ICEP- 2021 - 18th International Conference on European Processes

23rd April, 2021


About the Conference

Stanisław Umiński (hab. PhD)

An associate professor at the University of Gdańsk, co-founder and vice-president of the Institute for Development, senior analyst of the ABSL Poland Business Intelligence Unit. Participant and head of research projects on foreign direct investment, foreign trade, and regional development carried out inter alia for: European Commission, National Bank of Poland, Ministry of Regional Development, National Science Centre. Author and co-author of publications in the fields of foreign investment, competitiveness, foreign trade of regions and special economic zones.

“EU response to the global challenge: the rise of competition for FDI in the post-pandemic”


Paulius Klikūnas

Researcher at Kaunas University of Technology, co-founder and research coordinator at Research Initiative on Organised Crime and chief investigator of police anti-corruption unit, currently seconded to the position of senior adviser on financial crimes at European Union Advisory  Mission to Ukraine.  


“Integrating Big Data, Data Science and AI policies in the Security Sector Reform – good practices in EU Common Security and Defense Policy”

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 fully online on 23rd (Friday) of April, 2021.

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

Conference is organized by: Public Governance research group, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Kaunas University of Technology.


Registration and abstract submission 9 March, 2021
Confirmation of the abstract acceptance 16 March, 2021
Registration fee remittance 16 – 23 March, 2021
Final Papers submission 23 March, 2021 (for 15th issue of “European Integration Studies”). While papers can be submitted all year on-line.
Preliminary conference program 31 March, 2021


Requirements for the Abstract Submission
(deadline – 9 March, 2021)
    Requirements for the Final Paper
(deadline – 28 March, 2021)
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.

Important update: there will be a possibility for on-line presentation!

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:

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.

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.


A. Mickevičiaus g. 37, Kaunas, Lithuania
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Scientific Programme

Rasa Daugėlienė

Practical information

Donata Jovarauskienė
Registration fees, payments


Main Information


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.


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.



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