The 9th ASECU Youth International Conference and Summer School (AYIC&SS) has been closed on September, 16 after the three-day successful and fruitful work of students and professors. The School was jointly organized and held by the Faculty of Economics – Skopje of Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia, in the online format. It was solemnly opened as a double event of the 10th Jubilee Summer School of the Faculty of Economics – Skopje, UKIM in the honor of the 70th Anniversary of the Faculty of Economics – Skopje, UKIM.

The title of the 9th AYIC&SS was “Enhancing and managing competitive economics and business environment: Challenges for the South and Eastern European countries and the Black Sea region”. The event lasted three days – from September, 14 to September, 16, 2020, and hosted with detailed PP presentations and profound joint discussions over 65 students from 14 countries and around 15 professors from 7 countries.

The Conference entailed students’ papers presentations and lectures of visiting professors on the topics they specialize in. Overall it had three major sessions structured as following:

  1. Economic and Social advancements in South – East Europe and Black Sea Region.
  2. Contemporary Business environment in South – East Europe and Black Sea Region.
  3. Competitive Economics in South – East Europe and Black Sea Region.

The main outcome of the 9th AYIC&SS was announcing 7 best presenting papers, one of them to be nominated for Tsekouras Prize for Young Economists by the Scientific Committee of the Conference. The best 7 presented papers are authored (& listed in the alphabetic order) by:

  1. Bakri Konstantinos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
  2. Balanova Milena (Rostov State University of Economics, Russia)
  3. Boshnakov Nikolay (University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria)
  4. Kaftandzieva Ivana (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia)
  5. Militiadis Theofanis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
  6. Pricop Ana-Maria (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania)
  7. Zharova Alena & Bastrakova Maria (Russian Customs Academy, Russia)

On closing the School it was announced that the next ASECU Youth International Conference and Summer School will be hosted by Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania in August 2021.

The full Agenda and the live broadcast of the 9th AYIC&SS can be found below: