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.

Conference programme

Friday May 5, 2023

Part 1: Plenary Session, Aula FRRMS, 09:30 – 12:00
09:00 – 09:30Registration of the participantsIn front of Auditorium, FRRMS
09:30-09:50Opening of the conferenceIng. Jiří Schneider, Ph.D.
doc. Josef Smolík, Ph.D.
Mgr. Martin Maleček
Mgr. Michal Ševčík, LL.M.
09:50-10:10Česká republika v hybridní válce: bilance a perspektivyprof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D.
10:10 – 10:30Coffee Break
10:30 – 10:50The end of globalization? Other possibilities for the development of the world economy and the position of the Czech Republic in it.doc. Ing. Ilona Švihlíková, Ph. D.
10:50 – 11:10The policy of the Visegrad Group countries towards the war in UkraineDr. Ewelína Kancik-Kołtun
11:10 – 11:30Prediktory postojů k Rusku a k Západu: komparativní studie na českém a slovenském reprezentativním souboruIng. Mgr. Jiří Čeněk, Ph.D.
11:30 – 12:00Discussion
12:00 – 13:00Lunch
Part 1: Plenary Session, Aula FRRMS, 13:00 – 17:30
13:00 – 13:15Axiologie konfliktu na UkrajiněPhDr. Petr Krajáč, PhD.
13:15 – 13:30Ukrajina – prostor pro geopolitické hry mocnostídoc. Ing. Dr. Štefan Danics, Ph.D.
13:30 – 13:45Bránící se liberalismus nebo bránící se demokracie?Mgr. Michal Ševčík, LL.M.
13:45 – 14:00Diskuze
14:00 – 14:15Prvé spojené krajské a komunálne voľby v podmienkach Slovenska (Čo tieto voľby priniesli?)PhDr. Jakub Bardovič, PhD.
14:15 – 14:30Krajské volby v Ústeckém kraji: novinky, trendy a příležitosti.PhDr. Daniel Šárovec
14:30-14:45Špecifiká regionálnych volieb a voličského správania v rámci Prešovského samosprávneho kraja.doc. Mgr. Alexander Onufrák, Ph.D.
14:45 – 15:00Diskuze
15:00 – 15:15Coffeebreak
15:15 – 15:30Průnik nedovolených věcí do věznic jako možný bezpečnostní problém.Mgr. Ondřej Kolář, Ph.D.
15:30 – 15:45Management zdraví odsouzených pro rozvoj regionuPhDr. Petr Juříček, Ph.D.
15:45 – 16:00Antiradikalizační politika – od extremismu k delegitimizaci státuPhDr. Štěpán Strnad, Ph.D.
16:00 – 16:15Global Demographic Challenges in the Context of EnvironmentalisticsPhDr. Zuzana Draková, PhD.
16:15 – 16:30Udržitelnost a efektivnost jako klíč k soběstačnosti v produkci cukru a cukrové řepy v ČRIng. Martin Vaněk
16:30 – 16:45Role internetu v otázkách demokracie a svobody v regionu jihovýchodní Asie.Ing. Amar Khairi;
PhDr. Martin Petlach, Ph.D.
16:45 – 17:00Core Labour Standards: Debates New and OldDr. Oldřich Bubák;
PhDr. Josef Kasal, Ph.D., MBA
17:00 – 17:30Diskuze
Part 3: Social evening, 18:00 – 24:00, Canteen MENDELU, building Z

The band WSEDĚ was founded in Kuřim Prison as a prison band more than 10 years ago. The band is composed of convicts who are currently serving their prison sentences and are musically talented. Their members are replaced at different stages as new convicts arrive. The original importance of the group was only in the meaningful use of the convicts’ free time, but now the group also goes to public productions. Most notably with the “Crime Prevention” program, where they visit high school students and, through presentations about the prison and especially through the stories of convicts about how they got there, discourage youth from committing crime, drug use, or other socially pathological activities.

Saturday May 6, 2023

10:00 – 11:00Roundtable discussion: conference conclusions
11:00 – 12:00A walk through the MENDEL arboretum
12:00Lunch and departure of participants

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 conference21. 4. 2023
Payment of the deposit26. 4. 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