Kokkolan yliopistokeskus Chydenius

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION IN RURAL AREAS

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WORKSHOP PROGRAMME & PAPERS


Chydenius Institute, Kokkola, Finland
Time: Saturday, November 26, 2005
Place: Kokkola, Lomakylä Trullevi

 

SESSION 1: RESTRUCTURING OF RURAL AREAS AND SMALL TOWNS

9:00 – 10:30

Opening
Seija Virkkala, Chydenius Institute

Rural development alternatives: innovative farm & rural business management approaches in Hungary
Mihály Vörös, College for Modern Business Studies (CMBS)


Restructuring of rural areas in Bulgaria: from old disparities to new development challenges
Mariana Draganova, Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


Is there a national need for Finnish rural areas to restructure themselves? evidence from a citizen’s survey
Jouni Kaipainen, Chydenius Institute

Discussion

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break

 

SESSION II: POLICY (MACROLEVEL)

10:45 – 12:45

Regional development - decentralisation and new approach in restructuring and development of the local level: The case of Slovenia
Aleš Štrovs, Ministry of the Interior, Administrative Academy Slovenia


Rural development and innovative practices: the cases from Lodzkie voivodship territory
Andrzej Pilichowski, University of Lodz


Critical approach to the EU funded rural development programmes in Hungary
Éva Kruppa, College For Modern Business Studies (CMBS), Tatabánya, Hungary


Innovation system and restructuring of Upper Lusatia – a less developed border region in south-east of Germany
Jurgen Besold, Bautzen Innovation Centre, Germany


Discussion


12:45 – 13:30 Lunch


SESSION III: POLICY (Projects)


13:30- 15:30

The role of information and knowledge in rural development: A case from Slovenia
Ana Barbič and Andrej Medved, University of Ljubljana

 

Universities, the knowledge economy and rural development: developing social capital through the co-production of knowledge
Neil Ward, Centre for Rural Economy, University of Newcastle


Local governance, culture and social capital in the Lithuanian countryside
Emilija Kairyte, Rural Development Department, Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics


Innovation activities in food sector in Central Ostrobothnia and The Food Project
Kristiina Niemi, Chydenius Institute


Discussion


15:30-15:45 Coffee break


SESSION IV: METHODS

15:45- 17:15


The catalyse methodology as an innovation for the innovation of governance in the European rural area. Experimentations in Romania (2001-2005)
Mihai Pascaru and Irena Vasiu, University “1 Decembrie 1918” Alba Iulia, Romania


A framework for understanding the processes involved in introducing an innovation
Elizabeth Oughton and Jane Wheelock, University of Newcastle upon Tyne


Place as a cultural entity: Rural theme villages reviewed in Finland and Scotland
Ilkka Luoto, Chydenius Institute

 

Discussion


Coffee break

 

SESSION V: CONCLUSION


17:45- 18:25

 

Multilevel policy networks. transnational, national and local networking and innovation 
Åge Mariussen, NIFU Step, Norway


Between people and Market. The Role of Local Government in Regional Development.
Jussi Vähämäki, Chydenius Institute


18:25 – 19:00

Final discussion and plans for the future: publication, possible proposal
Seija Virkkala and Jussi Vähämäki


20:00             Dinner


22:00             Transport to hotel

 

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