The aim of the conference is to disseminate research results among young
and senior researchers in the international academic environment of the Central European region, to share experience between researchers about the specific regional problems of the post-industrial society and about its adaptation to global changes, and to search ways as how to increase the competitive power of post-industrial society in the European environment.
The strategic document ‘Regional challenges in the perspective of 2020’ calls attention to substantial global based challenges of European regions. According to this strategy regions of the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, or Hungary belong to highly vulnerable European regions dealing with multiple challenges (especially of globalization and energy security matter). The ways, as how to turn global changes into higher competitiveness and innovation potential, better environment and higher quality of life in Central Europe regions, will remain in the center of attention for conference participants.
"Department of Regional Development and Public Administration"
These department guarantees study program Regional Development and Public Administration and provides courses in this field.
"Department of Geography UJEP"
Established in 1950s, the department is now the oldest and the largest academic geographical institutions in Northern Czechia.
"Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy"
IEEP is the university research department specialized in environmental governance and the regional development.
"Regional Studies Association" - supporter
Regional Studies Association (RSA) is the global and interdisciplinary forum for city and regional research, development, and policy.