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Published on Monday, March 21, 2011


The main topic of this conference is the "Sustainable region". Sustainable development is a process aiming to improve the quality of life in the broadest sense, which cannot be restricted to financial wealth or material welfare but comprises the quality of the environment, the exercising of democratic rights, access to natural resources and to services and institutions made available by the society, along with full physical and mental health, spare time, safety, and security.



After 2008, again the University of Pecs is organizing a seminar on ENTI. The program is designed to present the "New LiFE" project and the "Groupe de Recherche International en intelligence territoriale" International Research Group in territorial Intelligence, for the new partners.

The main topic of this conference is the „Regional Sustainability". Sustainable development is a process aiming to improve the quality of life in the broadest sense, which cannot be restricted to financial wealth or material welfare but comprises the quality of the environment, the exercising of democratic rights, access to natural resources and to services and institutions made available by the society, along with full physical and mental health, spare time, safety, and security. Social welfare is a manifestation of the quality of the environment and that of the life of people making up society. Thus, the validation of the aims of sustainable development requires a complex planning and executional process. The members of the European Union, according to the directives of the community, prepared the National Sustainable Development Strategy. Many countries out of Europe and the EU, like Switzerland, India, China, Brazil did the same. There had already been a comparative analysis (e.g. GIBBS, D. et al. 2002, SWANSON, D. et al. 2004) or preparation guideline (e.g. DALALCLAYTON, B. – BASS, S. 2002) made for these strategies. Yet, there has no study made for regional sustainability strategies and initiatives on a regional level. Our research group would like to undertake to do so. The team of University Pe

The prospective report The World in 2025, published in 2009 by the Research Directorate of the European Commission, discusses the urgent need for a socio-ecological transition to deal with the deterioration of the economic situation in Europe. It sets the global challenges of development in terms of trends, tensions and transitions. It identifies three trends: the rise of Asia, the poverty and mobility of men and women and the increasing scarcity of natural resources, the vulnerability of the planet. It highlighted tensions between: the current mode of production and consumption and resource availability; the general and simultaneous growing economic interdependence and differentiation of the world; and the increased spatial proximity in context of rapid urbanization and cultural distance. It suggests taking advantage of demographic and environmental challenges to invent a new path of development. EU2020 proposes mutually reinforcing priorities to exit the crisis a smart (economy based on knowledge and innovation), sustainable (more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy) and inclusive (high-employment economy delivering social and territorial cohesion) growth, with headlines target and seven flagships initiatives.

To succeed in the socio-ecological transition, in continuation of research conducted since in territorial intelligence 1989 by ENTI in territorial intelligence, Europe must improve the global environment, its capacity and that its territorial communities to share information to co-construct knowledge and innovative collaborative projects in the framework of participatory governance to promote the combination of economic, social, environmental and cultural development. The evolution of culture and education should promote adherence and cooperation of citizens and territories to develop and implement together in response to global issues involving the territorial level, the actions appropriate development capabilities and local constraints in order to improve the well-being of all while reducing the social costs, environmental and local cultural globalization. The territorial observation, is a condition that can share the local information in a multidisciplinary, multisectoral and multi-scale, to offer to institutions, stakeholders and citizens with an equal and transparent access to information and knowledge, Fournier and their instruments that allow them to develop, manage and evaluate sustainable development actions.

The research directions and territorial intelligence must provide answers to the questions of Europe and while enriching reflection conditions for socio-ecological transition and combination of development objectives. Continuing research conducted in territorial intelligence by ENTI since 1989, Europe should promote cooperation and improve the instruments of observation at all levels of territories, to achieve the socio-ecological transition. Sharing information between scientific disciplines, sectors and territorial scales is provided to co-construct knowledge and collaborative projects combining economic, social, environmental and cultural objectives of sustainable development. Participatory governance allowing citizens and stakeholders to participate in decision making is also a requirement to draw up and implement together actions appropriate to local capacity and constraints, and to improve the welfare of all by reducing social, environmental and cultural local costs globalization. The evolution of culture and education is still a favourable condition for accession and cooperation of citizens and territories.

チLcs would like catalyse the process of territorialisation within new-LIFE project. From 2002 the Hungarian researchers are contributing more in international territorial development actions so it is very important to look for new challenges in the European regions.

Topics and Participation

The topics of conference:

  1. Sustainable cultural development
  2. Territorial dimensions of the combination of sustainable development
  3. Territorial observation
  4. Innovation and industrial policies in sustainable development
  5. Structural reforms to ensure a minimum welfare for everyone
  6. New challenges of education in 21st century

The people who are interested the presenting and contribution (of ten-minute duration) they are invited to send to sum-up in English in format Word (*.doc) to the address entipecs2011@gmail.com

before 20th April 2011.

The summaries (of 500 word-lengths as a maximum) will receive an expertise and the ones that will be accepted by the people who are in charge for the meetings will be published in the Conference Acts. We hope to receive you as a participant of our International Conference.

More information: http://www.comidev.eu/pecs2011

Registration fees for participation :

  • Early birds (Reg. until March 25, 2011)
    • Normal 55 EUR / 15000 HUF
    • ENTI member 35 EUR / 10000 HUF
    • Students, Doctorants 35 EUR / 10000 HUF
  • Normal (From March 26 to May 15, 2011)
    • Normal 90 EUR / 25000 HUF
    • ENTI member 70 EUR / 20000 HUF
    • Students, Doctorants 70 EUR / 20000 HUF

(selecting options), entering data for invoice will be available on page www.comidev.eu/pecs2011 from 2011.03.01.


  • GIRARDOT Jean-Jacques, associate professor of economics, scientific coordinator of ENTI,GDRIit and new-LiFE, research units MSHE CNRS 3124 and ThéMA UMR CNRS 6049,Université de Franche-Comté, France
  • WILHELM Zoltán, associate professor, Head of Dept. General and Applied EnvironmentalGeography, Director of the Asia Centre, University of Pecs, Faculty of Sciences, Institute of Geography
  • PAP Norbert, associate professor, Head of Department Deputy director of the Institute of Geography Department of Political Geography and Regional Development University of Pécs Faculty of Sciences
  • ÁCS Péter scientific coordinator University of Pécs
  • FILÓ Csilla scientific coordinator University of Pécs

Members of scientific comitee:

  • AMMATURO Natale, professor of sociology, Università di Salerno, Italia
  • BOZZANO Horacio, professor de geographia, Universidad Nacional de la Plata y Conicet, Argentina
  • DEVILLET Guénaël, associate professor of geography, Université de Liège Belgique
  • DUMAS Philippe, professeur émérite de sciences de l'information et de la communication,Université du Sud Toulon-Var
  • MIEDES UGARTE Blanca, associate professor of economics, Universidad de Huelva, España
  • FAHY Frances, lecturer of geography, National University of Ireland
  • FERNANDEZ Julia, director of ACCEM, Madrid, España
  • GAGNON Serge, professeur en développement régional, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
  • GAWEL Aleksandra, professor of economy, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu, Polska
  • HENCKEL Jean-Guy, directeur national du réseau Cocagne, France
  • MASSELOT Cyril, associate professor of information and communication sciences, Université de Franche-Comté, France
  • MIEDES UGARTE Blanca, professora de economia applicada, Universidad de Huelva, España
  • PASCARU-PAG Mihai, professor of sociology, Universitatae « 1er decembrie 1918 » ofAlba Iulia, Romania.
  • REDONDO Dolores, professora de economia, Universidad de Huelva, España
  • SACCHERI Tulia, professore associato di sociologia della salute, Università di Salerno, Italia
  • SILVA François, professor of social economy, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et de Management Tours-Poitiers, France
  • TOIKO Timo, principal lecturer in social sciences, Seinajoki University of applied Sciences, Finland
  • WOLOSZYN Philippe, Architecte, chargé de recherche CNRS, France

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Provisional Programme:

2 of June 2011

  • 08:15 Scientific Committee of Management of GDRIit/ENTI enlarge to new-LiFE executive comitte and scientific committee (Natale AMMATURO, Horacio BOZZANO, Guenaël DEVILLET, Frances FAHY, Aleksandra GAWEL, Jean-Jacques GIRARDOT, Serge ORMAUX, Cyril MASSELOT, Blanca MIEDES, Isabelle MOURET, Dolores REDONDO, Timo TOIKKO, Philippe WOLOSZYN)
  • 10:00 Plenary session : welcome from UP 10:30 ENTI progres and prospects : GDRIit and new-LiFE projets, management and dissemination 11:20 new-LiFE WP1 [weel being], Cyril MASSELOT 11:40 new-LiFE WP2 [territory], Frances FAHY 12:10 new-LiFE WP3 [observation], Guenaël DEVILLET 12:30 Questions 13:00 Lunch 14:30 new-LiFE WP4 [innovation], Aleksandra GAWEL 14:50 new-LiFE WP5 [reforms], Timo TOIKKO 15:10 new-LiFE WP6 [govenance], Blanca MIEDES 15:30 Questions 16:00 Pause 16:20 Axe 1 ENTI [territoire], Serge ORMAUX 16:40 Axe 2 ENTI [observation], Guenaël DEVILLET 17:00 Axe 3 ENTI [communication], Cyril MASSELOT 17:20 Axe 4 ENTI [governance], Blanca MIEDES 17:40 Cross axis ENTI [vulnerabilities], Philippe WOLOSZYN 17:55 Cross axis ENTI [gender], Dolores REDONDO 18:10 Pause 18:30 Debate / Plenary Assembly 20:00 ENTI Aperitif 20:30 Welcome party Zero (WP0)

3 of June, 2011

  • 9:00 Workshops in theme of topic 1-4 10:30 coffee break 11:00 Workshops in theme of topic 1-4 12:45 Lunch (Univ restaurant) 14:00 Workshops in theme of topic 5-6 16:00 coffee break 16:30 Workshops in theme of topic 5-6
  • 18:00 Summary 18:30 Scientific committee / Advisory board 20:30 Gulas party (WP0)

4 of June, 2011

  • 10:30 Debate form topics selected by the scientific commitee and advisory board 13:00 End of the conference 15:00 Wine tour in Villany



  • Pècs (Hongrie), University of Pécs


  • Wednesday, April 20, 2011


  • intelligence territoriale,territorial intelligence,développement durable,sustainable development,regional, territorial,


  • Organisation du colloque ~
    courriel : entipecs2011 [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Vincent André
    courriel : vincent [dot] andre [at] mshe [dot] univ-fcomte [dot] fr


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« Regional Sustainability », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, March 21, 2011, https://calenda.org/203825

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