IPS and the University of Warsaw hosted the EDC conference

Online conference „Elections – Democracy – Covid-19. Lessons from Europe” was held on February 24th
and 25th, organized by the Institute for Political Studies, Belgrade and the Faculty of Political Science
and International Studies, University of Warsaw.

With the focus on analyzing the pandemic’s impact on electoral and general political processes in
European countries, the two-day event was attended by more than 30 scholars from universities and
research institutions from 14 countries. Presentations in seven thematic panels were followed by lively
academic discussions.

Researchers from the Institute for Political Studies, dr Jelena Todorović Lazić, dr Dušan Dostanić, and dr
Dejan Bursać also presented their findings.

The conference will be accompanied by the publication of selected papers, expected in the mid-2022.

Both the organizers and the participants agreed that this conference should be extended into a
traditional event, in cooperation of our Institute and the University of Warsaw, and moreover expressed
hope that the next time participants will be able to meet and discuss in person.