Volkswagen Foundation Symposium on ‘Challenges for Europe’

ACORE project progress was introduced at Volkswagen Foundation Symposium on ‘Challenges for Europe’ July 9-20th 2021, Hanover, by N. Kinossian and V. Hruska (‘Agents of change in old industrial regions’) The discussion was contributed by Ani Saunders’ video on challenges of doing research in pandemic times.

Have a look at the presentation of project progress here:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1meJQY-uOIQtceNQWHgo6opV83wZLd4drVpBtiLxY2jg/edit?usp=sharing

The access to the video:

 https://wetransfer.com/downloads/75d3941aceae3270830f7a076f703fba20210727100320/d43fb5cb8ae391f5cecca13073bd911d20210727100320/31ca58

RC21 Conference: Sensing the City – Place, People, Power

Project results were introduced at RC21 Conference ’Sensing the City – Place, People, Power’ July 14-16th 2021, organised by the Antwerp Urban Studies Institute and the Research Committee 21 (RC21) on Sociology of Urban and Regional Development of the International Sociological Association.
The paper presented:

  • Görmar, F. (2021): Negotiating change: competing narratives and imaginaries shaping the future of old-industrial towns ( Session 32: Perceiving a shrinking city – the local perspective, organised by M.Gunko and E. Batunova)

https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/conferences/rc21-conference-2021/programme/

Amps Conference NYC – Cities in a Changing World: Questions of Culture, Climate and Design

Project results has been presented at ’Amps Conference NYC – Cities in a Changing World: Questions of Culture, Climate and Design’ 16-18th June 2021 organised by CUNY – City Tech / AMPS.

The paper presented:

  • A. Saunders: ’The Growing Influence of Well-being as a Mechanism for Tackling Regional Inequality’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkfqlDrksf0

Regions in Recovery – Building Sustainable Futures – Global E-Festival

ACORE project contributed to ’Regions in Recovery – Building Sustainable Futures – Global E-Festival’ online event series organised by Regional Studies Association, 2-18th of June 2021.

Papers presented by project partners:

  • F. Görmar, M. Mihály, J. Píša, L. Stihl, M. Grillitsch, V. Hruska, E. Nagy: Local agency unbounded: What is the scope for action in European mining towns?
  • L. Stihl: Breaking away from the set mining path; how change agency created new paths in a locked-in region

Here you can follow the sessions I and II on ‘Agents of change in old industrial regions of Europe’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw2HqI0tyNI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_dOjjC-25Y&feature=youtu.be

Projects results presented at ‘Globalising Eastern Europe – New Perspectives on Transregional Entanglements“ BASEES Regional Conference are available!

Franziska Görmar, Nadir Kinossian: Negotiating change: narratives in old-industrial regions in Germany [PPT]

Jan Piša, Vladan Hruška: Agents of change in old industrial regions: motivations, barriers and incentives [PPT]

Melinda Mihály, Erika Nagy: Contesting centrality and peripherality: Agents, strategies and changing dependencies shaping economic recovery in old CEE industrial centres [PPT]

Regions in Recovery – Building Sustainable Futures – Global E-Festival

Venue: Online

Organiser: Regional Studies Association

Date: 2 -18 June 2021

It is a research-led celebration of thinking about our regions and cities in a time of great crisis and change. The word Festival illustrates that the event takes place over several weeks, accommodating the work of many researchers and policymakers along with an optional social and well-being programme. The collective goal is to bring together an inclusive community to share research thoughts and to network.

The Festival will address themes related to the re-emergence of regions and cities from the pandemic. It includes longer standing challenges to society of climate change, geopolitical manoeuvrings, the rise of populism, the financial implications of these shifts, migration crises, new challenges to the survival of pandemic struck firms and city centres and much more.

Join us at the open session ’Agents of change in old industrial regions of Europe’ organised by Nadir Kinossian, Ani Saunders and Markus Grillitsch!

https://www.regionalstudies.org/news/202-ssrinr/#!

„Globalising Eastern Europe – New Perspectives on Transregional Entanglements“ British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) Regional Conference

Venue: online
Date: 21– 24 April 2021

Organisers: BASEES, EEGA,

The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) organises its second Regional Conference in cooperation with the Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” (EEGA) in September 2020, in Leipzig, Germany. Under the theme “Globalising Eastern Europe – New Perspectives on Transregional Entanglements”, we seek to stimulate and discuss research on these border-crossing encounters in a comparative perspective. Aiming to stimulate a debate about interpretations across historical periods and geographical spaces, the conference brings together perspectives and case studies from a variety of disciplines. In thematic panels, round table discussions and interactive workshops dedicated to knowledge transfer and innovative science communication, about 100 international junior and senior scholars present their research on Eastern Europe, an area spanning from Poland in the West to Russia in the East, to the Balkans and the Caucasus in the South, in its global and transregional entanglements.

The event takes place online!

Join us at ’Reindustrialization and the agents of new centralities and peripheralities in non-metropolitan spaces of Central and Eastern Europe’ panel session organised by the ACORE team!

https://www.leibniz-eega.de/events/conferences/basees/