THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH AND CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION, CRAIOVA, ROMANIA, 6-9 SEPTEMBER, 2018 | Географски факултет

THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH AND CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION, CRAIOVA, ROMANIA, 6-9 SEPTEMBER, 2018

THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH AND CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION

 Organised by:

University of Craiova, Geography Department, Romania

In Collaboration with:

Geography Institute of the Romanian Academy, Romania
St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Bulgaria
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Geography, Serbia
Geographical Institute „Jovan Cvijić“, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia
University of Szeged, Hungary
University of Pécs, Hungary
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Serbia
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography, Romania
West University from Timișoara, Romania
Neofit Rilski South-West University, Bulgaria
Geography Society in Romania
ISS – Demographic Research Center, Serbia

 CRAIOVA, 6-9 SEPTEMBER, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to invite you to the fifth edition of the Interna-tional Conference GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH AND CROSS BORDER COOPERATION, which will be held in Craiova, Romania, in September 2018. The meeting is hosted by the Geography Department of the University of Craiova.
The roots of this conference go back to the year 2000, when the University of Craiova organised the re-gional conference focused on “Geographical environment and cross-border cooperation within the Dan-ube lower basin, gathering geographers and other researchers from European countries that shared their experiences, knowledge and research results about all aspects of geography.
Then, in 2010, the conference got a genuine cross-border character, when the Geography Department of the University of Craiova invited institutions from the neighbouring countries to organize the first Romanian-Bulgarian-Hungarian-Serbian conference, entitled Geographical research and cross-border cooperation within the Lower Basin of the Danube. Thus, this first edition, that took place in Craiova, was co-organized by the Geography Institute of the Romanian Academy, West University from Timișoara, Romania, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Bulgaria, University of Belgrade, Facul-ty of Geography, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, University of Szeged, Hungary, University of Pécs, Hungary, Geographical Insti-tute „Jovan Cvijić“, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia.
In 2012, the Department of Economic and Social Geography from University of Szeged organized the second edition of the conference, at Eger.
In 2014, the Faculty of Geography (University of Belgrade) and Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management (University of Novi Sad) organized the third Romanian – Bulgarian – Hungarian – Serbian conference, in Srebrno jezero (Veliko Gradište, Serbia).
In 2016, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Bulgaria organized the fourth edition of the confer-ence, on the Danube shores, at Vidin.
The main goals are, to provide a forum where attendees can share information, ideas, scientific data and experiences, gain a better understanding of the problems, opportunities and challenges posed by cross-border cooperation and encourage cooperative efforts for further research.
We hope that you will be able to accept our invitation, and join us for what promises to be an interest-ing and fruitful meeting.

We are looking forward to welcome you and your colleagues in Craiova, Romania.

On behalf of the International Scientific Advisory Committee,
Prof. Dr. Sandu BOENGIU

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