4th Conference 2021

Civil Society Mensa Serbia
and partners

invite you to

The Fourth International scientific and professional Conference “Gifted and family, learning and business environment”

Belgrade, Serbia
24 – 26 September 2021

Venue: Institute for Contemporary Education (Masarikova 5, Belgrade, Serbia).

Keynote speakers:

Dr Csilla Fuszek – European Talent Support Network, Hungary
Dubravko Čop – Parents’ association DAR, Croatia
Dr Lada Marinković – Higher Professional School For Education Of Teachers Novi Sad, Serbia
MSc Marinela Šćepanović – Alliance of Serbian Enlighteners, Serbia
Uroš Mihajlović, People & Culture Business Partner, ManpowerGroup, Serbia

The aim of the conference:
The aim of this year’s conference is to consider the relationship between the phenomenon of giftedness and those factors that directly affect its recognition, support, development and full realization. These factors are the family, the education system and the business environment in which giftedness can manifest itself in different domains. We want to encourage discussions, research and case studies of good practice that will contribute to a more favorable environment for the development of gifted and creative individuals in our society. We want the conference to be a place to learn from international experiences and the multidisciplinary approach of professionals, practitioners, educational professionals, employers, policy makers and anyone interested in the phenomenon. In addition to the significant topics related to the family, educational and business environment, all of which interact with giftedness, this year we want to pay special attention to examples that vividly show how gifted, creative and innovative individuals in a (non)supportive environment can(‘t) demonstrate their abilities.

The conference is intended for pre-school and school teachers, psychologists, educators, special education teachers, medical doctors, employees in public services and administration, media workers, students and others who  engage in their work with gifted children, youth and adults, both from Serbia and from abroad.

Conference Languages: Serbian, languages of the region and English.

For your presentation you can choose any of the following sub-themes:

– Relationship between giftedness and family environment
– Relationship between giftedness and educational environment
– Relationship between giftedness and business environment
– Giftedness – general questions
– Educational work with gifted;
– Current and alternative approaches in the work with the gifted;
– Detection and identification of gifted children, youth and adults;
– Additional support to the gifted;
– Ethical issues regarding the gifted;
– Stimulating programs for the gifted;
– Empowering professionals to work with gifted;
– Supporting the families of the gifted
– Labor market and attitude towards the gifted
– The attitude of the society towards the gifted;
– and other relevant topics.

We invite you to register your participation in the Conference in the form of oral presentations, poster presentations, workshops, or to participate as a listener, without presentation.

Important dates:
By 01 July 2021 By 10 July 2021 – Abstract submission deadline (for oral or poster presentation)

– By 15 July 2021 – Abstract acceptance notification (with instructions for necessary corrections)

– By 20 July 2021 – Submission of corrected abstracts

– By 15 August 2021 – Submission of the entire paper
– By 29 August 2021 – Paper acceptance notification
– By 5 September 2021 –Deadline for submission of corrected papers

–      6 September 2021 – Deadline for registration fee payment for participants – presenters and authors of the papers in the Proceedings Book.

Registration fee:

– by 20 July 2021 –  Early payment at a lower price
– by 7 September 2021 – payment at the regular price

All participants who want to register for the Conference should do so by filling out the registration form.

The registration fee per person for the participation in the three-day conference, depending on the date of payment and category of participants:

Categories of participants DEADLINE EXPIRED

Early birds
until 20 July 2021

Registration fee
for payments from 21 July to 7 September 2021
Participants from countries other than Serbia 70 € 85 €
Members of Mensa, other than Mensa Serbia 60 € 75 €


Registration fee includes:
– The presence and/or participation in the Conference,
– Publishing of the abstract in the Book of Abstracts for presenters,
– Publishing of the paper in the Proceedings Book,
– Printed Conference Program, Certificate of Participation,
– Conference kit
– Welcome cocktail,
– Refreshments at work breaks.

Registration and the method of payment

Register your participation in the Conference by 01 10 July 2021 at the latest (if you wish to have a presentation) or by 10 September 2021 (if you are a participant without a presentation) by filling out the registration form.

After filling in the registration form, you will receive by e-mail the invoice and instructions for payment of the registration fee. If you are unwilling or unable to be physically present at the Conference, please note that the streaming and the online participation will be available.

Instructions for registering an abstract (for oral or poster presentationor for the workshop)

To register for presentation at the Conference, one should apply by filling out the registration form and by submitting the summary presentation (for oral and poster presentations) by e-mail to: konferencija@mensa.rs , by 01 10 July 2021.

Abstracts of oral presentations  and poster presentations

Summary must have the following characteristics:
Language: Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian or English
Letter: Alphabet
Volume: up to 500 words
Format: Word (.doc or .docx)
Font: Times New Roman
Line spacing: 1,0
Font size: title – 14 pt, bold, capital
Authors with affiliations – 12 pt, regular
abstract (up to 500 words) – 12 pt, regular
keywords (up to 5) – 12 pt, italic.

Make sure to write the summary respecting IMRAD format (extract: goal of work / research, method, results and conclusion or specific recommendations). The summary does not contain references.

Template of abstract format

Summary / abstract for the workshop should contain the name of the workshop, the authors of the workshop and the affiliations, the goal and the outcomes of the workshop. Specify the maximum number of participants. The length of the workshop can be up to 60 minutes.

General notes:

One author may occur in up to two presentations, no matter the form of presentation. Each paper can have a maximum of four authors.

All submitted papers will be sent to the international referee for assessment of satisfaction of conditions for acceptance for presentation at the Conference and Book of Abstracts “Gifted and family, learning and business environment”.


The length of oral presentatons is limited to 10 minutes with 5 minutes for discussion and questions.

Poster presentation should have a maximum size of 80x110cm, portrait or landscape orientation with the text clearly visible from a 2 meter distance.  The authors of poster presentations are supposed to bring their posters to the Conference. At the scheduled time according to the Program of the Conference they are expected to stand next to the poster presentations for communication with the interested participants. After the scheduled time of posting poster presentations, the authors are expected to remove their posters.

Instructions for Papers

The complete presentations of the conference “Gifted and family, educational, business environment” will be printed in full in the Book of Proceedings, providing that the authors prepare them in the form of a scientific / professional article, according to the Instructions for preparing papers, and sent the text to the conference address (konferencija@mensa.rs) no later than 15 August 2021.

The Proceedings Book will be published in printed form and prepared for the dates of the conference with ISBN and UDC identifications (24 – 26 September 2021).

The review process, feedback and corrections will be completed by 5 September 2021. Authors can expect the first information on the acceptance of the paper for publication in the Proceedings within two weeks from the submission of the paper. The authors undertake to make the requested changes no later than 5 September 2021.

After review, if necessary, the paper will be returned to the author for final revision / completion in accordance with the Instructions.

Papers will be reviewed by competent local and international reviewers.

The languages ​​of publication are: Serbian, the languages ​​of the region and English.

The authors are responsible for proofreading the abstracts and the entire papers.

One author / co-author may appear in a maximum of two (2) papers. Number of authors and co-authors: maximum four (4) in one paper.

Papers will be checked for plagiarism and self-plagiarism during the review process.

The paper must have the following characteristics:

Language: Serbian, regional languages ​​or English, with abstract / abstract in the language in which the paper was written and in English.
Volume: up to 10 pages of A4 format (original scientific paper), 5-10 pages (professional and review paper). One page has 1800 characters.
Reviews of publications on giftedness, not longer than two pages, can also be published in the Book of Abstracts (all relevant information about the publication should be provided: authors, title of the publication, publisher, place and year of publication, short content, comment by the author of the review).
Papers are submitted in .docx format.
Font: Times New Roman, Cyrillic or Latin alphabet.
Line spacing: 1.5
Images and graphs: Illustrations, photographs, tabular and similar attachments are submitted as an attachment to the text. They must be in a format and resolution suitable for printing.
Illustrations should be submitted in the form of digital images in .eps, .tiff or .jpg (maximum quality) format. Make sure the print is black and white, not color.
Provide tables and graphs so that the font can be adapted to the design of the Proceedings, in .docx or .xlsx (Word or Excel) format. Send the tables and pictures in a separate document and clearly indicate the place, number and name of the attachment in the text of the paper.

The paper should contain:

Title in English, – 14 pt, bold, capital
Names and surnames of all authors – 12 pt, regular,
Affiliates, in order: Institution, city, country – 10 pt, regular,
Abstract English, up to a maximum of 300 words – 12pt, regular,
Keywords: up to 5 words – 12 pt, italic,
Text structure of the paper (Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusion) – 12pt, regular,
References – 10 pt, regular; Quote style: APA 7

Template of paper format

The condition for publishing the summary, as well as the paper, is the paid registration fee for the first author of the paper, ie the author who presents the paper. Paper for which no registration fee has been paid until 6 September 2021 will not be included in the Conference Program, Book of Abstracts or the Proceedings Book.

Authors can submit their work only for publication in the proceedings, without the obligation to present the paper at the Conference. In this case, it is necessary for the first author of the paper to pay the amount of one registration fee (6,000 RSD) for the costs of reviewing and publishing the paper in the Proceedings Book, no later than 6 September 2021.

For more information, please send your enquiry to: konferencija@mensa.rs .

Conference Program
The exact program of the Conference will be published on the website of the Conference at the latest by 15 September 2021.

We are expecting your application for participation at the Conference and look forward to hosting you in Belgrade!

Conference Organizing Committee

Conference organizers:
Mensa Serbia
Higher Professional School For The Education Of Teachers
Society of defectologists of Vojvodina
Association of Educators of Vojvodina
National Talents Center

Partners of the Conference:
Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Belgrade
Faculty of Sciences and Maths, University of Novi Sad
LINK Educational Alliance
Foundation Dositej Obradovic 1925
Alliance of Serbian Enlighteners