Baltic University Programme

Current Challenges of Local and Regional Development

Current Challenges of Local and Regional Development
11-13 September 2018
Poznan, Poland. 
Deadline for registrations: 30 June 2018.

The main aim of the Conference is to identify the current challenges and the future directions of research in local and regional development. Participants will have an opportunity to exchange thoughts, ideas and best practices associated with the role of universities in development of cities and regions.

The meeting will seek to better understand the contemporary conditions of local and regional development and its differentiations within the Baltic Sea Region, taking special care of its sustainability. Therefore, the conference also aims to trigger a debate about the future trends of local and regional development in the Baltic Sea Region.

The objective of the conference is to present and to promote best practices and solutions in the field of sustainability of local and regional development. Contributions are welcome on any aspect of local and regional development in particular with sustainability approach. The conference will cover a wide range of topics in the economical (e.g. finance, energy, transport), socio-political (e.g. equity, participatory, policy) technological (energy technologies, transport solutions, waste management technologies) and environmental (e.g. protected areas, ecosystem services) aspects of local and regional development.

The registration for the conference is open till 30 of June. The number of places is limited. Participants with posters are preferred. The notification of acceptance will be sent till 10 of July. Interested teachers are kindly asked to fill the Application Form

The organisers are covering all conferences expenses (except travel costs) for the participants from BUP Member Universities. This includes: accommodation (3 nights: 11-14 September), full board, poster printout, publication of the abstract in the book of abstracts, publication of the article (prepared on the base of the poster) in the Polish scientific journal Studia Periegetica, edited by WSB University in Poznan. Participants from the Participating Universities need to cover travel costs and additionally – costs of accommodation (about 20 euro per night). Other costs are covered by organisers.

More information You may find in the “First Announcement”. See also the Application Form.

Application form should be sent to: bup@wsb.poznan.pl. The deadline for submission of the Application Form is 30 June 2018.