The 11th International Scientific Conference “Region in the Development of Society: crisis, conflict, uncertainty” will be devoted to selected aspects of regional development in the context of current developments and contemporary social challenges. Thus, the conference will focus, among others, on the trends in the development of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, which are phenomena that affect the security, socio-economic, regional and demographic aspects of regional development and international relations. With a multidisciplinary overlap, the conference will not only describe contemporary crises, conflicts and uncertainties, but also provide a deeper analysis of them and possible solutions.

5. – 6. 5. 2023


  • Security threats and risks for the Czech Republic (escalating Russian-Ukrainian conflict, migration, crime)
  • Ecosystem services (impact on climate change, poverty reduction in developing countries)
  • Municipal and regional politics and policy (challenges, trends, populism and democracy)
  • Agricultural policy (challenges and opportunities, food security)
  • Tourism during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Socio-economic aspects of regional development (insecurity as a challenge for business)
  • Global political and socio-economic challenges (demographic, political, cultural and economic aspects)
The Czech Republic in hybrid war: balance and perspectives
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D.

Political scientist who focuses on terrorism, right-wing and left-wing extremism, political party systems in Western European countries and football hooliganism.
Konec globalizace? Další možnosti vývoje světové ekonomiky a pozice ČR v ní.
doc. Ing. Ilona Švihlíková, Ph. D.

Czech economist, focusing on globalization and local economics, economic policy formulation and commodity markets.
Predictors of attitudes towards Russia and the West: a comparative study on Czech and Slovak representative samples
Ing. Mgr. Jiří Čeněk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at the Institute of Social Studies, FRDIS.
She is interested in social, managerial and intercultural psychology.
The policy of the Visegrad Group countries towards the war in Ukraine
Dr. Ewelína Kancik-Kołtun

Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin. She deals with the issues of the Visegrad Group, her expertise is in various aspects of democracy, civil society, self-government and political parties.

Ing. Jiří Schneider, Ph.D.
doc. Dr. Ing. Štefan Danics, Ph.D.
dr. Ewelina Kancik-Kołtun, Ph.D.
doc. PhDr. Alena Kajanová, Ph.D.
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D.
doc. PhDr. Jaroslav Mihálik, Ph.D.
doc. PhDr. Alexander Onufrák, Ph.D.
doc. PhDr. Josef Smolík, Ph.D., MBA, LL.M., MSc.
Ing. Veronika Svatošová, Ph.D.
doc. PhDr. Radoslav Štefančík, MPol. Ph.D.

Chairman of the Organising Committee: doc. PhDr. Josef Smolík, Ph.D., MBA, LL.M., MSc.
Financial Manager: BSc. Kateřina Konečná
PR Manager: Ing. Veronika Malá
Technical Support: Bc. Vít Karber,
IT Support: Vladimír Konopáč, MBA, MSc.
Secretary of Committee: Ing. et Ing. Michal Ševčík



Registration to the conference31. 3. 2023
Payment of the deposit31. 3. 2023
Submitting a contribution30. 4. 2023


Student (PhD)1 200 Kč
Participant – 1 day (5. 5. 2023)2 600 Kč
Participant – 2 days (5.-6. 5. 2023)3 250 Kč
Fees include participation, publication of the proceedings in electronic form, lunch on the first day, refreshments during the conference, evening banquet and an optional excursion on the second day. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.


Conference registration is online here:



Fakulta regionálního rozvoje a mezinárodních studií
tř. Generála Píky 7
613 00 Brno
Czech republic

Public transport: from the Main Railway Station – Hlavní nádraží by tram No. 9 (direction Čertova rokle), stop Bieblova. From the Bus Main Station – Autobusové nádraží / Zvonařka take tram No. 12 (direction Technologický park) to the Hlavní nádraží stop and from there take tram No. 9 to the Bieblova stop (direction Čertova rokle).
By car: parking is possible in the guarded parking lot in front of the faculty.


We recommend using the accommodation in the hotel part of the Akademie dormitory. You can book through or directly through the MENDELU Dormitories and Canteens Administration.


Entries must be submitted via the app at

Accepted contributions will be proposed for publication in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index available on Web of Knowledge, where the proceedings from the previous years 2013, 2014 and 2016 are already included.
The inclusion of the proceedings of the 2017 and 2018 editions in this database has been requested and, according to WoS staff, the evaluation is still in progress.

Contribution format and instructions for authors
Submissions in the structure of a scientific article (introduction, aim, methodology, results, discussion, conclusion, references) in Czech, Slovak or English will be accepted.
Each paper must include a title, abstract and keywords in English.
The maximum length of the paper is 5000 words.
Here you can download the template.

Conference partners:

MČ Brno Sever
Helianthus z. s.
Institut pro kulturu a vzdělávání