International Scientific-Practical Conference “Economic Growth in the Face of Global Challenges. Consolidation of National Economies and Reduction of Social Inequalities” XVIIIth edition, October 10-11, 2024

The XVIII th edition of the International Scientific-Practical Conference “Economic Growth in the Face of Global Challenges: Consolidation of National Economies and Reduction of Social Inequalities” represents both a momentous occasion and a rigorous academic pursuit. By bringing together experts from various academic fields, public administration, the business sector, and key stakeholders, the conference serves as a dynamic platform for fostering dialogue and exchanging valuable insights. It focuses on current and pressing issues, promoting a collaborative approach to exploring solutions that aim to consolidate national economies while simultaneously addressing and reducing social inequalities. This holistic perspective is crucial for crafting strategies that are both effective in stimulating economic growth and equitable in their impact.

The purpose of the conference is:

  • Promoting excellence through scientific results and the image of the scientific community at national and international level;
  • Disseminating and increasing access to scientific results obtained from an easy communication platform;
  • Strengthening and encouraging international-interinstitutional scientific partnerships;
  • Ensuring institutional visibility in the international space and increasing access to European funds, especially in the EU Framework Program for research and innovation Horizon Europe;
  • Attracting and integrating the young generation in scientific research activity and building a career in research;
  • Supporting the transfer of results and integration through research in different fields to contribute to greater economic growth, social and financial inclusion closer to European trends.

Section I. Competitiveness, digitization and business models
Competitiveness stands as a pivotal determinant of economic prosperity and stability amid global challenges, with technology assuming a progressively significant role across all spheres of existence. The advocacy for competitiveness, digitization, and innovation assumes paramount importance for fostering
economic advancement and enduring sustainability. Within this framework, the challenges posed by the business environment, researchers, and experts towards enhancing competitiveness and embracing advanced digital technologies via novel business paradigms will be deliberated. Solutions aimed at fortifying the standing of the business environment and a nation on regional and global scales, encompassing economic, social, and technological endeavors, will be explored.

Section II. Sustainable agri-food systems and rural development
Sustainable agri-food systems aim to establish the conditions necessary to guarantee food security, enhance population well-being, effectively implement environmental policies, and increase the resilience of the agricultural sector. Approaching sustainable agri-food systems and rural development through a scientific lens will aid in establishing an operational framework, thereby enhancing agricultural policies, increasing sector competitiveness, fostering climate change adaptation, and ameliorating economic and living standards in rural areas.

Section III. Sustainable finance and the circular economy
Sustainable finance and the circular economy represent foundational pillars in fostering a resilient and prosperous economy over the long term. Undertaking research, fostering communication, promoting collaboration, and disseminating knowledge are integral to identifying avenues through which the financial sector can serve as a catalyst for transitioning towards a circular and sustainable economic model. The exploration of exemplary practices and case studies that underscore the favorable outcomes of sustainable investment, including enhanced economic growth, job creation, and mitigation of risks associated with climate change and resource depletion, assumes paramount importance.

Section IV. Well-being, inclusion and the reduction of social inequalities
The swift transformations and global adversities exert significant strain on societal well-being and inclusivity, particularly impacting vulnerable demographics. Critical examination of recovery
mechanisms and the augmentation of accessibility to education, healthcare, gainful employment, and social services are imperative endeavors for fostering equitable and resilient societies. These topics constitute the focal point of the proposed discussions within this section. Additionally, strategies and policies aimed at enhancing the quality of life across all demographic strata and promoting social
integration of marginalized cohorts, thereby ensuring universal opportunities and active engagement in sustainable development, will be deliberated.

Section V. Managing demographic processes: innovative approaches
Managing demographic processes is essential for the sustainable development of societies and economies. A clear understanding of population dynamics enables governments to effectively plan for resources and services such as education, health, housing, and infrastructure, and to develop policies on vocational training and the labor market. Managing demographic processes also involves monitoring health trends and behaviors that affect population well-being. Urban and rural planning, along with migration management, can contribute to the more efficient use of resources and the creation of a society that is resilient and adaptable to population changes. With its interdisciplinary nature and reliance on modern
analytical tools, demographic research provides a comprehensive understanding of demographic phenomena and their interactions with other social and economic factors.


Name of sectionsResponsible persons
1. Competitiveness, digitalisation and business models Maier Lidia, [email protected],
mob.: (+373)68726701, fix: (+373 22) 50 11 09
2. Durable agri-food systems and rural developmentIațișin Tatiana, [email protected],
mob.: (+373) 68844409, fix: (+373 22) 50 11 10
3. Sustainable finance and the circular economyGribincea Corina, PhD, [email protected],
mob.: (+373) 79458431, fix: (+373 22) 50 11 35
4. Well-being, inclusion and the reduction of social inequalitiesCiobanu Mihail, [email protected],
mob.: (+373) 69806129, fix: (+373 22) 50 11 04
5. Managing demographic processes: innovative approachesGrigoraș Ecaterina, PhD, [email protected], mob.: (+373) 69116189, fix: (+373 22) 50 11 40


The conference application must include:
– title of the article;
– last name and first name of the author / authors;
– scientific degree and institutional affiliation;
– article summary in max. 250 words (will contain actuality, purpose, research methods, results);
– e-mail, ORCID ID of the author / authors.
June 20, 2024
Presentation of the final articleSeptember 15, 2024
  • Conference proceedings will be published with ISBN and DOI.
  • The collection and articles will be included in the IBN electronic library with Open Access on the website
  • The working languages of the conference are Romanian, English and Russian.
  • The participants will support accommodation and transport costs.
  • The conference will take place in a mixed format (with physical and online presence).
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be published.

Scientific Committee
Organizing Committee
The article writing instructions
The template for the article


“Economy and

Theoretical and
Scientific Journal
Category “B+” 

Tarife și normative actualizate
pentru sectorul
agroalimentar al
Republicii Moldova

May 2024