Ever since its beginning SINCERE conference aimed to address contemporary economic challenges of European countries and solutions offered to address these challenges. Future growth of European economies requires rethinking the current common wisdom on growth, employment, inequality and the role of economic policy. It has also been demonstrated that the foundations of Europe’s present and future ability to provide its citizens with a better standard of living should be looked for in the competitiveness of its industries.

The mission of the 2nd SINCERE conference is to provide reflections on the process of the digital transformation of European economies. The world we live in is increasingly becoming digitalized. New technologies are changing our societies, culture and everyday life. Above all, they revolutionaries the way our economies work. Products and services of tomorrow will be digital and huge growth potential is embodied in them. The path to exploit this potential starts today and requires reinvention of economic policy we knew. The questions that 2nd SINCERE aims to answer include but are not limited to:

By bringing together distinguished academics, policy makers and researchers from several European countries, the Conference will provide novel research findings on the socio-economic effects of digital transformation and the most recent policy experiences. It will assess the potential for a new wave of industrial development in these countries and facilitate the transfer of knowledge between more advanced ones in this process and their counterparts that are lagging behind.

All accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings available immediately after conference. Selected papers will be submitted for publication in journals indexed in EconLit, Scopus and Web of Science Core Collection (WoS). Best papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of journal Društvena istraživanja/Journal for General Social Issues indexed in Current Content Connect (CC) and Web of Science Social Sciences Citation Index – SSCI. See detailed list of conference topics.

We look forward to welcoming you in Dubrovnik.