Call for Abstracts

Abstracts will be published in printed and electronic (web) editions.

The International Conference intends to assess the impact of Laudato Si’ in line with the integral ecological approach adopted by Pope Francis. The conference will provide an opportunity for representatives of the conference to reflect on progress made over the last six years, as well as identifying what still needs to be done to ensure the future of our common home.

The conference will make a reflection on the criteria to understand and respond to the ethical, economic, financial and political global crisis, having in mind that the ultimate challenge of Laudato Si’ is to act and moving away from the “dominant technocratic paradigm”.

This interdisciplinary international conference is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in—and concern for— care for our common home according to the Pope Francis’s vision for an Integral Ecology in his encyclical letter Laudato Si’. The Conference will therefore seek to bring together representatives of the religions, churches, scientists, civil society, economists and “all people of good will” to dialogue and act together.

Conference Overview

This conference is currently planned as a hybrid in-person and virtual event on English and Croatian. If necessary, it will be moved to a fully virtual format regarding epidemiological situation.

The full conference agenda will be available soon

Conference Themes and Topics

The conference is seeking submissions related to the scientific fields related to:

Theology | Sociology | Sustainability | Engineering | Philosophy | Public Health |Economics | Business | Governance | Culture | Ecology | History | Communications

Other related tracks and topics will also be considered.

Suggested topics:

  • Climate change
  • Integral Ecology
  • Social Doctrine of the Church
  • Francis of Assisi and his theology of creation
  • Intergenerational solidarity
  • Socio-cultural sustainability
  • Intercutural / Interrelgious dialogue
  • Sustainability
  • Circular Economy
  • Ecological conversion
  • Ecology and theory of common goods
  • Environmental protection
  • Economic and environmental sustainability
  • Management of natural resources
  • Innovative technologies and sustainability
  • Social and Human Development

Submitted abstracts on English or Croatian will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee. If abstract is accepted, author can send full text paper, including results, tables, figures and references for a Book of Proceedings that will be published until May 2022.. All submissions should report original and previously unpublished research results no matter the type of research paper you are presenting.

Participants are given the option to present their work at conference either with or without an accompanying full written paper. Formatting instructions will be available at the time of the conference.

Anyone wishing to present a paper at the conference should submit an abstract in Word format (500 words maximum).
The Scientific Conference Program Committee will select abstracts for oral presentation.
Please send abstracts by e-mail:

Time of presentation: 15 min

Invitation Letter

A Letter of Invitation is a proof that your paper submission and registration application are accepted by the conference committee board.
Invitation letters will only be issued once your registration and payment have been completed.
Invitation letters will be sent by e-mail.

In order to request an invitation letter, just e-mail us with the following data:

  • Registration Form
  • Payment Proof

For those who require a visa, please note that the Organizing Committee has no control over the visa application process, or the decision of the visa adjudicator in the embassy or consulate. The conference cannot be responsible for actual visa issuances.

Indexing / Supported by

  1. Each Paper will be assigned Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from DOI Directory
  2. The proceeding shall be submitted to Google Scholar, DOAJ etc. for Indexing.
  3. The Printed Proceedings will be published with ISBN Numbers – print and open access
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

1. Assistant Professor Zoran Turza, Ph.D., Committee Chair, Chair of Theology, Catholic University of Croatia
2. Assistant Professor Petra Palić, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
3. Miriam Mary Brgles, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
4. Marija Sertić, Ph.D., Chair of Theology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
5. Bruno Matos, Ph.D., External Associate Professor, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
6. Kristina Posilović, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Zagreb
7. Mrs. Suzana Obrovac-Lipar,
Head of the Public Relations Office, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
8. Mrs. Ivana Kelava Crnov,
Expert Adviser in the Public Relations Office, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
9. Kristijan Sedak, Research Assistant , Department of Communication Sciences, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
10. Zrinka Martinić, prof., Elementary School Brezovica, Zagreb
11. Fra Vladimir Vidović, OFM Conv, Zagreb
12. Fra Mate Bašić, OFM, Zagreb
13. Anđa Slunjski, National Minister of Secular Franciscan Order Croatia, Zagreb
14. Ana Lažeta, The Secular Franciscan Order, Zagreb
15. Božica Peremin, The Secular Franciscan Order, Zagreb
16. Klaudia Ehmer Vorgić, The Secular Franciscan Order, Zagreb
17. Ana Matić, National President of Franciscan Youth Croatia, Zagreb
18. Mia Tomić, Student, Department of Sociology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
19. Paula Zujić, Student, Department of Sociology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
20. Marta Šuća, Student, Department of Sociology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
21. Paula Stier, Student, Department of Communication Sciences, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
22. Magdalena Novosel, Student, Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
23. Ivona Marenić, Student, Department of Communication Sciences, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
24. Josip Čunčić, Student, Department of Sociology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
25. Zvonimir Zebec, Student, Department of Sociology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
26. Magdalena Magdić, Student, Department of Communication Sciences, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
27. Marija Soldo, Student, Department of Sociology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
28. Ivan Čulinović, Student, Department of Communication Sciences, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
29. Monika Anđić, Student, Department of Communication Sciences, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

1. Assistant Professor Andreja Sršen, Ph.D., Committee Chair, Faculty of Croatian Studies University of Zagreb, Zagreb
2. Full Professor Luigino Bruni, Ph.D., Department of Law, Economics, Politics and Modern languages Rome. University LUMSA (Italy)
3. Full Professor Giuseppe Buffon, Ph.D., Pontifical University Antonianum, Rome (Italy)
4. Full Professor Ryszard Sadowski, Ph.D., Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw, The Center for Ecology and Eco-philosophy, Warsaw (Poland)
5. Full Professor Fabien Revol, Ph.D., Lyon Catholic University, Interdisciplinary Center for Ethics, Lyon (France)
6. Full Professor Branko Grisogono, Ph.D., Department of Geophysics Faculty of Science University of Zagreb, Zagreb
7. Full Professor Ivica Kisić, Ph.D., Faculty of Agriculture University of Zagreb, Zagreb
8. Full Professor Valerije Vrček, Ph.D., (head of the) Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry University of Zagreb
9. Full Professor Dinko Puntarić, Ph.D., MD, Department of Nursing, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
10. Full Professor Domagoj Sajter, Ph.D., Faculty of Economics, J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek
11. Associate Professor Ines Sabotič, Ph.D., Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
12. Associate Professor Ivana Marić, Ph.D., Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, Zagreb
13. Assistant Professor Radoslav Lojan, Catholic University in Ružomberok, Košice, Slovakia
14. Assistant Professor Sebastian Kießig, Ph.D., Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Eichstätt, Germany
15. Assistant Professor Ivana Brstilo Lovrić, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
16. Assistant Professor Zoran Turza, Ph.D., Chair of Theology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
17. Assistant Professor Petra Palić, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
18. Assistant Professor Dubravka Petrović Štefanac, Ph.D., Center for Promotion of Social Teaching of the Church, Zagreb
19. Assistant Professor Kata s. Amabilis Jurić, Ph.D., Catholic Faculty of Theology University of Zagreb, Zagreb
20. Assistant Professor Jadranka Kraljević, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
21. Dr Mario Šiljeg, Secretary of state, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Zagreb
22. Đurica Pardon, Ph.D., External Associate Professor Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
23. Julije Domac, Ph.D., External Associate Professor Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
24. Dejan Turza, Ph.D., Bar, Montenegro
25. Bruno Matos, Ph.D., External Associate Professor Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
26. Pavol Hrabovecký, Ph.D., Catholic University in Ružomberok, Košice, Slovakia
27. Marija Sertić, Ph.D., Chair of Theology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
28. Miriam Mary Brgles, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
29. MSc Zvonimir Brusač, Zagreb
30. MSc Dalibor Čavić, Department of Nursing, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb
31. Senior lecturer Antonija Hreščan, Department of History, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb

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PROGRAMME BOOKLET

E-Book of Abstracts and Program will be published till May 2021.