RKK40 Anniversary conference
Regional and rural development trends over the last forty years – RKK40
International conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of RKK (Institute for Regional Studies)
Sustainable regional economic growth: Global challenges and new regional development trajectoriesa
29-30 May 2024, Pécs, Hungary

Organised by HUN-REN KRTK Institute for Regional Studies

The Institute for Regional Studies was established in 1984 as a network-based research institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) with the task of carrying out multi-disciplinary research on urban and regional issues. The turbulence times of the past 40 years (systemic changes in CEE, EU accessions, financial crisis, Covid-19, environmental challenges) has offered the Institute a wide range of research objectives to answer in urban and regional development studies.

The conference focuses on the current challenges in urban and regional development with a retrospective hint.

Keynote speakers: Dr. Tibor Navracsics (Minister for Public Administration and Regional Development), Prof. Dr. Franziska Sielker (TU Vienna and Affiliated Professor at University of Cambridge), Prof. Dr. James W. Scott (University of Eastern Finland), Prof. Dr. József Benedek (Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca)

Conference date: 29-30 May 2024
Conference venue: Pécs (Hungary)

Important dates:

– Proposals for section organisation: continuous until the 31 January 2024 through the email address of the conference, rkk40conference@krtk.hun-ren.hu 

Abstract submission: extended until 3 March 2024

– Notification of abstract acceptance: continuous until  5 March 2024

– Conference fee payment: until 17 March 2024

Registration form is accessible here.

Proposed Special Sessions so far: 

Call for the Panel for Subnational diplomacy

Scientific committee: Prof. Dr. James W. Scott, Prof. Dr. Ilona Pálné Kovács, Dr. Viktor Varjú

Organising committee: Dr. Katalin Süle, Dr. Réka Horeczki, Tamás Szabó, Dr. Zsuzsanna Zsibók

Conference fee: 42 000 HUF or 125 EUR
One-day fee: 25 000 HUF or 65 EUR

Please see the RKK40 payment instructions

Contact and information: rkk40conference@krtk.hun-ren.hu 

How to get there.

Also interested in the Hungarian-language Falukonferencia on the 28th of May, 2024? The reduced fee for the two conferences together is only 55 000 HUF.  

Publishing opportunities

The following partner journals invite submission of conference participants’ full papers for publication:

-Regional and Business Studies (Category “C” at the Regional Science Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)


Modern Geográfia

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