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Hungarian Regional Science Association 13th Annual Meeting

Regional Processes of Central and Eastern Europe, 1990–2015

Eger, 19–20 November 2015

Eszterházy Károly College

 

Report: On 19-20 November, 2015 the 13th annual conference of the HRSA was held in Eger, Hungary with the focus on the Regional Processes of Central and Eastern Europe. 190 participants attended the conference, among others 14 experts from abroad and 50 PhD students. The keynote speaker was Prof. Jouke van Dijk, President of the European Regional Science Association. On the first day two plenary sessions were organized: one in Hungarian and one in English, with international speakers: Prof. Daniela L. Constantin (Romanian Regional Science Association), Prof. Tomasz Komornicki  (Mary Curie-Skłodowska University)  and Prof. James W. Scott (University of Eastern Finland). The second day of the conference was focusing on the different aspects of the Central and Eastern European transition. 12 parallel sessions (one in English) hosted approximately 100 presentations with the participation of several invited speakers. The traditional 'Young Regional Scientist' prize was delivered. Presentations and photo albums are available in the website of the association.

 

PROGRAMME 19 NOVEMBER 2015

 

10.00 General meeting (for HRSA members)

13.00 Annual meeting
Welcome speech  Kálmán Liptai Rector, Eszterházy Károly College

 

13.10 PLENARY SESSION 1 (IN ENGLISH)

Daniela L. Constantin Professor, Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest; President of the Romanian Regional Science Association
Keys to Harmonizing EU Places Through Territorial Cohesion: A Spotlight on Services of General Interest

Tomasz Komornicki Professor, Mary Curie-Skłodowska University; Deputy Director, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences
Transport accessibility and the effects of the new investments (working title)

James W. Scott Professor, University of Eastern Finland
The Geopolitics of European Union 25 years on: Transformations and Continuity

 

16.00 PLENARY SESSION 2 (IN HUNGARIAN)

Zoltán Hajdú Scientific Advisor, HAS CERS Institute for Regional Studies
From the dual iron curtain to the building of new fences and walls

Éva G. Fekete Professor, University of Miskolc
The evolution of local development

Géza Tóth Leader-consultant, Hungarian Central Statistical Office
Current processes in the Central and Eastern European spatial structure

György Csomós Professor, University of Debrecen
The world cities dominated space, and the position of Central European centres from the point of view of command functions in the global economy

Viktória Józsa Director, NORD CONSULT Ltd.
Science and practice – Hungarian regionalism through the view of a specialist

 

18.30 Award of the Excellent Young Regionalist Prize

19.00 Reception

 

PROGRAMME 20 NOVEMBER 2015

 

9.00 PLENARY SESSION 3 (IN ENGLISH)

Jouke van Dijk Professor, University of Groningen; President of European Regional Science Association
Inequalities in Human Capital and Regional Growth in CEE

 

10.30 Parallel sessions

Session 1-11 are organized in Hungarian, session 12 is in English.

1     Theoretical and Methodological Questions of Spatial Analysis
       Tamás Dusek Professor, Széchenyi István University

2     Regional Policy and Urban Development
       János Rechnitzer Professor, Széchenyi István University; President of HRSA

3     Innovation and Regional Development
       Attila Varga Professor, University of Pécs

4     Regional Development Paths in Central and Eastern Europe
       Gábor Lux Research Fellow, HAS Institute for Regional Studies

5     Agricultural, Environmental  and Rural Development
     József Káposzta Dean, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Szent István University

6     Local Development in Rural and Border Regions
       János Schwertner President, Academic Society for the Development of the Micro-regions

7     Social Change, Demography, Migration
     Tünde Virág Senior Research Fellow, HAS Institute for Regional Studies

8     Economic Development, Sectoral Development Trends
     Attila Korompai Associate Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest

9     The Social, Economic and Cultural Role and Impacts of Tourism
     Lóránt Dávid Dean, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Eszterhazy Karoly College

10    The Socioeconomic Impacts of the Climate Change
     Czirfusz Márton Research Fellow, HAS Institute for Regional Studies

11    Geopolitics, Europeanization, Border politics
       Attila Fábián Dean, University of West Hungary, Faculty of Economics

12    Development, Convergence and Regional Processes in Central and Eastern Europe (1990–2015)
       Chair: Zoltán Gál Senior Research Fellow, HAS Institute for Regional Studies
       Special Guests: Jouke van Dijk Professor, President of the European Regional Science Association
       Daniela L. Constantin Professor, President of the Romanian Regional Science Association

 

Presentations and photo albums are available on the Hungarian website of the conference

 

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