Long-term Socio-economic Forecasting for Hungary – Closing Event

The closing event of the project “EEA-C12-11, Long-term socio-economic forecasting for Hungary” was held in the main auditorium of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 7 December, 2015. The conference’s aim was to review the main achievements of the project and to provide an opportunity for information exchange among the participating experts, in the form of Q&A sessions, interventions and round table discussions.

 

Agenda and downloadable presentations

9:45–10:00 Registration

Chair: Mihály Lados, Hungarian Economy of Sciences, Economics and Regional Science Research Center, Institute of Regional Studies

10:00–10:30 Opening speeches

Károly Fazekas, executive director, Hungarian Economy of Sciences, Economics and Regional Science Research Center

Karl Kerner, senior advisor, Regional and Local Risk Management DSB – Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection

Zoltán Erdélyi, deputy executive director, Central and Eastern European Regional Environmental Center

10:30–10:45 Introducing the Adaptation to Climate Change Programme. Judit Bálint, Central and Eastern European Regional Environmental Center

10:45–11:00 New Regional Climate Projections for the Carpathian Basin. Gabriella Szépszó, Hungarian Meteorological Service

11:00–11:15 Introducing the project “Long-term Socio-economic Forecasting for Hungary (C12-11). Márton Czirfusz, Hungarian Economy of Sciences, Economics and Regional Science Research Center, Institute of Regional Studies (MTA KRTK RKI)

11:15–11:30 Questions, interventions

11:30–12:30 Roundtable discussion about the results of call for project proposal “Extending NAGiS to other secotrs”. Márton Czirfusz (C12-11), András Molnár (C12-12 AGRATéR), Gabriella Szépszó (C12-13 CRIGiS). Moderator: Edit Hoyk (MTA KRTK RKI)

12:30–13:30 Lunch

Presentations about the results of the project “Long-term Socio-economic Forecasting for Hungary“

Chair: Andrea Suvák, Hungarian Economy of Sciences, Economics and Regional Science Research Center, Institute of Regional Studies

13:30–13:45 Modelling Hungary’s expected demographic scenarios.  Gergely Tagai, Hungarian Economy of Sciences, Economics and Regional Science Research Center, Institute of Regional Studies

13:45–14:00 Forecasting the most important economic indicators on a macro adn regional revel in NAGiS . Zsuzsanna Márkusné Zsibók, Hungarian Economy of Sciences, Economics and Regional Science Research Center, Institute of Regional Studies

14:00–14:15 Modelling land use: contributions to forecasting Hungary’s socio-economic processes. József Lennert, Hungarian Economy of Sciences, Economics and Regional Science Research Center, Institute of Regional Studies

14:15–14:30 Citizens’ knowledge, attitudes and adaptation capacity for climate change. Viktor Varjú, Hungarian Economy of Sciences, Economics and Regional Science Research Center, Institute of Regional Studies

14:30–14:45 Questions and interventions

14:45–15:45 Roundtable discussion: Climate change and future socio-economic processes: usability of research results in local and national policy-making. Antal Z. László (MTA TK SZI), Béres András (Herman Ottó Institute), Fülöp Orsolya (Energiaklub), Iványi Zsuzsanna (REC), Kajner Péter (MFGI, NAK). Moderator: Kovács András Donát (MTA KRTK RKI)

15:45–16:00 Closing