Lex Localis - Journal of Local Self-Government Annual Conference 2020

Lex Localis - Journal of Local Self-Government Annual Conference 2020

We would like to kindly inform you that the Institute of Legal Sciences, Faculty of Law and Administration of the Maria Curie Skłodowska University and publisher of the scientific journal "Lex Localis - Journal of Local Self-Government" (Scopus, Web of Science, impact factor: 0.728; 70 points Ministry of Science and Higher Education) is organizing the annual international scientific conference (Lex Localis - Journal of Local Self-Government Annual Conference 2020) in Lublin on October 15-16, 2020, together with the Institute of Local Government in Maribor (Slovenia). We invite researchers of Law from around the world to participate in the conference.

Submitted papers (articles) will be reviewed by recognized international experts. Selected scientific articles will be published in the special issue of the journal Lex Localis - Journal of Local Self-Government, Volume 18, Issue 4, October 2020 - published articles will be indexed in the following databases: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Current Geographical Publications, Academic's OneFile (Gale), International Political Science Abstracts, ProQuest, Scopus, Current Law Journal Content - an index to legal periodicals, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ), International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) - 70 points of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

The subject of the conference will be the following research problems:

1) The constitutional basis of local government;

2) Territorial self-government and public tasks (analysis of individual territorial self-government tasks: education (early school education system), public safety and order administration (fire protection and crisis management), social care (kindergarten, family support), environment and communal services (export and waste utilization, cemeteries and crematoriums), urban and economic development (spatial planning and local economic development), public services (energy, water supply);

3) Decentralization of public finances (as a problem of decentralization in legal and financial terms covering two related issues, i.e. the division of rights and obligations in the area of ​​collecting and disposing of public funds between government and local government administration units, as well as the scope of freedom of local government units and their associations in disposing of public funds in both aggregated and detailed terms;

4) Politics and the principle of decentralization (division of political power, democratization and market liberalization, extending the scope of decision making in the private sector towards opening up management to wider public participation as a way to reduce the cost of providing public services, forms of social participation in the decision-making process, e.g. civic budget , civic legislative initiative);

5) Current challenges of global economic development against the background of national and regional economies (all regions face challenges resulting from the slowdown in economic growth in developed countries, as well as from the global credit crisis. Common effects for all regions are the slowdown in exports, a decline in asset markets, and reduction consumer and investment loans, and consequently increased unemployment and poverty. Joint initiation of debate and political consensus on recommendations for reforming the global financial structure could be implemented through inter-regional dialogue, including through research cooperation, culminating in a meeting of policy makers with each region).

Persons interested in participating in the conference are invited to send the text of their scientific article (paper) as part of the initial registration - submission of interest - via the website: , no later than by March 15, 2020. Pre-registration should include:

  • English text with an extended summary (no more than 150 words) (the text should not exceed 8,000 words)
  • address details (name and surname, title or academic degree, position, postal address, telephone or fax number, e-mail address, affiliation, functions performed)
  • five keywords with an indication of which panel topic the paper is being submitted to
  • Statement of authorship (Author's Guarantee Form).

The submitted text should be prepared in the form of an article in accordance with the requirements of Lex Localis (guidelines for authors) and submitted in electronic form via the website . Based on the submitted applications, the scientific committee "Lex Localis - Journal of Local Self-Government" will select the best papers, and selected speakers will receive relevant information no later than by May 15, 2020, provided that the submitted text is accepted for publication and will be presented during the conference. After receiving information about the qualification of the article (paper), participants will be required to pay a registration fee of EUR 490 (without the tax) and submit the final version of the scientific article no later than by June 1, 2019.

Authorship statement; guidelines for authors - available at:

Questions can be directed to the following email addresses:



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    Date of addition
    13 February 2020