19th Annual Meeting
New forms of territorial disparities and transforming regional policy
4–5 November 2021, Cornivus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

The Hungarian Regional Science Association (HRSA) is happy to annouce the 19th Annual Conference on 4–5 November 2021 at the Cornivus University of Budapest. This edition will feature “New forms of territorial disparities and transforming regional policy”

♦ DRAFT PROGRAMME ♦ 4 November 2021 ♦ (pdf)

9.00 General meeting (for HRSA members)

10.00 Annual meeting (opening)

11.00 Plenary session 1 (in Hungarian)

Imre Lengyel professor, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Szeged

Sándor Kerekes professor emeritus, Corvinus University of Budapest

Pál Szabó associate professor, Department of Regional Science, Eötvös Loránd University

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Parallel sessions (7 in Hungarian, 1 in English)

15.30 Coffee break

16.00 Plenary session 2 (in English)

Petr Pavlínek professor, Charles University, Czechia; University of Nebraska, Omaha
The changing geography and spatial structure of the European automotive industry

17.00 Roundtable discussion on Cohesion Policy (in Hungarian)

18.30 Prize award ceremony

19.00 Reception

 ♦ DRAFT PROGRAMME ♦ 5 November 2021 ♦ 

9.00 Parallel sessions (7 in Hungarian, 1 in English)

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Plenary session 3 (in Hungarian)

Györgyi Nyikos associate professor, Department of Public Finance, University of Public Service

Judit Berkes assistant professor, Széchenyi István University

Géza Salamin associate professor, Department of Geography, Geoeconomy and Sustainable Development, Corvinus University of Budapest; president, Hungarian Society for Urban Planning

14.30 Coffee break

15.00 Parallel sessions (7 in Hungarian, 1 in English)


18 parallel sessions are organized in Hungarian, 2 parallel sessions are in EnglishIn order to apply to the English sessions, please contact with the convenors of the sessions.

A)    Regional Economies in Change: Networks, Development and Resilience

Balázs Lengyel senior research fellow, KRTK ANET Lab & NeTI Lab of Corvinus University – Zsófia Vas associate professor, University of Szeged – Zoltán Elekes research fellow, KRTK ANET Lab & Umeå University

B)    Territorial disparities and regional policy in Central and Eastern Europe

Gábor Lux senior research fellow, CERS Institute for Regional Studies



Deadline: 30 September 2021 (Notification: 10 October 2021)

Abstracts (max. 500 words) should be submitted by e-mail to the convenors of the sessions. Presentations of 20 minutes are welcomed.


Registration period (online): From 15 to 30 September 2021.

Participation fee includes up to 2 presentations. Payment is required after abstract acceptance.

REGISTRATION FEES (for non-domestic participants and organisations)

90 EUR for Non-members of RSAI/ERSA

70 EUR for RSAI/ERSA members

50 EUR for Accompanying persons / Attendee without presentation


In thematic Issue 3, 2022 of DETUROPE (Scopus) after double-blind peer-review process.


Department of Geography, Geoeconomy and Sustainable Development Corvinus University of Budapest


Szilárd Rácz, HRSA secretary szracz@rkk.hu.

The detailed program of parallel sessions will be announced at the beginning of October 2021 in the HRSA website: http://www.mrtt.hu/en/.

The organizers reserve the right to change the program (depending on the epidemic situation).

September 16-17, 2021 – Congress dates

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