The department of Spatial Planning and the department of Economics on the 18th – 19th June 2015 organized International scientific conference entitled „CHALLENGES OF REGIONAL POLICY IN THE CONTEXT OF SOCIO – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF CROSS-BORDER AREA „. The conference was held within the project „Creating cross- border platform BIZNESTRANS promoting and supporting cooperation between business and academic institutions in the direction of better links” realized from the CBC Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine in cooperation with the A.S. Pushkin Brest State University. The project aims to break down barriers to cooperation between companies operating in the border area and universities, strengthen cooperation between universities and companies operating in the border area, linking universities of knowledge with business support and companies on issues related to doing business in cross-border area and creating conditions for cooperation between universities from partner countries in order to promote the development of cross-border business.
The conference was attended by local government officials and representatives of institutions supporting cross-border cooperation including mgr Michał Litwiniuk Deputy Mayor of Biała Podlaska, mgr Tadeusz Łazowski Starosta of Biała Podlaska administrative region, mgr Grzegorz Kubalski of the Association of Polish Cities, mgr Magdalena Fotek-Kulak, President of the Association of Euroregion Bug, mgr Andrzej Słodki, Information Officer of the Joint Technical Secretariat in Warsaw responsible for the implementation of cross-border cooperation programs. The conference was also attended by eminent scientists from all over the country and abroad, including Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, University of Life Sciences in Poznan, Poznan University of Economics, University of Rzeszow, SGGW in Warsaw, Warsaw School of Economics, Bialystok University, Higher School of Economics in Bialystok, University of Jan Kochanowski in Kielce, Pedagogical University of KEN in Krakow, Agricultural University in Krakow, Lodz University, the University of Zielona Góra, Gdynia Maritime University, Academy of Jan Dlugosz in Czestochowa, Higher State School of Technology and Economics in Jarosław, Institute of Rural and Agricultural Sciences PAN and the A.S. Pushkin University in Brest, The National Institute for Strategic Studies in Ukraine and Europeum Institute for European Policy (Prague, Czech Republic).
The honorary patronage over the conference took the Marshal of Lublin mgr Slawomir Sosnowski, and in honor committee were: prof. dr hab. Anna Sender – Rector of A.S. Pushkin Brest State University, prof. dr hab. Józef Bergier – Rector of Pope John Paul II Higher State School in Biala Podlaska, mgr Monika Piątkowska – Vice President of Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency, mgr Dariusz Stefaniuk – The Mayor of Biała Podlaska, mgr Tadeusz Łazowski – Starosta of Biała Podlaska administrative region, mgr Mirosław Romaniuk – Starosta of Hajnówka administrative region, mgr Jan Zalewski – Starosta of Siemiatycze administrative region, mgr inż. Andrzej Romańczuk – Starosta of Włodawa administrative region, mgr inż Eugeniusz Izdebski – President of Biała Podlaska Chamber of Commerce.
The Scientific Committee were: prof. dr hab. inż. Mieczyslaw Adamowicz – Pope John Paul II Higher State School in Biala Podlaska, prof. dr hab. Lubica Bertova – Slovak University of Agriculture, prof. dr hab. arch. Elżbieta Kaczmarska – Pedagogical University of Ken in Krakow, prof. dr hab. Kasich Ałła Aleksandrowna – University of Kremenchuk, prof. dr hab. Stanislaw Kondracki – Pope John Paul II Higher State School in Biala Podlaska, prof. dr hab. Lemieszczenko Piotr Siergiejewicz – Belarusian State University in Minsk, prof. dr hab. Dionizy Niezgoda – Pope John Paul II Higher State School in Biala Podlaska, prof. dr hab. Salichow Boris Wiktorowicz – Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, prof. ing. dr. Ladislav Sojka – University of Presov, prof. dr hab. Tadeusz Stryjakiewicz – Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Zioło – Higher School of Subcarpathia of bł. ks. Wladyslaw Findysz in Jasło, doc. dr. Omeljaniuk Alexander Michajłowicz – Brest State Technical University, dr. Robert Radek – University of Silesia in Katowice, dr. Tatiana Siliuk – A.S. Pushkin Brest State University, dr inż. Agnieszka Smarzewska – Pope John Paul II Higher State School in Biala Podlaska, dr Katarzyna Świerczewska-Pietras – Pope John Paul II Higher State School in Biala Podlaska
The organizing committee consisted of: dr Katarzyna Pietras Świerczewska- chairwoman of the committee, dr Tatiana Siliuk, mgr Anna Bogusz, mgr Dorota Kowalczyk, mgr Anna Majewska, mgr Inż Sylwia Koczorowska, mgr Mariusz Pyra.
The purpose of the International Scientific Conference was the presentation of the latest research on regional policy in terms of socio-economic development. Particular emphasis of conference was placed on the dissemination of the results of research and analyzes carried out in various academic centers and on comparing them with the practical experience of entities participating in the activities related to the development of cross-border areas, among others, business development. The conference was an opportunity to engage in a debate and exchange of experience in the use of development instruments of regional policy, not only on the Polish side but also the partners participating in numerous cross-border projects.
We invite you to familiarize yourself with photographic account (photo: Angelika Żeleźnicka) and the film from the conference:
We would like to thank dr Marek Trela the president of Arabian Stud in Janow Podlaski for the opportunity to visit the stables.
We give warm thanks to doc. dr Tomasz Grudniewski, the director of the Research Laboratories of Pope John Paul II Higher State School in Biala Podlaska for the opportunity to visit the EKO-AGRO-TECH Laboratory and the Research Center on Innovation.
dr Katarzyna Świerczewska-Pietras
Biznestrans project manager
mgr Mariusz Pyra
Biznestrans Project substantive coordinator