Dear ASECU Youth students and professors,  

We know that you have been waiting for news about the format of the 9th ASECU Youth International Conference and Summer School (9th AYIC&SS). We also know that you have been looking forward to this summer school to meet and hug your best friends you have not seen since ASECU Youth Winter School or even earlier and you have been preparing theses, papers and lectures for this long-awaited event.

Taking into account your answers to the questionnaire and the current situation with international communication (especially air service), the Organizing Committee of the 9th AYIC&SS has introduced new deadlines and the format of the school. Please, have a look at the organizational changes you have received via e-mail dated 7 August below:

πŸ”Ά Format

The 9th AYIC&SS “ENHANCING AND MANAGING COMPETITIVE ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: CHALLENGES FOR THE SOUTH AND EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND BLACK SEA REGION” will be realized in e-form i.e. ONLINE. 

πŸ”Ά Dates of the Conference

The online presentations of your papers shall take place in the period from 15th to 17th September 2020. You will be informed accordingly about the exact date of presentations via e-mail in advance.

πŸ”Ά Deadlines for Submitting Full Papers

Please, pay attention to the prolonged deadline. You should submit your papers to the Organizing Committee via email (asecuyouth2020@eccf.ukim.edu.mk) until 30th September. 

πŸ”Ά Presentation requirements

The timing for your presentation should be between 10 to 15 minutes the most.

Next week (beginning from 10 Aug (Mon) the Organizing Committee will send you a template for your Power Point presentation that you should use for your presentation.  

πŸ”Ά Platform for the Conference

The 9th AYIC&SS will be held on the GOOGLE HANGOUTS MEET platform.

The link to Google hangouts meet is https://meet.google.com/siy-jgfp-nbh and the detailed Guidelines on how to use GOOGLE HANGOUTS MEET platform will be also sent to you next week. 

πŸ”Ά Tsekouras Prize is still in effect! 

The 9th AYIC&SS is eagerly waiting to undertake the process of selection of Best 5 papers for the Tsekouras Award for Young Economists  

Keeping ASECU Youth spirit inside, we are sure that the best way to overcome every challenge is to turn a negative into a positive, especially since it is highly important to take some extra care now. One more cooler way to cope with difficulties is to make the most of opportunities. In case of the 9th AYIC&SS  you will be able to

πŸ”… participate in the conference which is not cancelled,

πŸ”… practice pitching and English language skills,

πŸ”… introduce your research and compete for Tsekouras Prize,

πŸ”… have discussions with other students from 15 countries and professors,

πŸ”…attend visiting lectures of international professors from at least 8 countries,

πŸ”… have your paper published in International Conference Proceedings, and of course

πŸ”… meet your colleagues and friends virtually.

πŸ“© Should you have organizational questions, do not hesitate to contact the ORGANIZING COMMITTEE from the Faculty of Economics-Skopje at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje: asecuyouth2020@eccf.ukim.edu.mk

Thank you again for your cooperation under these unusual COVID 19 conditions.

Stay safe!β™₯️

ASECU Youth Board