International Conference for Religious Dialogue and Cooperation

2nd World Conference for Religious Dialogue and Cooperatio

June 19-22, 2024 Strumica, North Macedonia (Hotel Sirius)


The human awareness of social appertaining has deep biological and social roots. The alienated individual, on his own, is of no significance and is not a human in the real sense of the word, unless he becomes a member of any group, reaches a social position and his own place within the system of relationships. In contrast to the political parties, which are a relatively new phenomenon, the religiosity represents a universal social phenomenon. Hardly any civilization of significance does not have a certain religious component incorporated within itself or has not been based on it….

The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 15, 2024.

PhD. Zoran Matevski

Letter of the President

        After the exceptional success achieved at the First World Conferences for Religious Dialogue and Cooperation (from a scientific and organizational point of view), the Centre for Intercultural Studies and Research at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje organize the Second World Conference for Religious Dialogue and Cooperation. This conference will be attended by eminent professors and researchers in the field of religion and culture who will be representatives of the largest number of countries from all continents of the world. We expect around 100 participants from all regions of the world to participate in the Second World Conference for Religious Dialogue and Cooperation. The latest research results in the field of intercultural and religious dialogue and cooperation in the world will be presented at the Conference. We expect answers to the following questions:

Preliminary program


Opening of the Conference

18.00 – 19.00 SPEECHES




08.00 – 09.00 Registration of participants

09.00 – 11.00 Working session, I (Plenary)

11.30 – 13.30 Working session II (Plenary)

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.30 Working session III (Plenary)

17.00 Visit to the Smolar waterfalls and the Dojran lake with a traditional Macedonian dinner in Dojran


 09.00 – 11.00 Working Session IV (Plenary)

11.30 – 13.30 Working session V (Plenary)

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch 

14.30 – 16.00 Working session VI (Plenary) 

16.00 Visit to the Orthodox monasteries in Vodoča and Veljusa, as well as Catholic and Protestant religious communities in the

 Strumica region. Dinner in a traditional Macedonian restaurant


09.00 – 11.00 Working session VII (Plenary) 

11.30 – 13.00 Working session VII (Plenary)

13.00 – 13.30 Ceremonial closing of the Conference

 20.00 Gala Dinne

Key dates

Submission of paper proposals (abstracts): April 15, 2024

The final date of the registration for the Conference: May 15, 2024

Final program: June 10, 2024

Submission of full papers: December 1, 2024

Registration Fee: 200 euro

Registration fee includes:

Transport from the airport in Skopje to Hotel Sirius in Strumica, and vice versa

Conference printed materials (program, book of abstracts, certificates for participation in the Conference)

Publication of the final papers in the Journal: Religious Dialogue and Cooperation

Participation in Opening Ceremony of the Conference and welcome reception cocktail

Participation in working sessions with coffee breaks

Visit to the Orthodox monasteries in Vodoča and Veljusa and dinner in a traditional Macedonian restaurant

Visit to the Catholic Church in Strumica; The Evangelical Methodist Church in Koleshino;

Smolar waterfall and dinner in a traditional Macedonian restaurant 

Gala dinner

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Accommodation and Transport​

The cost of travel and accommodation have to be covered by the conference participants.

For the participants of the Conference, Hotel Sirius ( reduced prices for accommodation with included meals.

HB (breakfast and lunch): 49 euros per person per day in a double room and 63 euros per day in a single room


You can make a reservation at the following address: