The 16th International Conference of ASECU was successfully held on November 19, 2020. The Conference was co-organized and hosted by Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management (NSUEM), Russia, in the online format. Its topic was: “GLOBAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT”

The event was accompanied by detailed presentations and profound joint discussions of 75 professors and PhD students from 11 countries (Albania, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Greece, Ireland, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Russia, South Africa and Turkey).

One of the outcomes of the 16th International Conference of ASECU was announcing the winner of the Tsekouras Prize for Young Economists by the Scientific Committee of the Conference – Ms. Violina Kirilova, Bachelor from D.A. Tsenov Academy of Economics (Bulgaria).

On closing the Conference, it was announced that the next International Conference of ASECU will be organized as part of the ASECU triple event – the 25th Anniversary of ASECU, the Extraordinary General Assembly of ASECU and the 17th International Conference of ASECU. The event will be organized and hosted by the University of Belgrade (Serbia), its exact dates to be announced in early 2021.

The conference e-proceedings are planned to be published in late December 2020.