The ACORE project results were presented at the 2022 RSA Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Conference ’ Bridging Old and New Divides: Global Dynamics & Regional Transformations’ in Leipzig (14-17th September 2022)

Sessions organised by the project team:

SS16. Human Agency and Capacity to Act for Regional Development and Sustainability

https://events.rdmobile.com/Sessions/Details/1497750

SS14. Agents of Change in Old Industrial Regions of Europe

https://events.rdmobile.com/Lists/Details/1497753

SS12. Agency and Regional Development in a Changing World

https://events.rdmobile.com/Sessions/Details/1497852

SS17. Roundtable Discussion: Lessons Learnt on Methodology Within the ACORE Project

https://events.rdmobile.com/Sessions/Details/1497865

Papers presented:

Franziska Görmar: Regional SPHERES – Cooperative Transformative Governance Processes in Old-Industrial Regions of Central and Eastern Europe

Franziska Görmar: Narratives and Local Development: A Comparative Study of Zeitz and Lauchhammer in Germany

Melinda Mihály: Peripheralization, Political Discontent, and Social and Solidarity Economy—Case Studies From Rural Hungary and Germany

Melinda Mihály, Erika Nagy: Reindustrialization and the Limits of Local Agency in the European (Semi)Periphery: The Environmental ‘Externalities’ of Path Change

Jan Píša, Vladan Hruska: Disentangling the ‘Capacity to act’: Social and Cultural Capital of Agents of Change in old Industrial Regions

Jan Píša: Change Agency in Old Industrial Towns of Czechia: Towards an Individual Scale of Local Development

Ani Saunders: A New Path and Paradigm for Development in Old-Industrial Regions in Wales: The Rise of the Well-Being Narrative

Linda Stihl: Spinning Forward and Digging Deeper: Agency and Changing Institutions in Old Industrial Regions

https://events.rdmobile.com/Sessions/Details/1497749

The ACORE project goes to the RSA CEE conference ’ Bridging Old and New Divides: Global Dynamics & Regional Transformations’ in Leipzig, 14.09. – 16.09.2022

We aim to deliver the results of our 4-year project focused on ’Agents of change in old industrial regions’ and open up a discussion on agency, regional development, the multiple paths and dilemmas of recovery in industrial regions moreover, share our thoughts on the relevance of powerful concepts and combined methodologies in non-metropolitan, non-core, (post)industrial contexts. 

Please, join us in the sessions organised by the project partners! 

SS12. Agency and Regional Development in a Changing World (open session)

Session organisers: Markus Grillitsch, Lund University, Sweden; Linda Stihl, Lund University, Sweden

SS14. Agents of Change in Old Industrial Regions of Europe (closed session)

Session organisers: Nadir Kinossian, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig, Germany; Ani Saunders, Cardiff University, UK; Linda Stihl, Lund University, Sweden

SS15. Beyond Centralism v Localism: Local agency in the Multilevel Polity (open session)

Session organisers: Erika Nagy, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungary; Kevin Morgan, Cardiff University, UK; Ani Saunders, Cardiff University, UK

SS16. Human agency and capacity to act for regional development and sustainability (open session)

Session organisers: Vladan Hruška, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic; Melinda Mihály, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Békéscsaba, Hungary; Jan Píša, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

SS17. Roundtable discussion: lessons learnt on methodology within the ACORE project (closed session)

Session organisers: Erika Nagy, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Békéscsaba, Hungary; Melinda Mihály, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Békéscsaba, Hungary

For further details please, go to the conference website:

https://www.regionalstudies.org/news/2022-rsa-cee-special-sessions/#

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