RKK40 Anniversary conference

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)

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 31st of January 2024 through the email address of the conference, rkk40conference@krtk.hun-ren.hu 
  • Abstract submission: until the 15th of February 2024
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: continuous until the 5th of March 2024
  • Conference fee payment: until the 17th of March


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Source: Regionális Kutatások Intézete

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