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Conference: Zipping and Innovating the Development Planning of the Cross-Border SK-UA territory

The aim is to develop and apply a methodology of incorporating global threats with significant local impacts into a joint SK-UA cross-border planning process based on cooperation of the SK-UA experts

ZIP project partner consortium would like to invite you to the kick-off conference of the project

 „Zipping and Innovating the Development Planning of the Cross-Border SK-UA territory“,

to be held on 9th of March 2016 (Wednesday) at 8.30 a.m  Tabačka Kulturfabrik (kino Tabačka), Gorkeho 2, Kosice

The aim of the project is to develop and apply a methodology of incorporating global threats with significant local impacts into a joint SK-UA cross-border planning process based on cooperation of the SK-UA experts

The conference is primarily designated for all those who:
•    have been actively participating in the development planning of the Eastern Slovakia and the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine (spatial planning, economic, social, and sectoralplanning )
•    wish to participate in improving cooperation between Slovakia and Ukraine, particularly of the Eastern Slovakia and the Transcarpathian region.

Agenda:

08:30 – 09:00    Registration
09:00 – 09:10    Opening of the Conference (Jaroslav Tesliar, Agency for the Support of Regional Development Kosice)
09:10 – 09:30    Philosophy of the project (Andrej Steiner, Carpathian Development Institute, Kosice)
09:30 – 09:50     Global threats and their impacts on development at the local and regional level (Oto Hudec, Technical University, Kosice)
09:50 – 10:20    Local planning processes in the context of global threats – Norwegian experience (Jørn Holm-Hansen/Sigrid Skålnes, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Oslo)
10:20 – 10:40    Coffee break
10:40 – 11:20    The current planning processes at regional and local level in Ukraine and Slovakia (Mykola Pihuliak, Zakarpattya Regional State Administration, Užhorod and Martin Jergus, City of Kosice)
11:20 – 11:40    Greetings from Kirkenes, a short information about activities of Sør-Varanger municipality in the area of cross-border cooperation (Liza Stepanova, Sør-Varager Municipality)
11:40 – 12:00     Discussion
12:00 – 13:30    Lunch
13:30 – 14:00    The Strategy for Slovak-Ukrainian Cross Border Cooperation until 2020 – challenges for its implementation (Vladimír Benc, Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Prešov)
14:00 – 14:30     Experience with implementation of the cross-border cooperation between Norway and Russia (Jørn Holm-Hansen/Sigrid Skålnes, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Oslo)
14:30 – 15:00    Existing experience of the cross-border cooperation between Ukraine and Slovakia (Valeriy Hrishchenko, Agency of Regional Development and Cross Border Co-operation “Transcarpathia” of Zakarpattya Oblast Council)
15:00 – 15:30    Discussion and Closure of the Conference


Participation in the conference is free of charge. Travel expenses paid by each participant herself/himself. Conference languages: Slovak, Ukrainian and English. Simultaneous translation is provided.

Please confirm your participation no later than 7 March 2016 (Monday) to the e-mail address:  zuzana.klimovska@arr.sk




pdf  invitation ZIP conference (sk)

pdf  invitation ZIP conference (en)