To provide a platform for the exchange of results, experiences and opinions between partners in different 6th FP projects as well as between scholars and practitioners. The Conference refers to several issues on the European regional development agenda such as:
the problem of transition of the less developed regions toward the knowledge economy,
innovation of SMEs and their participation in innovation networks,
the design and implementation of regional development strategies for the knowledge economy,
new macro-level regional economic indicators.
Poster Sessions and meetings with media (press, radio, TV) will be organized during the Conference.