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Somlyódyné Pfeil Edit
Transdanubian Research Institute


Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Name : Somlyódyné Pfeil Edit

Place and date of birth : Mohács, June 3th,1964

Marital status : married, two children


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E-mail somlyodyne(at)rkk.hu

Education and training

1987University of Janus Pannonius Faculty of Law — Lawyer's degree
1990University of Janus Pannonius Faculty of Law — MSc
2001University of Pécs Faculty of Law — PhD in Law

Language skills

German (writes, reads, lectures)
English (reads)

Places of work and employment

1987—1991Centre for Regional Studies Hungarian Academy of Sciences Transdanubian Institute — junior research fellow
1991—2002Centre for Regional Studies Hungarian Academy of Sciences Transdanubian Institute — research fellow
2002—Centre for Regional Studies Hungarian Academy of Sciences Transdanubian Institute — tudományos főmunkatárs
2003—2004Centre for Regional Studies Hungarian Academy of Sciences Transdanubian Institute — deputy director
2004—2010University of Kaposvár Faculty of Economic Science — associate professor

Teaching activities

1998—2005reader, University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics
2002—2004reader, University of Kaposvár Faculty of Veterinary Science
2004—associate professor, University of Kaposvár Faculty of Economic Science
2010—visiting lecturer, Széchenyi István University Győr Doctoral School of Regional Policy and Economics

Scientific activity

1988—Hungarian Political Science Association, member
2001—Bolyai Club, member
2002—Hungarian Regional Science Association, member
2003—Hungarian Public Administration Committee, member


1991Junior Scientists' Award of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, HAS
1997Award of Comitatus Periodical
2002—2004Bolyai János Research Scholarship, MTA

Subjects taught

Public administration and self-government (University of Kaposvár Faculty of Economic Science)
Knowledge of public administration (University of Kaposvár Faculty of Economic Science)
Urban areas and spatial policy (Széchenyi István University Győr, Doctoral School of Regional Policy and Economics)
Business law (University of Kaposvár Faculty of Economic Science)

Research fields

Public administration in territorial approach
The legal aspects of spatial planning
Institutionalization of cooperation among municipalities
Cooperation in urban areas

Trips abroad

1988study trip — Poland
1989study trip — Germany
1993study trip — Austria
1994study trip — Germany
1995study trip — Germany
1997study trip — Germany
1999study trip — Germany
2001study trip — United Kingdom


Total number of publications: 72, of them the number of books is 3, 1 book-editing, 35 scientific articles in journals. Number of citations 124, of them published in foreign journals is 16.
Most relevant publications
Hungarian Public Service Reform: Multipurpose Microregional Associations. In: Swianiewicz, P. (Ed.) Territorial Consolidation Reforms in Europe. Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative Open Society Institute. Budapest, 2010. 255–264. p.
Emerging local authority networks within the framework of local administration reform in Hungary. – Geographia Polonica 2009. 2. (Autumn). 5–20. p.
Together with Hajdú Z. – Lux G. – Pálné Kovács I.: Local Dimensions of a Wider European Neighbourhood: Crossborder Relations and Civil Society in the Hungarian–Ukrainian Border Area. The case of the EUDIMENSIONS Project. Discussion Papers 71. Centre for Regional Studies of HAS, Hungary. Pécs, 2009. 60 p.
A Comparison of Ways to Increase Capacity in Local Public Administration – the reform of the Hungarian Public Service Sector in an International Context. – Hrvatska Javna Uprava. 2008. 4. 989–1012. p.
Changes in the Organisational Framework of Cooperation within Urban Areas in Hungary. Discussion Papers 48. Centre for Regional Studies, Hungary. Pécs, 2006. 63 p.
Institution building trends in public administration and regional development in East-Central Europe. In: Božičeviċ, A. J.– Kaštela, S. (ed.) Traffic Links between Croatia and the European Countries Encouraging the Social, Economic and Cultural Development of the Northewest Croatia. Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Proceedings of the International Scientific symposium held in Varaždin, 10–11 November 2005. pp. 255–264.
Balancing Between Transition and Modernity: Principles and Institutions of Regional Planning in Hungary. In: Barta, Gy.– G.Fekete, É.–Kukorelli Szörényiné, I.–Timár, J. ed.) Hungarian Spaces and Places: Patterns of Transition. Pécs, Central for Regional Studies. 2005. 106–121. p.
Together with G. Fekete É. – Lados M. – Szoboszlai Zs. (2002) Size of Local Governments, Local Democracy and Local Service Delivery in Hungary. In: Swianiewicz, P. (ed.) Consolidation or Fragmentation. The Size of Local Governments in Central and Eastern Europe. LGI (Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative) – OSI (Open Society Institut), Budapest. 31–100. p.
Der Aufbau der lokalen Selbstverwaltung in Ungarn im kritischen Umbruch. Der Donauraum Dezentralisierung und regionale Neugliederung in Mitteleuropa. IDM, Hrsg.: Rosar, S.  2003. 1. 79–89. p.
Local administration and associations. In: Hajdú, Z.–Pálné Kovács, I. (ed.) Portrait of South Transdanubia: A Region in Transition. Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Regional Studies. Pécs, 2003. 161–168. p.
Co-operation among local governments as the foundation for regional subdivision. In: Hajdú Z. (Ed.) Regional Processes and Spatial Structures in Hungary in the 1990’s. Pécs, Centre for Regional Studies, 1999. 77–98. p.
Differenzierungstendenzen im ungarischen politischen System. Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift der Friedrich - Schiller - Universität, Jena 1990. 4. sz. 355–357. p.
Local Goverments and System Change (The Case of a Regional Centre) Discussion Papers No. 15., MTA Regionális Kutatások Központja Pécs, 1992. 34. p.
The steps of transformation in the center of a county, Pécs. In: Events and changes: The first steps of local transitions in East-Central Europe. (Szerk.) Péteri G. Budapest: Helyi Demokrácia és Újítások Alapítvány, 1991. 160–171. p.