Monday, September 3, 2012
Registration, Mendel University Brno, "Q" building, lobby              16:00 - 20:00
Walking excursion in the City centre, meeting point in front of Q building   18:00

The excursion route: Mendel University - Lužánky park (the oldest on the Czech territory) - Municipal Theatre - Moravské náměstí Sq. - Liberty Sq. - Dominikánské náměstí Sq. - Cabbage market - St. Peter and Paul cathedral - Špilberk castle

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Registration, Mendel University Brno, "Q" building, lobby   08:00 - 10:00
Opening Ceremony (room Q01)                                                09:00 - 09:30
Plenary Session (room Q01)                                                      09:30 - 10:30

Michael Sofer: Restructuring the rural-urban fringe: an observation on a multifunctional rural space
Meinhard Breiling: The soil strategy network in the Danube region (SONDAR) and its role for multifunctional rural development

Coffee Break (buffet Quido, Q building)   10:30 - 11:00
Parallel Sessions (rooms Q01, Q02, Q03) 11:00 - 12:30

Session 1, room Q1, moderator: Milada Šťastná

Irena Niedżwiecka-Filipiak, Liliana Zielińska: The influence of the big city on people´s recreation manners in the adjacent communes in example of Wrocław
Adéla Holásková, Jitka Fialová: Possible utilization of tourism for the development of the countryside in the Drahanská vrchovina upland
Maricica Drutu, Gina Ionela Butnaru: Supporting sustainable rural tourism in Romania through strategic incentives
Gabriella Pócsi: Revitalization of the small hobby gardens in Hungary

Session 2, room Q2, moderator: Andreas Panagopoulos

Katarína Zrníková, Bruno Jakubec, Lucia Hrčková: Assessment of agricultural fields for landscape management in Hriňová Cadastral Area (Slovakia)
Mihaela Hărmănescu: Productive landscape like cultural paradigm of rurality in territory
Dušan Šebo, Monika Kopecká, Jozef Nováček: Rural landscape changes between 1949 – 2009. Case study Bohunice, Slovakia
Barbara Lampič, Irena Mrak, Irena Slabe-Erker: Sustainability of agriculture at regional level

Session 3, room Q3, moderator: Keith Walley

Antoni Francesc Tulla, Maria José Prados, Marta Pallarès-Blanch: New rural landscapes altered by naturbanization in Spain: Andalusia and Catalonia
Alexander Gladkey, Tatiana Mirzodaeva: Urban and rural territories´ development of Kiev Economic Agglomeration in Ukraine
Wojciech Karol Wójcikowski: Peripheral areas of the agglomeration of Silesia and Cracow metropolitan area
Jana Žitňáková, Mária Pákozdiová, Iva Křenovská: Is suburbanized countryside still countryside?

Lunch (Eating Room of the Mendel University)   12:30 - 13:30
Parallel Sessions (rooms Q01, Q02, Q03)             13:30 - 15:00

Session 4, room Q1, moderator: Paul Custance

Jan Kabrda: Abandonment and losses of agricultural land in Czechia since 1990 from a regional perspective
Hana Vavrouchová: Preventive landscape protection – new trends in land use within environmental impact assessment
Barbara Černič-Mali, Naja Marot: Post-Mining Areas in the Rural Area of Central Europe: What Happens after?
Peter Kurz: Alpine pasturing in the Upper Austrian limestone plateaus: changing farming systems, changing landscapes and experiences with new management approaches

Session 5, room Q2, moderator: Elżbieta Wecławowicz Biłska

Cristian Tălăngă, Cristian Braghnă, Florentina Cristina Merciu: Demographic changes in Romania´s rural space. Case study Botoşani County
Antonín Vaishar, Petr Dvořák, Helena Nosková, Jana Zapletalová: Consequences of post-war ethnically based population exchange in the Czech borderland for the regional development
Rassem Khamaisi: Municipal amalgamation between external and internal barriers; the Palestinian case

Session 6, room Q3, moderator: Rinus Jaarsma

Mátyás Bódi: Network for the Hungarian rural development? Examination of the HNRN from the aspect of the network society
Józef Mosiej: Water as a factor of multifunctional rural development in Poland
Suvorov Petr: The Technique for Assessment of Model Parameters that Determine the Intensity of Transport of Water and Solutions in the Soil and their Interaction with Solid Phase of Soil
Bruno Jakubec, Martina Slámová, Igor Gallay: Traditional agro-technical practices in relation to physical soil attributes on the historical terraces in Budina Cadastral Area, Slovakia

Coffee Break (buffet Quido, Q building)                15:00 - 15:30
Poster Session (building Q, room Q1 and lobby)   15:30 - 17:00

The maximum size of a poster is A1, it means 594 x 841 mm. Let me ask the participants with posters to prepare 2-3 slides in a power point to present your posters in maximum 3 minutes and then to be at disposal in front of your posters till 17:00.

Czech movie from the rural milieu "Berries 1" (room Q01)   17:30 - 19:00
Evening of the PhD. students (hotel ACADEMIA)                 19:30 - 23:00

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Parallel Sessions (rooms Q01, Q02) 09:00 - 10:30

Session 7, room Q1, moderator: Antoni Francesc Tulla

Elżbieta Wecławowicz Biłska: The role and importance of small and medium-sized cities in the revitalization of the Polish Carpathians
Anna Pawlak: Significance of historical market squares in small towns and their contemporary transformations – Malopolska case study
Annett Steinführer: Ageing in the shrinking small town: coping capacities and strategies in a rural inner periphery in Germany

Session 8, room Q2, moderator: Cristian Tălăngă

Didem Gunes Yilmaz: The vulnerable structures in rural areas of Turkey – the main reasons and results
Antonín Vaishar, Jana Žitňáková, Milada Šťastná: Rural pheriphery: what does it mean in the East-central Europe?
Danka Moravčíková, Martina Hanová, Izabela Adamičková: Quo vadis, rural youth ... ?

Coffee Break (buffet Quido, Q building)   10:30 - 11:00
Parallel Sessions (rooms Q01, Q02)          11:30 - 13:00

Session 9, room Q1, moderator: Meinhard Breiling

Ragnar Elias Nilsen: Rural modernization as national development – the case of Norway 1900 – 1950
Petr Hrůza: The historical development of roads in the rural landscape related to forest roads
Catharinus F. Jaarsma, Jasper R. de Vries: Multifunctional rural development: consequences for local traffic flows and planning and design of rural road networks

Session 10, room Q2, moderator Michael Sofer

Tomaž Cunder, Matej Bedrač: Sustainability of agricultural policy in Slovenia´s agriculture
Ioan Ianos, Ilinca Valentina Stoica, Daniela Zamfir: Dissolution of rural-settlement systems in restrictive environments. The Buzău Subcarpathian as a case study

Lunch (Eating Room of the Mendel University)   13:00 - 14:00
Parallel Sessions (rooms Q01, Q02)                      14:00 - 15:30

Session 11, room Q1, moderator Annett Steinführer

Rike Stotten: The perceived cultural landscape. First findings on the perspectives of Swiss farmers in the Alpine region and its relevance for the discussion on multifunctional rural development
Daniela Zamfir, Valentina Stoica Ilinca, Ianos Ionut: Obstacles in the development of Romania rural space
Natalia Gutkowski: Sustainability, Fair Trade and Local Development across the Green Line: The Case of Olive Oil in Israel’s Galilee and the Palestinian West Bank

Session 12, room Q2, moderator Milada Šťastná

Dušan Šebo: The changes of selected socio-cultural aspects of Slovakian rural areas concerning the transformation of agricultural systems
Paul Custance, Keith Walley, Gaynor Tate, Goksel Armagan: Achieving multifunctional agriculture through care farming in the United Kingdom: an illustrative case study
Nika Razpotnik Visković: The role of part-time farmers in the economic, environmental and spatial transformation of the urban fringe

Coffee Break (buffet Quido, Q building)             15:30 - 16:00
Closing Ceremony (room Q01)                            16:00 - 16:30
Dinner and Evening Party with live folk music   18:00 - 20:00

The party will take place in the Sunset Restaurant in the International Business Centre Brno (an example of gentrified complex), Příkop 4, 9th floor []. The participants who have not paid for the party and are interested in, can surcharge the amount by the registration in cash (CZK). Vegetarians will kindly announce this fact by the registration.

Thursday, September 6, 2012
Whole-day Coach Excursion (meeting point in front of the University main entrance)   08:30 - 23:00

Brno - Strážnice, Baťa Canal (Boat excursion Strážnice - Sudoměřice with some refreshments after landing), Hodonín, Information Centre of the LAG Dolní Morava (with a coffee break), Lužice (local muzeum and village sightseeing), Nový Poddvorov (lookout tower), Prušánky (and vine cellars with some refreshment and tasting) - Brno.

Friday, September 7, 2012
Excursion to the Tugendhat Villa (300 m from the University)   11:00 - 13:00

Bilateral discussions, departure of the participants Villa Tugendhat (built 1928, architect Mies van der Rohe, part of the UNESCO world heritage since 2001)