About Us

The conference „The Role of Cultural Heritage in Socio-Economic Development and Preservation of Democratic Values - HERItage” is organised by the University of Rijeka, under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia and the European Commission, as part of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the first half of 2020. Listed below are persons actively involved in the organisation of the Conference.

Steering Group

Snježana Prijić Samaržija
Rector, University of Rijeka, Croatia,
Head of the SG

Blaženka Divjak
Minister of Science and Education, Government of the Republic of Croatia

Marina Vicelja Matijasic
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Maja Vehovec
Rector’s Counselor, University of Rijeka

Petar Bojanić
Director, Institute for Philosophy and Social theory, University of Belgrade, Serbia

International Scientific Committee

Paul Benneworth
Professorat University of Twente, The Netherlands

 

​Etienne Balibar
Professor Emeritus of moral and political philosophy at Université de Paris X – Nanterre and Professor Emeritus of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine​

Petar Bojanić
Director, Institute for Philosophy and Social theory, University of Belgrade, Serbia, Head of ISC

Blaženka Divjak
Minister of Science and Education, Government of the Republic of Croatia​

Ulf Brunnbauer
Director, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, Germany​

Donatella della Porta
Professor of political science and political sociology at European University Institute, Florence

Wolfgang Merkel
Director, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Germany

Vedran Mimica
Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA

Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrčela
Head of Doctoral School,University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Danica Kragić Jensfelt
Professor at Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Martin Paul
President, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Snježana Prijić Samaržija
Rector, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Shalini Randeria
Rector, Institute for Humanities, Vienna, Austria

Klaus Schuch
Scientific Director and CEO of Institute for Social Innovation, Austria

Jo Shaw
Professor at Edinburgh School of Law, Edinburgh, Scotland

Slavica Singer
Professor Emeritus University J. J. Strossmayer, Osijek, Faculty of Economics

Henrik Urdal
Research Professor, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway

Jonathan Wolff
Professor of Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Organising Committee

Maja Vehovec
Rector’s Counselor, University of Rijeka, Head of the OC

Marina Vicelja Matijasic
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Vice-Head of the OC

Laris Borić
University of Zadar, Department for Art History

Vesna Crnić Grotić
Dean, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law

Tvrtko Jakovina
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Zoran Kurelić
Dean, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Sciences

Hrvoje Marušić
Rector’s Advisor, University of Rijeka

Lidija Petrić
University of Split,Faculty of Economics

Željka Skočilić
Croatian Ministry of Science and Education

Marta Žuvić
Vice-Rector, University of Rijeka

Local Advisory Council

Sanja Bojanić
University of Rijeka, Academy of Applied Arts, Head of the LAC

Goran Bilogrivić
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Marin Blažević
Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc, Rijeka

Sarah Czerny
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Edita Ćulinović Herc
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law

Bojana Ćulum Ilić
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Saša Drezgić
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics

Helga Maškarin Ribarić
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Aleksandar Mijatović
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Aidan O’Malley
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Kristina Pandža
University of Rijeka, Center for Industrial Heritage

Patrizia Poščić
University of Rijeka, Department of Informatics

Antonija Primorac
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Irena Šegota Kregar
ECOC 2020

Nebojša Zelič
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Project Management and Logistics Board

Snježana Prijić Samaržija
Rector, University of Rijeka, Project Leader

Saša Zelenika
Rector’s Assistant for International Relations and Strategic Partnerships, University of Rijeka, Project Vice-Leader

Tea Dimnjašević
Students’ Council

Valentina Grimani
Center for EU projects

Nikolina Ivanović
Center for EU projects

Nataša Jakominić Marot
Center for EU projects

Ivana Klarin
Center for EU projects

 

Nina Kolaković
Rector’s Office

Jagoda Lesica
Protocol Office

Andrea Mešanović
Rector’s Office

Patricia Petrović
Procurement Office

Maja Skočanić
Center for EU projects

Slobodan Šolaja
Students’ Council

Aleksandar Šušnjar
Center for Quality Assurance