Collective Action Problems in the Contemporary World

Welcome to the 7th edition of the IAPSS Academic Conference!

The Conference will take place at the Law Faculty of the University of Bucharest from the 21st of November to the 24th of November 2013 and it is organized by the UN Youth Association of Romania.


The conference theme is “Collective Action Problems in the Contemporary World”, being approached from four academic fields:


  1. Political Science
  2. International Relations
  3. Political and Moral Philosophy
  4. Economic Sciences


For a brief introduction to the theme of the conference please visit the Theme section on our website.



The conference is opened to all students regardless of their level of studies, but the academic panels mainly target MA and PhD students, with papers from BA students being accepted on an exceptional basis.


To present a paper as one of the panelists, please visit the Call for Papers section of our website in order to get a glimpse of the topics encouraged by the organizers and to check the deadlines for the submission of the abstract and the final paper. Please also see the Instructions for Authors section in order to meet the necessary formal requirements for your paper.


To attend the conference either as a panelist or as an observer (i.e. without presenting a paper) please visit the Registration section of our website, complete the Participation Form and send it to us alongside the abstract (only for panelists) at


The program of the conference will be divided between lectures held by professors from various universities from Romania and Western Europe and the academic panels. In order to see the full program please visit the Program section on our website. Make sure you also check the Speakers section in order to see the biographical information of the conference lecturers and the Panelists section in order to see the academic background of the paper presenters. Further, you can also take a look at the social events planned for the conference by visiting the Social Events section.

If you want to see more details about the people behind the 7th IAPSS Academic Conference, organized by the UN Youth Association of Romania, please visit the IAPSSUN Youth Association of Romania and Organizing Committee sections respectively. For a first hand look into the places which you will visit during the conference (including the accommodation arrangements) please visit the Venue sections.