International Conference

International Conference on Social Policy and Regional Development, was held on 30th November 2006 in Zagreb, Croatia. The Conference was organized by The Institute of Economics, Zagreb, in cooperation with the German foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
Presentations:

Keynote Speeches

Polycentric Development and Metropolitan Governance
Simin Davoudi, Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape; Director of Social Systems, Institute for Research on Environment and Sustainability (IRES), Newcastle University, UK

The Territorial Re-organisation of Social Policies in Europe
Yuri Kazepov, Professor of Urban Sociology and Comparative Welfare Systems at the University of Urbino

First Session 

Evaluating England’s “New Deal for Communities” Programme using the Difference in Difference Method
Roxana Gutierrez-Romero, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford, UK (presenting author)
Ilaria Covizzi, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford, UK
Michael Noble, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford, UK

Poverty and Social Stratification at the Regional Levels in Turkey
Ercan Dansuk, State Planning Organisation, Turkey (presenting author)
Mehmet Ozmen, Turkish Statistical Institute, Turkey
Guzin Erdogan, Turkish Statistical Institute, Turkey

Regional Poverty in Croatia, 2002-2004
Giovanni Vecchi, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy, (presenting author)
Danijel Nestić, Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia

Second Session

Privatization of Social Policy of Water Supply in the South Caucasus: A Booster to Regional Development or "Stealing Water from the Poor"?
Farkhad Mukhtarov, PhD Candidate, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

The Role of Social Partners in the Programming, Management and Evaluation of the European Regional Development Fund in Poland
Anna Gasior-Niemiec, European Studies Unit, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Science, Poland

Just Welfare: Social Services Reform in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia
Paul Stubbs, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia (presenting author)
Vesna Bošnjak, Independent Consultant, Zagreb, Croatia

Third Session

Sociological Survey on Attitudes of Representatives of Social Groups in the County of Primorje and Gorski Kotar towards some Aspects of Quality of Life at the Sub-regional Level
Nena Rončević, Institute for Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning, County Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Croatia (presenting author)
Mladen Črnjar, Institute for Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning, County Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Croatia
Đulija Malatestinić, Teaching Institute for Public Health of County Primorje-Gorski kotar, Croatia
Iva Josipović, Office for Health Protection and Social Care, County Primorje-Gorski kotar, Croatia

Enlargement and Cohesion: Implications for Economic and Social Development in Turkey
Ebru Ertugal, Economic, Social and Territorial Governance Centre for European Studies, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey