Seminar on regional development in Hungary07.12.2022
In the framework of the RegPol^2 project a seminar took place in Bekescsaba, Hungary from 29^th of May until 3^rd of June 2017. It focused on regional development, peripheralization and the influential factors for utilizing regional development potentials in different countries in order to achieve proper development policies and residential wellbeing. The seminar included presentations and analyses of articles prepared based on the results of PhD research focusing on regional innovation, migration, community development, regional policies and peripheries. Moreover, workshops took place discussing the potential and limitations of development policies in the European Union, different countries and local municipalities. Together, solutions were sought how to employ the new approaches in order to ensure regional coping against the backdrop of global changes. Beyond that, different state practices in dealing with peripheralization were debated. In the course of the seminar it was possible to get an insight into the state of Hungarian rural areas and understand if the local approaches are possible to (re-)use in order to achieve a more balanced regional development in other countries. It is a pleasure to confirm that from the PhD dissertations prepared within the RegPol^2 framework five used comparative material from Estonia. The RegPol^2 project is financed by the Marie Curies program and Geomedia is one of seven project partners.