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Second International Conference

Second International Conference:
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND COMPETITIVENESS
25-26 September 2009, Sofia, UNWE

APPLICATION FORM

CONFERENCE TOPICS

1. Indicators and criteria for sustainable development.
2. Sustainable development vs. Economic growth
3. Monetary and Fiscal stimuli for eenvironmentally friendly production and consumption.
4. “Green” subsidies and market mechanism.
5. Environmentally sound economic growth – factors, incentives, advantages and challenges.
6. Sustainable development and Ccompetitiveness on micro, macro and international level.
7. Sustainable Energy Production and competitiveness.
8. Environmental and Social ethics of corporative behavior. 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Rumen Gechev, Director of the UCSD at UNWE
Prof. Dr. Plamen Mishev, Vice Rector, UNWE
Prof. Dr. Yoncho Pelovski
Assoc. Prof. Rumen Brussarski
Assoc. Prof. Vesselin Minchev, Ph.D.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chairman: Prof. Dr. R. Gechev.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rumen Brussarski
Ass.Prof. Dr. Hristina Nikolova
Ass. Prof. Dr. Ekaterina Tosheva
Ass. Prof. Ivaylo Beev
Mr. Shteryo Nozharov, Ph.D. student
Ms. Kapka Paleykova
Ms. Miglena Pesheva

SCHEDULE

Abstract submission deadline: July 12th, 2009
Confirmation by UCSD (UNWE) : by July 20th, 2009
Preliminary program publication: by August 31st, 2009
Conference fee payment: September 11th, 2009
Full paper submission deadline: September 14th,  2009
Final program publication: by September 16th, 2009
Conference: 25-26 September 2009

CONFERENCE FEE
€50 (VAT incl.) for students and € 80 for all other participants. University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, bank account information:
Bank : BNB
IBAN: BG52BNBG96613400174640
BIC: BNBGBGSF
BNB Address: 1, Alexander Batemberg Square, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Transfer fee is on expense of the participants!
Alternatively, conference fee could be paid in cash at the Registration desk.
The fee covers: participation in all sessions, conference materials, refreshments (coffee breakes), dinner on Saturday 26th.

WORKING LANGUAGES
Working language: English.

ABSTRACT AND FULL PAPER SUBMISSION

All abstracts should be submitted electronically by 12th of July 2009 to the following address:  ucsd@unwe.acad.bg. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should contain name, title, affiliation, e-mail address.
Authors whose papers are selected for the conference should send the final version of the full paper electronically in Word format by September 14th, 2009.
Papers should not exceed 15 standard pages, including tables and figures.
Conference papers which meet the editorial criteria will be published in a special volume (in English) by the University of National and World Economy. Selected papers will be published by the Journal of Economic Alternatives (UNWE) and by the Journal of Economic Taught (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences).

REQUIREMENTS TOWARDS ABSTRACTS AND CONFERENCE PAPERS              
The papers should be presented using World 6.0 or higher version for Windows ’98 (or higher version), font Times New Roman, size 12, line spacing 1,5.
The first page of the manuscript should contain the following information in the same consecutive order: title, surname and family name of the author (authors), organization (institution) which the author is affiliated with, address for correspondence, telephone, fax and E-mail address, the number of the scientific field according to JEL, keywords (up to 5 keywords).
The footnotes must be consecutively numbered with Arabic numbers and their amount and dimensions should be limited.
The presented formulas must be numbered (1), (2) etc. – the numbers should be on the right side of the formulas. If it is necessary, the formulas proofs can be developed on a separate paper sheet, but they are not published.
All the graphics and diagrams must be marked as figures, consecutively numbered by Arabic numbers. The title should be under the figure. The tables must be consecutively numbered by Arabic numbers and with titles (above the tables). The source of the data in the table should be indicated under the table.
The list of literature should be placed after the main text, consecutively numbered by Arabic numbers, alphabetically ordered according to the family name of the authors, starting with titles in Cyrillic alphabet, then in Latin alphabet, then other alphabets. The Internet sources should be presented first in the standard way, and then the respective Internet address should be included. The titles of the articles should not contain abbreviations. Quotations of literature sources should be made by indicating in brackets the number of the source in the list, the year and the page number.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
There will be a plenary session and parallel sessions by conference topics.
Every paper will be presented and discussed within 15 minutes.
The preliminary program will be published by August 31st, 2009.

PROGRAM
The programme will be published by September 16th, 2009.

LOCATION AND TRANSPORT
University of National and World Economy
Studentski grad
1700 Sofia
Transport:
Bus lines: 94 and 280
Taxi: 3 to 6 EUR within the city area

ACCOMMODATION
List of hotels:
Preliminary List of hotels:
Hemus ***
http://www.hemushotels.com/
Vega ****
http://www.hotelvegasofia.bg/
Park-hotel Vitosha ****
http://www.vitoshaparkhotel.com/
Europa ****
http://www.hotel-europe-bg.com/index1.htm
Downtown ****
http://www.hotel-downtown.net/
Hilton Sofia *****
http://www.hilton.bg/

SOCIAL PROGRAMME
Optional: an excursion can be organized on Sunday September 27th as follows: visits to Vitosha mountain (with lunch at a local restaurant), the National Museum of History and Boyana  church. The excursion will be financed by the participants, cost – € 60.