University of Zagreb, Faculty of Teacher Education Zagreb, Croatia
Faculty of Pedagogy St. Kliment Ohridski, Skopje, Macedonia
Faculty of Pedagogy Edirne, Turkey
Faculty of Pedagogy Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

11th International Balkan Education and Science Congress

on the topic of


October 12 – 14 2016

Poreč, Croatia


Professor Emeritus Vladimir Findak
Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Croatia

Professor Vesna Mikolič
Univerza na Primorskem, Fakulteta za humanistične študije, Slovenia

Professor Vera Woloshyn and Dr Snežana Ratković
Brock University, Faculty of Education, Canada

Professor Márta Fülöp
Hungarian Academy of Sciences / Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Marco Lemke
Musisches Gymnasium Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Dr. Miško Šuvaković
Univerzitet Singidunum, Beograd, Serbia


Guided by the main theme of the conference, researchers, experts, and teachers will have the opportunity to examine the latest achievements in the wide range of fields related to education and share their knowledge and experience in the field. A variety of interdisciplinary and multidiscipinary sessions, including poster sessions, workshops and round tables will allow for the dissemination of contemporary knowledge, sharing  research results, and broadening cooperation and interaction among the participants.

Conference strands:
  1. Kinesiological Education in the Future
  2. ICT in Education – Education for ICT
  3. Multilingualism and Multiculturalism as a Challenge in the Education of Today and Tomorrow
    • Perspectives of multilingualism in education: first, second and other languages
    • Multilingualism in science
    • Intercultural learning in education: concepts and projects
    • Literary education in multilingual and multicultural context
    • Intercultural communication: theatre, film and the new media
  4. The Quality and the Inclusivity of Education – a Presumption of a Sustainable Future
    • Culture of respect for diversity in the educational process
    • The culture of assessment and self-assessment
    • The culture of learning and teaching
    • The role of curriculum in improving the quality of the educational process
    • Continuing professional improvement and development of pre-school and primary school teachers
  5. Challenges for Psychology in the Education for the Future
    • Positive psychology in education
    • Socioemotional development and education
    • The role of cognition and metacognition in education
    • Academic stress and burn-out
    • Motivation in education
    • Disruptive behavior in kindergarten and school
  6. The outcomes of the reception of the theory and practice in fine arts in education
  7. The future of music education and music education for the future: visions, missions, strategies
    • Socioemotional development and music classes
    • Building identity, musical heritage and multiculturalism in music education
    • Critical thinking and building the value system in music education
    • ICT (Information and Communications Technology) in music classes
  8. Other topics
    • The Future of Education in Mother Tongue and Literature – Education in Mother Tongue and Literature for the Future
    • The Future of Mathematics and Science Education – Mathematics an Science Education for the Future
    • Challenges for Pedagogy in the Education for the Future
    • Society and Education for the Future
    • The Future of Education in Library and Information Sciences – Education in Library and Information Sciences for the Future
The official languages of the conference:
  • Croatian and English
  • Croatian, English and German for the thematic strand Multilingualism and Multiculturalism as a Challenge in the Education of Today and Tomorrow
Abstract submission:
Abstract submission will be open from April 10 – May 10 2016.

Presenters may submit proposals of two papers the most: one paper proposal as the main author and one as a coauthor. Submissions are to be sent by means of an on-line submission system. The participants should register and access the system on the following web address:

Abstracts (350 words max.), written in the language of the presentation, should propose a clear research problem, a viable theoretical framework and a clear link between previous studies and the research problem presented in the paper. The hypothesis and research methodology need to be clearly presented together with the research results and the potential scientific and/or professional contribution of the work. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the language used, therefore we kindly ask you to have your abstract proofread.

Notification of abstract acceptance: by June 15 2016.

Full paper submission: All accepted papers will be reviewed and published in the conference proceedings. The best papers from the Conference will be rewarded by publication in a special issue of the Croatian Journal of Education.

Conference fees:
Early registration (by August 31 2016): 200 euro
Late registration: 250 euro
Members of the Balkan Association of Pedagogical and Related Faculties: 100 euro
The conference fee includes the welcome drink, coffee breaks, conference materials and conference dinner.

Registration Fee Payment:

For payments in Croatia:
Account holder: Faculty of Teacher Education Zagreb, Savska cesta 77, 10000 Zagreb
Account holder's  IBAN: HR9124020061100639639
Model: 00     The reference number: 661513-2016
Payment description: registration fee for the IBES 2016 conference and the name and surname of the participant

For payments from abroad:
Account holder: Faculty of Teacher Education Zagreb, Savska cesta 77, 10000 Zagreb
Account holder's  IBAN: HR9124020061100639639
Name of the bank: Erste and Steiermarkische bank d.d., Jadranski trg 3a, Rijeka, Republic of Croatia

Conference venue:
Valmar Diamant Hotel
Brulo 1/1   Poreč  52440, Croatia

For conference participants Diamant Hotel offers accommodation at a special price:

Price per person per day – half board

Valamar Diamant Hotel****
  • double room – 38 € per person daily
  • double room ''single use'' – 57 € per person daily
Residence Valamar Diamant***
  • double suite – 33,00 € per person daily
  • double suite ''single use'' – 50 € per person daily
Prices include:
  • welcome drink (champagne and juice)
  • the use of fitness center and indoor swimming pool Hotel Diamant ****
  • residence tax and VAT
To book the hotel accomodation at these special prices, please fill in the application form "Registration for the conference" on the website of the conference ( no later than September 1st 2016.
Please note: The organizers cannot receive payment for the accommodation; accommodation is paid directly to the hotel.