The SAS proposals for participation in FP6 projects
are listed in blocks according to the FP6 priority theme structure

FP6 priority
1.1.7   Citizens and Governance in a Knowledge-based society
Title of the proposal

Marginalized Regions and EU Enlargement – Case of V4 Countries;

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute for Sociology
Klemensova 19, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Lubomir Faltan, PhD.
+421 2 52962315

Research subject for a potential FP6 project

1. Regional disparities, marginalized regions, represent one of the most important problems of the transforming period in the V4 Countries.
2. Growing disparities between regions has important socio-economic, socio-cultural and socio-political and in general socio-spatial consequences.
3. In the case of V4 Countries mainly eastern parts of Poland, Slovakia and Hungary represent relatively compact marginalized area of Central-Eastern Europe located on the contact zone to the problematic regions of western part of Byelorussia, western part of Ukraine and western part of Rumania.
4. From the enlargement perspective (but not only) should be very important to observe and analyze the processes, which foster the positive changes (institutional networks, citizenship activities, policies, etc.) on the one side and obstacles for this changes on the other side.

Recent international cooperation of the research team

-Austrian Institute of East and Southeast European Studies
– Vienna, Austria-European Institute for Regional and Local Development of Warsaw University (EUROREG) – Warsaw, Poland
-Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences – Prague, Czech Republic
-Institute of Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
-Institute of Social Sciences, CHUO University , Tokyo, Japan

Proposer´s relevant publications related to the research subject

-Faltan L. (National Coordinator, Co-author) /1993/: Slovakia. Steps Towards European Community. Scenario of social-political linkeges till 2005, (Thematic coordinator: Sona Szomolanyi, PhD.) Sociologicky ustav SAV, Bratislava, in Slovak ,
-Faltan L. (National coordinator, editor and co-author) /1995/: Regions – Self-government – European Integration (Case of V-4 Countries, Sociologicky ustav SAV, Bratislava , in English
-Faltan L. – Gajdos P. – Pasiak J. /1995/: Social Marginality of Slovak Territories, S.P.A.C.E., Bratislava, in Slovak and English
-New Forms of Public Administration (Slovak and Flemish Experience) /1997/, F.Delmartino, E.Versmessen, S.Mihalikova, l.Faltan, eds., Sociologicky ustav SAV, Bratislava, in Slovak
-Faltan L. – Krivy V /1999/.: Slovakia: Changes in Public Administration, In: Decentralization and Transition in the Visegrad. Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, E.J. Kirchner, ed. Studies in Economic Transition, General Editors: Jnes Holscher and Horst Tomann, Macmillan Press Ltd., St. Martin\'s Press, Inc.,
-Central Europe in Transition: Towards EU Membership /2001/, Edited by Grzegorz Gorzelak, Eva Ehrlich, Lubomir Faltan, Michal Illner, Scholar, Warsaw, in English