The Serbian Political Science Association Annual International Conference
Conference, 26-27 September 2020
Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science


The pandemic has brought considerable changes in every area of social life, including private and family relations, healthcare, culture, economy, media, and politics and international relations. The consequences have been mainly harmful so far. The question is whether negative effects will persist or trigger responses from governments and other relevant actors to prevent approaching ecological, health, economic, and political crises.

The biggest changes have occurred in politics. The lockdown brought about many restrictions and prohibitions of human rights. The lockdown was inevitable, but concomitant abuses were not. To what extent were the restrictions legitimate and proportional to dangers posed by the pandemic? Will the human rights regime, notably in the sphere of privacy, endure lasting damage? The pandemic made us revisit the issues of privacy, economic and social justice as well as the idea of a welfare state.

We invite academics to seek solutions in the field of family, social, and healthcare policy, European integration, democracy, and, above all - the protection of human rights.

The Serbian Political Science Association publishes two academic journals, annual conference proceedings and various other publications.

The BPSA hosted a round table on the rise of illiberalism and far right extremism at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Serbian Political Science Association in Belgrade.