Budapest Conference on EU policies

Azonosító: TA/002



Budapest Conference on EU policies

Organized by Táncsics Foundation


Date of the conference: February 2-3, 2006


The Táncsics Foundation organizes an international conference in February, 2006 for the EU researchers AND experts. The main aim of the event is to discuss the key priorities of younger generation within the opportunities given by the EU but the organizers invite all researchers engaged in the EU Studies. The themes of the panels express the urgent topics of nowadays younger generation vast dilemmas: what is for EU AND its policies, how it can help improving our living standard? Are they adequate responses to our difficulties?


Participationas paper-giver must be indicated until 01.15.2006 with a draft version of the study.

Deadline for other participants is 26.01.2006.

By any interest please contact Veronika Szemere: [email protected] OR 70/2126089



I.Young Europeans AND the future of the EU – Hungary 2015


Young people form an essential role to play in the development of Hungary AND the EU. Does the Lisbon Agenda define this role exactly? Does it act as ‘The European Youth Pact’? The fields of education, long-life learning, mobility, information society AND social cohesion are the utmost important topics within younger generation. In order to build up a ‘highly educated generation’ –with special respect to promoting social cohesion – the goals SET out in the Lisbon Agenda must be achieved.

However, realizing Lisbon targets in the New Member Sates are not so easy: “But the most difficult task for the New Member States” is to join the Lisbon Strategy, since it presupposes intensive policy integration between economic, social AND environmental policies, and, therefore it needs a “qualitative” catching up process”[1]

Due to the 2007-2013 programming period 2015 is also a natural turning point.


Key words:education, employment, knowledge-base society, information society, demographic AND social trends, policy integration



II.Perspectives of catching-up AND cohesion policy until 2015


Catching-up process AND debate over Structural AND Cohesion Funds are in the centre of attention of the Hungarian Society as well as the social sciences. These discussions will be even more ‘close’ to Hungary during the Austrian Presidency.


Key words: solidarity, absorption capacity, local own resources




III.Catching-up rural areas AND competitiveness of regions: backwater OR take-off?


Regional disparities cause deep conflicts between rural AND central regions. These economic ‘conflict’ has got a spill-over effect to the political AND social era. What shall Hungary do to promote the catching up process of the less developed regions AND to improve the agricultural sector? How can we increase the mobility of workforce?



Key words: rural development, decentralization, multi-level governance, regional disparities

[1]Attila Agh: Lisbon Strategy in the New Member States: Completing the membership