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Second Circular and Preliminary Programme


10 Years of EU Eastern Enlargement The Geographical Balance of a Courageous Step

organized by

Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Urban and Regional Research

in cooperation with Austrian Geographical Society (GG)

Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) Southeast Europe Association (SOG)

Vienna [Wien], Austria 3rd 4th December, 2014

Administrative Subdivision of Central and Southeast Europe,

Atlas of Eastern and Southeastern Europe

Venue Austrian Academy of Sciences [sterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften], Theatersaal, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Wien, and Clubraum, Johannessaal & Sitzungssaal in the main building of the Austrian Academy, Doktor-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Wien. Opening, plenary sessions, closing and track A of the parallel sessions take place in Theatersaal, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, lunch and coffee breaks in the court of Sonnenfelsgasse 19; track B and C are located in Clubraum, Johannessaal & Sitzungssaal in the main building of the Austrian Academy, which is just a minute away (see Plan 3 below). The venue is located in Vienna downtown (First District) and surrounded by three under-ground stations, from where it is only a 5 minutes walk: Stephansplatz (U1, U3), Schweden-platz (U1, U4) and Stubentor (U3).

Accommodation For reserving your hotel room, please, use one of the relevant websites. You will find several hotels in the vicinity of our venue. Due to the fact that three underground stations are in easy reach from the venue, it may also be convenient to book a hotel along underground lines 1, 3 and 4 in further distance from the venue even up to their final station. It will take you not more than 30 minutes to arrive at the venue. Please note that providing for accommodation is your own responsibility. Plan 1: Location of the venue in Vienna


Plan 2: Location of the venue in the NE of Viennas First District

Plan 3: The venues vicinity


U Station Schwedenplatz

(U1, U4)

U Station Stephans-platz (U1, U3)

U Station Stubentor (U3)

Theatersaal (Opening, plenaries, sessions A1-2)

Clubraum, Johannessaal, Sitzungssaal (Sessions B1-2, C1-3)

Preliminary programme

Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 Plenary session: (Theatersaal) 09.00-09.30: Opening

Peter JORDAN, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Urban and Regional Research Christian STAUDACHER, Austrian Geographical Society Susan MILFORD, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe Hansjrg BREY, Southeast Europe Association

09.30-10.00: JORDAN, Peter (Vienna): A long-term project has been completed: The Atlas of Eastern and Southeastern Europe (1989-2014)

10.00-10.30: BRUNN, Stanley (Lexington, United States): Constructing and mapping an EU knowledge base: Worlds of gaps and opportunities (keynote)

10.30-11.00: BELLEZZA, Giuliano (Rome): EU accessions and further integration: A personal Italian point of view (keynote)

11.00-11.20: Coffee break Parallel sessions: Room A (Theatersaal) 11.20-17.20: Session A-1: Regional development, spatial planning (Chair: William H. BERENSTEN,

Storrs, United States) 11.20-11.40: RESSEL, Jochen (Vienna): Company-driven efforts for economic development of the

Danube region 11.40-12.00: ILIEV , Iliya; ILIEVA , Margarita (Sofia): Socio-economic changes in Poland during the

period 2004-2013 12.00-12.20: SILVAN , Juraj (Bratislava): The spatial planning process in Slovakia 12.20-12.40: KURTHY, Gyongyi (Budapest): Hidden economy in the Hungarian food production 12.40-13.00: SZABO, Pl; KABAI , Gergely (both Budapest): Effects of EU accession on bottom-up

regional strategies and the top-down development policy in Hungary in the case of the Lake Balaton resort area

13.00-14.00: Lunch break 14.00-14.20: BENEDEK, Jzsef (Cluj-Napoca, Romania); KOCZISZKY, Gyrgy (Miskolc, Hungary);

CRISTEA, Marius (Cluj-Napoca, Romania); SZENDI Dra (Miskolc, Hungary): Catching up or falling behind? Economic convergence and regional development trajectories in Romania

14.20-14.40: BAJTALAN , Hunor (Cluj-Napoca, Romania): The resurgence of regions in Romania: From EU conditionality to administrative necessity?

14.40-15.00: MERCIU, Cristina; MERCIU George; CERCLEUX Loreta; IANO Ionu (all Bucharest): Conversion of industrial heritage as a tool of cultural regeneration

15.00-15.20: HAVADI -NAGY, Xenia Kinga (Cluj-Napoca, Romania): The principle is good. The way it is implemented is bad. Challenges of the European rural development policy in Romania

15.20-15.40: SANCHO REINOSO, Alexis; KOVCS, Ede (both Vienna): What kind of development for Romanian rural areas? Some thoughts from two Europeans

15.40-16.00: Coffee break

16.00-16.20: BRUCKNER, Leonard (Cluj-Napoca, Romania): Tourism accommodation infrastructure

development in Romania after accession to the European Union 16.20-16.40: MUSIL, Robert (Vienna): Viennas FDIs against the background of EU eastern

enlargement 16.40-17.00: IANO, Ioan; SRODOEV, Igor; ZAMFIR (all Bucharest): Dynamics of FDI in Romania

during the economic and financial crisis 17.00-17.20: MAGA, Damir (Zadar, Croatia): Main Croatian urban centres in a European NUTS-

regionalisation context Room B (Johannessaal) 11.20-17.20: Session B-1: Inter-cultural contact, integration and migration (Chair: Duan DRBOHLAV,

Prague) 11.20-11.40: FASSMANN, Heinz; MUSIL, Elisabeth; GRUBER, Kathrin (all Vienna): Demographic and

migratory trends in South-East Europe: Divergence, convergence and spatial polarization 11.40-12.00: GLER, Daniel (Bamberg, Germany): On the variability of migration systems.

Experiences from Latvia and Albania 12.00-12.20: FILEP, Bla (Berne): The transnationalisation of national minority claims in Europe 12.20-12.40: DRBOHLAV, Duan (Prague); JAROSZEWICZ, Marta (Poland): The probable future

development of international migration movements between Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine and the Visegrd Countries A Delphi Method applied

12.40-13.00: HARS, Agnes; SIMON, David (both Budapest): Enlargement, migration and the regional effect: The case of Hungary

13.00-14.00: Lunch break 14.00-14.20: KLEMPI BOGADI, Sanja; SPEVEC, Dubravka (both Zagreb): The impact of migration on

demographic transformation in Croatian urban regions 14.20-14.40: PRELOGOVI, Vedran; LUKI, Aleksandar (both Zagreb): Changes of demographic

structures in Croatian cities 14.40-15.00: FASSMANN, Heinz; KOHLBACHER, Josef; REEGER, Ursula (all Vienna): CEE-migration

to Austria since 2002: Vanishing legal constraints and the return of a push and pull driven migration

15.00-15.20: ENENGEL, Maria Luzia; REEGER, Ursula (both Vienna): Migration from Central and Eastern European EU-member countries to the Vienna urban region: The emergence of different migration types

15.20-15.40: PUSCASU, Adina Maria (Cluj-Napoca, Romania): Romania before and after EU accession. Geospatial overview over internal and external migration flows

15.40-16.00: Coffee break 16.00-16.20: KOCSIS, Kroly (Budapest): Minority aspirations for ethnic-based territorial autonomy in

the countries of the Carpatho-Pannonian area since 1990 16.20-16.40: BRUCKER, Balzs (Pcs, Hungary): The impact of EU membership on the situation of

Hungarian minorities living in neighbouring countries 16.40-17.00: SCHREIBER, Wilfried; RUSU, Raularian (both Cluj-Napoca, Romania): The national

minorities in Romania. Their present demographic and political situation 17.00-17.20: SIWEK, Tadeusz (Ostrava, Czechia): New aspects of minority policy in Czechia

Room C (Clubraum) 11.20-15.40: Session C-1: Geopolitical aspects (Chair: Anton GOSAR, Koper/Capodistria, Slovenia) 11.20-11.40: WENDT, Jan (Gdask, Poland): Return of classical geopolitics Central Europe ten years

after EU enlargement 11.40-12.00: JELEN, Igor (Trieste, Italy): The European Union as an unintentional geo-political unit 12.00-12.20: KLEMENI, Mladen (Zagreb): New boundaries and new challenges 12.20-12.40: VITALE , Alessandro (Milan, Italy): EUs enlargement and bordering. The European

neighbourhood policy and the EUs notion of territorial cohesion 12.40-13.00: ILIE, Alexandru (Oradea, Romania): The European integration process and its

consequences for Eastern and Central Europe. Geographical aspects 13.00-14.00: Lunch break 14.00-14.20: JOSIPOVI, Damir (Ljubljana): Geo-political implications of the current economic crises

in the "European fringe": From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic periphery 14.20-14.40: BUFON, Milan (Koper/Capodistria, Slovenia): The Adriatic: A European region of the

future? 14.40-15.00: FUERST-BJELI, Borna (Zagreb): Quality of life: South-East Europe in the process of EU

enlargement 15.00-15.20: BERENTSEN, William H. (Storrs, Connecticut, United States): Geographical impacts of

Eastern Germanys inclusion within the EU: 1990-2014 15.20-15.40: MARTN I DAZ , Jordi (Barcelona): State building and peace building in Bosnia:

Explaining the uncertain path to EU membership 15.40-16.00: Coffee break 16.00-17.20: Session C-2: Data processing for planning and regional development (Chair: Ioan

IANO, Bucharest) 16.00-16.20: MIHAI , Bogdan; BUTERA, Cezar; OLARIU , Bogdan; RUJORU-MARE, Marina; CRUAN,

Ionu (all Bucharest): Medium-scale mapping of Romanian counties Data acquisition, processing, visualization and accuracy assessment. Case study of the Prahova County

16.20-16.40: STANI -FERTL,