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Local Development and Innovation in Rural Areas

rural_development-kuvituskuva.jpgWORKSHOP 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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