The international conference of the IRDO institute with the title of “SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CURRENT CHALLENGES” highlights certain topics in relation to social responsibility. Since 2006, the conference has been creating a rich tradition of research in behaviour and the development of social responsibility, and we organize it in collaboration with numerous support partners.
We organize the conference each year to strengthen social responsibility in Slovenia. The development of social responsibility is in fact critical in all areas of social life, as well as the connection of various stakeholders that work in this field. Also important is the comparison of research and theoretical points in regard to practical experiences – in the legislation, economy, social work, protection of the environment and elsewhere.
We connect theory with profession, the scientific side with practical examples of usage, we connect professions interdisciplinary to help solving problems of modern society. Interesting theories and solutions to problems are exchanged each year in the company of scientists, consultants, operative experts and many others. The proceedings which get compiled at these conferences have a permanent scientific expertise value, as they enable the readers to transfer the accumulated knowledge to their business and everyday practice. More…
2023 IRDO CONFERENCE – INVITATION to read the conference conclusions and proceedings for year 2023
We kindly invite you to read the conference conclusions and proceedings of the Joint conferences: 18th IRDO International Conference INNOVATIVE SUSTAINABLE and SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE SOCIETY 2023: Empowering Society, Environment and Economy for Sustainability (INOVATIVNA TRAJNOSTNA in DRUŽBENO ODGOVORNA DRUŽBA 2023: Opolnomočimo družbo, okolje in gospodarstvo za trajnostnost) and 3rd IRDO & Citizens’ Initiative for an Integral Green Slovenia National Conference, 8–9 June 2023, Maribor, Slovenia, European Union, ONLINE.
In 2023 we humans have recognised that the current global environmental, social, economic, and political crisis is destroying life on Earth, including humankind. We need to accept this fact, and we must, and we can try to solve this disastrous development in order to enable the current and coming generations to survive. Action for a more innovative, sustainable, and socially responsible society is urgent.Participants at the conference have had possibility to learn and suggest what and how to empower all segments of our socio-economic environment to support the ecosystems self-governing mechanisms.
Looking forward to see you at the 19th IRDO International Conference on June 2024, online!
2022 IRDO CONFERENCE
The 17th IRDO International Conference “SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE SOCIETY 2022: Green, digital, and inclusive transition: how to make it happen?” has been held on 2 – 3 June 2022, online. Conference was also the 2nd IRDO & Citizens’ Initiative for an Integral Green Slovenia Conference. More than 100 participants, 70 authors with 36 papers from more than 10 countries have co-created this conference. The European Business Network for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR Europe) was honorary sponsor of the conference. Organizers were IRDO – Institute for the Development of Social Responsibility, University of Maribor, Slovenia, Slovenian Society for Systemic Research (SdSr) and Citizens’ Initiative for an Integral Green Slovenia. This event was an official Partner Event of the EU Green Week (30 May to 5 June 2022). In 2022 – the European Year of Youth organizers decided to support young Ukrainian musicians in Slovenia with donations among conference participants. The main purpose of the conference was to explore conceptual framework(s), conditions and possibilities for a green, digital and inclusive transition – in line with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (17 SDGs). A precondition for sustainable coexistence is SR behaviour of each stakeholder in the community (local, national, global). Without broad environmental and SR, there is no survival of humanity. SR is a tool for achieving a sustainable future, connecting and integrating several other mechanisms. SR is a crucial practice, needed in the entire society. The IRDO 2022 conference emphasis was on the implementation of a green, digital and inclusive transition as embraced by the European Green Deal (EGD) and other EU priorities and policies, including the Recovery and Resilience Facility/Plans. The EGD puts sustainability and, therefore, SR at the heart of the EU policy-making, reflecting the need for systemic change. More: https://www.irdo.si/.
Green, digital, and inclusive transition: how to make it happen?
Call for author contributions for 17th IRDO International ConferenceSOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE SOCIETY 2022, Slovenia, Europe, 2-3 June 2022, online.
Invitation: Call for author contributions17th IRDO International ConferenceSOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE SOCIETY 2022:Green, digital, and inclusive transition: how to make it happen?DRUŽBENO ODGOVORNA DRUŽBA 2022:Zeleni, digitalni in vključujoči prehod: kako ga izpeljati?2-3 June 2022Maribor, Slovenia, European Union ONLINE. The Conference SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE SOCIETY 2022 is also the 2nd IRDO & Citizens’ Initiative for an Integral Green Slovenia National conference.
Dates: 5 January 2022 – call for papers opening 28 February 2022 – abstract submission 4 March 2022 – information of acceptance 30 April 2022 – paper submission 16 May 2022 – conference programme 2-3 June 2022 – IRDO 2022 International conference
Conference venue: ONLINE Official language: English
Organiser Info: IRDO – Institute for the Development of Social Responsibility, Cesta 13. julija 65a, SI-1261 Ljubljana – Dobrunje, Slovenia, Web: www.irdo.si; E-mail: email@example.com; Phone: +386 31 344 883
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
you are kindly invited to participate at the 17th IRDO International Conference “SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE SOCIETY 2022: Green, digital and inclusive transition: how to make it happen?”, to be held on 2 and 3 June 2022 online.
We invite you kindly to participate with your own author’s contribution (paper) and / or as listener.
In 2021 we all recognized that the current global environmental-socio-economic-political crisis is killing humankind. All of us need to accept this fact and the fact that all of us must and can help ourselves solve this crucial danger in order to survive as the current and coming generations. No action for more sustainability is too small, all are urgent.
“The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk.” (UN Secretary-General António Guterres, 2021)
The main purpose of the conference is to explore conceptual framework(s), conditions and possibilities for a green, digital and inclusive transition that enables the development of a common sustainable future, in line with the UN 2030Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs. A precondition for sustainable coexistence is socially responsible behaviour of each stakeholder in the community. Sustainability is increasingly regarded as a process of societal and inclusive transitions.
The conference emphasis is on implementation of a green, digital and inclusive transition as embraced by the European Green Deal (EGD) and other EU priorities and policies, including the Recovery and Resilience Facility/Plans. The EGD puts sustainability and, therefore, social responsibility at the heart of the EU policy-making, reflecting the need for systemic change.
To achieve the SDGs, fundamental transformations of societal systems (energy, mobility, food and built environment systems) that are at the root cause of environmental and climate pressures are urgently needed – i.e., sustainability transitions towards low-carbon, circular, bio- and blue economy and society (SOER 2020 by EEA). This trend towards a more integrated and holistic approach is also reflected in a stronger integration of environmental, social and economic objectives.
EU has adopted a number of guidelines for the development of digitalization, they are focused on socially responsible development and integration of digitalization in the society, and as indispensable element of sustainability transitions (e.g., Digital Agenda for Europe).
The basic vision of well-being for all while maintaining a healthy natural environment is also at the core of the model for an Integral Green Europe that is smartly integrating multiple EU potentials for sustainable development.
With the conference in 2022, we want to explore in terms of green, digital and inclusive transition what young people, researchers, teachers, experts, managers and everyone else can do together and what we should do to include personal, business and social responsibility in the social and natural environment where we operate.
By exchanging experiences, both theoretical and practical, especially from the point of view of green, digital and inclusive transition, the participants will help finding the right path to socially responsible behaviour. Social responsibility and a sustainable future are sources of great benefits, as has been shown in all crises so far, including the covid-19 one.
Therefore, we kindly invite you to participate at the conference as authors and / or listeners, to share your experiences, views and suggestions with other participants, including researchers, top consultants, other experts and experienced practitioners who will attend this conference. Young authors, high school and university students involved in educational processes are very welcome, too.
We kindly invite you to present your original papers and report about your own work in various topics of our conference! So far, over 1.500 authors from all over the world have participated in the previous 16 IRDO conferences. The number of speakers is limited.
We are looking forward to your participation in the 17th IRDO International Conference ONLINE!
With kind regards,
Prof. Emer. Matjaž Mulej, PhD, PhD, University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business, President of the IRDO Expert Council and Chair of the IRDO Conference Programme Committee
Prof. Emer. Peter Glavič, PhD, University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, and Vice-Chair of the IRDO Conference Program Committee
Darja Piciga, PhD, Citizens’ Initiative for an Integral Green Slovenija, and Vice-Chair of the IRDO Conference Programme Committee
Assoc. Prof. Igor Perko, PhD, University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business, WOSC director-general, and Vice-Chair of the IRDO Conference Programme Committee
Anita Hrast, MSc, IRDO Institute manager, Chair of Organizational Board of the IRDO Conference
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