Bridging National and Global Perspectives

This event will take place 3 August, 2021 – 8 August, 2021.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

3 August, 2021
8 August, 2021
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Update from the Organising Committee - July 31st, 2020




On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 10th ICCEES World Congress, greetings to all current and future registrants. After many years of preparations and planning, we are approaching the date when we had expected to open the Congress.

Of course, COVID-19 changed everything and we postponed the Congress until 2021.

With international travel practically at a standstill, that decision may appear in retrospect as self-evident. But at the time, we had to consider many different factors and our decision to postpone was not taken lightly. As we adjust to this global turning point, we see opportunities for improving the Congress format and the Congress experience. Virtual technology has progressed in leaps and bounds, and has opened up unprecedented possibilities, including:

• Remote Accessibility – new options to those who may face difficulties in personally
attending the Congress;
• Interactivity – active engagement and stimulating exchanges of ideas with colleagues
and peers; and
• Flexibility – viewing, or re-viewing sessions according to your schedule.

The Organizing Committee is assessing these innovations, and we want to take maximum advantage of them in redesigning Congress 2021. Our goal is to increase access to more people while enhancing the Congress experience for all.

Many of you are maintaining registration through 2021. For those who have not yet registered but would like to do so, please note that there will be a second Call for Proposals this fall.

Together we can overcome our present challenges and advance international encounters and collaboration. We look forward to welcoming you in Montreal next year!

Andrii Krawchuk, Co-Chair, Organizing Committee
ICCEES 10th World Congress
3-8 August, 2021 – Concordia University, Montreal






Considering the escalating global impact of COVID-19, the declaration of states of emergency, and the closure of universities, the Organizing Committee of the 10th ICCEES World Congress recommended and ICCEES has decided:


  1. That the 10th ICCEES World Congress be postponed; and
  2. That it be held at Concordia University in Montreal, from 3 to 8 August 2021.


It has been a complex and arduous process to assess the necessity and feasibility of postponement and to arrive at this decision. It is not a step that is taken lightly. ICCEES, its member associations, and all participants certainly understand the gravity of the current global crisis. 


While we hope for a rapid return to normal operations, the Organizing Committee considered all the relevant factors and concluded that under the circumstances postponement is the most prudent option.


ICCEES, the Canadian Association of Slavists, and Concordia University fully support the Organizing Committee in ensuring that the 10th ICCEES World Congress will be a resounding success in 2021.



Andrii Krawchuk and Alison Rowley, Co-Chairs

Organizing Committee

10th ICCEES World Congress





ICCEES, the International Council for Central and East European Studies, is a global consortium of national scholarly associations dedicated to multi-disciplinary research into Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. Its aims are to:

  • promote international scholarly exchange and cooperation by holding a World Congress every five years;
  • share experience and support in critical methods, scholarly publishing, and organizational skills; and
  • welcome young scholars working in the field.

With the main theme of “Bridging National and Global Perspectives,” the Organizing Committee of World Congress in Montréal looks forward to welcoming an estimated 1,500 participants from around the world; professors and graduate students who study Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia from diverse disciplinary and cultural perspectives. Our rich program will feature keynote speakers, panels, book discussions, and other special events relating to political science, history, literature, linguistics, journalism, public policy, economics, international trade, and other fields.



Bridging National and Global Perspectives

Event Starts: 3 August 2021, 12:00 AM
Event Ends: 8 August 2021, 11:59 PM

Event Location:
Hall Building, Concordia University
1455 rue de Maisonneuve Ouest
Montreal , Quebec H3G 1M8

Event Location:
Library Building, Concordia University
1400 rue de Maisonneuve Ouest
Montreal , Quebec H3G 2V8

Event Location:
Sir Winston Churchill Pub
1455 Crescent St.
Montreal , Quebec H3G 2B2

Event Location:
EV Building, Concordia University
1493 rue Ste. Catherine Ouest
Montreal , Quebec H3G 2W1

Event Location:
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
1450 rue Guy
Montreal , Quebec H3H 0A1