The Border Regions In Transition
VIth International Conference: Regionalisation, EU Enlargement and Shifting Borders of
Inclusion and Exclusion



Program of Conference

21st –27th September

21st September – arrival at Pécs

22nd September – Conference day in Pécs

8.30 – 9.30 Registration, opening ceremony, an evening reeception. Centre for Regional Studies – Pécs, Papnövelde u. 22.

10.00 Opening – Dr. Gyula Horváth director general of Centre for Regional Studies (CRS), Hungarian Academy of Sciences

10.20 Information about the conference (Dr. Zoltán Hajdú)

10.30 – 12.30 Paper session I. chaired by Dr. Zoltán Hajdú (for the list of presentations, see the Annex),

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 18.00 Paper session II. chaired by James W. Scott

20.00 Welcome reception in Pannon ház, Anna u.

23rd September – Field trip

7.30 Pécs – Vukovar (Croatia) – Subotica (Serbia-Montenegro) – Szeged (Hungary) – Bekescsaba
Departure Hotel Millenium Kálvária u. 58.
Lunch organised for all participants in Bezdán

15.00 Reception at the Town Hall of Subotica; an introduction of the cooperation between two border cities: Subotica and Szeged, a sightseeing tour in Subotica – Arpad Pap

17.00 –20.00 A sightseeing tour in Szeged

24th September – Conference day in Békéscsaba - Hotel Fenyves-Garzon

9.00 Opening – Nikoletta Szilágyi, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Bekes County, Paper session I. Chaired by Petri Virtanen

12.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 18.00 Paper session II. Chaired by Macej Smetkovski

20.00 Welcome reception in Hotel Fenyves

25th September – Field trip

8.00 Békéscsaba – Szalonta (Romania) – Oradea (Romania)– Debrecen (Hungary)
Departure Hotel Fenyves

11.00 Reception at the Christian University of Partium Oradea (Romania)

12.00–13.00 Sightseeing in Nagyvárad (Oradea)
Lunch organised for all participants in Biharkeresztes(Hungary)

14.30 Introduction of the Bihar-Bihor Euroregion by the mayors of Biharkeresztes and Bors;

17.00 A sightseeing tour in Debrecen

26th September – Conference day in Debrecen - Debrecen University Agricultural Centre, Main Building - Böszörményi út 138.

9.00 – 13.00 Paper session I. (for the list of presentations, see the Annex) Chaired by Katarzyna Krok

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 18.00 Paper session II. Chaired by Olga Mrinska

20.00 Welcome reception – Hosted by Dr. Nagy János prorektor University of Debrecen

27th September – Field trip

8.00 Debrecen – Nyíregyháza– Záhony – Ungvár(Ukraine)–Debrecen
Departure Fényház Szálló Böszörményi u. 138.

Uzgorod (Ukarine) Introduction of the Hungarian and Ukrainian Cross Border Cooperation (lecture)
Lunch organised for all participants

18.00 Closing of the Conference

Annex I.
Program of Conference Sessions

22nd September PÉCS

11.20 – 12.30 Chairman Zoltán Hajdú

1. James Wesley Scott
Department of Geography, Free University of Berlin
Dimensionality as an Element of EU Geopolitics: Partnerships with the “East” and “South”

2. Doris Wastl -Walter* – Monika Váradi**
*Professor of Human Geography University of Bern
**Research fellow, Research Institute Budapest Centre for Regional Studies Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Eu-Enlargement-Border Perspectives

3. Petri Virtanen
University of Joensuu, Karelian Institute, Finland
Enlargement and its Impacts on Internal/External Borders of the EU

4. Roos Pijpers – Henk van Houtum
Nijmegen Centre for Border Research, Department of Human Geogaphy, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
Bordering migration: the making of new border regimes with regard to east-west economic migration in an enlarging European Union

5. István Mezei
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre For Regional Studies Central and North Hungarian Research Institute, Miskolc Department
European Regions as a Means of Resolving Asymmetric Conditions

6. Hardi Tamás
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Regional Studies West-Transdanubian Research Institute, Győr
A theorethical model of formational transborder region


14.00 – 18.00 Chairman James W Scott

7. George Petrakos* and Eleftherios Topaloglou**
*Chairman of the Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Greece
**Regional Planner (M.Sc.) and a Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Greece.
Policy and market dynamics of cross-border co-operation in the Northern Greek borders”

8. Jevgenia Viktorova
Master Student, Department of International Relations, University of St Andrews
Mapping the borders of ‘civility’: Political conventions and political violence in Northern Ireland

9. Ladis K. D. Kristof
Department of Political Science, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA
Bukovina as an Antechamber to Central Europe

10. Tatiana Zhurzhenko
Kharkiv National University, Ass. Prof (Ukraine) / University of Vienna, Institute for East Lise Meitner Fellow (Austria)
Cross-border cooperation and transformation of regional identities in the Ukrainian-Russian borderlands: Towards a Euroregion “Slobozhanshchyna”?

11. Michael Schack
Danish Institute of Border Region Studies, Danmark
Theorising Borders, Boundaries and Identities within Processes of Political and Economic Integration

12. Szónokyné A. Gabriella
Lecturer, Szeged University, Dept. of Economic and Human Geography
Yugoslavian Enterprises in the Border Zones of the Southern Great Plain Region in Hungary at the Turn of the Millenium

13. Bokor Béla
Experiences of Hungarian Minorities Abroad's cultural cooperation - in relate a Foundation

14. Ágnes Pál
Lecturer, Training Collegue, Szeged, Hungary
Danube-Körös-Maros-Tisza Euroregion

15. Barbara Hooper, Ph.D.
University of Nijmegen, Centre for Border Research, Netherlands
The Rule of Law and the Rule of Force: Trans-Border Policing and Trans-Border Violence in the EU (Or, Producing the EU as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice)


24th September – Bekescsaba

9.00 – 12.00 Chairman Petri Virtanen

16. Heather Nicol
Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences University of West Georgia
Canada-US Border Arrangements Post September 11: A New Security Agenda?

17. Ilkka Liikanen
Director of the Karelian Institute, University of Joensuu, Finland
"Karelian Political Mobilization and Russian
Nationbuilding. Reflections on Rebordering of Post-Soviet Political Space".

18. Heikki Eskelinnen
Department of Geography and Karlian Institute University of Joensuu, Finland
Challenging path dependency: reflections on economic developments in the Finnish-Russian border region

19. Lassi Heininen
Senior Scientist and Docent, University of Lapland, Arctic Centre
Environmental threats and concepts of security as factors in trans-boundary and regional cooperation of North Europe - case study of a nuclear problem

20. Ingmar Oldberg
Assoc. dir. of research, FOI, Stockholm
Russian-Baltic border problems in a
comparative perspective

21. Thomas Lunden
Baltic and East European Graduate School Södertörn University College
What is national in planning? Border zones as symbolic places.
The case of Haparanda - Tornio on the Sweden - Finland border.

22. Josef Langer
Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Klagenfurt, Austria¤


14.00 – 18.00 Chairman Macej Smetkovski

23. Andreas Uhrlau
Wissenschaftliche Politikberatung
Cross-border co-operation practices in the German-Polish and Hungarian-Austrian Euroregions

24. Janet Henshall Momsen
University of California, Davis.
Borders as Determinants of Social Capital: Differences among rural entrepreneurs in East and West Hungary

25. Margareta Lelea
Graduate Group in Geography University of California, Davis
Case Study: Women Entrepreneurs Along the Hungarian Border in Arad County, Romania

26. Jovan Romelic, – Pavle Tomic
University of Novi Sad, Department of Geography, Tourism&Hotel Management, Serbia and Montenegro
The tourist attractons border area of Serbia toward Hungaria and Romania as the factor cross border tourist travel

27. Marina Todorovic*
Research Fllow,Geographical Institute "Jovan Cvijic", Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade.
Potentials and limitations of regional develpoment and cooperation in South-East Europe

28. Gerhard Heimpold
Halle Institute for Economic Research Dept. Regional and Urban Economics Halle (Saale), Germany
Do regions along opening borders need a specific regional policy? - the case of the German-Polish border"

29. Hans-Joachim Bürkner
Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning Germany
Regional development in times of economic crisis and population loss: The German-Polish border region in distress


26th September – Debrecen

9.00 – 12.00 Chairman Katarzyna Krok

30. Dimitriy Ziminn
University of Joensuu, Finnland
Finnish-Russian border areas: a socio-economic profile

31. Margit Saere
Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation Estonia
Enlargement and its Impacts to the new External Borders of the EU: case study of the Estonian-Russian border region

32. Olga Mrinska, Kyiv, Ukraine,
Department for International Development of the United Kingdom
Kyiv Office at British Embassy Deputy Kyiv. National Taras Shevchenko University, Geographical faculty, Lecturer
Enlarging EU – its Influence on External and Internal Borders of the New Neighbours. Case of Ukraine

33. Gyula Szabó, – Gábor Koncz
Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Regional Studies „Alföld” Institute Debrecen Department
Local-governmental aspects of the trans-boundary interaction in the Hungarian-Romanian border region

34. Gábor Kozma
lecturer, Department of Social Geography Debrecen University
The role of the Hungarian-Romanian border region in the regional policy of Hajdú-Bihar county

35. János Sallai
lieutenant colonnel, College for Police Officers, Hungary
Geography of Crime in Hungarian-Ukrainian Border Region


14.00 – 18.00 Chairman Olga Mrinska

36. Alla Skvortova
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Ethnic Studies, Academy of Science of Moldova
Insiders and Outsiders: Impact of the EU Enlargement on the Moldovan-Romanian Relations

37. Maciej Smetkovski
Centre for European Regional an Local Studies, Warsaw University
The local dimension of polish-Ukrainian co-operation – the case study

38. Katarzyna Krok
Centre for Europena Regional an Local Studies, Warsaw University
Transborder co-operation in Polish –Ukrainian transboundary region: old expiriences-new prospects

39. Gulnara Roll
Scientific Officer for Economics, Social and Human Sciences INTAS, Brussels

40. Zsolt Radics
Department of Social Geography Debrecen University
The Effect of European Enlargement on the Free Trade in Central Europe"

41. Zoltán Bujdosó
Department of Social Geography Debrecen University
The Impact of County Border on the Attraction Zones of Towns

42. István Balcsók - László Dancs
Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Regional Studies „Alföld” Institute Debrecen Department
Legal and illegal customs of undertaking work along the Hungarian-Ukrainian border

43. Csaba Patkós
Department of Social Geography Debrecen University
The Roots of a New "North Great Plain" Identity"

44. Lórtánt Dávid – Csaba Patkós
Department of Physical Geography Debrecen University
A touristic development along the Hungarian-Romanian Border


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