This event has been co-funded by the Lifelong Learning  programme of the European Union through Jean Monnet Chair Ad  Personam Grant. This web site reflects the views only of the  author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use  which may be made of the information contained therein. 
EURINT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES „ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA”  UNIVERSITY  Iași  ROMANIA
EURINT 2015: Regional development and integration. New challenges for the EU 21 - 23 May 2015 “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi - Centre for European Studies, Romania The purpose of this 3rd edition of EURINT international conference entitled Regional development and integration. New challenges for the EU was to provide a proper context for mutual dialogue, joint knowledge and a better understanding of the challenges the EU is facing the current European milieu marked by a gradual regionalization process. Since becoming members of the EU the Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) have experienced an ongoing process of decentralization, devolution and regionalization which, in turn, brought about different ways of envisaging regional development. By and large, regional development can be seen as a general effort to reduce regional economic disparities by supporting several economic activities in the less development regions. Main objectives have been large-scale infrastructure development, creating opportunities for inward investment, policies to enhance social cohesion and other top-down and bottom-up initiatives meant to help regions to catch-up and to establish economic clusters of development. According to this line, the conference seeks to bring additional insights into the EU policies aimed at correcting the imbalances between regions and also to come up with valuable ideas which could contribute to framing the provision of aid and assistance to the less economically developed regions in a tailored approach. Focusing on the European context, in general, and on the Central Eastern Europe, in particular (including the Eastern Partnership states and Russia), EURINT 2015 conference will generate impact from a triple perspective: theoretical, empirical, and policy-making. Theoretically, this conference seeks to fill the gaps in the current literature by generating novel ideas. Empirically, our conference will lay a fertile ground for testing new methodological tools employed in the study of regional development. Our Centre for European Studies is member of the UACES (The Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies) and RSA (Regional Studies Association). Pooling and combining their contribution and expertise would essentially ensure a sound academic level for our conference. From the perspective of the policy-making impact, this project will come up with empirical results about the factors that drive regional development. Such knowledge will help the EU policy-makers and practitioners to better select and implement modes of implementing their policies on the ground.  Moreover, this conference will also represent a basis for stronger and more effective future partnerships and cooperation opportunities. In this regard, we want to lay the foundations of a strong network of young researchers and specialists who will hopefully make positive changes in the future of the EU integration, particularly with regards to regional development. The programme is structured around four scientific sessions with the aim of providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of the implications of regional development. The conference will comprise lectures delivered by international academic experts, which will be followed, after short brakes, by round tables and presentations of participants' recent research. Participants will be encouraged to take the floor with speakers and challenge them with their own views and reflections of the topic in a much more interactive way. This is your chance to present a topic that interests you and to take the role of speaker or moderator. The conference welcomes contributions on the following topics: The EU as Regional and Global player European Economic Governance: achievements and prospects Economy and Regional Development in the EU The European Union as a Model for Regional Integration
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This event has been co-funded by the Lifelong Learning  programme of the European Union through Jean Monnet  Chair Ad Personam Grant. This web site reflects the views  only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held  responsible for any use which may be made of the  information contained therein. 
EURINT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES „ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA”  UNIVERSITY  Iași  ROMANIA
EURINT 2015: Regional development and integration. New challenges for the EU 21 - 23 May 2015 “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi - Centre for European Studies, Romania The purpose of this 3rd edition of EURINT international conference entitled Regional development and integration. New challenges for the EU was to provide a proper context for mutual dialogue, joint knowledge and a better understanding of the challenges the EU is facing the current European milieu marked by a gradual regionalization process. Since becoming members of the EU the Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) have experienced an ongoing process of decentralization, devolution and regionalization which, in turn, brought about different ways of envisaging regional development. By and large, regional development can be seen as a general effort to reduce regional economic disparities by supporting several economic activities in the less development regions. Main objectives have been large-scale infrastructure development, creating opportunities for inward investment, policies to enhance social cohesion and other top-down and bottom-up initiatives meant to help regions to catch-up and to establish economic clusters of development. According to this line, the conference seeks to bring additional insights into the EU policies aimed at correcting the imbalances between regions and also to come up with valuable ideas which could contribute to framing the provision of aid and assistance to the less economically developed regions in a tailored approach. Focusing on the European context, in general, and on the Central Eastern Europe, in particular (including the Eastern Partnership states and Russia), EURINT 2015 conference will generate impact from a triple perspective: theoretical, empirical, and policy-making. Theoretically, this conference seeks to fill the gaps in the current literature by generating novel ideas. Empirically, our conference will lay a fertile ground for testing new methodological tools employed in the study of regional development. Our Centre for European Studies is member of the UACES (The Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies) and RSA (Regional Studies Association). Pooling and combining their contribution and expertise would essentially ensure a sound academic level for our conference. From the perspective of the policy-making impact, this project will come up with empirical results about the factors that drive regional development. Such knowledge will help the EU policy-makers and practitioners to better select and implement modes of implementing their policies on the ground.  Moreover, this conference will also represent a basis for stronger and more effective future partnerships and cooperation opportunities. In this regard, we want to lay the foundations of a strong network of young researchers and specialists who will hopefully make positive changes in the future of the EU integration, particularly with regards to regional development. The programme is structured around four scientific sessions with the aim of providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of the implications of regional development. The conference will comprise lectures delivered by international academic experts, which will be followed, after short brakes, by round tables and presentations of participants' recent research. Participants will be encouraged to take the floor with speakers and challenge them with their own views and reflections of the topic in a much more interactive way. This is your chance to present a topic that interests you and to take the role of speaker or moderator. The conference welcomes contributions on the following topics: The EU as Regional and Global player European Economic Governance: achievements and prospects Economy and Regional Development in the EU The European Union as a Model for Regional Integration
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