Territorial Identity and Development

A Stream on “Territorial Identity and Development”
as part of the 4th 
Annual International Conference on Geography
4-7 June 2018, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sciences

The Natural & Formal Sciences Division of ATINER organizes a Stream on “Territorial Identity and Development” as part of the 4th Annual International Conference on Geography, 4-7 June 2018, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sciences.

Territorial belonging and territorial attractiveness are elements with strategic relevance for development at diverse levels: local, regional, national, and macro-regional. Therefore, territorial identity is important both for building the social capital so useful during the processes of development and territorial planning and for the cohesion policy in the European Union and in other macro-regions of the world. The stream offer participants the possibility to share their results of original empirical and theoretical scientific research on territorial identity as a resource for development. It offers specialists and practitioners with diverse backgrounds (Geography, History, Sociology, Economy, Political and Administrative Sciences, Architecture and Urban Planning, etc.) the possibility of sharing their research results and best practice experience. The stream aims and creating a network among participants with common research interests. The topics of interest are: Territorial identity and community development (rural and urban); Territorial identity and regional development; Territorial identity and territorial planning; Territorial identity and public policy; Research methodology for the study of territorial identity. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.  

Fee structure information is available on https://www.atiner.gr/2018fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form by the 23 April 2018 to: Dr. Oana-Ramona Ilovan, Associate Professor, Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into 7 Divisions and 37 Units.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.