Institutions and Survival: Social Order for the 21st Century

2nd Conference of the Forum for Institutional Thought

Pedagogical University of Kraków, Kraków, Poland

20-21 February 2020

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WINIR is pleased to sponsor the Second Conference of the Forum for Institutional Thought on "Institutions and Survival: Social Order for the 21st Century" to be held at the Pedagogical University of Kraków, Poland, on 20-21 February 2020.

The conference provides a platform for discussion about economic, legal and philosophical challenges and threats concerning the design and implementation of institutional solutions aimed at achieving better life standards in the 21st century. The conference languages are English and Polish, according to the needs of the participants.

Keynote lectures will be given by:

Laszlo Csaba (Central European University & Corvinus University of Budapest)
Geoffrey Hodgson (Loughborough University London)
Claus Thomasberger (University of Applied Sciences in Berlin)

The conference will feature two panel discussions on "
Socio-Economic Reasons for Democracy in Retreat" and "Hybrid Institutional Arrangements of Governance: Networks and Beyond" with the following panellists: Wojciech Czakon (Jagiellonian University), Marcin Gorazda (Copernicus Center for Interdisiciplinary Research), Janusz Grygieńć (Nicolaus Copernicus University), Dominika Milczarek-Andrzejewska (Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development of the Polish Academy of Sciences), Andrzej Szahaj (Nicolaus Copernicus University) and  Jerzy Wilkin (Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development of the Polish Academy of Science).

Please note the following key dates:

1 May 2019 to 30 November 2019 - Registration open
30 September 2019 - Abstract submission deadline
10 October 2019 - Notifications of acceptance
1 November 2019 to 30 November 2019 - Deadline for payment
31 December 2019 - Full paper submissions

Abstract and queries should be addressed to

Selected papers will be published in: (a) an edited collection by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (no fee); (b) the journal Optimum: Economic Studies; and (c) the journal Annales: Ethics in Economic Life (no fee). Publication is conditional on positive reviews and the journals’ publication standards. The conference proceedings will be submitted to Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (Web of Science), and Springer Proceedings In Business And Economics (Springer).

Registration fees: the regular conference fee is 110 € / 480 PLN. There is a reduced fee of 90 € / 400 PLN for WINIR and FIT members and 55€ / 240 PLN for PhD students. The Conference Gala Dinner fee is an additional cost of 25 € / 110 PLN, which covers a buffet with special meal preferences. Travel costs and accommodation have to be covered by the participants, except for invited speakers and invited chairpersons. More details here.

Scientific committee: Anna Ząbkowicz (Chair, Jagiellonian University, economics), Wojciech Giza (Kraków University of Economics, philosophy) and Michał Pietrzak (Warsaw University of Life Sciences, economics).

Organizing Committee: Michał Moszyński (Nicolaus Copernicus University), Anna Zachorowska-Mazurkiewicz (Jagiellonian University), Sławomir Czech (University of Economics, Katowice), Anna Jurczuk (University of Bialystok), Maciej Kassner (Nicolaus Copernicus University), Judyta Lubacha-Sember (Jagiellonian University), Zofia Łapniewska (Jagiellonian University) and Renata Śliwa (Pedagogical University of Kraków).

For further information about registration for this event please visit the conference website: