On the 22nd and 23rd September 2022 “The 1st Doctoral Colloquium on Sustainable Development”, DOC-ME’2022, will take place in Montenegro, in Kotor, Maritime Faculty, organized by ERASMUS+ MARDS project, 598465-EPP-1-2018-1-ME-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP. Doctoral Colloquium or Doctoral Symposium is an event aimed in developing and mentoring PhD students. It provides a unique opportunity for Montenegrin, Albanian, Western Balkan and International PhD students to receive in-depth feedback on their (ongoing) research from fellow PhD students, leading academicians and researchers as well as from non-academic sector representatives. Additionally, the Colloquium provides students with a unique opportunity to master the methodology of presenting scientific paper or research proposal toward target groups and stakeholders. All contributions should be prepared according to the instructions. They will be revised by competent reviewers, corrected, and finally published in Colloquium Proceedings. Papers can be presented on-line or in-venue. If epidemiological conditions allow, in-venue is preferred.


  • sustainable development, all aspects,
  • specific part of the research performed in natural, technical, social, multidisciplinary sciences and arts related to sustainable development,
  • applied research in sustainable development, services and products,
  • case studies in sustainable development,
  • initiatives, ideas, project reports and
  • other contributions that may be interesting for the scientific and professional audience in sustainable development


Interested PhD students can submit the following types of contributions:

  1. Regular paper
  2. Short paper
  3. Correspondences

The contribution should include the following aspects (Sections):

  • Abstract
  • Introduction (the research area, problem definition)
  • Problem background (state of the art, literature /theory)
  • Methodology ( including description of the empirical study )
  • Results (including ongoing, quantitative, qualitative, comparison)
  • Further work
  • Conclusion (with discussions)
  • References
  • Short CV

Regular paper should be 4-12 pages long and consists all above aspects.

Short paper is 1-3 pages long contribution, containing the following sections (Abstract; Problem definition and background; Methodology and preliminary results; Further work and Conclusions; References (2-3))

Correspondence, 1-2 page long with following Sections (Abstract; Problem definition, background, research methodology and our progress, Future works and Conclusions; Link to web resources of the research (if any).

All, Regular papers, short papers and correspondences should be strictly done in proposed format (template). Papers that are not properly formatted will be rejected. The official language for contributions and presentations is English.

DOC-ME template (Word)

Contributions the submission should be done via:

Submission form


Paper submissions (all categories): 8 September 2022
Final submissions (all categories): 15 September 2022


The registration for the 1st DOC-ME is free of charge. The participant is obliged to cover the costs of accommodation and food for the duration of the conference from his/her own resources or from the resources of the project on which he/her is engaged.


Preliminary programme is given in bellow file.



Committees and Organizers

Research and Editorial Committee
Prof. dr Radovan Stojanović, Montenegro, Chair
Prof. dr Veljko Milutinović, Montenegro, Research Chair
Dr Lucas Zinner, Austria, Vice-Chair
Prof. dr Melita Kovačević, Croatia
Prof. dr Alexandra Bitusikova, Slovakia
Prof. dr Matjaž Debevc, Slovenia
Prof. dr Andrej Škraba, Slovenia
Prof. dr Arjeta Troshani, Albania
Prof. dr Kristofor Lapa, Albania
Prof. dr Betim Cico, Albania
Prof. dr Nedeljko Latinović, Montenegro
Prof. dr Željko Jaćimović, Montenegro
Prof. dr Mladen Perazić, Montenegro
Prof. dr Milica Vukotić, Montenegro
Vesna Vujačić, University of Montenegro


Organizational Committee

Dejan Lučić, Chair
Vladan Perazić
Maša Jovanović
Tanja Radovanović
Denisa Kriještorac

Place and Venue

Kotor is amazing city in most unique natural attractions of the Mediterranean, Bay of Kotor and Boka Bay. Maritime Faculty is is located in a classic building, right next to the wonderful promenade.



University of Montenegro

ERASMUS+ MARDS Project, 598465-EPP-1-2018-1-ME-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP

Funded by:


The Colloquium is first one in series, after completion, an archive will be created, with all data.

Links and Contacts