The Opening Ceremony of the International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (ICSSH2016) was held on Friday, 13th May 2016 in Hotel Aleksandar Palace Skopje. Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia Dr. Festim Halili, Minister of Education and Science Mr. Pishtar Lutfiu, Minister of State Mr. Furkan Çako, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Skopje H.E. Ömür Şölendil, Director of the Department for Human Resources and Support Services of TIKA Dr. Zülküf Oruç, Investment Manager at Turkish Airlines Mr. Levent Konukçu, Rector of Eskişehir Osmangazi University Prof. Dr. Hasan Gönen, Rector of Trakya University Prof. Dr. Yener Yörük, Rector of Kırklareli University Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aykaç, Rector of European College of Kosovo Prof. Dr. Ali Bajgora, Rector of International University of Novi Pazar Prof. Dr. Suat Becirovic, Vice Rector of Istanbul University Prof. Dr. Sedat Murat, Coordinator of TIKA Skopje Mr. Teoman Tiryaki, Director of Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Center Skopje Doc.Dr. Mehmet Samsakçı, President of MATÜSİTEB, Mr. Tahsin Ibrahim, CEO of Halkbank Mr. Necdet Palakçi, representatives of governmental institutions, business sector, civil organizations and media participated honoured the participants of the ICSSH2016 with their presence at the Opening Ceremony.

Rector of International Balkan University, Prof. Dr. İsmail Kocayusufoğlu presented gifts to guests at the ICSSH2016 – art works of the students of the Faculty of Art and Design.

This scientific forum gathers more than 350 participants from more than 15 countries, from Macedonia to Turkey, from Poland to United Kingdom, from Netherlands to Ukraine, from Moldova to Slovakia, from Malaysia to Somalia. In a truly international environment, academics, scientists and researchers will be presenting more than 200 scientific papers in various fields such as political sciences, international relations, education, communications, management, business, economics, philology, psychology, legal studies, history and arts.

The General Sponsor of ICSSH2016 is the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).