“Passports are a tool of government that instils complacency and meekness in the population. Passports contribute to global inequality, where differences and discrimination are territorial. Such unnecessary separation is a potential breeding ground for ideological conflicts. Citizenship, as a requirement of loyalty and unconditional legalization, without the possibility of desire to subjugate the individual as a sentient and rational being, cannot be effectively rejected.”
Dr Dimitry Kochenov, Professor of Constitutional Law at Central European University

“We should carefully listen to the voices of racial minorities. The proper response should be outrage, but people shouldn’t use the punishment as a way of fighting against racism because it just divides people and doesn’t have the right result.”
Mindy Chen-Wishart, Dean, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law

“Development must go hand in hand with solidarity and humanity to enable the humanisation of technology and prevent the dehumanisation of society.”
Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia

About the Conference


Alma Mater Europaea is known for its world-class conferences. Among the leading scholars who have spoken at Alma Mater conferences are reknowned economist Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University, Harvard Law School professor Mark Tushnet, Oxford professor Jacob Rowbottom, German political scientist Werner Weidenfeld, who is also the rector of Alma Mater Europaea, the Alma Mater president and cardiac surgeon Felix Unger, the Facebook and Instagram Oversight Board member and former European Court of Human Rights vice-president Andras Sajo, David Erdos of Cambridge, the Constitutional Court judge Klemen Jaklic, who lectured at Harvard for seven years before joining Alma Mater, and philosophers Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Srećko Horvat.


‘It’s all about people’ will be one of the most significant international scientific events this year. This world-class conference about Embracing Digital Transformation for a Sustainable and Ethical Future will host leading scholars and thought leaders from various academic fields, including Vice President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Democracy and Demography Dubravka Šuica, President of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts Professor Dr Klaus Mainzer, as well as the Honorary President of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Professor Dr Felix Unger. The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, will give an introductory speech. Distinguished guests include the President of Alma Mater Europaea – ECM, Professor Dr Ludvik Toplak, the Minister of Digital Transformation for the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, Mark Boris Andrijanič, the Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities of the Republic of Slovenia, Janez Cigler Kralj, Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford Professor Dr Mindy Chen-Wishart and representatives of national scientific academies.

Discussions will focus on leading topics on a sustainable and ethical future within the challenges of digital transformation in modern society.

About the Alma Mater Europaea

The European Academy of Sciences and Arts, a society of some 2000 prominent scholars, including 32 Nobel laureates, initiated the Alma Mater Europaea international university in 2000. Alma Mater Europaea is based in the Austrian city of Salzburg, with entities in Slovenia and several other countries.
Alma Mater Europaea ECM, Alma Mater’s entity in Slovenia, is a young and dynamic higher education institution established in 2007. It offers fully-accredited doctoral, masters, and bachelor degree studies in humanities, ecology, business, European studies and project management, as well as archival studies, social studies, healthcare, nursing, physical therapy, artificial intelligence, dance studies, and social gerontology. Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis, the oldest Slovenian private higher education institution, focused in humanities, joined Alma Mater in 2014. Since 2015, the Dance Academy, the only Slovenian-accredited institution offering diplomas in ballet and dance studies, is part of the Alma Mater.

For the Presenters

We have prepared the Conference Materials to make the best conference experience for yourself and the listeners.


The 10th Anniversary Alma Mater Europaea conference will take place online.

Links for each section of the International Scholarly Conference will be published on the conference website, where all participants will be able to follow the conference’s live stream.

There is no registration fee for participation.

Only participants who intend to present their papers must register on the conference website under submit abstract.

The paper’s abstract must be submitted on the conference website by clicking on submit abstract.

To successfully submit an abstract, please specify:

  • Title of the paper (in Slovene and English)
  • Author’s data (organization, country, and Email address)
  • Area covered by the paper:
    • Physiotherapy
    • Health sciences
    • Social gerontology
    • Social infrastructure
    • Education and mental health
    • Web and information technologies
    • Management
    • Humanities
    • Archival science
    • Cultural formations
    • Dance art
    • Strategical communication management
  • Content in Slovenian and English (up to 200 words for each language)
  • Keywords in Slovene and English.

You will receive a system message by email confirming that the abstract has been successfully submitted together with the corresponding number (contribution ID).

Instructions for preparing a paper for the conference can be found on the conference website by clicking on guidelines for papers.

The full paper can be prepared using the template in the guidelines for papers and submitted to submit the full paper.

In case of any questions related to the international scholarly conference or unsuccessful application or submission of the paper, you can contact the conference organizing committee: conference@almamater.si, which will answer your question as soon as possible or help with the application or abstracts/papers submission.

Previous Conferences

The 2021 Resolution

The Programme Committee of the 9th international scientific conference IT’S ABOUT PEOPLE: Digital Transformation in Science, Education and Arts organised by AMEU and EASA between 12 – 19 March 2021, held under the auspices of the President of Republic Slovenia, and with the active participation of the European Commissioner, Universities, and other academic and public institutions from 36 countries, proclaims the following final memorandum:


Digital transformation is a new development process accelerating implementation in various areas of social life and a development challenge that became a necessity during the Covid-19 pandemic.


The conference organisers will continue studying the digital transformation from sustainable development towards green and digital transformation in Europe.


The “IT'S ABOUT PEOPLE” conference in the field of digital transformation continues holistically to emphasise the ethical and social aspects necessary for the balanced, sustainable development of a digitised and green Europe and human dignity.


Middle Europe, or the Danube regionwith its specific geographical, ecological, demographic, and cultural challenges, needs special attention and scientific research and higher education, all in the perspective of the harmonious, sustainable development of a green digital Europe.


The “IT'S ABOUT PEOPLE” conference organisers, AMEU and EASA, invite academic and other public institutions, particularly EASA members, to participate creatively in continuing the AMEU and EASA mission.


Following their mission, the organisers of the conference will explore all possibilities, in cooperation with universities and other academic and national institutions, to make the best use of all available academic potential, human and material, to achieve sustainable development of a digitised and green Europe.


The conference proposes that the institutions of the European Commission and national governments, within the framework of existing mechanisms, provide the necessary organisational, infrastructural, material, and substantive support and enable rational use and utilisation of free material and human resources.


The conference proposes to establish a Centre for Digital Transformation at AMEU, which will:

  • involve and connect interested competent academic resources in research,
  • monitor needs, develop programmes, and offer training and knowledge for successful digital transformation, considering the principles of relevance, quality, and rationalisation,
  • provide appropriate publicly valid documents under the European and national legislation.

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Contact information

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Slovenska 17
2000 Maribor
Tel: +386 2 250 19 99
International calls: +386 59 333 077
E-mail: conference@almamater.si

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