- Frank GASKELL, former President of Euromontana association
- Nahit BINGOL, Director General for Regional Policy, Ministry of Development (Turkey)
- Andrej HORVAT, GIZ team leader “Support to the EU Integration Process in the Republic of Serbia” and former State Secretary for development (Slovenia)
Moderator: Peter WOSTNER
The session will look at the approaches to development of handicapped regions with special emphasis on mountainous regions, regions caught in industrial restructuring, remote regions, etc. Discussion will be focused towards two key policy dimensions:
Governance: How to approach capacity development in handicapped regions?
Policy-mix: What worked best in different kinds of handicapped regions?