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New Ideas and New Generations of Regional Policy in Eastern Europe
New Ideas and New Generations of Regional Policy in Eastern Europe

The international conference organised by the Institute of Regional Studies titled „New Ideas and New Generations of Regional Policy in Eastern Europe” was organised in Pécs between April 7-8. Over 150 participants from 15 countries attended the conference, where the successful work was conducted in 8 thematic sessions (socio-economic inequalities, regional policy, cohesion, sustainability, migration, border regions, territorial capital, rural innovations, smart city). A major objective of the event, alongside the presentation of the most state-of-the art results of territorial researches and the debate on current questions was to contribute to strengthening the international relationships of researchers and to encourage new cooperations. The conference was opened by Ádám Török, secretary general of Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Ilona Pálné Kovács director of Institute for Regional Studies. The plenary lectures was presented by excellent scientists as Simin Davoudi, Dominic Stead, Giancarlo Cotella, Gabriel Badescu. The conference presentations and abstracts are available on following link:

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Obituary - Professor Dr. Gyula Horváth (1951-2015)
Obituary - Professor Dr. Gyula Horváth (1951-2015)

Hungarian social science has suffered a great loss with the tragically sudden death of Gyula Horváth. Gyula Horváth was for 15 years Director-General of the Centre for Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, he was also scientific advisor of the HAS Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, professor of the University of Pécs and Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Gyula Horváth would have been 64 years old on the 4th of October. Dr Gyula Horváth's funeral obsequies were held on 15 October 2015 at 12 o'clock in the central cemetery of Pécs.

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Book on “Perspectives of Renewable Energy in the Danube Region” published
Book on “Perspectives of Renewable Energy in the Danube Region” published

The Wuppertal Institute and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences organised the Perspectives of Renewable Energy in the Danube Region international scientific conference, which was held in 26-27 March 2015 in Pécs Hungary. The book is a tangible product of the discussion process initiated by the project, collating the contributions made by experts from different backgrounds who shared their work at the conference. The book can be understood in terms of an analytical exercise, gradually breaking down the status and dynamics of renewable energy in the Danube Region into more specific issues. This analytical aim is reflected in the structure of the book, which follows the structure of the conference. The book is available in electronic format at the link below.

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Ilona Pálné Kovács new Director of the Institute of Regional Studies
Ilona Pálné Kovács new Director of the Institute of Regional Studies

With the approval of the President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences the Director General of the of HAS Centre for Economic and Regional Studies appointed Ilona Pálné Kovács corresponding member of HAS, research professor of the Transdanubian Research Department director of the Institute of Regional Studies as of April 1, 2015.

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TOPICALITIES
New website of the Socio-spatial inequalities horizontal research network

Contents: mission, members, news, events, researches, publications, presentations.

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New publication of Judit Timár and Gábor Velkey in Journal of Rural Studies

The relevance of the political economic approach: The interpretations of the rural in the migration decision of young women and men in an economically backward region.

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Scientific activity report of the Institute for Regional Studies, year 2015

Contents: I. Main duties of the research institute. II. Outstanding research results. III. National and international relations. IV. Research proposals, winning in 2015. V. List of important publications.

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New publication of Krisztina Varró and László Faragó in European Planning Studies

The Politics of Spatial Policy and Governance in Post-1990 Hungary: The Interplay Between European and National Discourses of Space.

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New Ideas and New Generations of Regional Policy in Eastern Europe

international conference organised by the Institute for Regional Studies on the 7th–8th of April 2016 in Pécs, Hungary.

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Junior Scientists’ Award of Hungarian Academy of Sciences for Márton Czirfusz

Márton Czirfusz, research fellow at the Central and North Hungarian Research Department obtained the Junior Scientists’ Award for his outstanding scientific achievements.

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