Hungarian Regional Science Association (HRSA)

7621 Pécs, Papnövelde u. 22.
H-7601 Pécs, P.O. Box 199.

IBAN: HU37 50800111-11090603-00000000

Tel: +36 (72) 523 800




Report 2019 – Hungarian section of the European Regional Science Association

Summary of the activities of the Hungarian Regional Science Association

September 2018 – August 2019

August 30, 2019



Currently the HRSA has 137 active members from Hungary and 100 registered members from neighbouring countries (at the end of 2018 the number of active members from Hungary were 217). HRSA operates 13 regional sections: in all the 7 regions of Hungary and in 6 regions abroad where Hungarian speaking regional specialists are working. The half of sections operates on a regular basis.


Past international events

HRSA was a co-organizer of Borders and Regional Development GfR Conference in September 6–7, 2018 in Berlin in co-operation with German Speaking, Polish and Slovak Sections of ERSA.

On October 18–19, 2018 the 16th Annual Conference of the HRSA was held in Kecskemét with the focus on the flows in the spatial economy. 200 participants attended the conference, among others 10 experts from abroad. The keynote speakers were Prof. David Bailey (Aston University, UK), Andrea Morrison (Utrecht University) and Magdona Sass (HAS Centre for Economic and Regional Studies). On the conference 16 parallel sessions (3 in English) hosted 140 presentations. The traditional 'Young Regional Scientist' prize and 'Pro Regional Science Award' were delivered.


Upcoming international events

HRSA will be a co-organizer of 7th Central European Conference in Regional Science. The conference will be held in Sopron, in October 9–11, 2019.

The HRSA is going to hold its 17th Annual Conference (after the CERS conference) in October 11, 2019 in Sopron, with the focus on the regional research in Central Europe. 9 parallel sessions will be organized in Hungarian.

HRSA will be a co-organizer of the 61st Annual ERSA Congress in August 2021 in Pécs, Hungary.



Zoltán Gál, professor, ERSAC representative

Szilárd Rácz, secretary

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