Romanian event: Rural/urban disparities, regional convergence, poverty and exclusion

This 3-day interactive and comprehensive seminar in Iași, Romania will take place on 3-5th October. Participants will have the opportunity to get familiar with ESPON results concerning Romania, but also observe them in practice during two field trips and two interactive workshops. One of the aims is the capitalization of teaching and practice through Hyperatlas, TIPSE and TOWNS.

The event, organised by Romanian ESPON Contact Point, will be held in Iaşi. The target group of this event are representatives of local and regional authorities, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, practitioners, stakeholders, as well as experts and researchers.

Key topics and speakers:

  • Romania Blunder check - TIPSE and TOWN - Octavian Groza (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iași);
  • ESPON programme in Romania –AmaliaVârdol (Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, București);
  • Using Hyper Atlas in Highschool (results from Romania) - Nicolae Aurelian Roman (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iași)
  • The features of an integration strategies – the case of Darabani city (peripheral and autonomous) – Gheorghe Burlacu (the Mayor of Darabani City).


General programme of the event include:

Friday 03.10.2014

  • 08.00 – 12.00 – Iaşi City – Romanian ECP
  • 12.00 – 19.00 - Field Application (Botosani, Mihai Eminescu City Hall, Dorohoi)

Saturday 04.10.2014

  • 08.00 – 19.00 - Field Application (Dorohoi, Darabani, Săveni, Ştefăneşti)

Sunday 05.10.2014

  • 08.00 – 14.00 – Iaşi City– Romanian ECP


Below you can find event programme as well as full text of Information Material "Economic Crisis: Rural/urban disparities, regional convergence, poverty and exclusion" and addendum "The North‐East Region of Romania" (both documents in English and Romanian).

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