Organised by the Department of Culture, Media and Management, the scientific meeting European Realities, which has been held every two years since 2013, has become internationally visible and that confirms the continuity of scientific work which the Academy has acquired from the Department of Cultural Studies. There have been four meetings: “Culture, Identity, Society” (2013), “Scientific, Cultural, Educational and Artistic Policies” (2015), “Media and Media Culture” (2017) and “European Realities – Movements” (2019). The meeting deals with interdisciplinary insights and the analysis of cultural, educational, artistic and scientific policies in the European environment as well as the effects that they have on specific aspects of contemporary society and cultural environment. The first meeting, held in 2013, was dedicated to the role of national identity within the European Union. The second meeting, held in 2015, dealt with problems of cultural, educational, artistic and scientific policies in the context of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Josip Juraj Strossmayer. The third meeting, held in 2017, focused on the contemporary media and media culture. The conference is accompanied by a reviewed collection of papers which is an important factor of the international impact of the event.
We consider this meeting of national and international scientists to be the pillar of scientific work in the area of primarily social sciences at our institution and we will do our best so that it keeps providing a strong incentive to meetings of scientists in order to deepen the insights related to the areas of cultural theory, management, information and communication science, theory of media and society, creative society and so on.