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FUNCTIONING OF THE LOCAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN THE CONDITIONS OF ECONOMIC CRISIS (COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS AND BENCHMARKING FOR THE EU AND BEYOND)

Objective

Local Production Systems (LPS) could be characterized in different ways, thus their definition is neither simple, nor unified task. One of the most popular definitions is the one given by Local Production & Innovation Systems Research Network – “territorial union of economic, political and social actors, whose efforts are focused on a specific group of interrelated activities”. LPS have strong impact on regional development. To this end, LPS establishment and functioning in the EU member states and in third countries are subject to intensive research and discussed in different strategic documents. As of the ‘90s of the last century LPS in EU(15) are in a process of constant development while in the new EU MS and in third countries they are still in the initial phase. The world economic and financial crisis further attracted the attention of the researchers to LPS establishment and functioning. FOLPSEC aims at deepening the theoretical studies on LPS and to encourage their practical implementation as an approach for world crisis overcoming. It has the following objectives:
1. To exchange knowledge on research approaches in studying LPS and to make recommendations for EU good practices implementation in the conditions of economic crisis;
2. To share partners’ results on LPS functioning concerning economical and social regional acceleration and regional disparities relative overcoming;
3. To make use of knowledge gained and good practices identified for research and teaching purposes at all partner institutions;
4. To establish long-term research cooperation between EU and Third countries and to strengthen research partnerships.
In order to achieve our goal we created a network of partner institutions located in EU(27) member states (Bulgaria, Poland and Slovakia) and in Eligible Third Countries (Russia and Ukraine).

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NATIONAL AND WORLD ECONOMY
Address
Studentski Christo Botev
1700 Sofia
Bulgaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 193 800
Administrative Contact
Stanka Tonkova (Prof.)

Participants (2)

UNIWERSYTET LODZKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 193 800
Address
Ul Prezydenta Gabriela Narutowicza 68
90 136 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Jewtuchowicz (Prof.)
UNIVERZITA MATEJA BELA V BANSKEJ BYSTRICI
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 184 300
Address
Narodna 12
974 01 Banska Bystrica
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stanislav Kolosta (Dr.)