International Balkan University (IBU) from Skopje, Macedonia and the Institute of Emergency Services and Homeland Security at Utah Valley University (UVU) from Utah, United States are organizing an International Conference on Security, Disaster Policy and Education.

Conference dates: March 17-18, 2016
Conference Venue: Skopje, Macedonia


Papers are invited from faculty scholars, researchers, and students based on their research on three themes:

 Education strategies for teaching emergency and disaster preparedness and response
 Policy considerations for keeping communities safe and secure
 Security in the Balkans: Impact of Unemployment, Organized Crime, Terrorism and Migration

Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2016.

To submit a paper for consideration, send an extended abstract of 250-350 words to

Full papers will also be considered. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Include authors’ names, affiliation, and contact information. Indicate whether you would be willing to serve as a respondent to another paper.

Final papers should be suitable for a 20 minute presentation and no more than 5,000 words.

Presentations should aim to be accessible and lively as part of constructive, collaborative, informal sessions. Student presentations are encouraged.

Registration fee is 60 euro, to be paid on site upon arrival. Confirmed abstracts will be published in a conference abstract book. A selection of papers will also be published after the conference in the proceedings. Prior to publication, papers will be refereed by an editorial committee.

Conference Venue: IBU Main Building, Tashko Karadza 11A, Avtokomanda, Skopje.

For enquiries, please contact: OR

Updates on the conference will be regularly posted on the respective websites of the organizing institutions, IBU and UVU.