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Project Management Stream at 9th AMEU International Scientific Conference


Projectification and Sustainability lead us through and out of the crisis

Alma Mater Europaea ECM Maribor, in co-organization with the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, hosted the 9th International Scientific Conference “ALL ABOUT PEOPLE 2021: Digital Transformation in Science, Education and Arts”. The resume of over 3000 attendees, more than 42 sessions with over 50 invited and renowned international speakers from different fields (medicine, health care, project management, web and information technologies, education, humanities, rule of law, dance art) addressed digital transformation and current challenges for society at large. The Conference was held under patronage of President of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Borut Pahor. Opening keynotes were provided by distinguished speakers Ms. Mariya Gabriel EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Prof. Dr. Klaus Mainzer President of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA), and Prof. Dr. Jeffery Sachs, one of the leading global economists.

Ms. Gabriel stated that "Digital technologies have helped the study process to continue during and despite the crisis, but the crisis has also exposed the shortcomings of the digital learning process and highlighted the need to address these shortcomings". Prof. Mainzer underlined the transformation of Artificial Intelligence Technology, while Prof. Sachs exposed the short sites of social media and threads of cryptocurrencies in promoting sustainable development, including ethics. The strong messages from the keynotes addressed the values of humanity and ethics as vital and critical components of digital transformation, a new impactful and necessary development process accelerating in various areas of social life in these unprecedented COVID times.

Embraced by AMEU Conference, Project Management Stream, attracted speakers from 21 countries and large auditorium. The keynote speakers, Prof. Dr. Arvi Kuura, Prof. Dr. Vladimir Obradović and Prof. Dr. Yvonne Schoper, emphasised the potential of projects and project management in the context of projectification—a new phenomenon for addressing current societal challenges and impacting change and transformation across the society and our practice.

The panellists, Prof. Dr. Gilbert Silvius, Ms. Raji Sivaraman, Prof. Dr. Per Svejvig and Dr. Karen Thompson, called for enhanced sustainability at all levels of project ventures and emphasized its key role in designing responsible and promising project agendas. The discussion revealed that there is no project success without sustainability as an integral part of any project planning and implementation.

All statements and key messages above will be promptly transferred into AMEU International Doctoral Study in Project Management program. Our diverse group of students from twenty different countries across the globe will have the opportunity to re-engage in the conversation through recorded speeches, presentations, and key messages. They will study and bring forward the new inspiration and solutions in own research and daily practice, fulfilling further their roles of project management professionals with reputation and great sense of social responsibility.

Prof. Dr. Mladen Radujković, Head of International Doctoral Study in Project Management Alma Mater Europaea, European Centre Maribor, Slovenia

Session Recordings


Yvonne Schoper: From the projectificationof the economy to the projectification of the society: opportunities and challenges

Amin Saidoun and Constanta Bodea: Digital transformation of non-profit organisations and their impact on project performance

Arvi Kuura: 25(+1) Years of Projectification Research and Some Possibilities for Enrichment

Azamat Sulaymonov: De-densification of Offices Uncharted Waters of Management

Brigitta VereczkeiIs Video Conferencing The Right Tool for Project Communication in COVID-19 Times

Damir Vanđelić and Mladen Radujković: Management of Earthquake Housing Recovery Megaproject – practices and actual Croatian experience

Darija Ivandic Vidovic: The Organization Competency Model development for Change Management

Helmut Schindlwick: How COVID-19 has Impacted Digital Transformation

Ivan Protega: The Role of Project Management for Digitalisation in Retail Industry in the Countries of the Western Balkans

Karen Thompson and Nigel Williams: Responsible Project Management

Katrin Reschwamm: Ai - Hype Or A Real Potential For Project Management

Maja Cvejic: East Asian vs. Western Leadership style in the team performance after a merger project

Maja Marija Nahod and Mladen RadujkovicInstitutional and Organizational Framework for Recovery Megaproject Trigged by Major Disaster Event

Maja Marija Nahod, Zeljko Uhlir and Sandra MatuhinaThe challenge of finding equilibrium in large public projects – a governance perspective

Mario JadeLebanese Crisis Gives Birth to Innovative Strategies

Maximilian MüllerAn empirical research of shared leadership in product development projects

Mirjana Ivanusa: Online Classroom Management - 15 Didactic Instructions and Examples of Good Practice

Mohsen Mazaheriasad and Mohammad Mahoud: Investigating Artificial Intelligence Applications Towards Future Smart Cities using a Fuzzy DEMATEL Method

Olja Ulični Nikšić and Srecko Gajović: Models for impact evaluation of biomedical scientific projects

Oxana KlimenkoThe relation of sustainable development strategy to corporate project management system in organisations

Reinhard Wagner: Projectification of Society in Germany -Evolution, situation and prospects

Sergey Bushuyev et. al.: Social Behaviourin the “Infodemic vs. Panicdemicvs. Pandemic” COVID-19 System