specific questions asked (including quantitative summaries or comparisons), and (4) the primary interpretations or conclusions drawn

  • Keywords (at least 5)

The page margins – 2 cm overall, Times New Roman, 10 pt for the text, single space between lines.

The abstract should be sent to:

Scheme for abstract construction:

The structure of final scientific article:

  • Title of the article;
  • Full author’s name;
  • Author’s working place and address
  • Author’s e-mail address;
  • Abstract (about 1,500 characters);
  • Keywords (minimum 5);
  • Introduction, research problem, novelty, aim, main objectives, object, research methods;
  • Text of the article;
  • Conclusions;
  • List of references (minimum 25 significant research works; DOI mark should be presented if the article has it).

The abstract should present:
(1) the purpose of the study,
(2) the tasks
(3) the primary methods used, including a brief description of the study design,
(4) the key results that address the specific questions asked (including quantitative summaries or comparisons), and (4) the primary interpretations or conclusions drawn

At the end: author’s affiliation: name, surname, scientific degree, institution, research fields.

The author should submit a 8–12 pages long article to the website (registration is compulsory):

European Integration Studies. ISSN 1822-8402
Scheme for article construction:


Every presenter will have approx. 10 min. for presentation and 10 min for comments and discussion. If you exceed the allocated time, the chair will stop you and open the discussion.

Presentations with empirical findings should include a brief overview of prior research positioning your research in a respective field, the key concepts, research question(s) and/or hypotheses, methodology, empirical findings, conclusions and statements or questions for discussion, which may include conceptual and theoretical implications.

Presentations of conceptual papers should address the research question(s), give an overview of the concept(s) under development and argue the novelty of your proposed framework or concept, followed by conclusions and discussion.

Practice-focused presentations should present the problem that the practice(s) addresses(s), its novel character (if applicable), the process of its implementation and outcomes, concluding with the lessons learnt.

PUBLISHING POSSIBILITY: selected, high quality scientific papers will be suggested to be published in scientific journal  European Integration Studies. ISSN 1822-8402

After double blind review, there will be suggested opportunity for papers publication:

Selected articles of high scientific quality will be considered for publication in the refereed journal European Integration Studies. ISSN 1822-8402 which is abstracted and indexed by International Databases:


A. Mickevičiaus g. 37, Kaunas, Lithuania
el. p.

Scientific Programme

Rasa Daugėlienė

Practical information

Donata Jovarauskienė
Registration fees, payments

Audronė Pauliukevičiūtė


Main Information

Price 150 EUR
Beneficiary‘s Bank:
Name AB SEB bankas
Address Gedimino pr. 12, LT-01103 Vilnius, Lithuania
Swift code CBVILT2X
Account no. LT387044060003104481
Name Kaunas University of Technology
Address K. Donelaičio g. 73, LT-44029 Kaunas, Lithuania
Please specify in „Purpose of Payment“ EU Conference Fee Surname, Ko018

Conference registration fee is 150 EUR per one participant. If there are more authors but only one of them is going to attend the conference, the conference fee is 150 EUR. In this case, one package will be presented to the authors.

Conference registration fee will cover: participant package and badge, lunch and refreshments during the Conference.

Travel and accommodation costs are not included.

The bank transfer receipt should be transferred by email:,

Please, inform us if you need an official invoice in advance:

You will get a confirmation letter about the participation as well as the registration fee transfer on your arrival.

If you have any questions, please contact Audronė Pauliukevičiūtė:


Participants may fly to and from Kaunas and Vilnius airports.

Traveling to and from Kaunas airport (in Lithuanian – Kauno oro uostas)

Bus No. 29 connects Kaunas International Airport with the city centre.  The journey takes about 45 minutes with the bus timetable being coordinated with flight schedules. A taxi service is available for those who need a speedier transfer. The taxi can be hailed on the streets, called by phone or using mobile App. The average price for one kilometer by taxi is 0,70 EUR or you can use Taxify in Kaunas. Wherever you are in the beautiful city of Kaunas, from Defensive medieval Kaunas Castle to Town Hall Square at the heart of the Old Town Kaunas, Taxify is just a tap of a button away.

Traveling to and from Vilnius airport (in Lithuanian – Vilniaus oro uostas).

From Vilnius Airport there are frequent train and bus connections to Kaunas (please also see below arriving by train and arriving by bus).The journey takes about 1-1,5 hours.

There are  several ways to get from Vilnius Airport (VNO) to Kaunas: by bus, train or car. Vilnius Airport is located approximately 100 km from Kaunas and it takes approx. 1 hour to travel by car. By intercity bus or train it takes 1-1,5 hour at a price of 6-10 euros.

Bus tickets and schedule

Train tickets

You can reach bus and train stations in Vilnius from the airport by taxi at a cost of 4-5 eur (see the route here) or by bus No. 1 (the stop is located in front of the airport arrivals hall) for €1 (see the route here).


Local and international bus transfers are provided by Kautra, Eurolines, Ecolines and TOKS. Timetables.


Kaunas can be reached easily by train from both Lithuanian and international cities. The railway station is in a convenient location as it takes barely 15 minutes on foot to reach the central city street Liberty Avenue (Laisvės Alėja). For the arriving by train from Vilnius and Vilnius airport, you can purchase train tickets online.


Buses, trolleybuses and minibuses. There are two types of tickets: A single use paper ticket and E-ticket (periodic for 3, 7, 30 or 92 days). Trolleybuses and buses run from 4:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. Payments for Kaunas city public transport are made with the help of non-contact electronic ticket (CARD) system. You may transfer different sums of money from your e-purse onto the CARD  and/or pay for certain kinds of e-ticket (of 3, 7, 30 and 92 days) periodically. You may buy the CARD at the newspaper stands or in the places marked by the special sign “Kauno Viešasis Transportas” (KVT) (Kaunas Public Transport). You must always have your card when getting on the means of transport.

The tickets purchased from the driver do not have to be validated by a ticket puncher. Passengers must get on the bus through the front door and validate e-tickets or buy a single-use ticket from  the driver. If there is a possibility, you should get off the bus through the back/middle door. You may check Kaunas public transport routes and schedules here.

Please note that participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.

Hotels recommended by organizers


**** Hotel EUROPA ROYALE Kaunas
Misko str. 11,
LT-44321 Kaunas, Lithuania

Special rates (tax incl.) for the Conference participants:

Service Price, EUR/per night
Standard room 1 / 2 persons 56 / 66 Eur
Business class room 1 / 2 persons 80 / 90 Eur
Mini apartments 1 / 2 persons 95 / 110 Eur

* price includes Hot-buffet breakfast, Car parking place.

** Not included: Kaunas city tax 1 EUR / person.

Europa Royale Kaunas is  a luxurous hotel located in the city centre at a walkable  distance to the conference venue (up to 10 min to walk).

For  reservation at Special Conference Rate please contact the manager: with a note “ICEP 2020 conference”. During the registration You need to specify “the guest of KTU”


****Hotel KAUNAS

Laisves av. 79, Kaunas, LT-44297, Lithuania
For Reservation please contact the manager:

Hotel Kaunas is located in the heart of the city at a walkable  distance to the conference venue ( approx. 10 min. to walk).


Laisves av. 90, Kaunas
+370 37 220 220
Additional information may be found on the official page:

Hotel Kaunas City is an economy class hotel located is in the heart of Kaunas at a walkable distance from conference venue (uo to 15 min. to walk)
Room prices at the hotel may vary depending on availability, please consult official hotel website for booking rates during your stay in Kaunas.


****BEST WESTERN Santaka Hotel Kaunas

Gruodžio g. 21, LT–44293 Kaunas, Lithuania
Phone: +370 37 302702, 302701
Fax: +370 37 302700

Additional information may be found on the official page:

The hotel is located in historical downtown within walking distance conference venue ( approx. 20 min.)


***IBIS KAUNAS Centre Hotel

Vytauto av. 28, LT-44328 Kaunas, Lietuva
Phone: (+370)37/265600
Fax: (+370)37/265666
Additional information may be found on the official page:

The IBIS Kaunas Centre hotel is located in the centre of Kaunas, close to railway and bus stations, 2-3 bus tops away from conference venue or walk approx. 25 min


Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania and has historically been a leading centre of Lithuanian economic, academic and cultural life. The centre of Kaunas is divided into the Old and the New Town. The Old Town is a remarkable archaeological monument and an architectural masterpiece incorporating Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. It is a concentration of the ancient architectural monuments, such as the remnants of the 13th century castle, the impressive Town Hall, popularly known as the White Swan, and the Vilnius street, a characteristic trade street of the Middle Ages. The New Town is represented by Laisvės alėja or tLiberty Avenue – a central pedestrian street often called the ‘Heart of Kaunas’ where numerous hotels, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars are located. Kaunas is famous for M. K. Čiurlionis Art Gallery where you can find the unique collection of works painted by the famous Lithuanian painter and composer M. K. Čiurlionis. The conference venue is located in the centre of Kaunas and within walking distance to various interesting places. Due to its geographical position, today, Kaunas is Lithuania’s most important centre of communication. It is a home of a variety of festivals & events, from operettas to modern dance, from classical music to Jazz. Kaunas was chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2022. The city is famous for its Interwar architecture, which was awarded the European Heritage label and is on its way to UNESCO.

Between 1920 and 1940, Kaunas was the temporary capital of Lithuania. The fast-growing city became a cradle of the Lithuanian intelligentsia and culture. On December 2015, Kaunas became the first city in Eastern and Central Europe to win the status of UNESCO City of Design.


Kaunas University of Technology is a leading Lithuanian University providing a wide range of studies and closely cooperating with businesses. The University provides studies of engineering, technologies, physical and social sciences, humanities and arts. The research groups working at KTU contribute to the global scientific knowledge by conducting cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on the most important questions of current time.



Dr. Rasa Daugėlienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Committee members:
Dr. Donata Jovarauskienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Audronė Pauliukevičiūtė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Indrė Baltrušaitienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Dr. Rasa Daugėlienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Committee Members:
Dr. Eglė Butkevičienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Dr. Biruta Sloka, University of Latvia, Latvia
Dr. Pawel Mlodkowski, School of International Liberal Arts, Miyazaki International College, Miyazaki, Japan
Dr. Donata Jovarauskienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Dr. Jari Stenvall, Tampere University, Finland
Dr. Brigita Janiūnaitė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Dr. Natalie Aleksandra Gurvits-Suits, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Dr. Velga Vevere, EKA University of Applied Sciences, Latvia
Dr. Stanisław Umiński, University of Gdansk, Poland
Dr. Jelena Titko, EKA University of Applied Sciences, Latvia
Dr. Jiri Strouhal, Skoda Auto University Mlada Boleslav, The Czech Republic
Dr. Iveta Linina, Turiba University, Latvia
Dr. Ieva Brence, RISEBA University of Applied Sciences, Latvia
Dr. Joanna Kuczewska, University of Gdansk, Poland
Dr. Janis Priede, University of Latvia, Latvia