VIENNA, December 19-20, 2011
The 2-days event that took place at the Technical University of Vienna Boecklsaal, gathered international planning experts, business representatives, politicians and students, and put in discussion the future of the Danube region and the associated challenges for policy and planning.
A series of projects and proposals have been introduced in teh framework of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region, and their coordination and effective implementation represented the common concern of the participants.
The seminar is part of the master’s program planning and regional planning. The aim of the event is to deal with specific aspects of spatial development in Central and Eastern European countries. ” To discuss the challenges and solutions with experts from the practice, demonstrates a special education value for students”, said Univ.Ass. Dr. Thomas Dillinger, Head of Regional Planning and Regional Development.
Module 5 European Regional Development (Master Programme for Urban and Regional Planning, Department for Regional Development, Infrastructure and Environmental Planning) deals with specific issues of regional development in the European context. It offers a problem-oriented introduction to space-related competencies of the European Union on the planning levels in Austria, provides the planning systems and legal planning framework in the EU member countries, discusses the regional challenge of territorial cohesion, the objective of EU Structural Funds Programmes and the mechanisms for cross-border cooperation and development. A special focus is set on the spatial development issues in Central and Eastern European countries.
a.D.Hon. Prof.Dr. Erhard Busek
Ad personam Jean Monnet Chair