9th Annual Conference in Political Economy

Call for Papers and Activist Proposals

Pula, Croatia, 2018
Call for Papers and Activist Proposals
Theme: The State of Capitalism and the State of Political Economy
Date and Place: September 12-14, 2018, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

IIPPE calls for general submissions for the Conference, and particularly welcomes those on its core themes the state of capitalism and the state of political economy, which will be the focus for the plenary sessions. Proposals for presentations will, however, be considered on all aspects of political economy. New participants committed to political economy, interdisciplinarity, history of political and economic thought, critique of mainstream politics and economics, and/or their application to policy analysis and activism are encouraged to submit an abstract.

Submissions may be made as (a) proposals for individual papers (which IIPPE will group into panels), (b) proposals for panels, (c) proposals for streams of panels, or (d) proposals on activism. To submit a proposal, please go to the following Electronic Proposal Form (EPF) and carefully follow the instructions.

We look forward to an outstanding conference in Pula.

The Conference Organising Committee,

Alfredo Saad Filho, Johnna Montgomerie, Niels Hahn, Ourania Dimakou

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Accommodation & Logistics

The Venue

The Conference will take place at the Faculty of Economics and Tourism (Fakultet ekonomije I turizma ”Dr. Mio Mirković”), Preradovićeva 1, 52100 Pula, Croatia. Phone: +385 52 377 000.

Map: (https://www.google.hr/maps/@44.8663519,13.8509294,18.25z).

For any questions or queries regarding the venue please contact Mrs. Adriana Galant (agalant@unipu.hr).


Pula is a popular tourist destination and September is still very busy, so we will recommend you to book accommodation as soon as possible. If you book late, it may not be possible to get a good place close to the venue.

Accommodation in the city centre of Pula mainly consists of private apartments, a few small hotels and hostels.

Some recommended hotels are Park Plaza Arena, Park Plaza Histria and Hotel Brioni, located in Verudela (about 5 kms from the venue with public bus connection, lines 2a and 3a). They are managed by Arena Hospitality Group and can be booked via these sites: (https://www.arenaturist.com/) or (www.arenahospitalitygroup.com).

There is a promotional code for these hotels for a small discount with a booking window, 10-17 September. The code is: #IIPPE.

For private accommodation and apartments, please see these booking sites:

(http://www.pulainfo.hr/accommodations), (www.booking.com), (www.airbnb.com)

(www.vrbo.com), (www.wimdu.com).

There are also some smaller places in the centre, such as Hotel Amfiteatar (https://www.hotelamfiteatar.com/croatian/), Hotel Galija (http://www.hotelgalija.hr/index.php/en/), Hotel Scaletta (https://www.hotel-scaletta.com/en/), and guest house “Hotel Riviera” managed by Arena Hospitality Group (https://www.arenaturist.com).

For hostels see: (https://www.booking.com/hostels/city/hr/pula.hr.html). Some of the recommended places are Boutique Hostel Joyce, Rock Hostel, and Hostel Riva.


Pula is well connected to a number of large European cities through Pula International Airport, which is less than 8 kilometres from the city centre.

There are shuttle buses connecting Pula Airport to Pula city centre (main bus station) and Pula –Verudela. For more information on timetables and prices, as well as taxis see (http://airport-pula.hr/en/passenger-info/shuttle-bus/), (http://www.fils.hr/portfolio/aerodrom-pula-shuttle-bus/) and (http://airport-pula.hr/en/passenger-info/taxi/).

There are other much less convenient airports in the region with bus, train and ferry connections to Pula. These are: Rijeka Airport, Zagreb Airport, Ljubljana Airport, Trieste Airport (Italy), and Zadar Airport (well connected with many European airports and has daily domestic flights to Pula).

It is also possible to fly to Venice Marco Polo Airport or Venice Treviso Airport and take the ferry, which takes around 3 to 4 hours.

Train Station

Željeznički kolodvor Pula / Pula Railway Station. Tel. +385 (0)52 541 982, 541 733, Kolodvorska 5.


Bus station Pula. (Trg I. Istarske brigade bb)
INFO tel. +385 52 536 533. Ticket Office and Reservation tel. +385 52 536 532.

Bus from Verudela to Pula operates every 15 – 20 minutes. It takes about 15 minutes to the town centre with bus lines 2a and 3a.Time table and bus information (http://pulapromet.com/en/gradske-linije-eng/).


Pula +385 (0)52 223 228.

Rijeka +385 91 500 3355, email (taxirijeka@net.hr).

Zagreb +385 91 33 33 002, email (taxizg@vip.hr).

Rent a car and motorcycle

More information / agencies: (http://www.pulainfo.hr/where/rent-car-motorcycle).

Rent a bike – scooter

More information / agencies: (http://www.pulainfo.hr/where/rent-bike-scooter).

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