International Conference for the 75th Anniversary of DTI

Venue: Hotel Palatinus (7621 Pécs, 5 Király Street, Hungary)



19 April, 2018 (Thursday)


9:00-9:30 Registration – Entrance Lobby of Hotel Palatinus

9:30-10:00 Welcome words (Viktor Varjú (head of department, senior research fellow, MTA KRTK RKI DTO – “DTI75”; Károly Fazekas (director general) MTA KRTK; Dóra Bálint (junior research fellow-The youngest DTI researcher) Katalin Süle (executive expert – Research support representative)

10:00-10:15 Challenges and missions of DTI in the last 75 yearsZoltán Hajdú (senior scientific advisor)

10:15-12:15 Plenary session (Chair: Gábor Lux (senior research fellow, MTA KRTK RKI DTO-“DTI75”)

10:15-10:45 The importance of localization and communities for (short circuit) Circular Economies – Arjan van Timmeren (professor, TU Delft – Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solution)

10:45-11:15 Nil novi sub sole (in CE) – Oriental parallels of the economy and way of life of our peasantryBertalan Andrásfalvy (professor emeritus – University of Pécs, Széchenyi Prize-winning ethnographer, researcher at DTI between 1960-76)

11:15-11:45 Europe´s challenging transformation towards a Circular Economy: Opportunities and barriersHenning Wilts (full professor, Wuppertal Institute)

11:45-12:15 Discussion


12:15-13:15 Lunch Break


13:15-15:00 Parallel Sessions No 1.

– Session No.5. Food and waste management (5 presentations) – Room Nádor 1

– Session No.1 CE in European Union – case studies (5 presentations)- Room Nádor 2

– Session No 2. CE and management challenges – (5 presentations) – Saloon

– Session No 8. Socio-economic aspects of CE (5 presentation) – Bartók Hall


15:00-15:20 Coffee Break


15:20 – 17:00 Plenary session (Chair: Konrad Czapiewski – ‘Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, PAS, Warsaw)

15:20-15:40 Economic incentives in promoting pro-environmental behaviour – an institutional economics perspective (title TBC) – Marit H. Heller (Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU) PhD. research fellow)

15:40-16:00 Governing in CE – challenges and solutions (Title TBC) – Andreas Obersteg (Hafen City Universitat)

16:00-16:20 Living Lab as a vehicle for co-creation and strategic transfer of circular economy solutions across regionsMarcin Dabrowski (TU Delft, Assistant Professor) (contributor: Viktor Varjú)

16:20-16:40 Who rules waste management in Poland?Konrad Czapiewski, Marcin Wojcik, Marcin Mazur and Michał Konopski (Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS, Warsaw)

16:40-17:00 Discussion


17:00-17:20 Coffee Break


17:20-19:00 Parallel Sessions-2

Session No 6. Modelling environmental related economics (4 presentations) – Saloon

Session No 9. Technological background of CE (5 presentations) – Room Nádor 1

Session No 11. CE and Hungary: examples (5 presentations) – Room Nádor 2


20:00 – 23:00 Gala Dinner – Hotel Palatinus – Bartók Hall

(Greetings – Katalin Kovács, director, Institute for Regional Studies (MTA KRTK))


20 April, 2018 (Friday)


8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-10:15 Plenary session: (Chair: : Viktor Varjú, senior research fellow, “DTI75”) – Bartók Hall

9:00-9:20 Local resource mappingCecília Mezei (research fellow, “DTI75”)

9:20-9:40 Landfill mining – a new approach towards circularity?Vér Csaba (Biokom Nonprofit Ltd.)

9:40-10:00 Applying the Schwartz Theory of Human Values to Contextualize Environmental AwarenessÁkos Bodor Zoltán Grünhut (research fellows – “DTI75”)

10:00-10:15 Discussion


10.15-10:30 Coffee Break


10:30-12:30 Roundtable Plenary SessionBartók HallEco-innovation in corporate sector – possibilities, challenges, matchmaking (The roundtable is in Hungarian with simultaneous English translation)

Joint event of the Interreg EcoInn Danube project. The project enhances cooperation of innovation actors in the field of ecoinnovations with special emphasis on development and application of ecotechnologies in the Danube Region.

(co-organiser: Somogy Megyei Vállalkozói Központ/Centre for Entrepreneurship of Somogy County)

Chair: Gergely Tóth (KÖVET – head of the organisation – University of Kaposvár – professor);

Participants: Zoltán Gál (“DTI75” senior research fellow – University of Kaposvár, full professor ); Balázs Kiss (project manager, Tolna County Development Agency), Miklós Hanti (project manager, Digital Welfare Nonprofit Ltd.) Tibor Kiss (PhD, general director, Biokom Nonprofit Ltd.); Cecília Mezei (PhD, “DTI75” research fellow – University of Kaposvár, associate professor)


12:30-13:30 Lunch Break


13:30-15:30 Round Tables (Parallel networking for Entrepreneurs) – Room Nádor 1

13:30-14:30 Round Table 1 – Bartók Hall – The Prisms of Environmental Related Economics (Chair: Tamás Fleischer, senior research fellow, MTA KRTK, Institute of World Economics)

Participants: Alexandra Köves: Ecological Economics (Corvinus University of Budapest, assistant professor);
Tibor Kiss: Blue Economy (full professor, University of Pécs)
Gábor Bartus: Environmental Economics (assistant professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics)

14:30-15:30 Round Table 2 – Bartók Hall – Green policies and the Circular Economy (Chair: Márta Somogyvári (University of Pécs, associate professor)

Participants: Gergely Tóth (KÖVET Association for Sustainable Economies – secretary general; University of Kaposvár – professor); Sylvia Graczka – HUMUSZ association, former head of the organisation; Corvinus University of Budapest); Attila Pánovics (associate professor, University of Pécs, Faculty of Law); Katalin Erdős (associate professor, University of Pécs, Faculty of Economics)


15:30-15:45 Coffee Break


15:45-17:45 Parallel Sessions

– Session No.4. CE in local and regional development (5 presentations) – Room Nádor 1

– Session No 10. Towards a more sustainable economy (6 presentations) – Bartók Hall

– Session No. 3. Circular Cities (6 presentations) – Saloon

– Session No.7, New economic models – green, blue, sharing (5 presentations) – Room Nádor 2



17:45 Closing ceremony of the Conference – Farewell drink