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Final RegPol² Conference – Registration open until 15 August 2017

July 10, 2017 No tags

TweetRegistration for the final conference still open! 27 – 29 September 2017 | Coping with Uneven Development in Europe: Socio-economic and Political Responses to Regional Polarisation | Leipzig, DE | more. Although policy makers are promoting social, economic and territorial cohesion throughout the European Union, we are currently witnessing rising disparities at all spatial scales. The conference aims to […]

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Publication section was updated

July 5, 2017 No tags

TweetIn the publication section you can find new contributions, namely: Mihály, M. (2017): Mit értünk társadalmi vállalkozás alatt és miért kutatjuk? – Narratívák a nemzetközi szakirodalomból [What do we mean under social enterprise and why do we research it? – Narratives from the scholarship]. In: Észak-magyarországi Stratégiai Füzetek [Northern Hungarian Strategic Papers] 14(1): 101-115  G. Fekete, […]

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Newsletter #8 online

June 30, 2017 No tags

TweetThe eighth ITN RegPol² newsletter is now available here! Be sure to subscribe to keep up to date with news, events and research activities.

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Critical discussion of the neoliberal EU regional policies – and to whom and how to communicate the lessons? Costis Hadjimichalis

June 16, 2017 No tags

TweetIn his keynote presentation, Costis Hadjimichalis, Professor Emeritus of Harokopio University in Athens, offers a critical overview of the institutionalization of neoliberal ideas and of neoliberal regional policies in the EU. He explores both the theoretical framework and a real impact of EU regional policies on an increasingly uneven geographical development and regional inequalities. Most […]

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Publication section was updated

May 25, 2017 No tags

TweetIn the publication section you can find new contributions, namely: Cebotari, S., Cristea, M., Moldovan, C., Zubascu, F. (2017): Renewable energy´s impact on rural development in northwestern Romania. In: Energy for Sustainable Development, Volume 37, April 2017, pp 110–123. Cebotari, S., Benedek, J. (2017): Renewable Energy Project as a Source of Innovation in Rural Communities: Lessons from the Periphery. […]

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Newsletter #7 online

March 7, 2017 No tags

TweetThe seventh ITN RegPol² newsletter is now available here! Be sure to subscribe to keep up to date with news, events and research activities.

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Final conference – deadline extension

February 15, 2017 No tags

TweetThe final deadline for sending your applicatons is now 06 March 2017. Additional information about the conference on its own dedicated website: http://conference.regpol2.eu.

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Final Conference- deadline extension

January 11, 2017 No tags

TweetPlease note that deadline for the Final conference has been extended until 15 February 2017. You can find additional information about the conference on its own dedicated website: http://conference.regpol2.eu.

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Publication section was updated

December 15, 2016 No tags

TweetIn the publication section you can find a new contribution, namely: Plüschke-Altof, B. (2016): Rural as Periphery Per Se? Unravelling the Discursive Node. In: Sociální studia / Social Studies, 13 (2), pp. 11−28.

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Newsletter #6 online

November 25, 2016 No tags

TweetThe sixth ITN RegPol² newsletter is now available here! Be sure to subscribe to keep up to date with news, events and research activities.

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6th NoRSA conference “Regions in Transition”

November 24, 2016 No tags

Tweet You are most welcome to the 6th NoRSA conference “Regions in Transition” that takes place in Karlstad, Sweden, 9-10 March 2017! Regions in Transition is co-organized by Center for Regional Studies, Karlstad University and Center for Regional Analysis, School of Business Economics and Law, Gothenburg University. We are pleased to have secured two very interesting […]

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“Peripherality and Remoteness” session

November 24, 2016 No tags

TweetThilo Lang is organising jointly with a colleague from IfL, Nadir Kinnossian, a session on “Peripherality and Remoteness” for the Nordic Geographers meeting (June 18th – 21st 2017). Abstracts should be send to N_Kinossian@ifl-leipzig.de. You can find more information here.

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Final conference 2017

November 24, 2016 No tags

TweetAlthough the project Final conference is planned for 27.- 29. September 2017 (Leipzig), preparations have already been in progress. Here you can find actual Call for contributions.

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3rd RegPol² school media coverage

October 25, 2016 No tags

Tweet3rd RegPol² school and conference in Veľká Lomnica have got attention from Slovak media. You can find short summary of the TV, radio and newspaper below. Slovak TV and Radio Regina– national TV and radio station, have informed about the Action plan in the city of Kežmarok- first Action plan on dealing with poverty in Slovakia, […]

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RSA CEE Conference 2017

October 20, 2016 No tags

TweetJozsef Benedek from the Babes-Bolyai-University in Cluj-Napoca is organising next year the Regional Studies Association Central and Eastern European Conference 2017. It’s topic- “Regional Polarisation and Unequal Development in CEE: Challenges for Innovative Place – based Policies” is closely related to our project. The Call for papers has just been published, you can find it here.

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3rd RegPol² school summary

October 4, 2016 No tags

TweetThe 3rd RegPol² school: “Beyond disparities: strategies towards a balanced spatial development”, organised by RegPol² / Slovak University of Technology (STU), was held between 19. – 23.09.2016 in Tatragolf Mountain Resort, Velka Lomnica, Slovakia. Here you can find the summaries of the event by Lummina Horlings and Rivo Noorkõiv. Thank you for your efforts and attendance.

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Newsletter #5 online

July 12, 2016 No tags

TweetThe fifth ITN RegPol² newsletter is now available here! Be sure to subscribe to keep up to date with news, events and research activities.

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The 3rd RegPol² School

July 11, 2016 No tags

TweetThe 3rd RegPol² school: “Beyond disparities: strategies towards a balanced spatial development”, organised by RegPol² / Slovak University of Technology (STU), will be held between 19. – 23.09.2016 in Tatragolf Mountain Resort, Velka Lomnica, Slovakia. The 3rd RegPol² school will discuss strategies of spatial development that respond to the increasing polarisation in Central and Eastern Europe. More information you can […]

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Municipal amalgamation or innovation?

May 31, 2016 No tags

TweetBradley Loewen published his article “Municipal amalgamation or innovation?” in Postimees, the main newspaper in Estonia. In the article Bradley expresses his opinion on the current administrative reform/municipal amalgamation process, its failure to address regional disparities, and the opportunity for a new innovative policy approach. The article in English can be found here, in Estonian  Postimees  (online) can be found here.

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Publication section was updated

April 30, 2016 No tags

TweetIn the publication section you can find a new contribution of a RegPol² partner. Noorkõiv, R. (2016): Village Elders-based Community Model (Külavanemal Põhinev Kogukondlik Mudel). In: Estonian Statistical Bulletin 1/16, pp. 151-160.

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Newsletter #4 online

April 11, 2016 No tags

TweetThe fourth ITN RegPol2 newsletter is now available here! Be sure to subscribe to keep up to date with news, events and research activities.

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ITN RegPol² gains attention of local media in Békéscsaba, Hungary

February 18, 2016 No tags

TweetErika Nagy and Bradley Loewen were interviewed for the February 3rd issue of Békés Megyei Hírlap, serving approximately 300,000 residents of Békés County in southeastern Hungary, to discuss the Marie Curie project and specifically the ESR 7 topic, ‘Path dependence of regional policy.’ Bradley was also asked about his impressions and experiences during his 4-month secondment in Békéscsaba. The […]

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The link to the Glossary was added to RegPol² website

February 2, 2016 No tags

TweetPlease find a new tab “Glossary”, where you can see an access to its website.

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RegPol² Workshop on Regional Polarization in Békéscsaba, Hungary

January 27, 2016 No tags

TweetOn the 21st of January, 2016 the RegPol² partners from the Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (CERS HAS) organized a national workshop on regional polarization in Békéscsaba/Hungary. Among the participants were local researchers and students from the Research Centre, the University of Szeged and Szent Istvan University in Hungary as […]

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The Fifth Euroacademia International Conference „Re-Inventing Eastern Europe“

January 27, 2016 No tags

TweetThe Fifth Euroacademia International Conference „Re-Inventing Eastern Europe“ in Riga, Latvia will be held from 29 to 30 January 2016. Bianka Plüschke-Altof will attend with her contribution. Read more about our Fellow´s participation below: 29 January 2016, 14:30 – 16:30  | Bianka Plüschke-Altof (Tartu University) | Title: “Rescaling Postcolonial Approaches: The Making of Rural Peripheries in […]

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The third newsletter available

January 2, 2016 No tags

TweetThe third ITN RegPol2 newsletter is now available here! Be sure to subscribe to keep up to date with news, events and research activities.

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Newsletter #2 online

October 26, 2015 No tags

TweetThe second ITN RegPol2 newsletter is now available here! Be sure to subscribe to keep up to date with news, events and research activities.

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Call for applications: 2nd RegPol2 school

August 26, 2015 No tags

TweetThe 2nd RegPol2 school, “Empirical perspectives on Central and Eastern European polarisation processes and their analysis,” will be held between 26-30/10/2015 at Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography Leipzig. Please find the call for applications here.

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2nd RegPol2 School – Preliminary Programme

July 16, 2015 No tags

TweetThe 2nd RegPol2 school, “Empirical perspectives on Central and Eastern European polarisation processes and their analysis,” will be held between 26-30/10/2015 at Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography Leipzig. Please find the preliminary agenda here: Preliminary training programme 26. -30.10.15.

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Summer Activities

July 2, 2015 No tags

TweetRegPol2 fellows will be attending a number of conferences and workshops over the summer. Watch for them! 30 June-3 July 2015 | 5th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise | Helsinki, FI | Melinda Mihály (SI) | Presentation: How do Social Enterprises of rural Hungary and rural Germany define development? 6-11 July 2015 | […]

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Spatial Methods Training in Leipzig

June 23, 2015 No tags

TweetFrom 18th to 21st of May a methods training event on quantitative and qualitative methods in spatial sciences was hosted at Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig, Germany. During the four-day training event 16 RegPol² fellows deepened their knowledge on methods relevant for conducting research on issues of regional polarisation and peripheralisation in […]

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Join ITN RegPol² at RSA Italy 2015

May 20, 2015 No tags

TweetJoin our Fellows at the 2015 RSA Annual Conference in Piacenza, Italy from 24 to 27 May 2015. Read more about their participation below: 25 May 2015, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Martiene Grootens (Tartu University) | Title: Public Leaders Shaping Regions? Analyzing Practices, Relations and Discourses of Public Leaders in Peripheralizing Regions of Estonia […]

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Training Event in Leipzig in May

April 21, 2015 No tags

TweetBetween May 18 and May 21 Training on quantitative and qualitative methods will be organized in Leipzig. The programme is already available for download.

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ITN RegPol² is at the AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago

April 21, 2015 No tags

TweetSome of our fellows and partners have arrived in Chicago for the 2015 AAG Annual Meeting. Read more about their participation below: 21 April 2015, 12:40 PM | Alena Pfoser, PhD (IfL) | Title: ‘How can we forget?’ Narrating insecurity and conviviality in the Russian-Estonian borderland | Paper Session: Peripheral Visions: Security by, and for, whom? II: Territoriality, identity […]

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Media Release published on EU’s CORDIS

April 13, 2015 No tags

TweetITN RegPol² has published its first media release via the European Commission’s CORDIS information service platform: http://cordis.europa.eu/news/rcn/123595_en.html

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Newsletter #1 now online

April 2, 2015 No tags

TweetThe first ITN RegPol2 newsletter is now available here! Be sure to subscribe to keep up to date with news, events and research activities.

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Podcasts for all ITN RegPol² projects now online

March 13, 2015 No tags

TweetThe podcasts made by researchers engaged in the ITN RegPol² project are now available at the project website, in the Researchers section.

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First RegPol² School in Tartu successfully organised

February 17, 2015 No tags

TweetThe 1st RegPol² School was hosted at Tartu University in Tartu, Estonia from 1 to 6 February 2015. The weeklong event included keynote lectures, seminars, informal and formal presentations of ESR and ER projects, open sessions, and excursions. The keynote speaker Prof. Anssi Paasi from the University of Oulu, Finland presented an inspiring lecture about […]

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First RegPol² School in Tartu

January 23, 2015 No tags

TweetThe first RegPol² School will take place in Tartu, Estonia between 2nd and 6th February, 2015. The main topic of the event is “Scientific concepts of and policy approaches towards polarisation processes in Central and Eastern Europe”. The current version of the agenda can be found here.

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Call for Abstracts for the EUGEO Congress

January 20, 2015 No tags

TweetAt the EUGEO in Budapest (30/08 – 02/09/2015) several paper sessions organised by members of the Marie Curie ITN RegPol² will take place. We are pleased to invite you to submit your abstracts for the following sessions: P01  A cohesive Europe in 2020 – new instruments, new concepts, new territories (organisers: Péter Balogh, Peter Schmitt) […]

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Call for applications

December 3, 2014 No tags

Tweet1st RegPol² Young Scholars School in Tartu: Scientific concepts of and policy approaches towards polarisation processes in Central and Eastern Europe Date: 02 – 06 February 2015 Venue: University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia The RegPol² project offers 3 places for young researchers to participate in the 1st RegPol² school. We invite you to exchange your ideas on the […]

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RegPol² Introductory Event in Bratislava

November 27, 2014 No tags

TweetThe Introductory Event of RegPol² was hosted at Slovak Technical University in Bratislava from 3rd to 7th November 2014. The week of seminars, lectures, presentations and social events provided a fantastic opportunity for ESRs, ERs, supervisors and associated partners to get to know each other in greater depth and to learn about the diversity of expertise […]

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Introductory Event in Bratislava next week

October 30, 2014 No tags

TweetThe RegPol² Introductory event in Bratislava will be organised between 3 and 7 November 3. The programme includes seminars, methodological trainings and specialised sessions. The programme as well as information about how to get to the venue of the event and background materials are available in the intranet section.

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ITN RegPol² Fellows have started their research

October 14, 2014 No tags

TweetDuring September and October, the fellows working within RegPol² have begun work on their research projects. Detailed information about the fellows and their projects can be found in the Researchers section of the website.

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ITN RegPol² at IGU Conference in Kraków, PL

August 17, 2014 No tags

TweetThe International Geographical Union (IGU) Regional Conference takes place in Kraków, Poland from 18-22 August 2014. RegPol² will be represented by Erika Nagy, Judit Timár, Garri Raagmaa, Sebastian Henn, Franziska Görmar and Alena Pfoser. Earlier, Péter Balogh (ER 1) attended the Annual Conference of the IGU Urban Commission: “Urban challenges in a complex world,” which […]

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ER3 starts in August

August 17, 2014 No tags

TweetIn August, Alena Pfoser (ER 3) started her work at IfL-Leipzig. She is responsible for the project “Theoretical and conceptual thoughts around the ways of adaptation, formation of strategies and potentials for new developments”, and will support the Early Stage Researches of WP 3 in their work. Soon she will represent RegPol² at the International […]

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ER1 starts in July

July 9, 2014 No tags

TweetThe first of the researchers – Péter Balogh (ER 1) – has begun his stay at the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Békéscsaba, Hungary. His research will focus on the formation, reproduction and persistence of spatial, social and economic polarisation. During his engagement, Peter is also scheduled to spend […]

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Kick-off Meeting in Prague

April 13, 2014 No tags

TweetThe Kick-off Meeting for ITN RegPol² was held in Prague on 20 and 21 March 2014. The meeting had two main parts, the first dedicated to an internal consortium meeting and the second focused on interviewing candidates for 16 open positions. The internal consortium meeting was separated into several blocks, including general management, finances, network-wide events, […]

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Application process now closed

March 29, 2014 No tags

TweetThe application process for open positions has now been closed. Some positions may be reopened during the project lifetime. For the description of the positions, please look here: http://www.regpol2.eu/open-positions/

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Applications for ESR 4, 6 and 10 welcome until 10 March 2014

February 26, 2014 No tags

TweetWe are still looking for suitable candidates for the following positions (applications will be accepted until 10th March; 10:00 CET): ESR4: Production of core-periphery relations through the social nexuses of economic agents settled in backward regions (Békéscsaba, Hungary) ESR6: Leadership and institutional change in peripheralised municipalities (Tartu, Estonia) ESR10: Everyday practices of adaptation and resistance to […]

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Application deadline: 18 February 2014

February 6, 2014 No tags

TweetThe closing date for applications is 18 February 2014.

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Application process is open

January 7, 2014 No tags

TweetThe application process is currently underway. You can apply here: http://www.regpol2.eu/application-form/ or read the project descriptions here: http://www.regpol2.eu/open-positions/

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Kick-off Meeting in Prague

December 18, 2013 Tags:

TweetITN RegPol² will launch its Kick-off Meeting in Prague at the of the March. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed during the event.

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