The current situation with COVID – 19 pandemic obligated us to reschedule the congress for October 2021. Further information’s will be provided in the following period.

Macedonian Ecological Society is pleased to announce the 6th Congress of Ecologists of the Republic of North Macedonia, with international participation. Following the international success of the 5th Congress in 2016, the planned 6th Congress is also foreseen to be an international meeting, with editorial board comprised of scientists from twelve countries from the Balkan region and Central Europe. During the years, this Congress grew in the largest gathering of its type in the Balkan region. It provides a platform for presentation of the scientific research, exchange of experience and knowledge among ecologists and practitioners from different disciplines and countries.


The presentation will be distributed into eight sections, covering broad topics reflecting the wide range of research done over the last several years.

Official language of the Congress will be English.


Congress sections

Populations, communities and ecosystems

Hydrobiology, water management and monitoring

Biodiversity and conservation biology

Forestry and Agriculture

Natural resources management

Air, water and soil pollution

Environmental change

Ecological education


Other events (might be changed later):

  • Symposium of biology students, organized by Biology Students’ Research Society, Skopje
  • SCOPSCO (Scientific Collaboration On Past Speciation Conditions in Lake Ohrid) workshop
  • Symposium on Prespa Lakes
  • Symposium on Protected areas

The SCOPSCO workshop is closed event but will include one public presentation.


Scientific and Editorial Committee


Trajče Stafilov (Chair) (North Macedonia)

Aleksandar Trendafilov (North Macedonia)

Andraž Čarni (Slovenia)

Diana Zlatanova (Bulgaria)

Dražen Kotrošan (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Elizabeta Veljanovska-Sarafilovska (North Macedonia)

Franc Janžeković (Slovenia)

Georgos Fotiadis (Greece)

Goran Anačkov (Serbia)

Halili Ibrahimi (Kosovo)

Hasan Huseyin Dogan (Turkey)

Jürgen Blasser (Switzerland)

Ljiljana Tomović (Serbia)

Mitko Karadelev (North Macedonia)

Robert Šajn (Slovenia)

Rosen Tsonev (Bulgaria)

Snežana Vuksanović (Montenegro)

Sonja Ivanovska (North Macedonia)

Spase Shumka (Albania)

Valentina Slavevska-Stamenkovic (North Macedonia)

Vlado Matevski (North Macedonia)

Zlatko Levkov (North Macedonia)

Zoltan Barina (Hungary)


Organizing Committee

Metodija Velevski (Chair)

Daniela Jovanovska

Dejan Dimidzievski

Dragan Arsovski

Fidanka Trajkova

Gazmend Iseni

Marija Trenčeva

Nikolčo Velkovski

Orhideja Tasevska

Renata Ćušterevska

Robertina Brajanoska

Slavčo Hristovski

Slave Nakev

Svetlana Pejović

Vladimir Džabirski



Registration is possible as congress participant or congress visitor.

Please register by filling in the Registration form, no later than June 30th 2020. Fees can be paid at later date.


Congress Fees


Regular payment (before 31st August 2020)

– Regular fee: 75€

– Master and PhD students: 55€ (Please attach a confirmation document issued from your university)

– Undergraduate students: 30€ (Please attach a confirmation document issued from your university)


One registration covers: publishing of your abstract(s) in the Abstract book, Congress materials, coffee breaks, the official social event and publication of the paper in the Congress Proceedings.

One fee covers the expenses for maximum of two presentations, but registration is obligatory for every presentation.

Late payment (between 1st – 30th September 2020) will be charged additional 25€, for all categories. 


Symposium of biology students is organized by Biology Student Research Society and payment should be made on the bank account given here.



Payment (before 30th September 2020)

– Regular fee 30€


Visitor registration covers: Congress materials, coffee breaks and the official social event.

Payments of the fees will not be possible at the Congress desk. Please pay by bank transfer using the information at the end of this page.

Instructions for preparation of abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the form at the Registration tab. Following the preliminary review process, they will be compiled in a Congress Abstract book.

Limit you abstracts to 500 words. Organize the abstract in a way that it follows a structure of a full article: few introductory sentences, objective of the work, a short methodology, main results, short discussion and conclusions. Provide 3-5 key words, that are not contained in the paper title.

Citations, references, tables and figures should not be included.

Technical editing of the abstracts will be done by the Organizing Committee.



All of the accepted abstracts will be published in an Abstract book (October 2020).

The presented papers that will be approved for publication by the Scientific and Editorial Committee will be published in the Congress Proceedings (February 2021). Guidelines will be provided in the Second announcement (March 2020).

Authors are also welcome to submit their papers for publication in the “Macedonian Journal of Ecology and Environment” (, which offers double peer-review and is edited by an international board.



Hotel Bellevue – Metropol Lake Resort

Participants should organize their own accommodation.


Once again, important dates

March 15th, 2020 – Second Announcement with instructions for writing papers

June 30th, 2020 – Registration and Abstract submission deadline

August 31st, 2020 – Final day for payment of the regular Congress fee

September 1st – 30st, 2020 – Payment of late registrations

October 15th – 18th, 2020 – Congress days

February 28th, 2021 – Publication of the Proceedings


Payment instructions: 

For Macedonian residents:

Account holder: Macedonian Ecological Society

Account number: 300000000278717

Payment purpose: fee for 6th Congress of Ecologists

Bank: Komercijalna Banka a.d. Skopje

Payment should be made in dennars, with the average exchange rate of the Bank.


International payments:

Account holder: Macedonian Ecological Society

International account number: 02-701-00172477

IBAN: МК07300701001724724

Payment purpose: fee for 6th Congress of Ecologists

Bank: Komercijalna Banka a.d. Skopje

Bank address: Orce Nikolov 3, Skopje 1000, North Macedonia