1st Alps-Danube-Adria Symposium on Excellence in Education

The 1st Alps-Danube-Adria Symposium on Excellence in Education will take place in Paris, during the 16th ICIE conference on Excellence, Innovation, & Creativity in Basic-Higher Education. This regional symposium aims to provide experts with a forum for sharing knowledge and presentation of their current research and best practice examples. Another important goal is networking of international experts and addressing contemporary trends and issues in the broad field of education.

To facilitate the international and regional exchange of ideas and information, the Symposium will accommodate two sections:

Section 1: ADA English language section will focus on broader professional, organisational and social issues of excellence in education, in line with conference topics, including (but not limited to) creativity, innovation, educational technology, innovative learning environments, teaching and instruction of children with special needs for attention such as potentially gifted students. 

Section 2: ADA Regional languages section (including, but not limited to Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian languages) will focus on regional aspects of the same topics with special focus on creativity, innovations and centres of excellence in education. Development of regional editions of the EPoC test of potential creativity from the perspective of policymakers, local municipal and regional authorities, centres of excellence and schools will be presented, allowing for further support and networking opportunities.



Dr. Ljiljana Krneta

Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Dr. Ljiljana Krneta born in Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina, finished elementary school and high school there, and in the 1977 received the title of Professor of  Pedagogy and Psychology at the University of Sarajevo. At the University of Srpsko Sarajevo at the Faculty of Philosophy in 1999 defended the master's thesis entitled "Psychosocial factors as determinants of success of students in school” and was awarded the scientific degree of Master of Science. Doctoral dissertation, entitled "Characteristics of students as a factor in the perception of the working efficiency of the teacher”, defended in 2010 at the University of East Sarajevo and acquired a scientific degree of Doctor of Philosophy. She took part in many scientific and professional conferences throughout the region with written contributions, and was a reviewer of a number of different works from preschool education, developmental and educational psychology. Has worked in elementary school and preschool education as an educator / pedagogic specialist and psychologist and as a youth counsellor . In the postwar period, she was engaged in mitigating the consequences of the war-traumatized children and adolescents. She is currently employed at the University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Political Sciences. She has published four books including: - Students personality and their perceptions of teachers working efficiency , (2010) monography -Factors of School Success (2000) monography - Integration-one possible experiment-UNDP-UNOPS (1999), co-author - Politics and the Life (2001) co-authored and,  25 chapters in international journals  and over 80 scientific  papers .She is President of  the  Association Together in Europe. She has participated in various international scientific conferences (30) and international scientific meetings in the region and in the EU on the subject of gifted, giving an active contribution to the popularization of current theoretical paradigms and their application in science.

Contact Info:
Dr. Ljiljana Krneta;
Assistant professor; Faculty of political Sciences; University of Banja Luka;
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Phone: +387(0)51 304 001
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Website: www.ljiljanakrneta.info



Dr. Darko Lončarić

Faculty of Teacher Education; University of Rijeka, Croatia



Prof. Dr. Darko Lončarić is an Associate professor at the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Teacher Education, where he is teaching graduate and postgraduate study courses related to educational psychology, developmental psychology and neuropsychology of early learning. At the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, he is teaching a postgraduate course in applied multivariate statistics. He is also external auditor of quality assurance systems of higher education institutions accredited by the Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education. He received PhD in Psychology degree in 2008 at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, M.Phil. in Psychology degree in 2005 at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and Integrated BA/MA in psychology degree in University of Rijeka, Croatia. Throughout his career, he held several administrative positions in professional and research-oriented institutions. At the University, he held positions of the head of the Committee for Quality Assurance, Chairman of the ethics committee, head of the Department of Teacher Education, and Associate Dean for Research and International Relations. He actively participates in teaching/mentoring undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students. He is a member of the editorial board of several scientific and applied journals, member of the Croatian Psychological Association, Croatian Psychological Chamber, Organization for the promotion of Democratic Education, and The European Talent Point: Centre for Gifted Children – Rijeka, Croatia.

His main fields of interest are applied statistics, cognitive psychology, self-regulated learning, motivation, creativity, educational psychology, developmental psychology, ICT applied in classrooms, and teacher competencies. He authored or co-authored two books, seven book chapters and 35 research papers. He participated in 6 national scientific and applied projects. He presented his work in 18 international and 29 national conferences, and in several of them, he acted as a member of program comity.


Contact Info:

Darko Lončarić, Ph.D., Associate Professor;

Faculty of Teacher Education in Rijeka;

University of Rijeka;

University avenue 6; 51000 Rijeka; Croatia


Phone: +385 (0) 51 265 804

Fax: +385 (0) 51 584 999

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