in collaboration with






1. Commerce, marketing, management, sales expansion through e-commerce;
2. Finance, accounting, banking – ways to finance and support the economy;
3. Effects of educational activity, learning platforms and support for educational activity;
4. Euroscepticism, anti-globalization, resettlement of international political and economic relations;
5. The Romanian economy within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic;
6. Informatics, computerization, database management – a pillar of economic activity.

We have the great pleasure to invite you to participate to the International Scientific Conference, ECOTREND 2020, XVII edition, with the theme:

Effects of economic activity shutdown during the Coronavirus pandemic

which will be held in Târgu-Jiu, in December, 11-12, 2020. The conference presentations will be held on-line. We will be looking forward to your confirmation if you wish to participate in our conference.


Important dates

30 of November 2020
Papers submission deadline
(short papers)
05 of December 2020
Confirmation of acceptance of conference papers (short papers)
07 of December 2020
Payment of the registration fee


Participants are expected to submit papers (research papers, review papers, research notes, Ph.D research in progress, case studies and essays) which have not been publicly presented or published before. All accepted papers will be presented at the conference. The full papers presented at the conference will be published in the 2020 ECOTREND Conference Proceedings.


  • Paper A4—top: 2,5cm, boton: 2,5cm, left: 3cm, right: 2,5cm;
  • PAPER TITLE (Times New Roman, 14 pt, Bold, Alignment center);
    A white line.
  • AUTHOR (S) (Times New Roman, 14 pt, Bold, Alignment center), followed by scientific title and institution (italics).
    Two white lines.
  • ABSTRACT (Times New Roman, 10 pt, Justify) not more than 200 words. Write “ABSTRACT” “ followed by the presentation of in the text English.
    A white line.
  • KEYWORDS (Times New Roman, 10pt, Justify), a maximum of 5 words.


Chapters (Times New Roman, 14 pt, Bold, Alignment left). A white line.
Subchapter (Times New Roman, 12 pt, Bold, Alignment left). A white line.
Text paper will be written with Times New Roman characters, 12 pt, 1 line, Alignment Justify.
Equations, formulas and symbols will be written to the left of the page. They will be numbered consecutively. Use International System of Arabic numbers. Leave a white line before and after each equation.
Photographs, drawings and tables will be numbered consecutively and centered on the page. They will be separated from text by a white line.
Conclusions will reflect the opinions of the authors on the problems and results presented. Two white lines.
BIBLIOGRAPHY (Times New Roman, 12 pt, left Alignment) name, initial of first name, title, publisher, year.
References will be numbered in order according to text entered in the bibliography.

Papers must have an number of pages (a maximum of 2- 4 pages) and will be written in English.
Paper presentation may be made either in English or in Romanian language.
All accepted papers will be published in a conference volume with ISSN, only if the conference fee is paid in time.
An extensive version of the papers presented during the conference will be published in the Annals of ”Constantin Brâncuşi” University. Economy Series, journal indexed in international databases.
Please send the paper/s to e-mail:

  • 50 Euro/one paper and 75 Euro/two papers (or the equivalent amount in lei at an exchange rate established by National Bank of Romania for day of the payment);

The fees above are to be paid as follows:
– in LEI: into the account of ,,Constantin Brâncuşi” University of Târgu -Jiu,
IBAN: RO56TREZ33620F330500XXXX,
Fiscal Code: 4597441, Târgu Jiu Treasury;
– in EURO: into the account of ,,Constantin Brâncuşi” University of Târgu-Jiu,
IBAN: RO47RNCB0149042108440003, BCR
Târgu Jiu, Fiscal Code: 4597441,
Important: Please write on payment order: ECOTREND 2020 – full name of participant.



Prof. Adrian GORUN Ph.D – ,,Constantin Brancusi” University of Târgu Jiu, Romania;
Prof. Alexandru STRATAN Ph.D – Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Institute of National Economy Researches;
Dr. Alenka KAVKLER – University of Maribor, Slovenia;
Prof. Ali BAYAR – Free University of Brussels (Department of Applied Economics), Belgium;
Prof. Andre FAINA Ph.D – University of Coruña, Spain;
Prof. Constantin POPESCU Ph.D – Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania;
Prof. Constantin ANGHELACHE PhD – Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Prof. Cornel IONESCU Ph.D – Romanian Academy;
Prof. Cristi SPULBĂR Ph.D – University of Craiova, Romania;
Assoc. Prof. Daniela ANDRÉN Ph.D – Swedish Business School at Örebro University, Sweden;
Prof. Diana Mihaela ȚÎRCĂ Ph.D – ,,Constantin Brancusi” University of Târgu Jiu, Romania;
Prof. Dumitru MIRON Ph.D – Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania;
Prof. Emilian M. DOBRESCU Ph.D. – Romanian Academy;
Prof. Francesco PASTORE – Univeristatea Seconda din Napoli, Italy;
Prof. Gheorghe RUXANDA Ph.D – Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania;
Prof. Gheorghe ZAMAN Ph.D – correspondent member of Romanian Academy, Romania;


Prof. Greg RICHARDS Ph.D – Tilburg University Holland;
Prof. Ilie ROTARIU Ph.D – ,,Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania;
Prof. Ion GHIZDEANU Ph.D – National Commission of Prognosis and Research Professor Romanian Academy;
Prof. Isabel Novo CORTI Ph.D – University of Coruña, Spain;
Assoc. Prof. Jean ANDREI Ph.D – Petroleum-Gas University of Ploieşti, Romania
Prof. Marian ZAHARIA Ph.D – Petroleum-Gas University of Ploieşti, Romania;
Assoc. Prof. Mihaela Cristina DRĂGOI Ph.D –The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania;
Prof. Nela Filimon COSTIN Ph.D – University of Girona, Spain;
Raluca IORGULESCU Ph.D – Romanian Academy;
Rodica Manuela GOGONEA Ph.D – Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania;
Prof. Sorin BRICIU Ph.D – ,,1 Decembrie 1918″ University of Alba Iulia, Romania;
Prof. Sorin SOLOMON – Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel;
Prof. Steliana SANDU Ph.D – Romanian Academy, Institute of National Economy, Romania;
Assoc. Prof. Vasile LUPULESCU, Ph.D – ,,Constantin Brancusi” University of Târgu Jiu, Romania;
Prof. Walter Leal FILHO Ph.D, Ph.D. h.c. – Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.


 President: Dorel Dumitru Chirițescu
 Secretary: Loredana Ciurlău
 Members: Adina Claudia Neamțu, Ana-Gabriela Babucea, Aniela Bălăcescu, Bogdan Paul Zamfir, Carina Elena Stegăroiu, Cecilia Irina Răbonțu, Cecilia Elena Văduva, Claudia Mungiu Pupăzan, Constanța Enea, Cornelia Tomescu Dumitrescu, Daniela Emanuela Dănăcică, Gabriela Buşan, Gabriela Dobrotă, Gabriel Gheorghe Sanda, Genu Alexandru Căruntu, Irina Elena Chirtoc, Ionuţ Aurelian Ceauşescu, Liviu Neamțu, Loredana Mihaela Ecobici, Lorena Popescu Duduială, Lucia Paliu-Popa, Lucian Ion Medar, Marcel Laurențiu Romanescu, Maria Felicia Chirculescu, Maria Mirabela Florea Ianc, Maria Vasilescu, Maria Văduva, Marian Vintilescu, Nicolae Ecobici, Otilia Minodora Simion, Vasile Nicolae Popeangă, Vasile Cumpănașu.


    Contact info

    Lecturer Ph.D. Ciurlău Loredana,
    Faculty of Economics,
    Address: Tineretului street, no . 4, Târgu-Jiu, Gorj, Romania
    Email: ecotrend2020fse@gmail.com
    Phone: +40-253-211062
    +40-767 585 178