Regional Polarisation and Unequal Development in CEE: Challenges for Innovative Place-based Policies

Country: Romania

City: Cluj-Napoca

Abstr. due: 31.07.2017

Dates: 11.09.17 — 13.09.17

Organizing comittee e-mail: wanda.miczorek@regionalstudies.org

Organizers: Regional Studies Association

 

Over the last decades new patterns of regional disparities and polarisation have developed in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries, drawing the attention of both researchers and policy-makers. Cohesion Policy responded to this challenge by focusing on balanced spatial development of the European regions. However, although achieving significant progress in developing towards the EU-average, CEE still faces serious internal spatial imbalances between metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, between core regions and peripheries.

The increasing social and economic disparities at regional level within CEE have led to the need to develop new strategies with a strong spatial focus, in order to deal with and respond to the challenges. This conference seeks to explore questions such as: how can we deal with polarisation and peripheralisation? What are the challenges for future place-based policies? What new approaches should be developed to deal with growing regional imbalances?

Conference Web-Site: http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/rsa-cee-cluj2017