2015 Forum Theme

The Space for Choice and Choice of Space


Round Table
International Cooperation for Regional Development


International Round Table (IRT) is held annually, and for the eighth time will address issues of regional development and strategic planning, using the experience of near and far abroad. Discussion will be attended by experts, scientists, politicians, public figures at the highest international level of the Council of Europe, European Commission, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Association of European Border Regions and other organizations.

Organizers: Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Russia, ICSER Leontief Centre

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Movchan Sergey, Government of St. Petersburg. Vice-Governor

Opening and Introductory Speech

Guillermo Ramírez Martín, Association of European Border Regions. Secretary General

Cross-Border Cooperation and Decentralized Cooperation towards Regional Development

Dejeant-Pons Maguelonne, Council of Europe. Executive Secretary of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape

European Landscape Convention of the Council of Europe: Spaces Selection

Tompson William, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Senior Counsellor, Regional Development Policy Division

Cross-border regional innovation systems

Keiner Marco, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Acting Director, Forestry, Land Management and Housing Division, UNECE

UNECE: Adequate Housing and Sustainable Cities

Lazaroff Cynthia, Biosphere Foundation. Executive Vice President

Our Biosphere And Place-Based Sustainability: Choices That Can Change Our World

Festas Maria José, Council of Europe. Planning Expert

Cooperation: Key factor for sustainable regional development?

Rodionov Andrey, Nomura Research Institute, Moscow branch. Deputy general manager, Excecutive Director (Moscow branch)

Examples of Cross-Border Cooperation Asian Countries

Vagionis Nikolaos, Center of Planning and Economic Research. Senior Researcher

Distant and remote areas: a choice for tourism development

Vladychenko Alexander, independent expert in human rights and politcal sciences. Independent expert on human rights and politics

European benchmarks of modern regional policy

Karelina Irina ICSER Leontief Centre. Director General
Sadovnikova Elena ICSER Leontief Centre. Expert on international aspects of regional development